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Monday, February 24, 2014

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Hashbrown Casserole

Holy Cow!! Does your family like cheese? And Bacon? And Ranch dressing? And potatoes? Then are you in for a treat! This is SOOOO great! What a fantastic side dish! The leftovers are wonderful, too! Serve this to go with just about any main dish. Have you gotten the idea yet? It's really good!!

Cheesy Bacon Ranch 
Hashbrown Casserole



1 2-lb bag cubed hashbrowns
1-1/4 teaspoons chili powder
3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1
/2 cup butter, melted
2 cups grated cheese
1 pound bacon ~ Diced and cooked crisp
1 cup bottled Ranch dressing

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Place the hashbrowns in the baking dish.

Mix the chili powder, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl with the melted butter.

Pour mixture over the hashbrowns and toss to combine.

Cover dish with aluminum foil, and bake 30 minutes.

Stir and bake an additional 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Remove from oven and remove foil.

Drizzle the Ranch Dressing over the top of the hashbrowns.

Sprinkle with cheese and bacon.

Continue cooking uncovered for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

The ingredients.
The ingredients.


Spread the hashbrowns into a greased 9x13 pan.
Spread the hashbrowns into a greased 9x13 pan.


Mix the melted butter and the spices together.
Mix the melted butter and the spices together.


Pour over the hashbrowns.
Pour over the hashbrowns.


Stir to combine. Don't worry if not all the hashbrowns are covered.
Stir to combine. Don't worry if 
not all the hashbrowns are covered.


Cook covered for 30 minutes then stir. Cook for 30 more minutes.
Cook covered for 30 minutes then stir. 
Cook for 30 more minutes.


Dice and cook your bacon.
Dice and cook your bacon.


Drizzle the ranch dressing over the cooked hashbrowns and stir to combine.
Drizzle the ranch dressing over the 
cooked hashbrowns and stir to combine.


Then sprinkle with the cooked bacon and the cheese.
Then sprinkle with the cooked bacon and the cheese.


Return to the oven for a few more minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Return to the oven for a few more
 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.



SOOOO yummy!
SOOOO yummy!