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Twice Baked Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

These twice baked potatoes feature crisp potato halves heaping with a cheesy bacon ranch potato filling and topped with more cheese and crispy bacon. Potatoes don't get any better than this!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crowd pleasers, easy dinner recipe, Twice Baked Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 potato halves
Calories 292 kcal
Author Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 4 russet potatoes washed
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 stick salted butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup crumbled bacon fried
  • ½ cup sour cream Plus more for on the side, if you choose
  • 2 Tablespoons Ranch salad dressing & seasoning mix*
  • ½ cup Cheddar or Jack cheese or a mix of both, plus more for topping
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • Black Pepper
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pierce each potato a few times with a fork. Rub the canola oil on each potato to keep the skin from cracking. Bake for approximately one hour, or until they are all cooked through. Set them aside to cool slightly, and decrease the heat to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, slice the butter into cubes and drop into the bowl. Mix it with the butter, sour cream, Ranch seasoning and HALF of the bacon. (mmmm… healthy….)
  4. Slice each potato in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to carefully scoop out the inside of the potato and drop the scoops into the mixing bowl. While scooping, be careful not to get too close to the edge of the potato to keep the shape intact. Lay the hollowed out potatoes, skin side down, on a baking sheet.
  5. Within the mixing bowl, smash together the potatoes, butter, sour cream, ranch, and bacon.
  6. Add in the milk, cheese, seasoned salt, and pepper, and mix until well-combined and of desired consistency.
  7. Fill each potato with the mixture. Top with additional cheese and the other half of bacon.
  8. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is nice and melted and the potato is heated through.
Nutrition Facts
Twice Baked Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 740mg32%
Potassium 491mg14%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 6.2mg8%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.