While perusing Pinterest awhile back, I ran across a recipe similar to this one that looked so good, I knew I’d have to try it. Well, I’m happy to say I finally made it and it was a hit! I mean think about it, is there any more delicious combination of flavors than potatoes, bacon, and cheese? I think not! Then, give it a flavor of ranch dressing and you’ve put it over the top!
These potatoes make a great side dish with most anything. Think of a great loaded baked potato flavor with the extra zing of ranch dressing and then potatoes that are slightly crispy and roasted as opposed to fluffy and baked. To serve, a spoon of sour cream would be great, but I ate mine with a little extra ranch dressing on the side to dip. It was so good!
- 2 pounds potatoes (unpeeled, washed and cut into chunks)
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing (bottled, not packet)
- 1/2-3/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup crumbled, cooked bacon or real bacon bits
- 3 green onions, washed and finely chopped
- Non-stick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 °F.
In a large bowl, combine the ranch dressing with the potatoes.
Sprinkle in a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
Spoon into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
Cover with foil.
Bake for 60 minutes, stirring gently halfway through to get the bottom potatoes for even browning.
Raise oven temperature to 400°F , gently stirring again, as necessary.
Bake for an additional 15 minutes, then sprinkle on cheese and bacon.
Bake a few more minutes or until everything is gooey, browned and bubbly on top.
Serve with green onions sprinkled on top for garnish.
Great with a dollop of sour cream or extra ranch dressing.
Adapted from: Joyously Domestic.com