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.