Timber 2 Table - Traeger Grilled Potatoes with Venison Bacon Recipe

Use some of your venison bacon for this tasty side dish that is perfect for camp or home.

Traeger Grilled Potatoes with Venison Bacon Recipe

15 Min

Prep Time

120 Min

Cook Time





Nothing goes better with meat than potatoes. And, if those potatoes are cooked on the Traeger Grill or a campfire, it makes them even better. Add in some venison bacon and you might not even need a main course to go with them.

Potatoes and venison bacon make a great side dish or even a meal.

We layer sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, thinly sliced onions, and lots of our smoked venison bacon in a deep Lodge skillet or small Dutch oven, then top with butter before cooking on the Traeger Grill or over a campfire.

Cook on the grill or over a low campfire until the potatoes are cooked through.

The result is smoky, bacony, tender goodness. Serve alongside any wild game for a meal your family or guests will love.


3-4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced

1 Medium yellow onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings

8-16 ounces smoked venison bacon, chopped

½ (or even a whole) stick of butter, cut into pats

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Cooking Instructions

Start by adding the oil to the bottom of a deep iron skillet or small Dutch oven. Add a layer of potatoes and sprinkle on a few rings of onion. Salt and pepper well, add about a third of the chopped bacon.

Slice Yukon Gold potatoes and onions.

Repeat the process until the skillet is full. Salt and pepper the top layer well.

Layer potatoes, onions, and bacon in a deep Lodge skillet or Dutch oven.

Add the butter pats to the top of the potatoes and grill for 90 to 120 minutes at 350 degrees or until the potatoes are soft and creamy.