Ranch Mashed Potatoes

"Mashed potatoes flavored with Ranch Soup Mix, sour cream and bacon. I just found this recipe from Lipton Recipe Secrets, sounds delish!!"
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  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled,if desired,and cut into chunks (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 envelope ranch dressing mix
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 12 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled or 2 tablespoons bacon bits (optional)


  • In 3-quart saucepan, cover potatoes with water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender; drain.
  • Return potatoes to saucepan; mash.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.

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  1. Excellent potato recipe Lorac. I didn't use quite the whole package of ranch dressing mix as my family is very salt sensitive. There was still plenty of flavour.I used light sour cream and 2% milk and they were still very creamy and delicious. Thanks again Lorac for another keeper.
  2. Wonderful - family and friends give it high rating. Agree it has a stuffed potato taste - may want to heat thru before serving as the sour cream and milk cooled them right down.
  3. These were quite delicious. They has a stuffed potato skin kind of flavor...might try adding some cheddar next time. The whole family enjoyed them and they went great along with the grilled steak that I served them with. Thanks for a different way to eat mashed potatoes :)
  4. Yummy!!! Made this tonight with Joann L's Italian beef, and what a great meal we had! I used Yukon gold potatoes and cream...It was SOOO good!!!!
  5. Wow!!! These were simple but packed full of flavor. My family of five really loved these.I served it with Yooper's To Die Crockpot Roast #27208. To cut back on calories, I used low-fat dressing, butter and skim milk. A real keeper. Great to serve when you have company to impress.


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