Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

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“Some think of happiness as a glamorous life of ease, luxury, and constant thrills; but true marriage is based on a happiness which is more than that, one which comes from giving, serving, sharing, sacrificing, and selflessness.” -President Spencer W. Kimball

Here’s a yummy recipe from LDS Living Magazine.

  • 4 large Russet potatoes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese, divided
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and broken into pieces, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 (1-ounce) package dry ranch dressing mix
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped

Wash potatoes and pierce in several places with a fork. Microwave on high 10 minutes until tender. Set aside to cool slightly.

Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Grease an 11×7-inch baking pan.

Combine cream cheese and sour cream in a large bowl; beat until smooth. Add yellow onion, ½ cup cheese, half of the bacon bits, and salt. Mix well.

When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut in half. Peel and mash potatoes. Add mashed potatoes to the cream cheese mixture. Beat with a mixer. Stir in milk. Add dry ranch dressing mix and mix in well.

Spread potato mixture in prepared pan. Bake uncovered 30 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with remaining cheese, bacon pieces, and green onions. Bake 5 minutes longer, or until cheese melts. Makes 8 servings.

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