They say everything is better with bacon! Cooking Mom Amy Hanten whips up two super-quick recipes for summer with, you guessed it, delicious bacon.
The whole family will enjoy bacon wrapped shrimp and cheesy bacon potato packets.
Cheesy potato and bacon packets
4 to 5 large potatoes, sliced thin
1 onion, sliced thin
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 to 3 teaspoons seasoning salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
A few sheets of heavy-duty foil
Toss the potatoes and onions together with butter, seasoning salt and pepper. Divide the sliced potatoes and onions equally between a few large pieces of heavy-duty foil that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle cheddar then Parmesan cheese over the top on potatoes. Then top with bacon.
Bring opposite ends of the foil together and seal to form a packet. Place on grill over medium heat for about 25 to 40 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender. Remove from grill, carefully open the packets.
You can also bake foil packets on a large baking sheet in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 40 minutes.
1 1/2 pounds large raw shrimp, peeled
1 pound bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups Zesty Italian dressing
Soak skewers in water for at least a few hours. Cut bacon strips in half. Wrap a half piece of bacon around each shrimp. Slide a few shrimp on each skewer. Place skewers in a shallow dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top. Pour dressing over the top. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Preheat the grill. Grill skewers for a few minutes on each side until shrimp turns pink and bacon gets crisp.