Roasted Ranch, Cheese, and Bacon Potatoes!

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To go with our dinner Sunday night, the hubby wanted roasted ranch potatoes.  I have made these several different ways over the years.  This time, Hubby wanted cheese and bacon on them.  First, I washed and peeled four potatoes.  After that, I cut them up into bite sized pieces.  I used Idaho potatoes, but any kind will work.  Then I put them in a gallon sized zip lock back and added a ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil and one packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Mix.  You could probably add 2 packets if you want more of a ranch flavor.  Next I dumped the bag into a greased 13×9 glass baking dish.

IMG_4705I cooked the potatoes in a 450 degree oven for 20 minutes.  I pulled them out and stirred them and then cooked them for another 20 minutes.  While they were in the oven, I warmed up some Hormel fully cooked bacon and cut it up into small pieces.  ( I love this bacon, it tastes just like it was cooked in a skillet, but it is only warmed in the microwave.  It is so quick!)  When I took the potatoes out of the oven,  I covered them with shredded cheddar cheese and the bacon.  I put them back in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

IMG_4711You could drizzle ranch over the top if you want, but we just dipped ours in it!  These were probably the best roasted potatoes I have ever made!

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