To go with our dinner Sunday night, the hubby wanted roasted ranch potatoes. I have made these several different ways over the years. This time, Hubby wanted cheese and bacon on them. First, I washed and peeled four potatoes. After that, I cut them up into bite sized pieces. I used Idaho potatoes, but any kind will work. Then I put them in a gallon sized zip lock back and added a ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil and one packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Mix. You could probably add 2 packets if you want more of a ranch flavor. Next I dumped the bag into a greased 13×9 glass baking dish.
I cooked the potatoes in a 450 degree oven for 20 minutes. I pulled them out and stirred them and then cooked them for another 20 minutes. While they were in the oven, I warmed up some Hormel fully cooked bacon and cut it up into small pieces. ( I love this bacon, it tastes just like it was cooked in a skillet, but it is only warmed in the microwave. It is so quick!) When I took the potatoes out of the oven, I covered them with shredded cheddar cheese and the bacon. I put them back in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.