A fair combination of real bacon and mashed potatoes is made with real cheese and eaten as a side dish. You can make the mashed potatoes tangier with the Italian seasoning, as it simply keeps a red-hot, golden aroma with the vegetables.

Ingredients Edit

  • 20 lbs. potatoes, unpeeled and quartered
  • 8 cups ranch salad dressing
  • 5 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 9 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 tsp. salt, iodized or rock only
  • 5 tsp. pepper, black only
  • 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning, optional
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons cheese sauce, if desired for drizzling

Directions Edit

  1. Cover potatoes with water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce to medium heat.
  2. Cook 20 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain and mash potatoes. Add ranch dressing, bacon, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning (optional).
  4. Beat until fluffy. Mix with cheese.
  5. Serve hot and plain or with other vegetables, side dishes, or main dishes. Drizzle with the cheese sauce, if desired.
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