The cool thing about using frozen vs. fresh in this recipe is #1 it saves time. #2 your peppers and extra onions are already included in the package.
If you don’t have fresh crushed garlic or jarred, you can substitute with frozen crushed garlic cubes.
You can use pre-cooked bacon or bacon bits
Sometimes I toss on my lid to soften the potatoes a bit, but be sure not to leave the lid on for more than a few minutes so your potatoes won’t turn soggy.