For a flavor-packed potato side dish, make this delicious Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potato Bake. Tender potatoes topped with a seasoned creamy ranch sauce then topped with cheddar cheese and baked until hot and bubbly. Finish with crumbled bacon and green onions for the perfect potato casserole!



  • 2 pounds potatoes peeled and cubed
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese divided
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 green onion chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Boil the potatoes in a large pot of water over high heat until fork tender. Drain the water from the pot and transfer the potatoes to a 2-quart baking dish. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ranch dressing, sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and 1 cup of the cheese. Pour the mixture all over the potatoes in the baking dish and toss lightly to coat the potatoes.
  • Bake uncovered at 400°F for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the casserole from oven and top with the remaining cheese and bacon. Return the dish to the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes, until cheese is melted. Top with the chopped green onion and serve hot.


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