Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Back from Hawaii and back to reality!  It was the most amazing perfect vacation I have ever been on.   More details to come on that next week since I am going to dedicate that week to recipes that I was inspired by while in Hawaii.  Right before I left to Hawaii, I made these cheesy bacon ranch potatoes.  Slow cooked all day to be the most delicious and flavorful potatoes that you will want to have as side to every meal!slowcookerThis was my first time cooking potatoes in a slow cooker.  Boy have I been missing out!  They reminded me of tin foil dinner potatoes.  Perfectly tender and packed with flavor.  I can’t even describe how amazing these turned out!  All of the flavors combined with cheese and bacon to create these delicious potatoes.    While cooking in the slow cooker, they create the best aroma in your house all day.  And when it is time for dinner, you just scoop them up and they really make the perfect side!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes
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Serves: 6
 

A delicious side for any meal! Easy clean up and tender delicious potatoes that are packed with flavor!
Ingredients
  • 4 Medium sized potatoes or 6-8 small red or yellow potatoes
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ pound bacon, 1 pound makes it that much better :)
  • 2½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package dry ranch seasoning packet
  • 2 T butter
  • ½ cup sliced green onions

Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon until it is just done but not too crisp. I lined a cookie sheet with foil and baked it at 350 degrees for 16 minutes while I was prepping everything.
  2. Line your slow cooker with aluminum foil. Leave enough to over hang so that you can wrap the potatoes on the top once in the slow cooker.
  3. Spray the inside of the foil with cooking spray and layer half of the potatoes along the bottom. Next layer with half of the bacon, green onions, onion, ranch packet and top with cheese. Repeat the layers and top with cheese reserving ½ cup.
  4. Cover the potatoes with remaining foil. This helps them to steam and cook perfectly. Cook on low for 4-6 hours in your slow cooker. Once finished, top with remaining ½ cup cheese and let melt on the top.
  5. Garnish with fresh green onions if desired.

 

Alyssa

Comments

  1. says

    I am making these TONIGHT! They look so delicious. You have such a great blog- I’m so glad I found you on Time To Sparkle! Happy to be following along!

    Cait@Little Lovey Doves

  2. Teri says

    Do I also layer the butter in thin slices or just put on top with all ingredients to cook. Making this right now so excited!

  3. says

    Oh my goodness. These potatoes look amazing! So perfect.
    I just recently made your chocolate zucchini bread and posted it over at my blog. (www.everythingneedssalt.blogspot.com) it is so delicious!
    Pinning this! :)

  4. lindsay says

    So made this tonight and I used 6 red potatoes. They were still hard after 5 hours on low. I let them go for another hour and half and still hard. I was expecting the potatoes to be softer. Should I do them on high next time? Or use less potatoes. Not sure what went wrong. :(

    • Alyssa says

      I have stuffed my crockpot full of potatoes before and it was fine! Did you wrap them in the aluminum foil? It may be your slow cooker. I would try them on high next time.

  5. Leah says

    I’m wanting to make these tonight but my husband forgot he needed to get me some of the ingredients from the store so Im short on time now. How do I modify it to cook on high? Like how many hours?!

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