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!
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?
Cheesy Ranch Potatoes
- 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.
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