Cheesy Ranch-and-Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes


1 (1-oz.) package Ranch dressing mix
1 cup sour cream
1 3/4 cups milk
1 (22-oz.) package frozen mashed potatoes
6 cooked and crumbled bacon slices
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
sliced green onions (optional)


Whisk together 1 (1-oz.) package Ranch dressing mix, 1 cup sour cream, and 1 3/4 cups milk in a large glass bowl. Stir in 1 (22-oz.) package frozen mashed potatoes. Microwave on HIGH 12 minutes, stirring every 4 minutes. Stir in 6 cooked and crumbled bacon slices and 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.