Friday, August 5, 2011

Bacon Ranch Roasted Potatoes

Nothing comforts you from coming home from a long, perfect, relaxing vacation at the beach like a mountain of carbs with pieces of bacon smiling at you from the crevices.

Yes. My bacon smiles.

See how happy it is?
I, unlike this beaming bacon, am quite unhappy. I have the post-vacation blues.

You would too if all your days of jet-skiing, pigging out, and chilling with cousins had grand finales like this:

Can I please go back? Right now? Can I stay forever? Please?


Well then. I'll just have to eat some potatoes. 

Bacon Ranch Roasted Potatoes

About 6 cups of russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
5 strips of uncooked bacon, chopped
4 cloves of minced garlic
1 white or yellow onion, chopped
1 packet of ranch dressing mix
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt and pepper
Chopped chives and parsley for garnish

Toss together the potatoes, bacon, garlic, onion, ranch dressing mix, olive oil, and some salt and pepper. Spread onto a baking sheet lined with tin foil.
Bake at 400ยบ for about an hour, stirring about every 15 minutes. At the end, broil it for a few minutes until the tips of some of the potatoes are lightly browned. Garnish with chives and parsley.


  1. What an interesting idea! I love that the potatoes are roasted and that there is no mayo. It is so sad to leave the beach, isn't it? I have the same problem every year. Carbs can definitely help make you feel better. Do you personally serve this hot or cold?

  2. I like them hot, but I'm sure they would be great cold too!

  3. I love it served with tequila which we'll prepare for tomorrow's event.

  4. I can't wait to make these! I love potato dishes... What a great side for chicken or steak on the grill... :D