Saturday, April 16, 2011

Twiced Baked Potato Bake

I may be ugly, but I have bacon. =)
Potatoes.  Bacon.  Cheese.  Bacon.   Ranch dressing.  Bacon.   Need I say more?  OK, OK, I'll say more.  Bacon. :P.

I've been doing a lot of cooking this weekend as I am trying out recipes for Easter lunch.  This one has been in my AllRecipes recipe box for a while just begging for an excuse for me to make it.  It may not be the prettiest dish, but neither am I.  ;)

To me, this dish (I say dish because I'm sure what the right word is to describe it) is like lazy twice baked potatoes, so you could really vary the ingredients based on what you like to pair with potatoes.  Next time, I plan on adding green onions for color, but green chilies, olives, leeks, barbecue spices, or fresh herbs would all be fun mix ins. The hubs and I definitely enjoyed it the way it is shown here though.

The verdict:  Totally Easter dinner worthy.

Recipe
2 lb red potatoes, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 c light ranch dressing
1 c shredded cheese
1/2 c real bacon bits

  1. Lightly spray 9x9 pan with cooking spray.  Put potatoes in dish and toss with olive oil.  Sprinkle seasonings on top and mix again.
  2. Cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven.  Stir in dressing, cheese and bacon.  Return to oven and bake 10 more minutes or until cheese is bubbly
Serves: 4-5
Source:  Adapted from AllRecipes.com 

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