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Cheddar Ranch Cheesy Potato Casserole

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Creamy savory cheddar ranch cheesy potato casserole takes your favorite funeral potatoes and adds a hit of ranch to make it next level. This potato bake is perfect for parties, holidays or any kind of gathering.

Close up of cheesy ranch potatoes on dinner plate with brussels sprouts and bbq ribs.

Cheesy potato casserole is an absolute favorite side dish for our family. You will find them at Christmas, Easter and birthdays.

You may know the dish as party potatoes or funeral potatoes. The mix of potatoes, sour cream, cream of chicken soup and cheese topped with a buttery cornflake topping.

We have tried different twists on that theme. For example, French onion cheesy potatoes have an extra later of flavor but still give you that recognizable base you love.

This recipe is similar in that you get the goodness of ranch dressing baked right into the cheese and potato mixture. The results are extra savory and delicious.

Easy adaptations

If cheddar bacon ranch is your style, you can certainly stir in some crumbled cooked bacon. That bit of smokey saltiness would be amazing.

We were serving our casserole with oven baked ribs and roasted brussels sprouts, so I figured we didn’t need the bacon too. Now that I am writing that out I am really wondering why I didn’t go for it!

Lifting spoonful of cheesy ranch potatoes out of pan.

If you want to make a meal of this, check out the buffalo chicken and potato bake. It adds just chicken and a bit of spice to make it really hearty.

What kind of potatoes should I use?

Any frozen hash browns work. The shredded potatoes work well and so do the small cubes. You can even use the Obrien style if you like peppers and onions.

More great potato recipes

Cheddar bacon ranch potato salad is like a loaded baked potato in picnic salad form. It is a great make ahead side dish that is perfect for potlucks, BBQs, game day and more.

Sour cream and chive mashed potatoes are a perfect side dish. They are so creamy, flavorful and make a great addition to any dinner menu.

Dinner plate filled with cheddar ranch potato casserole, brussels sprouts and bbq ribs ready to eat.

Pork chop and potato bake has a crunchy topping is an absolutely delicious family friendly meal.  All you need is a vegetable and dinner is done!

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Close up of cheesy ranch potatoes on dinner plate with brussels sprouts and bbq ribs.

Cheddar Ranch Cheesy Potato Casserole

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
Creamy savory cheddar ranch cheesy potato casserole takes your favorite funeral potatoes and adds a hit of ranch to make it next level. This potato bake is perfect for parties, holidays or any kind of gathering.
4.95 from 18 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 28 oz bag frozen hashbrowns
  • 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • cups crushed cornflakes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13-inch pan.
  • Put the soup, ranch dressing, sour cream, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl and mixt together.
    10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup, ¾ cup sour cream, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, ½ cup ranch dressing
  • Gently stir in the potatoes and cheese, then spread in prepared pan.
    28 oz bag frozen hashbrowns, 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Melt the butter. Toss the cornflake crumbs in the butter and spread over the top of the casserole. 
    4 Tablespoons butter, 1½ cups crushed cornflakes
  • Bake for 50-60  minutes or until the potatoes are soft and the cheesy is bubbly.  Rest for 5 minutes before serving. 

Notes

You can use shredded hash browns or potato cubes, both work well and taste delicious.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 475kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 12gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 1031mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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4.95 from 18 votes (17 ratings without comment)
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jaxon

Tuesday 2nd of July 2024

Thank you for sharing this recipe

Miz Helen

Thursday 24th of March 2022

We loved featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday, 580. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back to see us soon! Miz Helen

Carlee

Thursday 24th of March 2022

Thank you so much, Miz Helen!

Julia

Monday 7th of March 2022

That looks so delicious! Going on my must make soon list.

Andrea Nine

Friday 4th of March 2022

Oh I never thought to add ranch. The boys would love this!

Carlee

Friday 4th of March 2022

It adds that little something extra