Potato roll with bacon and cheese is the epitome of comfort food, effortlessly combining the richness of cheese, the crunchiness of bacon, and the warmth of potato. This recipe, perfect for family dinners or gatherings, is easy to prepare and will leave everyone reaching for seconds. Especially if you’re someone like me, with a soft spot for hearty, savory dishes, this roll is going to be your next favorite.
Simple and Delicious
No need to be a culinary expert to whip up this dish. With just a handful of ingredients and some simple steps, you can create a meal that’s as visually appealing as it is tasty. And trust me, the flavors are absolutely tantalizing.
Potato: The Star Ingredient
Ever thought about the versatility of potatoes? They are not just a side dish. In this recipe, they take the center stage, serving as the base of our roll. And with the addition of aromatic onions and fresh parsley, the potato mixture becomes delectably fragrant.
Layering the Flavors
When spreading the potato mixture, make sure it’s evenly spread. The ham and Manchego cheese layers add a delightful saltiness, and the spinach brings a touch of freshness. As you roll it up, you’ll see how these layers beautifully meld together, promising a burst of flavors in every bite.
Bacon: The Crispy Wrap
What truly elevates this dish is the crispy bacon wrap. It’s essential to ensure the bacon is crisp to perfection. If it takes a bit more than 35 minutes in the oven, that’s alright. The wait is entirely worth it.
Serving it Right
Once out of the oven, cut the roll into generous slices and garnish with some parsley leaves. It not only adds color but also a touch of freshness to this savory dish.
Tweaking the Recipe
Thinking of adding a bit of twist? Sometimes, I sprinkle a pinch of paprika or turmeric to the potato mixture, just to give it an extra layer of flavor. It’s a simple addition but can change the taste dynamics beautifully.
Embrace the world of savory rolls and give this Potato Roll with Bacon and Cheese a try. You’ll find it’s a dish that resonates with comfort, taste, and warmth.
Potato Roll with Bacon and Cheese Recipe
- 5 Potatoes medium-sized
- 8.8 oz Deli Ham sliced
- Manchego Cheese: 250 grams sliced
- Bacon: 250 grams strips
- Fresh Spinach: 250 grams
- Onion: ½ finely diced
- Parsley: 10 grams finely chopped (plus some for garnish)
- Potato Preparation: In a large pot, add water, a pinch of salt, and a drizzle of oil. Bring to boil and add the potatoes. Cook until tender.
- Sauté Onions: In a skillet over medium heat, add a touch of oil and sauté the finely diced onions until translucent.
- Spinach and Parsley: Roughly chop the spinach and combine with the finely chopped parsley.
- Potato Mixture: Once potatoes are cooked, drain and peel them. Mash them in a large bowl and combine with the sautéed onions and parsley.
- Assembly: Spread the potato mixture on a large piece of aluminum foil, shaping it into a rectangle. Layer the ham, cheese, and spinach over the potato base. Carefully roll, using the foil to assist, until you have a tight log.
- Bacon Wrap: Wrap the potato roll with strips of bacon, ensuring it’s fully covered.
- Baking: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the bacon-wrapped potato roll in the oven and bake for approximately 35 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and golden.
- Serving: Once baked, remove from the oven and let it cool slightly. Slice into thick rounds and garnish with fresh parsley.
- For an extra kick of flavor, consider adding a dash of paprika or turmeric to the mashed potato mixture.
- Always monitor the bacon during baking to ensure it reaches the desired crispiness.
Pair with a light salad or some steamed veggies for a balanced meal.