Roasted Ranch Potatoes

Welcome back, food enthusiasts! Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a delightful recipe that’s guaranteed to elevate your culinary experience to new heights – Roasted Ranch Potatoes. This savory dish is a perfect blend of crispy, creamy, and cheesy goodness that will leave your taste buds dancing. Whether you’re a seasoned home chef or a cooking novice, this recipe is designed to bring joy to your kitchen. Let’s dive into the details and explore the magic behind Roasted Ranch Potatoes.

Who Is This Recipe For?

Roasted Ranch Potatoes are for anyone who appreciates the simplicity of a one-dish wonder without compromising on flavor. Busy parents, college students, or even those hosting a casual dinner party can benefit from this recipe’s ease of preparation. The combination of ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, bacon, and dill creates a symphony of flavors that appeals to a wide range of palates. It’s comfort food at its finest, offering a satisfying and indulgent experience with minimal effort.

Kitchen Equipment You’ll Need

  • Large mixing bowl
  • 9 x 13 baking dish
  • Aluminum foil
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 pounds potatoes (unpeeled, washed, and cut into chunks)
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing (bottled, not packet)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus an additional 1/4 cup for topping
  • 1/4 cup crumbled, cooked bacon or real bacon pieces from a jar
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
  • 3 scallions, washed and chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sour Cream (optional)
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 350 degrees to get things started.
  2. Prepare the Mix: In a large bowl, combine ranch dressing, dill, cheese, and bacon. Add the potatoes and toss them to coat evenly. Sprinkle in a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Baking Dish Prep: Spoon the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish and cover it with foil.
  4. First Bake: Bake for 60 minutes. Halfway through, gently stir to ensure even cooking and browning.
  5. Raise the Temperature: Remove the foil, raise the oven temperature to 400 degrees, and stir again if necessary.
  6. Final Touch: Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Sprinkle with additional cheese and bake until everything is gooey, browned, and bubbly on top.
  7. Serve: Garnish with scallions and, if you’re feeling extra indulgent, a dollop of sour cream.

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