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A close up of the potato with melted cheese and crumbled bacon on a baking sheet.

Baked Potato Slices

These baked potato slices topped with melted cheddar cheese and crispy, crumbled bacon make a great appetizer or side dish.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 311kcal
Author Elizabeth


  • 1¼ - 1½ pounds Russet Potatoes about 3 medium potatoes, scrubbed clean and sliced into roughly ½ inch rounds
  • tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Salt we used kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 - 1½ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese we used medium cheddar
  • 4 - 5 Bacon Slices cooked crispy and crumbled


  • You will also need: Large baking sheet, Parchment paper, Pastry brush
  • Preheat oven 350°F
  • Scrub the potatoes well.
  • Cut each potato into approximately ½ inch rounds. Don’t make them too thin and try to get them all roughly the same size so that they cook at the same rate.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the potato slices so they are close together, but not overlapping. Brush them lightly with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with half of the salt and pepper. Turn each round and brush the underside. Then season them with the remaining salt and pepper.
  • Bake the potatoes in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn each slice and cook an additional 5-10 minutes or until they are tender. A knife or fork should slide in and out without any resistance.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven. Top each potato slice with a heaping teaspoon of shredded cheese and ¼ teaspoon of crumbled bacon.
  • Return them to oven, cook for 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve as they are, or garnish as desired, see toppings suggestions below. Makes about 24 slices.


Optional toppings suggestions: Sour Cream, Sliced Green Onions, Chopped Chives, Diced Tomatoes, Dried or Fresh Herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, parsley, etc.), Hot Sauce, Crushed Red Pepper


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 537mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 1mg