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Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Definitely more than a side dish…these potatoes are a meal!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: side dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon ranch potatoes
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 329kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs red bliss potatoes cut in chunks
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk ranch dressing the stuff in the bottle
  • 2 tbsp Russian or Thousand Island Dressing
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh chives or 1 tbs dehydrated
  • 5 slices crisp cooked bacon diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 green onions chopped finely for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray or grease an 13 x 9-inch baking pan*
  • In a large bowl, combine the dressings, sour cream, chives, bacon, potatoes and 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  • Place potato mixture in prepared pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 60 minutes.
  • Remove foil and stir. Turn oven temperature to 400 degree F. Return pan to the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese over the potatoes. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and garnish with green onion.
  • Makes 6-8 servings. Nutrition info will be based on 8 side dish portions (no matter what, it's calorie and fat packed--which is why it's so goooooood).
  • *About the pan size--if you want crispier potatoes, use the 13 x 9 pan. If you want softer potatoes, use an 11 x 7 or as I did an 8 x 8 deep square baker. Bake times are the same for all pans. Cook times are for a conventional oven. A halogen oven would cook in half the time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 766mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 413IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 2mg