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Grilled Fingerling Potatoes with Bacon Vinaigrette

Oh hello, summer! The time of the year where it is totally acceptable to cook everything on the grill!

Seriously though, these Grilled Fingerling Potatoes are made for the grilled. Seasoned lightly with herbs, grilled, then drizzled with the most delicious tangy, sweet and savory Bacon Vinaigrette.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Idaho® Potato Commission and Litehouse® Foods. All opinions and texts are mine.

Closeup of a plate of Grilled fingerling potatoes topped with bacon vinaigrette

And if you don’t have a grill, don’t run off just yet! Oven baking instructions are available as well! 🙂

Grilled Fingerling Potatoes with Bacon Vinaigrette

While I love all potatoes (Potato and Ham Au Gratin, Cheesy Bacon Potato Casserole, Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes are some of my favorite!), this is quickly becoming my new favorite potato dish.

Soft on the inside, crispy and charred on the outside, these fingerling potatoes are also flavorful because they are seasoned with Litehouse® freeze-dried chives and parsley.

We are seriously loving these freeze-dried herbs. They are fresh, made with the finest quality, and packed with amazing flavors.

They cannot be more perfect on these Idaho® fingerling potatoes. No marinating required. Just toss potatoes in herbs, olive oil, salt and black pepper, and voila! Best tasting potatoes ever!

So easy. So tasty. So perfect.

And because we like to be extra…and have an affinity for complex flavors, we then top potatoes with the most tasty sauce that is zesty, sweet, savory and yes, with a ton of bacon pieces in it.

Because we love bacon and they take this dish up five notches…and also has the superpower to make this world a better place.

A plate of fingerling potatoes with bacon pieces

How to cook fingerling potatoes?

Shaped like a finger (thus “fingerling”), I always thought these potatoes are just cute cute cute.

Besides being cute, they are also really easy to make and super tasty. I love tossing them on the grill during the summer. If you choose to bake them, it works really well too!

Cut them into halves lengthwise so that you get a large surface area which enables potato to cook faster.

And the best part? No need to peel off the skin. Just scrub and wash them to remove dirt that might be stuck on them.

Toss them in in olive oil, Litehouse® freeze-dried chives, Litehouse® freeze-dried parsley, salt and pepper.

Raw fingerling potatoes tossed in herbs in a large bowl

Then grill or bake!

Start with skin side up and then flip halfway so that they other side is cooked as well. Avoid overlapping potatoes.

Bacon Vinaigrette

Ah bacon vinaigrette! My latest obsession.

This dressing/sauce is so good you will find me pouring it on more than just these Grilled Fingerling Potatoes.

Here are the ingredients that make it the bomb that it is:

  • bacon
  • olive oil
  • apple cider vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • maple syrup (I used 100% pure but other types work as well)
  • fresh garlic
  • more Litehouse® freeze-dried chives (because it is too good!)

Whip this up, double or triple the portion if you must, store in the refrigerator, drizzle it on whatever (salad, other grilled or roasted meats and veggies etc) and you will be thanking me later!

Bacon vinaigrette on a skillet with a spatula

A fun and delicious spin if you need a break this summer from regular potato salads or roasted potato dishes.

When you are grilling your burgers or meats outdoor, just throw some fingerling potatoes on there too since you are already firing up the grill!

Plus, my husband is the griller in our household and this is also how I pass on the cooking duties to him during the summer. 😉

hand grabbing a fingerling potato from a plate

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A plate of fingerling potatoes with bacon pieces

Grilled Fingerling Potatoes with Bacon Vinaigrette

A delicious potato side dish! Fingerling Idaho® potatoes are seasoned and grilled to perfection, then drizzled with tangy, savory and sweet homemade Bacon Vinaigrette.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 362kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 1 lbs fingerling Idaho® potatoes sliced in halves lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Litehouse® freeze-dried parsley
  • 1 tsp Litehouse® freeze-dried chives
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Bacon Vinaigrette

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Litehouse® freeze-dried chives


  • 1 tsp Litehouse® freeze-dried chives


  • Bring fingerling Idaho® potatoes to a large bowl, then add olive oil, Litehouse® freeze-dried parsley, Litehouse®freeze-dried chives, salt and black pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Fire up grill to medium high heat.
  • Place potatoes flat side down on the grill, close grill lid, and grill for ~8 minutes. Then flip to grill the other side for 10-12minutes, or until potatoes are soft.
  • Remove potatoes from grill. Set aside.
  • In a skillet, pan fry bacon.
  • Remove bacon from skillet and slice into small pieces.
  • Drain bacon grease from skillet and remove burnt bacon pieces. Place skillet back to stovetop. No need to clean skillet with water or soap. There will still be some remnant of the bacon grease on skillet and that is ok, we want a little bit of it to make the vinaigrette.
  • Add chopped bacon back into the skillet, then add olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, garlic, and Litehouse® freeze-dried chives.
  • Bring to a boil then lower to medium low heat. Cook for a few minutes or until bacon vinaigrette thickens. Remove from heat.
  • Drizzle bacon vinaigrette over potatoes. Garnish with more Litehouse® freeze-dried chives.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Instructions for baking potatoes in the oven: bake them at 425°F for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through.


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 781mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2525IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Allie Chatham says:

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe as a side with dinner. It was delicious!! The sauce…wow! My husband and sons also loved it. I baked the potatoes instead of grilling, and they turned out just right.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Yay! That’s awesome! So glad!! 🙂

  2. Phyllis Metros says:

    5 stars
    Just great am salivating at the thought of this

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      It is very good! I hope you give it a try! 🙂