Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

 

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes is the ultimate potato side dish. Who can resist the combination of cheese, bacon, and ranch? It’s pure comfort food that everyone will enjoy.

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes make such a delicious side dish.

 

Potatoes are hard to get cooked through all the way in the oven, so to make sure they are plenty hot, I simmer them in salted water until they’re starting to soften, but they’re not quite all the way cooked.

Then they get mixed with mayonnaise, cream cheese, and a packet of Ranch seasoning. I toss in some cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon along with some very finely chopped onion. (Don’t chop it too big or it will be crunchy.)

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes make such a delicious side.

Transfer it to a casserole dish, cover it with aluminum foil, and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with more cheddar and bacon.

More is always better right?

Pop it back in the oven until the cheese is melted and gooey and get ready to dig in.

With a side dish this good, who even cares what else is being served?

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes make such a delicious side dish.

 

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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes are full of cheese, bacon, and Ranch seasoning. It's the ultimate potato side dish.
4.34 from 6 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 6 medium)
  • salt
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet Ranch seasoning mix
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Instructions

  • Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Add 2 teaspoons of salt. Bring to a simmer and simmer until just barely soft, about 10 minutes. Drain well.
  • In a large bowl, stir together mayonnaise, Ranch mix, and cream cheese.
  • Stir in potatoes, onion, pepper, and 1 cup shredded cheddar.
  • Stir in 1/2 the crumbled bacon.
  • Taste for seasoning and add salt if desired.
  • Transfer to a 9X13-inch greased baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Remove foil, sprinkle remaining cheese and bacon on top and bake uncovered for 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcal

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29 thoughts on “Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

  1. I used extra cheese and bacon and they were soooooooo delicious! My family loved them. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

    1. Ranch Dressing can be made with milk, mayonaisse and mix. So it sounds like it has 2/3 of a ranch dressing liquid in there already!

      Unlike baking cookies, the water content should not be too bad, unless you really like your taters crisp.

  2. This is similar to the slow cooker version I found on Facebook, I’m gonna add chicken and take out the mayo and cream cheese, reluctantly since I don’t have enough, to make it tonight hopefully blending your version with the other will yield an edible dish ha!

  3. What can be substituted for the mayo? Never been a mayo fan. Maybe yogurt or sour cream? What do you think? Thanks

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