Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Bacon Ranch Potatoes
Bacon Ranch Potatoes

If you haven't had potatoes with ranch dressing before, then you have been missing out. Bacon Ranch Potatoes is an excellent side dish made with potatoes, ranch dressing mix, bacon, and Cheddar cheese. These cheesy bacon potatoes have a lot of flavor and are very addictive. Everyone is sure to love this cheesy potato casserole. Make it as a side dish for dinner or bring it to a potluck to share with your friends. This easy potato casserole recipe is easy enough to make as a weeknight side dish, but it's also festive enough to serve for a party of holiday dinner. Kids especially will love the combination of ranch dressing, cheese, and bacon in this recipe. Using potatoes with peppers and onions also helps to give the casserole even more flavor and texture. We guarantee that this crowd-pleasing potato casserole will become one of your most-requested recipes.


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A Note from the Editor of AllFreeCasseroleRecipes.Com: Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe for Bacon Ranch Potatoes is one of my favorite test kitchen-approved recipes, and for good reason. It's hard not to love an easy potato casserole recipe, especially when it involves cheese and bacon. I especially love this Bacon Ranch Potato casserole recipe because it reminds me of one of my favorite childhood dishes: funeral potatoes! My mom makes the best funeral potatoes, and I could never get enough as a kid—as a matter of fact, I still can't! This recipe for Bacon Ranch Potatoes reminds me of funeral potatoes because it features creamy canned soup and plenty of Cheddar cheese. Plus, these potatoes are finished with a crunchy topping. The only thing better than the cheesy potato filling is the delicious, buttery cracker crumbs on top. Anyone who loves potatoes and cheese is guaranteed to love this recipe for Bacon Ranch Potatoes—I know I do! 

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Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time30 min


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 (28-ounce) bag frozen O'Brien potatoes with peppers and onion
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 envelope dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cracker crumbs (about 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Cook bacon until just crisp. Chop and set aside.

  3. Place the potatoes in the baking dish and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. The potatoes will not be fully cooked.

  4. Combine the soup, milk, and dressing mix. Stir well. Add about half of the cheese and stir. Pour the soup mixture over the partially cooked potatoes and stir.

  5. Sprinkle the dish with the remaining cheese and the reserved bacon. Sprinkle with the crumbs and bake for about 30 minutes until lightly browned and bubbly.

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What the heck are "funeral potatoes"? I understand your point, but that's a hell of a way to present yourself. Thinking back to both of my parents funerals, and then my daughter's, the last damn thing I want to think about are the meals served afterwards. Great recipe, but re-screw your head on.

The name of this recipe goes back many years. The community and neighbors would help with the meal after the funeral. Thus, the name. Please educate yourself before being so judgemental.

Bacon and ranch make everything better! Especially this potato casserole!

I really enjoyed the creamy sauce as well as the bread crumb topping. It makes for a great side dish!

My mouth is watering just looking at the picture!

I'd omit the cracker topping, but other than that, these sound cheesy and delicious!

What a simple, delicious side dish! Great flavor and easy to prepare!

The potatoes were creamy, and the cheesy bread crumb topping was excellent.

Super cheesy. This is a great recipe!

I don't like ranch, but the potatoes looked so good I had to try them. SO DELICIOUS!

I love potato casseroles and I'm going to make this one tonight. I love bacon in or on anything. so this sounds special. Will let you all know how it turns out. Desert Diva

Please do let us know how you liked it!

ok.. I made this for a family of 5.. 3 picky eaters.. but alllll bacon lovers!. Usually I make a recipe the first time specifically staying with the recipe.. to see if there is anything the picky eaters need changed.. the only thing I did different was.. well it calls for half a pound of bacon.. since the pkg was a pound..thats what I used (bacon lovers remember).. I have since been told this will be a regular dish..with steak with roast, with scrambled eggs.. needless to say.. it was a big hit..just depending on the size you cut the potatoes.. 40 minutes check them, so they do not get overdone,,potatoes cooked in 40 min.. giving plenty of time to cook the steak while the topping was melting allll gooey cheese. Great recipe!!

Hey girls, do you think you could use frozen cubed potatoes to make it more simple?

made this last night and we had sausage with more ranch dressing added. it was a big hit!

Bacon, colby jack cheese and sour cream

Sounds yummy...might have to try this for dinner tomorrow night.

Looks delicious. I love bacon! Nice touch adding ranch dressing!

The ranch dressing sounds interesting.

Looks and sounds delicious.

Sounds yummy and looks easy to make

this dish looks so good I want to try it soon.

I would like to try making this without the high sodium cream of mushroom soup and with lower-fat cheese--still sounds yummy!

wow yummy this looks really good

Looks yummy! A nice change up to plain baked potatoes.

this sounds really delicious!!

I am thinking this could be made the night before and then just bake the next day, the flavors might be better too.

These look yummy.

Sounds delicious! On my lists of " gotta try".

Looks yummy, can't wait to try them.

I think I should try this maybe with some chicken on the grill. MMMMMMMMMM

This will be my new dish for christmas !!

Oooh.This looks so good!

Sounds yummy!

These look delicious! I will have to try them soon, I bet even my picky son would eat this!

Plan on trying this recipe this weekend. Looks delicous. Has all the toppings I like on baked potatoes except for the ranch dressing mix. That is new to me but willing to try it. Will rate it once I try it.

This sounds and looks delicious! Will definitely be giving this a try!


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