Creamy, Rich Ranch Potatoes With Cheese

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Many versions of this...but this is how I make them! Being a meat and potaoes kind of girl, these are just one of my all-time favorite potatoes! The original version just wasn't very creamy.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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 four-cheese Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • 1 cup durkee fried onions, to taste (Original or Cheese)


  1. In large bowl, blend soups and cream cheese.
  2. Microwave til creamy and cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in well, the dressing mix, then fold in 1 cup (half) the shredded cheese, then the potatoes.
  4. Fold well til all potatoes are coated.
  5. Pour/spoon into lightly greased 13x9 glass baking dish, mashing down a little, and spreading in pan evenly.
  6. Sprinkle top with rest of shredded cheese.
  7. COVER and bake at 350º for 50-55 minutes.
  8. Uncover, top with onions.
  9. Bake UNCOVERED for another 5 minutes or til onions are lightly browned.
  10. *Nice additions:.
  11. 1 cup diced, fully-cooked ham.
  12. Cooked, crumbled bacon (4-6 slices).
  13. Saute'd onions.
  14. Saute'd mushrooms.
Most Helpful

Very good and not too salty IMO. I couldn't stand to wait for the potatoes to thaw, so I tried to compensate by baking longer. I should have waited 80 minutes; some were cooked, some were still al dente. I loved how the ranch flavor wasn't overdone, but I think I'll stick with my tater tot version of this purely for the tot texture. Thanks Wildflour!

Sobiedaddies January 21, 2009

Loaded with salt but we loved them anyway :) They were so delicious and we enjoyed them with our pork chops and applesauce!

OutOfThyme November 25, 2008

This recipe makes a lot of potatoes! It is a perfect dish for a potluck or any type of cookout/ party. Although, it was much too rich, creamy and salty for my taste, I would make it again for a get together. The changes that I will make is less ranch dressing and low sodium soup if I can find it. Also, I might use breadcrumbs instead of the fried onions. Thanks for sharing.

sexymommalucas August 06, 2008