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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


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


  • 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.

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  • justmbeth
    Sep 29, 2019

    These were so good! I only made a half of recipe. I was worried that 3 cups of potatoes would be enough but it was actually plenty.

  • KatieMommy
    Jul 18, 2013

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  • ka_pyne
    Nov 27, 2012

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  • halflit
    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!

  • kathybain
    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...

  • jcorkren
    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 remainingEnjoyed 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!

  • aug2295
    Dec 16, 2009

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  • terhardt13
    Oct 19, 2009

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

  • lluvbear
    Jul 12, 2008

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  • drivebyturtle
    Nov 24, 2007

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