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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Smashed Potatoes

These cheddar bacon ranch smashed potatoes are so delicious and indulgent. A family friendly side dish recipe that is easy to make and tastes great! These ranch smashed potatoes will be a fast favorite for anyone who gives them a try! 

These cheddar bacon ranch smashed potatoes are so delicious and indulgent. A family friendly side dish recipe that is easy to make and tastes great! These ranch smashed potatoes will be a fast favorite for anyone who gives them a try! 

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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Smashed Potatoes

It is no secret that I like to have easy recipes on hand. They're great for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that my kids can help prep them or make them on their own. This is an easy recipe that contains simple wholesome ingredients.

Another reason I love simple recipes like these cheddar bacon ranch smashed potatoes is the fact that I don't have to slave away in the kitchen for hours on end. These potatoes are on the table in around 30 minutes and they can cook and bake while I'm prepping other ingredients as well!  

These cheddar bacon ranch smashed potatoes are so delicious and indulgent. A family friendly side dish recipe that is easy to make and tastes great! These ranch smashed potatoes will be a fast favorite for anyone who gives them a try! 

What you'll need to make these easy ranch smashed potatoes:

These are all ingredients that we typically have on hand so when dinner time rolls around I know I'll be able to pull together something delicious. 

These cheddar bacon ranch smashed potatoes are so delicious and indulgent. A family friendly side dish recipe that is easy to make and tastes great! These ranch smashed potatoes will be a fast favorite for anyone who gives them a try! 

Can I use other kinds of potatoes? 

I prefer to use the red potatoes because they are a softer type of potato. You can use whatever kind of potatoes you like or whatever you have on hand but try and keep in mind that softer potatoes will smash better. Since we are not making traditional mashed potatoes the process is a bit different and russet potatoes may be too hard for this recipe to really work well. 

I'd suggest something like white or new potatoes or choose the smaller potatoes if you are using russets or gold potatoes for this recipe. 

These cheddar bacon ranch smashed potatoes are so delicious and indulgent. A family friendly side dish recipe that is easy to make and tastes great! These ranch smashed potatoes will be a fast favorite for anyone who gives them a try! 

How to make cheddar bacon ranch smashed potatoes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet by greasing with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and boil potatoes until tender, around 10 minutes.
  3. Place potato halves on prepared baking sheet. Using a fork or potato masher, smash each potato flat.
  4. In a small bowl, combine butter and ranch dressing mix. Spread the butter mixture over the top of the smashed potatoes.
  5. Bake potatoes for 15 minutes, the remove from oven and sprinkle cheese and chopped bacon over the top. Place potatoes back into the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
  6. Allow them to cool slightly before serving. Serve with chopped parsley as a garnish (optional).
These cheddar bacon ranch smashed potatoes are so delicious and indulgent. A family friendly side dish recipe that is easy to make and tastes great! These ranch smashed potatoes will be a fast favorite for anyone who gives them a try! 



 

Do you have other great side dish recipes I should try? 

Absolutely! There are so many great side dish recipes available here but I'm going to share just a few of my favorites right now. These easy side dish recipes are perfect for those nights when you need something the whole family will love. Family friendly, budget friendly, easy to make. It doesn't get better than that! 

These cheddar bacon ranch smashed potatoes are so delicious and indulgent. A family friendly side dish recipe that is easy to make and tastes great! These ranch smashed potatoes will be a fast favorite for anyone who gives them a try! 

Printable Cheddar Bacon Ranch Smashed Potatoes: 

Yield: 4 Servings

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Smashed Potatoes

These cheddar bacon ranch smashed potatoes are so delicious and indulgent. A family friendly side dish recipe that is easy to make and tastes great! These ranch smashed potatoes will be a fast favorite for anyone who gives them a try! 

These cheddar bacon ranch smashed potatoes are so delicious and indulgent. A family friendly side dish recipe that is easy to make and tastes great! These ranch smashed potatoes will be a fast favorite for anyone who gives them a try! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds red potatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet by greasing with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and boil potatoes until tender, around 10 minutes.
    3. Place potato halves on prepared baking sheet.
    4. Using a fork or potato masher, smash each potato flat.In a small bowl, combine butter and ranch dressing mix.
    5. Spread the butter mixture over the top of the smashed potatoes.
    6. Bake potatoes for 15 minutes, the remove from oven and sprinkle cheese and chopped bacon over the top.
    7. Place potatoes back into the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
    8. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Serve with chopped parsley as a garnish (optional).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

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