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Monday, March 16, 2015

Tex-Mex Ranch Potatoes

So, so, SO good! That's what these are! One really nice thing about this dish is you can make a little or a lot. Even though potatoes aren't a traditional side dish with Mexican food, it's great to serve instead of rice or beans. This served 4 people with some leftover or 4 really hungry people could polish off the whole thing with no problem!

Tex-Mex Ranch Potatoes

1 1/2 pounds potatoes ~ cut into bite sized pieces (I used small red potatoes but any kind will work)
1/2 cup Ranch dressing
2 tablespoons taco mix
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Place cut potatoes in a medium sized bowl.

In a small bowl, combine the Ranch dressing and taco mix. Add salt and pepper, if desired.

Pour Ranch dressing mixture over potatoes and toss to coat potatoes.

Spread potatoes in the pan and cover with foil.

Cook for 30 minutes then remove foil.

Bake another 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

Sprinkle cheese over potatoes and cook another 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted.

Let's go! 
Let's go!

Mix the ranch dressing and the taco seasoning. Add salt and pepper if you want. 

Mix the ranch dressing and the 
taco seasoning. Add salt and 
pepper if you want.

Stir in the cut up potatoes to coat. 

Stir in the cut up potatoes to coat.

Spread into a pan to bake. 

Spread into a pan to bake.

Then top with cheese and bake a little bit longer. 

Then top with cheese 
and bake a little bit longer.

Serve it up! 

Serve it up!


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