5-6 medium size potatoes, unpeeled, washed and diced in fairly big chunks ( I used Yukon Gold's but any potato with a nice skin will work)
1/2 cup prepared Ranch dressing of your choice
dash of hot sauce (optional)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup real bacon bits or crisp cooked bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup sliced green onions or chives (optional)
Mix the ranch dressing with a few dashes of hot sauce. If you like milder flavor, skip the hot sauce.
Toss the potatoes with the ranch dressing in a mixing bowl until they are all covered with dressing. They don't need to be swimming in it, just a light coating.
Spread the potatoes in a baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. A 9"x13" baking dish works well.
Sprinkle lightly with seasoned salt and black pepper (fresh ground is nice on these).
Sprinkle the cheddar cheese and bacon over the top.
Leave the foil off and put back in the oven for 30 minutes.
If you like them really cheesy, sprinkle an extra cup of cheese on them the last 10 minutes.
Once out of the oven, sprinkle with the green onions or chives.
Roasted Cheddar Ranch Potatoes!