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Bacon Potato & Bacon Spinach

Drugstore Divas was provided with the grill press for this review. All thoughts and opinions belong to Drugstore Divas.

I love Waffle House. A lot. Mostly because I love their bacon. They make it using what I call a bacon iron. Okay, sure, that’s not the technical term for it, but it’s still the reason I love Waffle House bacon.

Did you know you can actually get a bacon iron for home use? Good Cook recently sent me the a bacon iron (okay, they call it the Good Cook cast iron grill press) with the challenge of creating some delicious bacon recipes.

I was on Pinterest the day before the grill press arrived and pinned a bacon potato photo. There wasn’t really a recipe, so I had to wing it.

Bacon Potato

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 potato
  • 1 slice bacon
  • Olive Oil

What You’ll Do:


Peel the potato and chop it lengthwise.


Cut bacon strips into 16ths (that will work out to one strip per medium potato).


Stuff the bacon in the slices.


Put in a foil-lined cake pan and drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 400-degrees for 50 minutes.

While that’s cooking, it’s time to break out the cast iron grill and grill press. You may recognize the grill from our bacon and blue burger recipe.

I had bagged spinach that was in need of being cooked, so I asked on Drugstore Divas’ Facebook page for spinach recipes (since I had never wilted spinach before). I got a ton of great suggestions (you guys are awesome chefs) so I decided to go with a spinach, bacon, onion concoction.

Bacon Spinach

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Balsamic vinegar


What You’ll Do:

Lay bacon on the cast iron skillet.


Place the bacon iron on top. Wait.

For someone like me who likes to constantly be flipping bacon, this method is not conducive. But for someone who likes the “set it and forget it” routine, this is great. I didn’t wait for the grill to heat up all the way before adding the bacon, so it took about 15 minutes to cook the strips on medium heat.


When the bacon is ready, it pulls off very easily from the cast iron grill. It doesn’t stick (which is what happened when I used the cast iron grill without the bacon iron). I really like how incredibly flat the bacon comes. It’s just like Waffle House. Plus, you can see the grill marks, which is cool.


Saute onions in the bacon grease and add spinach on top to wilt it.


Plate the veggies, drizzle with balsamic, and top with crumbled bacon.

Serve and enjoy.

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