Cheesy Ranch Stuffed Potatoes

Cheesy Ranch Stuffed Potatoes

Family favorites of ranch and cheese combined with fun toppings make a great baked potato bar.

15 min.prep time 45 min.total time
8 servings
000 Ratings

Ingredients

Potatoes

4 large baking potatoes
14 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon dry ranch dressing mix
2 to 4 tablespoons milk

Toppings

Crisply cooked crumbled bacon, if desired
Chopped cooked broccoli, if desired
Sautéed peppers and onions, if desired
Chopped cooked ham, if desired
Salsa, if desired
Pre-cooked sausage crumbles, if desired

Directions

Wash potatoes; prick each potato 2 to 3 times with fork. Place in microwave on paper towel; microwave 7 minutes. Turn potatoes over; continue microwaving 6-10 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from microwave; let stand 5-10 minutes or until cool.

Cut 6 slices cheese into quarters; set aside.

Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out potato, leaving thin shell. Place potato into bowl; add cheese quarters, butter, ranch dressing mix and enough milk for desired consistency; mix well. Line each potato shell with 1 slice cheese. Fill potato shells evenly with potato mixture; top with desired toppings. Place onto plate. Microwave potatoes 1-2 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tip

For softer potatoes, add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving without toppings)

Calories: 320

Fat: 15g

Cholesterol: 40mg

Sodium: 550mg

Carbohydrates: 33g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 11g

Recipe #15657©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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