Cheesy Ranch Potatoes – My Favorite Potato Recipe

Cheesy Ranch Potatoes – these are my favorite potato recipe ever! You only need 3 ingredients & everyone who eats it RAVES about how delicious it is!

Cheesy Ranch Potatoes, My Favorite Potato Recipe


Cheesy Ranch Potatoes are my absolute favorite potato dish – ever.  EVER.

I blogged about them the first time in 2010 & shared my so-called ‘recipe’ (meaning there isn’t exactly any exact measurements to it – the best kind of ‘recipes’ after all). But, quite frankly – my pictures… well, um… sucked. And tiny.  Very tiny.  You may just need glasses to make out what the dish was.

But somehow – despite how ugly and small my pictures were, a lot of y’all loved it.  Which speaks nothing for my photo taking skills 4 years ago and everything about how easy & delicious they are.

So, I figured for as good as this dish is – and because of how much I adore it, it deserved a second go round on the blog… and better pictures to boot.  You know, one’s that you can see without a magnifying glass 😉

Cheesy Ranch Potatoes, my favorite potato recipe

This is totally an un-recipe recipe.  No way to screw it up, people.

Dice up how many potatoes you want.  Peeled. Unpeeled. Russets. Reds. Whatever.  This recipe loves all potatoes equally.

Throw it (ok, don’t actually throw it.  I don’t have liability insurance) into a baking dish. Dot on a few pieces of butter & season. You can season with something as simple as salt & pepper – or you can use taco seasoning (like what I used in the below picture), garlic herb seasoning, anything really.

Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

Sometimes I mix in fresh broccoli or cauliflower. Sometimes I make one dish meal of it and add chicken.  Have fun, be creative. After all – that’s what cooking is all about.

Cover with aluminum foil.  Bake at 400 degrees until the potatoes are fork tender – 50-60 minutes.

Remove the foil, and squirt on your favorite brand of ranch dressing & however much cheese you want.  And any kind of cheese. I usually use a 4 cheese blend because I buy that kind in bulk and always have it on hand.

Put it back in the oven & cook for 3-5 minutes.  Just enough to melt the cheese & warm up the ranch.

Serve immediately.

Cheesy Ranch Potatoes, my favorite potato recipe

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Cheesy Ranch Potatoes – My Favorite Potato Recipe
  • potatoes, diced (peeled, not peeled, russet, reds, whatever)
  • butter
  • salt & pepper (or whatever other seasoning you like, taco seasoning, garlic herb, etc)
  • ranch dressing, to taste
  • shredded cheese of your choice, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the diced potatoes in a baking dish. Dot with a few pieces of butter. Season with salt & pepper, or whatever other seasoning you like. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 50-60 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Add ranch dressing & shredded cheese to taste. Cook in the oven for another 3-5 minutes, until cheese is melted & ranch is piping hot.
  4. Serve immediately.

Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

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  • Martine

    I just made this dish and it was delicious! We are from Belgium, Europe, and I didn’t even know what ranch dressing was. So I looked it up and maked it from scratch ! Thank you for this yumminess ! 🙂

    • I’m so glad you loved it!

  • Jennifer

    Just found your it!

    My entire family loved this recipe…we were really “bad” and added crumbled bacon to the top and a dollop of sour cream, Delicious and easy, this recipe will make the rotation again :0) Thank you!!

  • Lindsay Serrahn

    I just made these and used dry ranch seasoning (the mix you’re supposed to make into dip) PLUS ranch dressing. Wow they are amazing!

  • So excited to be making this tonight! Going to link back to your blog once I finish 🙂

  • Shannon

    Approximately how much ranch dressing should I use. I would love to try this but don’t want to over do it with the ranch.

  • simplycami

    Made this for Thanksgiving and loved it. I came up with a leftover additional recipe I thought I would share. I made extra because I wanted to be able to make soup. The next day I used left overs. 2 cans of Campbell’s cream of celery, 1 Campbell’s cheese soup. 2 cans made with milk 1 with water. Best potato cheese soup ever. You can throw it in a slow cooker or just on the stove. YUM!

    • Great idea! Thanks for coming back and sharing!! 🙂

  • CJ

    This was great! I love how flexible the recipe is. I cut up 4 peeled russet potatoes, ~ 3 cut up TBSP of butter, sprinkled ranch dressing mix, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder & Old Bay (MD girl!) before baking. About half way through I added some broccoli to it and sprinkled more of all the seasonings over top. Let it finish baking and added ranch dressing and lots of shredded cheese. It was so tasty!

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  • Carrie

    Ever try this with cauliflower to cut down on carbs?

    • I haven’t, but I bet it’d be delicious! I’ve done it with potatoes & broccoli mixed together though.

  • KSweet

    I’ve made something similar for years but I add a layer of chopped bacon to the top before adding the cheese. It is a hit at church dinners, family reunions, etc.

  • Marlene K

    Wonderful ! Will try it tonight!

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  • jessica skye

    I love making this for my family! I always get the packs of the REAL bacon bits tho and sprinkle it all over the top with the cheese an ranch!! Soo goood!!!!

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