Pinned on October 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm by admin

Roasted Ranch Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese
The 2 Week Diet


2 pounds potatoes (unpeeled, washed and cut into chunks)
1/2 cup ranch dressing (bottled, not packet)
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for topping (if desired)
1/4 cup crumbled, cooked bacon
1 tablespoon dried dill weed
3 scallions, washed and chopped
Non-stick cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together (in a large bowl) the ranch dressing, dill, cheese and bacon.  Add in the potatoes.  Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and pepper.  Toss to coat potatoes.
Spoon into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.  Cover with foil.
Bake for 60 minutes.  Stir gently halfway through to get the bottom potatoes rotated so they don’t become burnt and to ensure that the middle and top potatoes get a chance to brown.
Remove foil.  Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees.  Gently stir again, as necessary.

Bake for an additional 15 minutes, then sprinkle on a little more cheese, if desired.  Bake a few more minutes or until everything is gooey, browned and bubbly on top.

Serve with scallions sprinkled on top for garnish.

Great with a dollop of sour cream.

NOTE:  The original recipe called for jarred real bacon pieces.  I made the recipe using real bacon that I cooked until crisp and then broke into pieces.  Although I am a firm believer that there is never a substitute for real, fresh bacon, I would think that the kind from a jar would be fine (as long as you don’t use immitation bacon bits).


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