Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheese Potatoes

This Slow Cooker Bacon Cheese Potatoes may very well of been the best thing I have eaten all week, no kidding. Cheese, bacon, and potatoes, seasoned with Ranch Seasoning & Salad Dressing Mix  what is not to love?

I came across this recipe from the Recipe Critic while searching for potato side-dishes I can make in the slow cooker, to make mealtime a little easier. My kids loved these and it was so easy to throw together. They do seem a little heavy as a side-dish, I almost think paired with a salad this could be a main-dish. I have a suspicion these would be a hit at a pot-luck, it is not something I have seen and is a little different than Salt Potatoes, not that there is anything wrong with salt potatoes 🙂

I used B-size red potatoes, they range from 1 ½” to 2 ¼” in diameter, they are sometimes called “new” potatoes or baby reds.  I quartered my potatoes, and the texture was perfect. The cheese and bacon… well, you can’t really go wrong there.

I wish I could have gotten more pictures for you, but it was dinner time and I try to limit picture taking before we eat 😉

Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped and cooked
  • 3 pounds red potatoes, chopped
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion

Instructions

  1. Line a slow cooker with aluminum foil, leaving enough to overhang to wrap the potatoes on top, and coat with nonstick spray. Place a layer of potatoes evenly into the slow cooker. Top with cheese, Ranch Seasoning and bacon, repeating 2 more times and reserving ½ cup cheese.
  2. Cover potatoes with aluminum foil and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese. Cover and cook until melted, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with chopped green onion

Recipe Adapted from: The Recipe Critic

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