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Bacon Ranch Potatoes Recipe

Bacon Ranch Potatoes Recipe

When I prepare mashed potatoes, I often make extras, just so we can have this casserole the next day.—Kathryn Hostetler, West Farmington, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 6 cups mashed potatoes (prepared with milk and butter)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 25 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, cottage cheese, milk, onion and dressing mix. Spread in a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Top with bacon and cheese. Combine cracker crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 8-10 servings.

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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2011

"Yum! I made this for a church pot luck, and everyone wanted the recipe. Then I made it for a family get together, and ditto. The only thing I did different was I didn't use any milk. I had read where people said the potatoes were soupy, so I just mashed them with the cottage cheese. This recipe is a keeper!"

Reviewed May. 6, 2011

"We just tried these today and took them to a cook-out. Delicious.. they were a little runny right out of the oven but as they sat for a few minutes they were fine.. worth the trouble making.. everyone wanted the recipe..."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"The flavor combination was really nice. I would do a few things differently next time:

- use shallot onions instead of white
- mix some of the bacon into the potatoes before baking, them top with the remaining
Enjoyed the cracker topping. Everyone at the table enjoyed them.
The first scoop was runny. Maybe because it was the corner???? And it wasn't due to my mashed potatoes -- they were not runny but firm. Not sure what happened.
It makes a lot, so good for a party!"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"I tried this recipe at Christmas time. It was a hit! Especially with the men - the flavour combination were delicious!"

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