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Baked Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest. These baked ranch potatoes have just 4 ingredients and they're perfect for dinner; whether it's for the fam or a party!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Servings: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs baby red potatoes unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk ranch or yogurt ranch dressing
  • Garlic salt to taste
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups finely shredded Mexican cheese blend

Instructions

  1. Cut potatoes into 1″ to 1 1/2″ pieces. Fill a 5 Qt pot half full with salted warm water (about 7 cups water and 1 tsp salt). Add potatoes and bring to a boil then cook at a low boil for 8-12 min depending on size of potatoes (they should be nearly done and should be fairly easy to pierce with a fork) Drain well.
  2. Drizzle 1/2 cup ranch dressing directly into the pot with drained potatoes and gently toss - just enough to coat evenly.
  3. Transfer potatoes into greased casserole dish. Sprinkle potatoes with garlic salt to taste. Bake uncovered at 400˚F for 20-25 minutes. Remove casserole from oven and set oven to broil.
  4. Sprinkle the top with 1 cup Mexican cheese blend, return to oven and broil for 2-3 min or until cheese is melted. It's perfectly ok to add more garlic salt at the end if you under-seasoned it the first time (speaking from experience).