A while back I made these parmesan garlic & bacon potato patties as I was craving a rosti style potato but with a little more flavor. These patties are super easy to make and are great for a side dish or even serve them up as appetizers. You can even add in some extra stuff if you wish, like veggies or shredded cheese, just remember to alter the points. These tasty bites of potato heaven are just 2 smart points each on WW freestyle

Parmesan garlic bacon potato patties

1-2PP, 2SP blue & green,1SP purple
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Side dishes
Servings 10


  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 3 slices center cut bacon cooked and crumbled *save the bacon grease in the pan
  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • Dash of salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


  • Peel and cut your potatoes in two, and parboil them for about 8 minutes, let cool *you can rinse under cool water.
  • Using a cheese grater, shred your potatoes.
  • In a bowl mix your potatoes, eggs, flour, parmesan and seasonings, add in your cooked bacon and mix well.
  • Form into patties, each one about 1/4 cup of potato mixture.
  • Heat up your bacon grease you set aside and fry patties for at least 5 minutes each side flipping occasionally.. Drain patties on a paper towel to get excess grease, serve warm.
  • Potato patties will freeze well.


Personal Points- 1-2 depending on your 0PP foods 
Freestyle SP- (blue & green) 2 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points (purple) 1SP using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per patty.. Calories 83...Fat 2g...Sat fat 0.9g...Carbs 12.3g...Fiber 1.5g...Sugar 0.6g...Protein 4g using My Fitness Pal




  1. Could you make these with already shredded hash browns? And if so about how many cups?

    • Robin D Bordwine Reply

      To save on time, I use shredded hash browns (3 cups) and packaged bacon pieces (2 tbs.). According to my recipe builder, each patty is 1 freestyle point. Love these 🙂

        • If you use the packaged bacon pieces, what do you use to fry them in?

          • Drizzle

            Hi Cheryl, you can use just a bit of olive oil 🙂

  2. Glad to know they freeze well. Would you reheat from frozen or thaw first? And then microwave?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Deb, sure you could if you like.. I like dipping mine in a little hot sauce cause I love hot sauce lol

  3. If you don’t eat pork, can you substitute frying it in olive oil instead of the bacon grease? Or is there another oil you’d recommend?

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