Roasted Potato-and-Bacon Salad

This could be a main course for lunch!

Roasted Potato-and-Bacon Salad

Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 50 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield:  Makes 8 servings

2  pounds new potatoes, quartered
2  teaspoons olive oil
2  tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1  teaspoon salt, divided
1  teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
8  turkey bacon slices
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3  tablespoons olive oil
1  tablespoon sugar
2  garlic cloves, pressed
1  (6-ounce) package fresh spinach
1  (5-ounce) package mixed salad greens
1/4  cup  freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

Combine potatoes, oil, rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, tossing gently, and spread in a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 400° for 40 to 50 minutes or until potatoes are tender and lightly browned. Sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; keep warm.
Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and set aside.
Whisk vinegar, next 3 ingredients, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper into skillet; cook over medium heat, whisking occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Combine spinach and mixed greens; drizzle with warm dressing, tossing to coat. Top with potatoes, bacon, and Parmesan cheese; serve immediately.


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