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Cheesy Ranch Potatoes Recipe

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Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

These ranch potatoes are one of our favorite side dishes.  We often triple the recipe when we have the whole family together and have no  leftovers!  It’s a family favorite.

Cheesy Ranch Potatoes
4 large baking potatoes
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1 cup shredded cheese (I used Colby Jack)
5 slices cooked bacon (broken into pieces)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 ounce package dry ranch dressing mix
4 green onions, finely chopped

1. Wash and pierce potatoes in several places with a fork.  Microwave on high 10 minutes until tender.  Set aside to cool slightly.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 11 x 7 inch baking pan.

3. Combine cream cheese and sour cream in a large bowl; beat until smooth.  Add yellow onion,  half of the cheese, half of the bacon bits and salt.  Mix well.

4. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut in half.  Scoop out pulp and mash potatoes.  Then add to the cream cheese mixture.  Beat with a mixer.  Stir in milk.  Add dry ranch dressing mix.  And mix in well.

5. Spread potato mixture in prepared pan. Bake uncovered 30 minutes.  Remove from oven, sprinkle with remaining cheese, bacon pieces, and green onions.  Bake 5 minutes longer, or until cheese melts.

Serves: 8

Looking for more delicious side dishes?
Slow Cooker Baked Beans 
Easy Deviled Eggs
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Ambrosia Fruit Salad

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  1. Cynthia Crady says

    This sounds so good, kind of liked twice baked potatoes. I will cook this for sure! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Dezarae says

    I made this yesterday and loved them!! My hubby did too!! You ladies have become my go to recipe website!! Thank you for sharing such yummy goodness!

  3. Jessica says

    Have you ever frozen these to use for an upcoming event? Do you need to increase the liquid? Any changes at all?

  4. Zoe says

    Hi, I live in UK, what might the equivalent to ranch dressing be? I know it says “dry” so wasn’t sure what to use, we don’t have that here, well I have never heard of it. Could I use a soup powder instead?

  5. Alyona says

    Made it today, kids and husband are happy. I didn’t mash the potatoes I cubed them instead so it will be more like baked potatoes. Thank you for the recipe.

    • Cyd says

      You could use a light or fat free cream cheese and sour cream. That would cut down on calories and still keep the same great taste.

  6. Linda says

    Have you ever tried doing this with instant potatoes? I love the flavors, but often don’t have fresh potatoes. Any thing with instant potatoes would be great.

  7. Christi says

    I bet this would be good piped or spooned into the potato shells if you’ve scooped the potato out carefully. Even small, red-skinned (or New Potatoes, as we call them in the deep South) would make yummy bite-size appetizers! I can’t wait to try this!

  8. Carol Holzem says

    I make a dish like this and call it Twice Baked Potato Casserole. Cube the potatoes after baking leaving the skins on for that good baked potato flavor. Add to it carmelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, cheese, sour cream and anything else that you would put on a twice baked potato. Gently combine. Add some chicken broth so it isn’t too dry. Cover and bake for 30-40 min till hot, uncover and sprinkle so cheese on top and bake till cheese has melted. Try it! Yummy and great for a crowd.

  9. Samantha says

    Made this for dinner it was wonderful. The only change I made was I left the skin on the potatoes. Will be making this regularly!

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