Cheesy Ranch New Red Potatoes Recipe -
Cheesy Ranch New Red Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Cheesy Ranch New Red Potatoes

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"My family requests these potatoes all the time. They are awesome and so easy!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place potatoes in a large saucepan over medium heat, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and cook 10 minutes, or until tender; drain.
  3. Place cooked potatoes on an ungreased cookie sheet with the cut side up. Spread a spoonful of dressing on the top of each potato half. Sprinkle with cheese, and lightly dust with pepper.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 30, 2003

Excellent recipe. I made is for some friends and they loved it! I followed some others advice though and made some changes. I don't think I will ever try making it as the recipe says. I used 12 medium sized new red potatoes and cut them into quarters. I boiled them for almost 15 minutes. I then mixed the potatoes, cheese, and ranch dressing, along with 1/3 c of chopped green onions, and placed them in a 2 quart casserole dish. I baked it for about 10 minutes and it came out wonderful. Some of the potatoes will break down so it is more of a casserole type dish. One word of caution - pick your ranch dressing carefully. Since the potatoes and cheese are very mild in flavor, the taste of your dressing will really stand out. Pick a mild flavored ranch. I tried using a Bacon Ranch, and I thought the bacon flavor was a little too strong. With the medium sized potatoes, I ended up with enough food for 8. I didn't add any extra dressing or cheese either. In fact, next time I may cut it back just a little. This one is a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2003

Very good as is but I think next time I will use other reviewer's suggestions and sprinkle some green onions and bacon bits over top.

Mar 17, 2003

These potatoes were great. Instead of cutting them in half though, I quartered the potatoes prior to boiling them. After they were cooked I put them in a casserole dish and spread the dressing on and then sprinkled the cheese over the top. I stirred it together and then put in the oven. I think this was a bit easier than fussing with each individual potato half. These are best right out of the oven, the leftovers weren't as tasty. Overall this recipe is delicious-we all enjoyed it!

Oct 18, 2003

Simply Delicious! I made these potatoes last night and they were great. My husband loved them, but had one request- add bacon next time! Even my finicky 13-month-old gobbled them down in no time! This is a great recipe because its so quick and packed with flavor. I modified it a little, like most everyone else. I boiled 11 potatoes for a little over 15 minutes, and quartered them (although next time I'd slice slice them thick), put them in a 2-quart casserole dish, covered with just over a cup of ranch, 2/3 cup of chopped green onions, and 1 1/2 cups of shredded colby jack cheese. I baked them for almost 10 minutes, and they were fantastic. This will definitley be a regular at our dinner table!

Jul 19, 2006

This is definately a fantastic base recipe. I made a few adjustments. I halved the recipe as there are only two of us. I cut the potatoes in half and then in fifths. Instead of boiling, I put them in a greased 4x5.5" pan. I sprinkled Italian seasonings and garlic salt on top. Baked in 350 for 50 minutes. Drizzled ranch and cheese over top and mixed potatoes up. Then sprinkled crushed seasoned croutons on top and put in oven for another 5 minutes. So so good! Will definately put this one in the recipe box! Thanks!

Jan 24, 2003

Very good. I used Idaho potatoes and the skins should have been removed. I bet new red potatoes would have been great. I also quartered the potatoes and mixed the ranch dressing with the potatoes and sprinkled the cheese and pepper on top. Everyone loved them!

Oct 13, 2005

These were delish. I cubed them up before boiling, stirred in the ranch and cheese and then placed them in a foiled line pan for easy clean up. Topped with crumbled bacon and heated through. Be sure not to cook them too long, as they will break up. Yum, there were no leftovers!

Oct 11, 2003

This was absolutley scrumptious! So simple and so good! Next time I will thickly slice the potatoes instead of cutting them in half. That should balance out the flavors better. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 726 kcal
  • 36%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 49.5 g
  • 76%
  • Fiber
  • 6.4 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 19.1 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 1025 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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