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.
Partially Pre-Cook The Potatoes
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.)
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?
How To Make Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes Spicy
To make this dish spicy, either add a minced jalapeno pepper or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
More Potato Recipes
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- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Super Crispy Roasted Potatoes
- Buttered Parsley Potatoes
- Melting Potatoes
- Paprika Potatoes
- Shake and Bake Ranch Potatoes
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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes
- 3 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 6 medium)
- 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
- 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.
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Originally posted February 7, 2016.
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39 thoughts on “Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes”
Can I make this an hour earlier and refrigerate it until I bake it in the oven?
Can I use ranch dressing instead of mix? If so what’s the quantity/measurement?
I wonder if this would be good using mashed potatoes?
These Potatoes were so delicious and a little easier then doing my normal usual scalloped potatoes. While the potatoes were cooking, it gave me enough time to do the dishes and prepare the main course of BBQ chicken and green beans. I just added 2 Tbsp of extra butter(my bad) and sauteed onions with peppers. My Husband, 2 boys and Mother absolutely loved these!! Please take the time to make these!
So good. It was hard to stop eating this dish. It was not only tasty but also nutritious. I’ll take this dish to gatherings at church or different places I attend. Yum, yum.
I love backing!!! your backing style is so good i love it so much. Thanks
Can you make these ahead of time and put in refrigerator to bake a few hours later?
You can, but like most potatoes, I think they taste best right after they are cooked.
I always try to stick to the recipe before tweaking. I made this EXACTLY as you said, except I had less shredded cheese than I thought (thanks coronavirus) so I used 1/4 cup queso blend for the rest of the topping when almost done. Legit the BEST I’ve ever had! Like a lazy Susan casserole but real potatoes instead of frozen. Thank you for this!!
I paired this with ranch boneless pork chops and asparagus cooked in garlic and parm.
I used extra cheese and bacon and they were soooooooo delicious! My family loved them. 💜💜💜💜💜💜
How long do you let the potatoes boil before baking them