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Cheesy Taters & Bacon from AIP Sheet Pan Recipes

You can stop right there because you had me at “cheesy”! Add taters and bacon, and the fact that this AIP recipe is made on a sheet pan… well, I’m in hog heaven! It’s from a new cookbook called AIP Sheet Pan Recipes, created by Samantha Teague, a professional chef and expert at making the paleo autoimmune protocol delicious and easy. You may already know Samantha from her blog The Unskilled Cavewoman and as a contributor to the community AIP cookbook, Freezer Cooking for the Paleo AIP. This new cookbook consists entirely of recipes that save you time and effort because they cook on a sheet pan in the oven while you are free to do something else. I was thrilled to get a sneak peak at it and the opportunity to share one of the recipes with you!

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What makes AIP Sheet Pan Recipes so great?

I like to boil my cookbook reviews down to just one word… for this one, the first that came to mind was “easy.” But then as I got deeper into it, I needed to add “delicious” and then “creative.” Samantha’s professional chef background is evident here, but she also clearly knows how to make every day cooking fun and appealing. You’ll find 40 recipes here, all of them 100% compliant with the elimination phase of AIP (which means they are also excellent for anyone who needs to be gluten-free or dairy-free or has other common allergies).

You’ll find kid-friendly AIP sheet pan recipes like popcorn chicken and lasagna boats, exotic and sophisticated dishes like lamb saffron rice and smoky honey salmon and spinach almondine, and every day comfort foods like mini meatloaves with dilled broccoli and turkey and root vegetable hash. Samantha has also included a couple sheet pan desserts an an easy flatbread recipes, so it is truly a complete collection. Click here to visit Samantha’s blog and get all the details.

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Finally, you can’t go wrong with the price. She could have easily charged more, but elected to set it at just $9.97 so that it can fit into anyone’s budget.

Ready to get your own copy? Click here to purchase! Need more convincing? Take a look at these pictures and then scroll on to get a free sample recipe to try!

Paleo AIP Cheesy Taters & Bacon from AIP Sheet Pan Recipes

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Cheesy Taters & Bacon (AIP)

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  • Author: Samantha Teague
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x


Bubbly baked “cheese”, sweet taters and crispy bacon…this one is really hard to not go back to for seconds.




  • refined avocado oil
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and 1/2″ cubed
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices compliant bacon, diced

Cheese sauce


  1. Place a rack in the center of the oven, and heat to 400 F.
  2. Line a large sheet pan with parchment, and drizzle with about 1 tsp of avocado oil.
  3. Add the onions in a single layer to the pan and drizzle with a tad more oil.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, or until edges are starting to brown. (I like to use this time to prep the potatoes, garlic and bacon.)
  5. Remove the pan from the oven, and increase the heat to 425 F.
  6. Add the potatoes, garlic and bacon to the pan, and use tongs to toss everything together evenly. Spread out into an even layer, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until bacon has crisped a bit, onions are a darker color, and potatoes have caramelized slightly.
  7. Make sure to toss the mixture with tongs half way through cooking so they cook evenly. Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce.
  8. Add all CHEESE SAUCE ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high for 30 seconds or until mixture is very smooth and creamy.
  9. You may need to stop the blender halfway through to scrape down the sides and push the ingredients around a bit.
  10. You may be tempted to add more water at first, but it will eventually puree into a nice, consistent sauce as-is.
  11. After the potato mixture has cooked the 35-40 minutes, remove from the oven, then set to broil at 500 F.
  12. Toss the potato mixture and spread back out into an even layer.
  13. Pour / drizzle the cheese sauce over the top of the potato mixture, then broil for 5 to 7 minutes or until top looks a bit golden brown and slightly dry (just like glorious, baked cheese).
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Side Dish

Looks good, right? Then, why not click over to Samantha’s blog and get the whole cookbook for just $9.97!

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