Can I use sausage instead of bacon?
Yes, you can use sausage instead of bacon in this recipe. To make this recipe with sausages, you can either cut the sausages into small cubes or you can slice them in very thin circles.
Can I use different vegetables in this recipe?
Yes, you can make this recipe with different vegetables. For example, you can try making it with thin slices of eggplant and zucchini. Potato, carrot, eggplant, and zucchini perfectly match each other.
Bacon, Potato & Veggie Mix Air Fryer Recipe
Here is a delicious yet so much easy-to-make and healthy dish to cook for tonight. Again, it is in the air fryer, and again, no mess in the kitchen!
Tags: Air fryer vegetables
Bacon, potato and veggie mix contains almost all nutrients recommended to take in a meal to follow a balanced diet. It has a good ratio of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, and it provides vitamins and minerals as well. So, you do not need to prepare any side dish to improve the nutritional value of the meal when you make bacon, potato and veggie mix.
Most people do not prefer making bacon, potato and veggie mix because it is traditionally cooked in a frying pan on the stove and oil splatters all over the place while cooking it. Moreover, you have to stand in front of the stove to stir it to ensure it cooks evenly during the whole cooking process. So, you have an aching back, tired legs, an oily meal, and a mess to clean up around the stove at the end. However, an air fryer completely changes this situation. When you make bacon, potato and veggie mix in the air fryer as is in the recipe below, you use very little oil and all the mess resulting from oil splatter remains in the air fryer which will be easily cleaned up in the dishwasher. More importantly, you do not have to be poised before the stove to watch it cooking.
Before moving on to the recipe below, please keep in mind that the bacon, potato and veggie mix recipe is so useful and versatile that you do not have to use the same vegetables every time you make it. You can try and have different tastes by changing the vegetables added.
8 Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed well and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 ½ tablespoons olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
6 bacon slices, chopped
1 ½ cups mixed fresh vegetables (onion, bell peppers, carrots, and sweet corn kernels)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives for garnish
Preheat the air fryer by setting the temperature to 380°F and the timer to 3 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will start warming up.
Add potatoes, olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a bowl and toss well.
Put the potato mixture into the rotating basket of your air fryer, or into the regular basket if your air fryer does not have a rotating one.
Open the air fryer, place the basket in, and close it.
Set the timer to 25 minutes and press the “Start/Pause” button to start frying.
After 10 minutes of cooking, remove the basket, add the bacon and vegetables, shake them, and return it into the air fryer.
Continue cooking until potatoes and vegetables are fork-tender and bacon is golden brown and crispy.
Once cooked, open the air fryer, remove the basket, and transfer the bacon, potato and veggie mix into a serving bowl.
Garnish with chives and serve warm.
HOW TO SERVE BACON, POTATO & VEGGIE MIX:
As mentioned above, you do not have to make a side dish to serve with bacon, potato and veggie mix since it has almost all the nutrients needed to be taken in a meal. However, a bowl of yogurt makes the ideal accompaniment to bacon, potato and veggie mix, and enhances the pleasure of eating it. You can serve with it store-bought yogurt or, more preferably, homemade yogurt the recipe of which you can find following this link.
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER BACON, POTATO & VEGGIE MIX:
You can store leftover bacon, potato and veggie mix in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
You can also freeze leftover bacon, potato and veggie mix but frozen cooked potatoes will not taste so well when thawed. So, it is better to consume it without freezing.