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)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
Cook bacon until just crisp. Chop and set aside.
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.
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.
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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