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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

By Emma :

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Hello, dear readers! Today, I’m thrilled to share a recipe that’s close to my heart and always a hit at any table: Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes. This dish is a bundle of joy, combining creamy cheese, crispy bacon, and the tangy zest of ranch seasoning. It’s the kind of recipe that makes me grateful for the simple pleasures in life and excited to bring such flavors to you!

These potatoes are not just a side dish; they’re a conversation starter, a comfort food, and a reason to gather around the table. Whether it’s a family dinner, a friendly get-together, or a festive party, these potatoes are guaranteed to steal the show!


  • 2 pounds of baby potatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 packet of ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of green onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Sour cream for topping

How to Make Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by heating your oven to 400°F (200°C). This high heat will ensure the potatoes get nice and crispy.
  2. Prepare the Potatoes: Toss the halved baby potatoes with olive oil, ranch dressing mix, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Make sure each potato is well-coated with the mixture for maximum flavor.
  3. Bake: Spread the potatoes out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until they are golden and fork-tender.
  4. Add Cheese and Bacon: Remove the potatoes from the oven, sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese and chopped bacon over the top. Return to the oven for another 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and melted.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle sliced green onions over the hot, cheesy potatoes right before serving. Serve with a dollop of sour cream if desired.

Helpful Tips

  • Uniformity is Key: Make sure to cut the potatoes into even sizes for consistent cooking.
  • No Overcrowding: Arrange your potatoes in a single layer with some space between them on the baking sheet. This allows them to crisp up nicely.


  • Cheese Varieties: Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese like mozzarella, pepper jack, or even a blend of your favorites.
  • Veggie Add-Ins: Mix in some bell peppers or broccoli for a touch of color and extra nutrients.
  • Make it Meatless: Omit the bacon and add a sprinkle of smoked paprika for a vegetarian twist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these potatoes ahead of time? Absolutely! You can bake the potatoes ahead of time and then add cheese and bacon when you’re ready to reheat and serve.

What’s the best way to reheat them? Reheat in the oven at 350°F until they are warm and the cheese is melted.

Storage Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave when ready to enjoy again.

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Thank you for joining me in the kitchen today! I hope these Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes bring as much joy to your table as they have to mine. Happy cooking, and remember, the best dishes are those shared with loved ones!

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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x


Dive into a dish that’s a true celebration of flavors with my Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes! This recipe brings together the irresistible combination of creamy cheese, savory bacon, and bold ranch dressing, all perfectly paired with tender, crispy-edged potatoes. Whether you’re looking to impress at a family gathering or just spice up your weekday meals, these potatoes promise to deliver satisfaction in every bite. Ready to be the star of your kitchen? Let’s make some potato magic happen!


  • 2 pounds baby potatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • Optional: sour cream for topping


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and get ready to transform simple ingredients into something spectacular.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the halved baby potatoes with olive oil and ranch dressing mix until they are evenly coated. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread the potatoes out on a baking sheet in a single layer to ensure they cook evenly.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden brown and tender.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese and chopped bacon over the hot potatoes. Return to the oven for an additional 5-7 minutes, or just until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve immediately, with a side of sour cream if using.


  • For an extra crispy finish, broil the potatoes for the last 2-3 minutes.
  • Feel free to swap out cheddar for any other melting cheese you prefer, like mozzarella or pepper jack.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg

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