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Ranch Potatoes

Our Ranch Potatoes are comfort food on steroids. With just one hour, one baking pan, and a few ingredients, you can toss together a scrumptious side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword hidden valley ranch potatoes, potato casserole recipes, potato casserole side dishes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 773kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 4 pounds russet potatoes, peel, then cut Into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons Hidden Valley ranch seasoning, (the powder from the jar, not the envelope)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 6 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled


  • Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Evenly sprinkle peeled, cubed potatoes (4 pounds) with ranch seasoning (2 teaspoons) (The Powder From The Jar) and pepper (1/4 teaspoon).
    how to make ranch potatoes step 1, place potatoes & ranch dressing to the baking dish
  • Place seasoned potatoes in the prepared baking dish and evenly dot the top with butter (4 tablespoons).
    how to make creamy ranch potatoes step 2, evenly dot the top with butter
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in preheated oven until the potatoes are tender about 60 minutes. 
    how to make hidden valley ranch potatoes with bacon step 3, Bake, then mix. Add half of the cheese and bacon.
  • Remove from oven and mix in the ranch dressing (1 cup), half the cheese, and cooked bacon (6 ounces). Top with the remaining cheese and return to the oven until heated through and the cheese is melted.
    how to make bacon ranch potatoes step 4, Top with the remaining cheese, bake again until the cheese melts.


  1. Potatoes: To cube your potatoes: peel them, slice the potato in half lengthwise, then slice each half lengthwise three more times. You will have eight long strips of potato. Line up the ends, then quickly chop widthwise from one end of the strip to the next.
  2. Ranch: Believe it or not, the original ranch seasoning was invented by a plumber! Check out “Thrillist’s” article on ranch (see here) for more fun facts, including the deets on how many varieties of ranch exist today. I measure the ranch from the jar rather than using an envelope. There are 6 teaspoons, or 2 tablespoons, per envelope of ranch seasoning. This recipe only uses 2 teaspoons of dried seasoning to enhance the liquid ranch dressing.
  3. Coating: It can be tricky to get a uniform covering of seasoning in any dish. Try this trick if you are struggling with the russets: pour your cubed potatoes into a large bag, sprinkle in the seasoning, close the bag, and shake until well coated!


Serving: 1/6 of the recipe | Calories: 773kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1360mg | Potassium: 1375mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 18.6mg | Calcium: 330mg | Iron: 3.2mg