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Monday, November 18, 2013

Cheesy Bacon Roasted Potatoes

Hi everyone!

Today I've got a delish side dish that's warm and filling for these cold times that are creeping up on us! Roasted potatoes are one of my favorite things, but these are kicked up a notch with cheese, bacon, and garlic powder. Also a plus? these potatoes are super easy to make, and you can just stick them in the oven while you do other things or prepare the rest of dinner or lunch. And with this recipe, feel free to alter the amounts or kinds of cheeses, ranch, or bacon. Let's go!

Mix up all ingredients except the potatoes- cheese, ranch, bacon, and seasonings.
Then chop up your potatoes and mix it together well.
Pour mixture into a greased pan- I made a half recipe, so I used an 8x8'' pan.
After an hour at 350 under the foil and 15 minutes at 400 sans foil, remove and sprinkle with extra cheese before broiling.

Cheesy Bacon Roasted Potatoes
-6-8 russet potatoes
-1/2-3/4 cup ranch dressing
-1/3 cup shredded cheddar, and more for topping
-1/3 cup shredded monterey jack or pepper jack
-6 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbed
-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
-1/2 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
-salt and pepper
Mix all ingredients except potatoes in a medium sized bowl.
Chop potatoes into bite-size pieces, then mix with the cheese, bacon, and ranch mixture.
Pour potato mixture into a greased 9x13'' pan (or 8x8'' for a 1/2 recipe)- use a larger pan if you want the individual pieces more crisped.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 F for 60 minutes, stirring potatoes halfway through.
Remove foil and raise heat to 400 F. Bake for 15 more minutes.
Sprinkle potatoes with cheese, then stick the pan under the broiler for 2-4 minutes, watching closely, until cheese is bubbly and brown.

And here's your finished product- yumm!! Enjoy.

Savor it!
love, rue

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