Crack Potatoes

Crack Potatoes – the ORIGINAL recipe!! Potato casserole made with sour cream, cheddar cheese, real bacon bits, ranch dip mix, frozen shredded hash brown potatoes. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Everyone RAVES about these yummy potatoes! SO good!! Make them tonight!

Crack Potatoes - the ORIGINAL recipe!! Potato casserole made with sour cream, cheddar cheese, real bacon bits, ranch dip mix, frozen shredded hash brown potatoes. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Everyone RAVES about these yummy potatoes! SO good!! Make them tonight!

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One of our favorite dips is Cheddar Bacon Ranch dip, or what I refer to as “Crack”.  I usually only make it during football season because it is HIGHLY addictive.  I only made this once this football season and  I forgot to take it to the tailgate.  I left it in my parent’s refrigerator!  I was devastated!  

One of our favorite dips is Cheddar Bacon Ranch dip, or what I refer to as “Crack“.  I usually only make it during football season because it is HIGHLY addictive.  I only made this once this football season and  I forgot to take it to the tailgate.  I left it in my parent’s refrigerator!  I was devastated!

I took the dip back home and started thinking about what to do with it – other than eat it all by myself.  I decided to mix the dip into a big bag of frozen hash browns.  The result? A fantastic potato casserole!  We absolutely love this!  Chicken Legs requests this all the time.  I divided the potatoes up into 3 disposable foil pans and froze them so we always have potatoes when we need them.  We just finished off the last pan, so I guess I need to add this to my grocery list this week.

Crack Potatoes - the ORIGINAL recipe!! Potato casserole made with sour cream, cheddar cheese, real bacon bits, ranch dip mix, frozen shredded hash brown potatoes. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Everyone RAVES about these yummy potatoes! SO good!! Make them tonight!
Crack Potatoes - the ORIGINAL recipe!! Potato casserole made with sour cream, cheddar cheese, real bacon bits, ranch dip mix, frozen shredded hash brown potatoes. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Everyone RAVES about these yummy potatoes! SO good!! Make them tonight!

Crack Potatoes

Yield: 10 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Crack Potatoes – the ORIGINAL recipe!! Potato casserole made with sour cream, cheddar cheese, real bacon bits, ranch dip mix, frozen shredded hash brown potatoes. Can make ahead and freeze for later. Everyone RAVES about these yummy potatoes! SO good!! Make them tonight!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (16-oz) containers sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • cups cooked chopped bacon (about 1½ pounds bacon)
  • 2 (1-oz) packages Ranch Dressing mix
  • 1 (32-oz) bag frozen shredded hash brown potatoes

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine sour cream, cheese, cooked bacon and ranch mix. Stir in hash browns and mix well. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake uncovered for 45 to 60 minutes.

Notes:

*I divided the potatoes into 3 small 7×7 disposable foil pans and froze them. I wrapped them with plastic wrap and then foil. Thaw overnight before baking as directed*

Steph

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  1. Sounds positively MAGICAL, Steph! We have a delicious hashbrown casserole recipe that everyone loves, but it doesn't have BACON in it. I. DIE.

  2. I guess you folks are really happy today. I watched about 5 minutes of the game last night before falling asleep, and I just finished watching my recording of it – sure was exciting and I got to fast forward thru the commercials. Congrats to Auburn, their fans, and the SEC.

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