Rich, Creamy, Cheesy Ranch Potato Casserole

Kelly Williams

By
@WildfloursCottageKitchen

LOVE potatoes! So I concocted this one in hopes of smashing my diet. Best to just get it overwith in one shot. Less painful.
(Photo from bing images.)


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

1 (3 lb.)
bag frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
2 (8 oz.) pkg
cream cheese, cubed/cut up
1
can cream of potato soup
1
can cream of chicken soup
2 (1 oz.)
envelopes hidden valley ranch dressing mix
2 cups
shredded sargento mexican 4-blend cheese
1 cup
durkee fried onions, regular or cheese-flavored

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In large bowl, blend soups and cream cheese. Microwave til creamy and cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Stir in well, the dressing mix, then fold in 1 cup (half) the shredded cheese, then the potatoes. Fold well til all potatoes are coated. Pour/spoon into lightly greased 13x9 glass baking dish, mashing down a little, and spreading in pan evenly. Sprinkle top with rest of shredded cheese.
COVER and bake at 350ยบ for 50-55 minutes. Uncover, top with onions. Bake UNCOVERED for another 5 minutes or til onions are lightly browned.

*Nice additions:
1 cup diced, fully-cooked ham.
Cooked, crumbled bacon (4-6 slices).
Sauted onions.
Sauted mushrooms.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Side Casseroles
Other Tag: Quick & Easy