Saturday, March 21, 2015

cheesy bacon ranch potatoes... 1 hour

the goods:

6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped into bits
2 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed, diced into 3/4-inch pieces
2 and 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
ranch dressing (I use homemade)
2-3 scallions, green parts only, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. On your sheet pan, toss potatoes with olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and toss (spatula works great). Return to oven and roast for 20 minutes more. Remove and toss, Return to the oven a third time for 15 minutes more. Remove potatoes from the oven and gather them together towards the center of the pan, Sprinkle evenly with cheddar cheese and return to oven to melt the cheese for about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from oven (you can turn your oven off now), and drizzle with ranch dressing, sprinkle with bacon and scallions and serve!

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