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Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

These Cheesy Ranch Potatoes are oh, so easy and simply AMAZING! Pair with any meat off the grill - or use this as a side dish for ham. Either way, you just can't go wrong!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Author Kate


  • 10 red potatoes about 2-3 pounds worth
  • 2 T Butter melted
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided into 1.5 and .5 cups
  • 10 slices bacon cooked and crumbled or sliced into 1 inch pieces and then cooked
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 T Hidden Valley Seasoning


  1. Cut bacon into 1 inch pieces and bake your bacon in the oven or skillet (use preferred method)
  2. Cut your red potatoes in cubes. Hold the potato vertically, slice it down the middle, turn it and slice it vertically again. Then, lay it horizontal and cube it into thirds or fourths depending on how big the potato is.
  3. Remove one tablespoon worth of Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning from a packet and set aside. Melt two tablespoons of butter and set aside and grab your black pepper. You'll need about 1/2-1 tsp depending on taste.
  4. In a large bowl, add your cubed potatoes, mix in your melted butter, pepper, ranch seasoning and stir well.
  5. Lastly, add in your cooked and crumbled bacon, and 1.5 cups of cheese.
  6. Set out your crockpot and use a large piece of heavy duty foil to line the crockpot with. It's going to serve as a foil packet for the potatoes to cook and steam. YUM!
  7. Spray the foil with cooking spray and add the potato mixture to the crockpot. Gently fold the foil over the potatoes, put the lid on top of the crockpot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  8. When the potatoes are done cooking, sprinkle with cheese, cover for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Lastly, add chives if you wish.
  10. Enjoy!