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Crack Potatoes

posted by Julie Evink on August 24, 2012

Crack Potatoes Loaded with Ranch Bacon Bits and Cheese via #recipe

Well we have Crack Dip and now we have Crack Potatoes. The Crack dip is one of the most popular blog posts on the blog. I’m guessing it just might be in the name!

These potatoes are AH-MAZ-ING! Like stuff your face in the plate good. They make 3 lbs of potatoes and let’s just say between three of us we polished off all of them. Carb overload anyone?! My little bro happened to be there the night I made these and he had already made dinner plans so as we were scarfing these down and oohing and aahing over them he was telling us to shut our holes. What can I say? He totally missed out on pure deliciousness!

There’s even an added bonus. They are SO EASY! You don’t even have to peel the potatoes!

If you are looking for a sure hit dish for tonight this is your ticket!

Crack Potatoes


  • 3 lb potatoes, washed and cubed
  • 4 Tbsp, butter, cubed
  • 1/4 c. Real Bacon Bits
  • 1/4 c. ranch dressing
  • 1/2 c. cheese


  1. Put potatoes in an 8x8 in glass dish. Put butter on top of potatoes. Sprinkle bacon bit on top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour.
  2. Take potatoes out of oven and top with ranch dressing and cheese. Stir. Put back in oven until cheese is melted.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 2088kcal Calories from fat 945
% Daily Value
Total Fat 105g162%
Saturated Fat 49g245%
Transfat 3g
Cholesterol 225mg75%
Sodium 1604mg67%
Carbohydrate 242g81%
Dietary Fiber 30g120%
Sugars 14g
Protein 52g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g







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  • Jen

    Pretty sure I am going to have to give this a try! Looks amazing.

  • Carole

    Oooh, yes… We don’t do ranch dressing. Do you think mayo thinned down with a little cream or sour cream would work?
    Have a great week!

    • Lynne

      I make an almost identical recipe except I use sour cream and a light drizzle of sweet chilli sauce. It is delicious!

      • Julie Evink

        Oh that sounds wonderful!

    • Hope

      using a creamy Italian or Sweet Vadalia Onion dressing in place of Ranch.. We dont use ranch either. 🙂

      • Julie Evink

        Let me know how that turns out!

  • Sunshine

    Mmmmmm…I must try this

  • Kaylee

    Anything with the word “crack” in the title sounds good to me : )

    I would love for you to share this with my readers at Mealtime Monday!


  • Jenna @ Newlyweds

    Your recipe is being featured as a most popular recipe on Newlyweds recipe Linky this week. Thanks so much for joining in.

  • Carina

    I found this on Tasty Kitchen and can’t wait to try it!

  • Michelle

    I made these the other night when we had company over- They were AMAZING!!!

    • Julie

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

  • Megan

    Did you use bacon chopped up or the bacon bits in the jar?

    • Julie Evink

      They are actually in a little bag that is yellow and they are titled “Real Bacon Bits” they should be by the jarred ones in your grocery store and salad dressings!

      • Megan

        Thanks! I am making them for a big birthday gathering at my house tomorrow, can’t wait to try them!

        • Paul Jenney

          Go to costco, they sell a pound+ bag of bacon bits that are amazing

  • Pat

    Is this regular ranch dressing or the dry stuff in the packets?

  • Melanie

    I made this tonite. My husband and I ate the whole thing!!! Absolutely delicious!!!

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