Ranch Potatoes Recipe

Perhaps you are looking for a perfect side dish for the Holidays or to go with dinner, if so this recipe for ranch potatoes is perfect for you. This is a casserole dish that combines cubed potatoes with a ranch/cream of mushroom soup sauce, cheese, and bacon. Those ingredients alone should be enough to hint that this recipe is pretty good. I felt like I cubed the potatoes a little too big so I would recommend slicing the potatoes a little thinner.  If you want to skip the step of boiling the potatoes, they can be done in the oven but will need to cook for longer depending on how big they are cut. This is a great recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Enjoy.


8-10 medium potatoes (cut into ½” cubes)
1 can cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
1 ½ cups milk
1 envelope ranch dressing mix
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
salt and pepper
6  bacon slices (cooked until crispy and crumbled)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Add potatoes to a large pot. Add enough water to cover the potatoes and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the potatoes are almost tender. Drain.
Step 2: Lightly grease an 13×9 inch casserole dish. In a bowl mix together cream of mushroom soup, milk, ranch dressing, 1 cup of the cheese, salt and pepper. Pour over potatoes in the casserole dish.
Step 3: Sprinkle remaining cup of shredded cheddar cheese and the crumbled bacon over the top. Place into the oven and bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
(Makes 6 Servings)


32 Responses to “Ranch Potatoes Recipe”

  1. Baby jojo — November 20, 2011 @ 10:11 am

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  2. Stacie — November 24, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    This is similar to Texas hashbrowns (potatoes, cream of mushroom, sour cream, some type of meat, onions, bell peppers) So I could definitely see making this, yum!!

  3. Traci B. — November 28, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    Do you think these would taste just as good if I used cream of chicken soup instead? We are not big fans of mushroom anything.

  4. Bobby — November 28, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    Traci B.- Yes, cream of chicken soup would taste fine instead.

  5. Jessi — November 30, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    Just wondering what the best dish would be to pair this with since its only a side. Roast beef maybe?

  6. Bobby — December 1, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    Jessi- roast beef would be great, as well as roast chicken or turkey.

  7. Julie — December 6, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

    This would be delicious with ham – I can’t wait to try it!

  8. Christie — December 12, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    Jessi, I always pair this with grilled porkchops. Instead of cream of mushroom and dry ranch, I just use bottled ranch dressing, cheese, and bacon. Yummy!!

  9. Tonia — December 20, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    Could frozen hashbrowns be used?

  10. Bobby — December 20, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    Tonia- sure, I don’t see why not. Baking time may need to be adjusted though to a shorter or longer peroid of time.

  11. danielle — January 26, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    This recipe is very similiar to my cheesy hashbrown. Diced hashbrowns cream of chicken and mushroom soup sour cream and shredded cheese. So yes i think using hash browns would be fine. I usually have to bake it for 45 min

  12. Clarice — June 4, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    This dish is extremely yummy and delicious!!! Really easy to make…peeling and slicing the potatoes is a little time consuming, but definitely worth it!

  13. mariana — June 6, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    i just started cooking a couple months ago so theres a lot i still dont know so, do you have to boil the potatoes before you cut them into squares??

  14. Bobby — June 6, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    mariana- nope, you would cut the potatoes into squares first, and then boil them.

  15. Tawnya — July 29, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    I love this idea, I was thinking for a “healthier” version you could totally do zucchini, California, or my personal favorite, brussel sprouts!

  16. Diana — October 22, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    Can I use the ranch dressing liquid instead mix?

  17. Bobby — October 22, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

    Diana- I am not sure how it would turn out. If you do try it, please let everyone know how it turns out.

  18. Matthew — October 23, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    Making this tonight cant wait to taste them i was originally thinking they would go great with cheese steaks but im serving them with a chicken pot pie tonight hopefully they go good together.

  19. Tammie — February 7, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    Will canned potatoes work? Will cooking time be the same?

  20. Bobby — February 7, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

    Tammie- Sorry, I cannot answer this question because I have never tried this recipe with canned potatoes.As for the cooking time, I would just keep an eye on them, if the mixture is hot and bubbling, it is probably done. If you do try it please let everyone know how it turns out. Thanks.

  21. Angel — February 12, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    Definately much better with cream of mushroom. I tried it with cream of chicken & it’s not nearly as good.

  22. Anastasia — March 17, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    I live in the UK so am unable to get the packet of Ranch that is in the ingredients , any ideas what I could use or could I make this without the Ranch

  23. Lori Jaton — April 8, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    My family wasn’t that impressed with these. They said they were just ok. Will not make again.

  24. Jami K — May 18, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    Do you think I can make this (eliminating the baking part) and keep in the fridge until dinner time? Or will the potatoes get too soggy?

  25. Bobby — May 18, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    Jami K – I am sorry I have never tried putting it in the fridge before baking it, I do not know what the results would be. If you do try it, please let everyone know how it turns out. Thanks.

  26. Brooke — May 20, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

    Very good! I left out the 1 1/2 cups of milk and used the liquid ranch and it turned out great!

  27. Shaulee — February 6, 2014 @ 8:27 am

    Looks super yummy! Will be making this very soon!

  28. marylou — February 7, 2014 @ 12:44 pm

    could i use a different kind of soup…i donnt like mushrooms…

  29. Bobby — February 7, 2014 @ 8:37 pm

    I have never tried it with a different kind of soup so I cannot comment on how it would taste. If you do try it with another soup please let everyone know how it turns out. Thanks.

  30. Kelly — February 8, 2014 @ 6:21 am

    VARIATION: Cream.of.Chicken and Ranch Dressing!!
    just made these using cream of chicken (I added salt to make up for not being mushrooms)…. and regular ranch (Due to not having a packet of dry) and if anyone alternates normal ranch dressing you need to cut the milk to just a 1/2 cup…and use all but a teaspoon of the C.O.C
    I followed the rest to a T and they are simply delicious!!

    Think next time im going to use up a can of chicken breast and my Instant Potatoes..maybe do a layer deal of mashed tatoes…chicken….and the C.O,C soup/Milk/SnP/Ranch/Cheese mixture on top of that….
    sounds good to me…but Im aslo tired lol!!

    Thanks for the recipe and giving me a quick yummy meal!

  31. Kelly — March 12, 2014 @ 11:38 am

    Like Anastasia, I have no ranch dressing of any kind (nor sour cream)..in the middle of nowhere. Any ideas with ommitance of e ranch?

  32. jackie goninan — May 24, 2017 @ 4:58 am

    I use cream of celery because I don’t like mushrooms.

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