Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes is an easy casserole to make when company is coming or the weekend is here. Baked in the oven, this easy side dish is chock full of bacon, cheddar, and potatoes. 

Made with just four ingredients, this casserole makes a perfect brunch offering or if you add a little chicken, it makes a great dinner entrée! Perfect for a party or a potluck, this easy casserole can be assembled a day ahead and then popped in the oven!

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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes


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The Best Potatoes To Use For Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

It’s important to get the right kind of potatoes for a casserole since they are the star of the casserole show. Russets or Rounds (AKA Irish) potatoes are best for this casserole since they are lower in starch, won’t get gummy and they will stay firm after they are baked.

Look for spuds with healthy skins, no cuts or bruises. Make sure they are firm and are not soft or wet. Store them in a cool, dry place, and definitely not in the refrigerator! Scrub them with a vegetable brush before peeling or cutting.

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What to Serve With Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

As a dinner entrée, a simple green salad and a side of steamed veggies hit all the major food groups as well as taste great together.

As a breakfast or brunch, generous sides of biscuits and fresh fruit like strawberries and melons are the perfect match.

My Favorite Additions

No matter when you choose to serve this casserole dish there are so many great things to add. Here is a list of some of my favorites:

  • Veggies: green onion, black olives, chopped broccoli, sliced mushrooms
  • Meat: cubed ham, ground sausage, ground beef
  • Sauces: sour cream, salsa

How To Reheat Leftover Cheesy Potatoes

Anything with potatoes and cheese is super easy to reheat!

  • Microwave: Take a scoop of leftovers and microwave on high about 3 minutes. Sprinkle a little shredded cheese on the top before reheating and your casserole will be just like new!
  • Oven: If you are using an oven, add a little water to the casserole, cover with foil and reheat in the oven at 350°F. Top with a drizzle of sour cream or salsa!

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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Made with just four ingredients, cheesy bacon ranch potatoes are a great way to start or end any busy day!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly


  • 2 lbs potatoes diced
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 ¼ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup bottled ranch


  • In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients, reserving ¼ cup of shredded cheese.
  • Once combined, place into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Cover and bake at 350°F for 70-80 minutes or until tender.
  • Uncover and top with remaining cheese. Bake for another 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 4.1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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    1. The cook time is 70 minutes, plus 15 minutes for the cheese. We’ve corrected the inconsistency, thank you, Paige. Enjoy the potatoes!

    1. Hi Kathy, we haven’t tried this recipe with frozen potatoes but I imagine it would turn out delicious still.

    1. I have only made this recipe as written, but think it would work. I’d suggest cooking on high 4-5 hours (or low 7-8 hours). Check for doneness and cook longer if needed. Enjoy, Caitlyn!

  1. We all just love the ranch bacon potatoes
    I would love to have some more of the recipes
    Thanks very much for sharing