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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cheesy Bacon Taters and Chili Ranch Sauce

The kids are out of school, and if you are like me....you frequently wonder what your going to fix for lunch! I usually serve leftovers (because I don't want to cook plus its a good way to use them up), but some days "there are NO leftovers" so I have to come up with something to make. These Cheesy Bacon Taters are a fun way to use up leftover baked potatoes...BUT they taste fabulous too. You can make them as a meal, a snack or a side dish...they are very versatile...AND one things for sure, no matter how you serve them, they will be gobbled right up!

Cheesy Bacon Taters and Chili Ranch Sauce

Baked potatoes (best if they have been refrigerated over night), sliced into thin pieces...the amount of potatoes depends on how many you want to make...I used 8-10 when I made mine
cooking spray
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled

Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread sliced baked potatoes out on baking sheet. They can be overlapping slightly. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle cheese over potatoes slices. Top with bacon crumbles. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted to your desired taste (some like it crispy, some don't). Serve with your favorite dipping sauce OR my Chili Ranch Sauce (recipe below)

Chili Ranch Sauce
1/4 c. ranch dressing
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 t. chili powder
1/4 t. cayenne
1/2 t. garlic powder
2 T. FRANKS hot sauce

Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until completely mixed. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.