We love our potatoes here in the south, especially in the Kentucky south. I would dare say they are the most requested side by most people. This potato casserole is especially good for parties, holiday dinners or potlucks, because you can make it up to a day ahead and then bake it right before serving.
8-9 medium potatoes, peeled and diced in cubes
1 pkg. ranch dressing mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
5-6 slices of bacon cooked crisp
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
salt for cooking potatoes in
Pour potatoes into a colander and drain well. Place back in the pan and mix in softened cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix, seasoned salt, and black pepper. Pour into a 2 quart casserole you have sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Top with the shredded cheese and the crumbled crisp cooked bacon. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. If you prepared this ahead and it was refrigerated, take it out and place it on the counter about 30 minutes ahead of time to come to room temperature.