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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

close up shot of cheesy bacon ranch potatoes garnished with chives
These cheesy bacon ranch potatoes are a fantastic choice for a quick side dish when you are short on time. A yummy recipe whose delicious cheese and bacon are irresistible and the whole family will love.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 5 pounds red potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese shredded
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons chives chopped

Instructions
 

  • Place the bacon on a baking sheet (on a rack if possible) and bake in the oven at 400°F for about 10 minutes, until just crispy.
  • Remove and, once cooled enough, chop into small pieces.
  • Take a piece of foil and line the inside of a 7-quart crockpot with extra overhang as you’ll need to fold it back over the top of the potatoes.
  • Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Before you start layering the ingredients, set aside ½ cup of the cheese for later.
  • Working in layers, add a first layer (⅓) of the potatoes on the bottom of the crockpot.
  • Sprinkle with ⅓ of the red onion and ⅓ of the bacon.
  • Dust with ⅓ of the ranch seasoning, then take ⅓ of the remaining cheese and sprinkle over the top.
  • Repeat with the next two layers.
  • Once finished, use the overhanging foil to close up the potatoes. This will enable the potatoes to be steamed while cooking.
  • Place the cover on the crockpot and turn it on high. Cook for 5 to 6 hours.
  • When the potatoes are cooked and you’re ready to serve, open up the foil and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Cover back up and cook for a further 2 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with chopped chives and serve.

Nutrition

Sodium: 540mgCalcium: 235mgVitamin C: 20mgVitamin A: 227IUSugar: 3gFiber: 4gPotassium: 1098mgCholesterol: 30mgCalories: 320kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 6gFat: 13gProtein: 12gCarbohydrates: 39gIron: 2mg