CREAMY, RICH RANCH POTATOES WITH CHEESE

 

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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of potato soup
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 (1 ounce) envelopes hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups shredded 4 cheese Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • 1 cup durkee fried onions, to taste (Original or Cheese)

Directions

  • 3 lbs frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of potato soup
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 (1 ounce) envelopes hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups shredded 4 cheese Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • 1 cup durkee fried onions, to taste (Original or Cheese)
  • 10 servings
  • In large bowl, blend soups and cream cheese.
  • Microwave til creamy and cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in well, the dressing mix, then fold in 1 cup (half) the shredded cheese, then the potatoes.
  • Fold well til all potatoes are coated.
  • Pour/spoon into lightly greased 13x9 glass baking dish, mashing down a little, and spreading in pan evenly.
  • Sprinkle top with rest of shredded cheese.
  • COVER and bake at 350º for 50-55 minutes.
  • Uncover, top with onions.
  • Bake UNCOVERED for another 5 minutes or til onions are lightly browned.
  • *Nice additions:.
  • 1 cup diced, fully-cooked ham.
  • Cooked, crumbled bacon (4-6 slices).
  • Saute'd onions.
  • Saute'd mushrooms.

Notes

Categories: Potato  Side Dish 
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