Ranch Red Potatoes with Bacon

Just another side dish idea.  We try to cook potatoes in a variety of ways and for everything but mashed, we use red potatoes. Basically you throw all this in a bowl, mix and bake. Pretty simple. I chose to use light dressing and no cheese since I’m trying to lose weight but normally we do add cheese.  Another great variation of this if you don’t like ranch, is to chop up an onion, mix it in, and cover with 1 cubed stick of butter.  Ummm, yeah, not so great on the heart but it sure is good.

The casserole pan is Emile Henry, some of the finest bakeware around. I love the way it cooks and if you have the chance to pick up some pieces for yourself, you should!



  • 1/2 cup Light Kraft Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Shredded Cheddar Cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits (or real bacon)
  • 2 lb. small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt & Pepper


Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix dressing, cheese and bacon bits in large bowl. Add potatoes; toss lightly.  Spoon into lightly greased 13×9-inch baking dish; cover with foil.  Bake 40 min. Remove foil; bake an additional 15 min. or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with parsley.

Red Potatoes

Red Potatoes w/Ranch, bacon, and parsley

Ranch Red Potatoes Precooked

Ranch Red Potatoes with Bacon

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  1. 1

    Kathy says

    I will be making this soon….looks and sound yummy!

  2. 2

    We made these tonight – yum! Instead of bacon we used Bacon Salt tho.

  3. 3

    Lori A. says

    Sounds delish! I will be trying this soon.

  4. 4

    That looks and sounds tastey!.. gonna have to make these myself!

  5. 5

    Missy Birge says

    I made these potatoes for the family the other night. They were happy from the same ole baked potato. It was a very good dish. Thanks so much!!

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    Rebecca Adams says

    I love this recipe however I put mine in my crockpot instead of oven and they are wonderful and I top it off with shredded cheese cheddar and bacon bits on top! Yummy!

  7. 7

    Omigosh! This looks so yummy and sounds easy enough for a kitchen failure like me to do!!