Cheesy Ranch Loaded Potato Casserole

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Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

This was adapted form a recipe on the Taste of Home web site. love Loaded Bake Potatoes but my daughter won't let me eat them around her, especially in public. She says that I mutate them and it's embarrassing to her. So, when I saw the recipe for Loaded Potato Casserole, it seemed only natural to Ranch it up...!

Rating:
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Serves:
Serves 6 to 8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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2 1/2 lb
red potatoes, diced
2 c
sour cream
1/4 pkg
packet (approx. 3/4 tbsp.) ranch dressing mix (i use hidden valey)
1/4 tsp
kosher salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp
freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
2 c
shredded cheddar cheese, divided
5 Tbsp
real bacon bits
1
green onions, chopped

How to Make Cheesy Ranch Loaded Potato Casserole

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place diced potatoes in a medium sized pot, cover with water. Cover pot and bring to boil.
  • 2Boil potatoes for approximately 7-10 minutes. Drain potatoes, rinse & drain again.
  • 3While potatoes come to a boil, stir together the sour cream & ranch dressing mix, set aside.
  • 4Once potatoes are boiled & drained, add salt & pepper to potatoes and gently stir to combine.
  • 5Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 6Layer half of the diced potatoes in an even layer on the bottom of the pan.
  • 7Spread half of the sour cream mixture on top of the potato layer.
  • 8Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese.
  • 9Sprinkle with half of the bacon bits & then half of the green onions.
  • 10Do another layer of the potatoes, then sour cream mixture, cheese, & bacon bits.
  • 11Bake for approximately 35 to 40 minutes, until cheese has melted and mixture is bubbly and potatoes are fork tender.
  • 12Top with remaining green onions.

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