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Bacon Ranch Potatoes

 Bacon Ranch Potatoes
When I prepare mashed potatoes, I often make extras, just so we can have this casserole the next day.—Kathryn Hostetler, West Farmington, Ohio
8-10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Yield: 8-10 servings.