You know how you only make certain foods around the holidays? You could make them year round, but there is just something special and extra delicious about making them around the Christmas season. For me, that special holiday food is these potatoes. They’re not actually called holiday potatoes, I just made that up, but it’s what I’m going to call them from now on.
When I first started dating Chris, we went over to his dad’s house for dinner and he had made these potatoes. Because it was the first time meeting Mr. Graham, I had to restrain myself, but all I wanted to do was eat the whole pan. I just loved them so much. The rest is history; I learned how to make them, tried to change up the recipe a little, deeply regretted it, and am now firmly set on the original, kinda-weird-but-totally-delicious way of making holiday potatoes.
Before you read the recipe, let me tell you that I don’t like Italian dressing or bacon bits. I think they are both disgusting and I would never buy them if this recipe didn’t call for them. So if you’re in the same boat, just trust me, you won’t regret it.
4-5 sweet potatoes
4-5 white potatoes
one package of bacon bits (I use the package that resembles real bacon, not the hard, red bits that look like Nerds candy)
3/4 cup Italian dressing
1. Peel and then chop potatoes into small, bite-size pieces (I use this method to get them diced small)
2. Add bacon bits and Italian dressing
3. Cook at 400 degrees for about 60-70 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes
That’s it. The hardest part is dicing the potatoes, that takes a minute. Then just waiting for them to be done, that’s hard too. Try these for your next holiday party, I promise everyone will ask for the recipe and no one will believe it is so simple.