Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

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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.

Cheesy Ranch Potato Bites Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

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!

Cheesy Ranch Potato Bites Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

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!

Cheesy Ranch Potato Bites Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

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. Cheesy Ranch Potato Bites Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

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.Cheesy Ranch Potato Bites Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

Q: Have you ever used Cheez-Its in a recipe?


Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

3.50 from 2 votes
Cheesy Ranch Potato Bites 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.
Servings 5 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

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  • 4 medium white potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup crushed Cheez-It Grooves Zesty Cheddar Ranch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese optional


  • Wash and dry the white potatoes. Cut them into 1 to 1 1/2" cubes. Wipe the cubes dry with a paper towel.
  • Dip each piece of potato in butter, then cover them in the crushed Cheez-It crumbs.
  • Place the potatoes on a greased baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the potatoes if desired.
  • Bake the potatoes at 425 degrees for 27-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.


Serving: 233g | Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 399

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David @ Spiced
9 years ago

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

Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner
9 years ago

I love potatoes and how these are kicked up a notch!

9 years ago

These potatoes sound amazing with that crispy, cheesy coating! I’ve never thought to use Cheez-It’s like that — what a great idea! 🙂

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
9 years ago

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!

Mallory @ Chocolate with Grace
9 years ago

What a great appetizer! The Cheeze-It coating sounds amazing!

Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
9 years ago

Oh my goodness, my husband would love these!