I am always on the lookout for easy side dishes and when I came across this one for slow cooker cheesy bacon ranch potatoes on damn delicious I knew that I had a winner! As soon as I see slow cooker in the name I pretty much know that it’s going to be nice and easy and throw in the words potatoes, ranch, cheese and bacon and you definitely have my interest! I especially like the fact that these potatoes are made in the slow cooker because for large dinners, like Thanksgiving dinners, there tends to be a lot of things that need oven time so doing some in the slow cooker is perfect! These potatoes could not be easier to make, you simply dice the potatoes, toss the in a powdered ranch dressing mix, layer them into the slow cooker along with the cheese and bacon, cook all day and they are ready just in time for dinner! If you are looking for an easy side dish for dinner it’s hard to beat these cheesy slow cooker bacon ranch potatoes!
Yum! Just look at all of that melted cheesy goodness!
Cheesy Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Potatoes
Super quick and easy cheesy bacon and ranch potatoes that are sure to be the highlight of any dinner!
- 6 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 3 pounds red potatoes, cubed
- 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix*
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 3 green onions, sliced
- Cook the bacon until crispy and set aside on paper towels to drain.
- Toss the potatoes in the each dressing mix and place 1/3 of them into a foil wrapped slow cooker followed by 1/3 of the bacon and cheese and repeat with two more layers of potatoes, bacon and cheese before cooking on low until tender, about 8-10 hours on low of 4-5 hours on high.
- Sprinkle on the green onions and enjoy!
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Sharon Rasmussen says
I'm confused – do I line the crock pot interior with foil or wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil and put them in the cooker? I'd like to try the recipe because I get tired of regular baked or mashed potatoes. Thanks
@ Sharon- If you look at the pictures Kevin has posted, it appears that he has wrapped the interior of the crock with the foil. I think this is so the potatoes won't burn.
Ruthie Rayne Clark says
What size crock pot is this meant to go in?
Ruthie Rayne Clark: I use a 6 quart crock pot.
Dorie Kane says
I forgot to get offered dressing mix so used some out of a bottle. It came out ok but I’ll try again with the mix. I would like to know the serving size for the nutrition information? Perhaps I missed it but I couldn’t find it and need to know as I’m diabetic.
What is the RANCH SALAD DRESSING MIX😖?
Ranch salad dressing mix is a dry mixture that is combined with liquid to make a ranch dressing and it can be found in grocery stores. I have added an option to make you own in the recipe!
Only 1 Tablespoon of the ranch dressing mix for the whole thing?! Are you sure?? That stuff must be incredibly potent!