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ranch potatoes in skillet

Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

Cheesy Ranch Potatoes are a mouthwatering potato side dish to spice up your dinner routine!  These easy to make potatoes are creamy, cheesy, and ready fast!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Nichole


  • 3 Large Potatoes, Cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 Cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 6 Slices Bacon


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add the cubed potatoes to a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring the potatoes to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium-high and boil for 8-10 minutes just until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the ranch dressing, sour cream, seasonings, and half of the cheese until well combined.
  • Drain the potatoes and pour them into a large cast iron skillet or 9x9 inch baking dish.
  • Pour the dressing mixture over the potatoes and stir to coat.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
  • While the potatoes are baking, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp.  Drain bacon on a paper towel lined plate and crumble when cool enough to handle.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and top with the bacon and the remaining cheese, bake for 3 more minutes until cheese is melted.


NOTE:  You will want 2 pounds of potatoes total for this recipe.  You can use Russett potatoes, red potatoes, or Yukon gold.