Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ranch Twice Baked Potatoes

Boring old baked potatoes got ya down?  Kick it up a notch with some ranch, cheesey, bacon flavor.  Bam!

Yield: 5 servings


Ingredients


  • 5 large baking potatoes
  • 7 strips of bacon
  • 1/4 lb. cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup ranch flavored dip
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter

Directions


  1. Clean the potatoes.  Bake in the oven at 450°F for one hour.
  2. While the potatoes are baking, cook the bacon and crumble into pieces.  Grate the cheese.
  3. Remove the potatoes from the oven and cut the top off.  Use a spoon to scoop out the inner potatoe without going through the skin.  Place the scooped potatoe into a food processor.
  4. Add the ranch dip, sour cream, salt, and butter.  Blend until smooth.
  5. Crumble five strips of the bacon into the potato mixture and mix by hand.
  6. Scoop the mixture into the empty potato skins, filling halfway.  Place in a layer of cheese, and then finish filling the skins with the potato mixture.  Discard extra potato mixture.
  7. Return to the oven and bake at 400°F for 45 minutes.  Top with remaining cheese and crumbled bacon.  Return to the oven to heat until the cheese is melted.  Serve hot.














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