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Cheesy Ranch Baked Potatoes 

Ingredients:

  • 3 Large potatoes, cubed into 1/2 inch pieces

  • 1 Cup Ranch Dressing

  • 1/4 Cup sour cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 Cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 6 Slices bacon

 

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  • Add the cubed potatoes to a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring the potatoes to a boil over high heat.

  • Reduce heat to medium-high and boil for 8-10 minutes just until tender.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the ranch dressing, sour cream, seasonings, and half of the cheese until well combined.

  • Drain the potatoes and pour them into a large cast iron skillet or 9x9 inch baking dish.

  • Pour the dressing mixture over the potatoes and stir to coat.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, until hot and bubbly.

  • While the potatoes are baking, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp.  Drain bacon on a paper towel lined plate and crumble when cool enough to handle.

  • Remove the pan from the oven and top with the bacon and the remaining cheese, bake for 3 more minutes until cheese is melted.

 

Notes

You will want 2 pounds of potatoes total for this recipe.  You can use Russett potatoes, red potatoes, or Yukon gold.