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Cheesy Ranch Potatoes are buttered and rolled in Cheez-It cracker crumbs, then baked to a golden brown, crispy perfection. They make a fun, easy appetizer for the big game.
Have you been keeping up on all of the big college basketball games this month? If you filled out a bracket, how have you done? Some of you probably lost out long ago, but I’d love to hear of those of you who have teams still in the running!
Way back in high school (wayyyy back!), I was a cheerleader for basketball. Because of all my time spent in the gym, basketball has always been one of my favorite sports to watch. Not to play, but to be a spectator for. When I walk into a gym and hear the sound of basketballs bouncing on the wood floor, the memories flood back in. I just love that sound!
These days, big games are an excuse to try out savory finger foods and appetizers. You need snacks to keep you cheering on your favorite team, ya know?
This Cheesy Ranch Potatoes recipe is an oldie but a goodie. Cheez-Its have always been a salty treat that I just can’t pass up. I took those crackers (after eating a handful for research purposes), crushed them, and coated them in butter-dipped potatoes. Those cheddar ranch crumbs get baked onto these little potato bites, making them some of the crispiest, cheesiest little bites around.
For an extra burst of cheesiness, I like to sprinkle some shredded cheddar cheese on top of the potatoes before I bake them. The cheese melts and bakes on the potatoes, give them an extra crunch that your taste buds will go crazy for.
Q: Have you ever used Cheez-Its in a recipe?
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This looks like the perfect basketball party snack! My team is still in the running, so you better believe we’ll be having an epic party this weekend. And I think these cheesy ranch potato bites will be the perfect appetizer! #client
I love potatoes and how these are kicked up a notch!
These potatoes sound amazing with that crispy, cheesy coating! I’ve never thought to use Cheez-It’s like that — what a great idea! 🙂
I bet the crackers send the potato bites over the top! I love using Cheeze-It’s on top of casseroles. My kiddos love them for a cheesy snack!
What a great appetizer! The Cheeze-It coating sounds amazing!
Oh my goodness, my husband would love these!