Recipe by highcotton
This isn't even remotely 'gourmet', and it certainly doesn't qualify as 'healthy'. But it's so darned good that nobody will care! Well, nobody except the low-carbers. They might do you bodily harm if you put this on the table to tempt them... :)
- 2 lbs baking potatoes
- seasoning salt, to taste (I use McCormick's Season-All)
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 5 tablespoons butter or 5 tablespoons margarine
- 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
- 1 package dry ranch dressing mix (Hidden Valley)
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Scrub potatoes well and pat dry; dice (unpeeled-- don't you just love it?!?) into a 9" x 13" casserole dish.
- If preparing a smaller amount, be sure to use a smaller baking dish; the potatoes should form a fairly'solid' layer on the bottom of the dish.
- Sprinkle generously with seasoned salt and several grinds of black pepper, tossing several times as seasonings are added so that potatoes are evenly coated.
- Cut butter into thin slivers and dot evenly over top of potatoes.
- Note: The original recipe called for a whole stick of butter, but I find that makes it greasy-- using 4-5 tablespoons will provide enough to prevent sticking but not overdo.
- Cover dish with foil and bake for 1 hour, or until potatoes are tender.
- Combine sour cream and ranch dressing mix, stirring well.
- Remove potatoes from oven when done; spread sour cream mixture evenly over all.
- Sprinkle evenly with grated cheese; return to oven, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes, until cheese melts.