Smothered Potatoes: Easy Southern Recipe With Bacon & Onion

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Smothered potatoes are a must try dish that features tender potatoes with bacon and onion slowly simmered down into a creamy, gravy-like sauce.

Smothered potatoes

If you’re looking for a comforting and delicious side dish that will leave your taste buds begging for more, then look no further than smothered potatoes. With their creamy texture and flavorful toppings, these irresistible potatoes are the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner or hosting a special gathering, smothered potatoes are guaranteed to steal the show.

Imagine sinking your fork into a hearty serving of tender potatoes, smothered in a rich and velvety sauce with bits of bacon swimming throughout. This website isn’t new to the cooking style of smothering.

Smothering is slow cooking something like veggies down with a little water and normally a flavored meat to pair. My hit pieces are green beans and cabbage but now I am adding smothered potatoes to the list.

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen this is a very simple recipe to make. More than anything you’ll need time on your side not effort. Allow me to show you.

How To Make Smothered Potatoes

Ingredients needed

  • Russet potatoes
  • Onion
  • Bacon
  • Seasonings (listed below)

Quick tip to avoid mistakes in the recipe

The most important thing is watching your heat. You will start with a higher heat in this recipe to sear everything and create those great flavors. But, you have to lower the heat down and monitor the pot or pan. Doing check ins is crucial to avoid any burning.

Smothered potatoes

Making the smothered potatoes recipe

  1. First, peel and slice the potatoes like scallops. Do not make the cuts super thick. Also, chop up the bacon and slice the onion as well.
  2. You’ll need a pot or pan with a lid. Now, in that pan add the bacon and cook the bacon all the way through on a medium high heat but not too hot. Remove the bacon and all the bacon fat you want to use it.
  3. Next, add in the sliced onion and potatoes. Sear both ingredients until they start to wither. Then, lower the heat to low.
  4. Now, add in all your seasonings and toss the bacon back in. Pour in the water and cover the lid.
  5. Cook the the potatoes for about 25-30 minutes on that low heat and occasionally come back to give them a stir. The water will mix with the potatoes and thicken everything from the natural starches.
  6. Once the potatoes are tender the recipe is done. Allow to cool a bit then taste for salt before serving.

What to serve with smothered potatoes

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Smothered potatoes

Smothered Potatoes

Smothered potatoes are a must try dish that features tender potatoes with bacon and onion slowly simmered down into a creamy, gravy-like sauce.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 2 pound russet potatoes, peeled & sliced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • First, peel and slice the potatoes like scallops. Do not make the cuts super thick. Also, chop up the bacon and slice the onion as well.
  • You'll need a pot or pan with a lid. Now, in that pan add the bacon and cook the bacon all the way through on a medium high heat but not too hot. Remove the bacon and all the bacon fat you want to use it.
  • Next, add in the sliced onion and potatoes. Sear both ingredients until they start to wither. Then, lower the heat to low.
  • Now, add in all your seasonings and toss the bacon back in. Pour in the water and cover the lid.
  • Cook the the potatoes for about 25-30 minutes on that low heat and occasionally come back to give them a stir. The water will mix with the potatoes and thicken everything from the natural starches. 
  • Once the potatoes are tender the recipe is done. Allow to cool a bit then taste for salt before serving.
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