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Are you looking for an easy side dish? Maybe one to go with your steaks or hamburgers that you’re grilling. These Bacon Ranch potatoes are easy and so good!
I don’t know about all of you, but I feel like all I get done is cook! I love cooking and, honestly, the current situation has given me more time to try some new recipes and that means my girls are getting to try new foods which is always exciting for me.
B, our oldest, is probably our pickiest eater. I blame myself because when she was little I was much more cautious with what I would give her. Hello first born! Then the other two came along and they had no choice. They had to eat what was in front of them! B has gotten a lot better and is usually up for trying new things, although, there are still things she doesn’t like such as, sausage gravy and biscuits! The nice part about her getting older is she can fix something else for herself if she doesn’t like what we’re having.
These Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes are definitely a family favorite at our house and B doesn’t have to make something else when we have these!
Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes
You will need:
4-5 medium Russet potatoes
1 Tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/2 cup bacon bits or cooked and crumbled bacon
1 Cup shredded mild shredded cheese
1/4 Cup ranch dressing (I prefer Hidden Valley Ranch)
Wash and chop the potatoes into small cubes and place in greased 2 qt. baking dish. No need to peel the potatoes. The skin is packed with vitamins, so that makes this dish healthier:) plus it adds to the rustic feel of this dish.
Sprinkle in the Montreal Steak Seasoning and stir until the potatoes are coated. Add a bit of water to the dish. Maybe a 1/4 cup. Cover and bake at 425 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until fork tender. If you are cooking over a fire, make sure the dish is safe to cook over an open fire ( I usually use a foil pan) and cook over medium heat for about 30-35 minutes until fork tender.
Once the potatoes are fork tender, stir in the bacon, cheese, and ranch. Cover then bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
This dish is definitely a crowd pleaser. The Montreal Steak seasoning gives it a unique and delicious flavor! I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine! Now, when can we go camping?
- Place potatoes in a greased 2 quart baking dish. Toss with Montreal Steak Seasoning. Add a little bit of water to the bottom of the pan. About ¼ Cup.
- Cover and bake at 425 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until fork tender. If cooking over a fire, make sure the dish can be used over an open fire(I usually use a foil pan) and bake over medium heat for 30 -35 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
- Once potatoes are fork tender, stir in the bacon, cheese, and ranch.
- Cover and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.