Roasted Potatoes in a sauce of Ranch dressing, sour cream, and cheddar roasted until cheesy and bubbly then topped off scallions for an easy to make side dish. This recipe was originally published August 2014.
It's no secret that I love potatoes. We have potatoes at least 3 days a week for dinner at our house. Our favorites are baked potatoes, french fries, and roasted potatoes but I have a ton of other delicious recipes and I'm always looking for more.
So when I saw a recipe for Roasted Cheddar Ranch Potatoes I was excited. I've made potatoes sprinkles with a packet of Ranch seasoning that are pretty good but these potatoes were actually in a Ranch sauce instead of just the seasoning.
While the originally recipe had bacon in it I wanted to make a vegetarian version. I figured if it was good enough it would be a great side dish for the holidays.
- olive oil
- garlic cloves
- Ranch dressing
- sour cream
- cheddar cheese
- black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 baking dish and set aside.
2. In a large bowl combine the potatoes, onion, and olive oil. Place in the prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, stirring once during the baking time.
3. Remove from the oven and add the scallions, garlic cloves, Ranch dressing, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. Mix well to combine.
4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix again.
5. Bake for an additional 15 minutes then remove from oven and stir.
I love how easy this recipe is to make. You simply cut up the potatoes and onion, toss with some olive oil, and bake for 30 minutes. Then you take the dish out, add everything else in, stir again, and bake until it's all cooked through. That's it!
I do want to note that the potatoes took longer then I would have liked to cook up in the oven. I was surprised that pieces that small needed to cook for an hour but they did.
Can I add bacon to this dish?
You certainly can and I'm sure it will taste amazing. Make sure to cook the bacon ahead of time and crumble then mix it in when you add in the cheddar cheese. I'd recommend cooking 6 strips of bacon and adding 5 strips to the dish then sprinkling one on top at the end.
Can I use different types of cheese?
You sure can! The last time I made it I actually used half cheddar cheese and half Parmesan cheese. Other great cheeses would be Swiss, Mozzarella, or Gruyere. You can really choose any type of cheese that you regularly enjoy on a potato.
Is there any way to cook this faster?
If you want to cheat and cook it faster you can boil your potatoes in boiling water for 5-7 minutes before placing them in the baking dish. You can do this after you dice them. Then I would put them in the baking dish along with all of the ingredients and bake it for 30 minutes instead of an hour.
Can I mix everything together at the beginning so I don't have to add ingredients to hot potatoes?
That's actually the way this recipe was originally written but I find that by doing that you actually need to increase the cooking time even more. In order to do it this way I'd recommend dicing the potatoes, boiling them for 5 minutes, then mixing everything together in the baking dish. Then you can bake for 30-45 minutes and just worry about stirring the potatoes and not adding in any additional ingredients.
This dish came out smelling amazing. The cheese melted on top of the potatoes, the ranch and sour cream turned into a thick sauce along with the cheddar cheese, and everything tasted great.
It was almost like a giant baked potato casserole. This is a great way to make potatoes, put them in the oven, and then finish the rest of your dinner.
More Potato Recipes:
- Oven Roasted Greek Potatoes
- Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
- Campfire Potatoes
- Cheesy Potatoes for the Holidays
- Spicy Skillet Breakfast Potatoes
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- 1 ½ lb. red skinned potatoes, washed and diced
- ½ onion, chopped
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced + 1 scallion sliced and reserved for topping
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- ⅓ c. Ranch dressing
- ½ c. sour cream
- 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese + ¼ c. to add at the end
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine the potatoes, onion, and olive oil. Place in an 8 x 8 baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, stirring once during the baking time.
- Remove from the oven and add the scallions, garlic cloves, Ranch dressing, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. Mix well to combine.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix again.
- Bake for another 15 minutes then remove from oven and stir.
- Increase the temperature of the oven to 425 degrees. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and bake for 15 additional minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining scallions. Serve hot.
Source: Adapted from Daydream Kitchen
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