Mama’s Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes recipe with Farmland bacon is a collaboration with Farmland. #FarmtoTable
If you have kids then you know all about how picky they can be. I’m thankful that my kids are pretty good eaters, but even though they’re good eaters they still have a couple foods they just don’t like and it’s a struggle to get them to eat. One thing we can all agree on (and love) is bacon. Bacon is a staple in our house and it’s perfect for any meal, at any time of day. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, bacon is a great addition to any meal.
When it comes to bacon, Farmland is my go to brand for affordability, quality, and availability. For Breakfast we enjoy bacon on the side of our main item, for lunch it’s perfect for sandwiches, and for dinner it’s added to side dishes or main meals, like my Bacon & Pea Alfredo. One of my families favorite side dishes is my cheesy bacon ranch potatoes and they’re constantly asking me to make them. They’re easy to make and are great as a side to so many dishes. With just a few ingredients you have a dish that is delicious, cheesy, and has some delicious bacon on top.
For this dish you’ll need potatoes, bacon, ranch mix, and cheese. Preheat oven to 450. I prefer to use red potatoes, but you can use whatever ones you like. I start by washing them and cutting out any eyes. I dice them up into bite size pieces and place them in a ziplock bag. Add 1 packet of ranch mix and 1/4 cup oil. Seal bag and mix until all the potatoes are coated. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and place potatoes in an even layer on the baking sheet. I sprinkle some garlic powder and pepper onto the potatoes, but this is purely optional. Bake them for 30-35 minutes, or until fork tender, brown, and crisp.
While the potatoes are baking I shred some colby-jack cheese and fry my bacon. I love my bacon cooked in a cast iron pan and there’s nothing like the crispness it gets. Dice up bacon and cook until crispy. Once the potatoes are done sprinkle cheese over the potatoes and then sprinkle bacon on top. Place back in the oven for a few minutes to let the cheese melt and then serve that cheesy goodness up.
Farmland Gives Back
Farmland, a leading brand of bacon, sausage, and ham, has recently partnered with the National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, to support the future of agriculture. With every Farmland item purchased now through September 30, 2017 Farmland will donate $0.10 to FFA, up to $75,000. These donations will help FFA continue to further its mission of making a positive difference in the lives of students and shine a light on the agricultural industry. In addition to the donation, Farmland will provide grants to select Midwestern FFA chapters later this year, providing financial support to high school students working on animal care projects. Participating Farmland products include everything from Farmland bacon and breakfast sausage to boneless ham and lunch meats.
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- ¼ cup vegetable oil (or any oil)
- 1 packet Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
- 2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
- 8 slices of bacon, diced
- 1 1/2 cups colby jack cheese, shredded
- Dice potatoes, rinse, and place potatoes in a gallon-size Food Storage Bag and add oil; seal bag. Toss to coat.
- Add Dressing & Seasoning Mix and toss again until coated.
- Bake in ungreased baking pan/sheet at 450°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are brown and crisp.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle shredded cheese on potatoes. Place back in the oven for 2-3 mins, until cheese is melted.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle bacon pieces on top.