Cheesy ranch potatoes is a filling recipe to complement any meal. Shredded cheese, ranch and bacon are added to potatoes to give them a more flavorful kick. This dish works well as a healthier alternative to some other potato recipes such as french fries. Potatoes are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They provide important vitamins such as C and B6 as well at potassium, protein and manganese.
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Peel one 5 lb. bag of potatoes. Cut each potato into cubes or small wedges. If desired, cut into paper-thin round slices starting at one end.
Pour potatoes into a glass pan. Cut up butter into cubes and add over top of the potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste. Add a pinch of garlic powder for an extra kick, if desired.
Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Remove potatoes from oven and pour ranch over top. Mix up and add more ranch dressing according to your tastes. Top with shredded cheese as well as bacon bits, if desired. Cook for another 10 to 15 minutes and remove when the cheese begins to melt and bubble.