Twice-Baked Ranch Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Yummy! Using the microwave makes this recipe very simple. The combination of cream cheese, potatoes, and ranch dressing are scrumptious. I have no idea where this recipe came from. If you have never made twice-baked potatoes before have an extra potato on hand. Scooping the pulp out can be a little tricky and can cause the skin on the potato to break.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes.
  2. Place on a microwave safe plate. Microwave for 18-20 minutes or until fork tender. Turn the potatoes several times while cooking in the microwave.
  3. Let the potatoes stand 10 minutes to cool.
  4. In the meantime, combine cream cheese, milk, dressing, and mashed potatoes.
  5. Cut each potato in half and scoop out the pulp leaving a thin shell.
  6. Add pulp to cream cheese mixture and mash.
  7. Spoon gently into potato shells.
  8. Top with cheese.
  9. Microwave for 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.


Most Helpful

My family enjoyed these. I made the recipe as written except that I had made the potatoes a few days before. Made for Spring PAC 2012

bmcnichol April 11, 2012

Great!! You can use dry buttermilk dressing by Tone if you don't have the dry Ranch. I tried this with my frozen cream cheese thawed, it was great!!!

Montana Heart Song July 30, 2007

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