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Here is a recipe for a dish that is the perfect side dish, it can feed a crowd and please each one of them. Have you ever tried Crack Potatoes? This side dish is going to blow your mind with the flavor, the ease of making it, and just how satisfying these potatoes really are!

They are almost identical in flavor to your favorite Loaded Baked Potatoes.

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Filled with bacon, sour cream, green onions and Cheese! Seriously, it is hard to imagine a side dish could even come close to the flavor packed into this dish. 

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When you hear Cracked when it comes to food, you know it is going to be the best dish you have ever tasted!

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Yes, this dish is powerfully addictive and you will learn that with the first bite.

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What makes this a great recipe?

This recipe is capable of feeding a crowd. It is budget-friendly and tastes wonderful. It is the perfect side dish for grilled meats and can also be served with a mixed greens dinner salad.

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Do I have to use hash browns?

No you do not! You could use chopped or diced potatoes for this delicious side dish. You will need to adjust the cooking time since the potatoes will be thicker than hash browns. They should be cooked in one manner or the other, such as boiling or baked prior to mixing in with the other ingredients.

Are there variations for this recipe?

Of Course! You could peel and grate whole potatoes to use in place of the frozen hash browns. You will need to squeeze out the excess moisture before adding to the other ingredients.

Do I need to thaw the hash browns before adding them to the rest of the ingredients?

No, frozen hash browns will cook nicely in the dish. There is no need to thaw the frozen store-bought hash browns prior to use.

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Crack Potato Ingredients

  • Package of frozen hashbrowns
  • Sour cream
  • Crumbled bacon pieces
  • Ranch seasoning mix
  • Cheddar cheese shredded
  • Fresh chopped green onions

How To Make Crack Potatoes

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2. Mix together the frozen hashbrowns and sour cream.

Mix together the frozen hashbrowns and sour cream.

Then, add the crumbled bacon pieces

Add the crumbled bacon pieces

Then, add 1 cup of cheddar cheese.

Add 1 cup of cheddar cheese.

Then, add the green onions.

Add the green onions.

Then, add the ranch seasoning mix.

Add the ranch seasoning mix

Mix until well combined.

Step 3. Layer the ingredients into the bottom of a well-greased 9×13 baking dish.

Layer the ingredients into the bottom of a well-greased 9x13 baking dish.

Step 4. Cover the mixture with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.

Step 5. Remove the foil, add the additional cup of cheddar cheese, and bake for an additional 15 minutes before serving.

Remove the foil, add the additional cup of cheddar cheese, and bake for an additional 15 minutes before serving.

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Loaded Crack Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8
If you've never had crack potatoes, you're missing out! This easy side dish is made with just a few ingredients and a crowd-feeding meal.
4.19 from 11 votes

Ingredients 

  • 32 oz. Package of frozen hashbrowns
  • 16 oz. Sour cream
  • 1 C. Crumbled bacon pieces
  • 1 Packet ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 C. Cheddar cheese shredded
  • C. Fresh chopped green onions

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together the frozen hashbrowns, sour cream, crumbled bacon pieces, ranch seasoning mix, green onions, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese until well combined.
  • Layer the ingredients into the bottom of a well greased 9×13 baking dish.
  • Cover the mixture with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the foil, add the additional cup of cheddar cheese and bake for an additional 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1291mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g
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How do I store Loaded Crack Potatoes?

Once cooled the Loaded Crack Potatoes can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. You could freeze the Loaded Crack Potatoes in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months. They should be thawed overnight in the refrigerator.

How should I reheat the Loaded Crack Potatoes?

The potatoes can be placed into a baking dish and covered with foil. Place them in a preheated 325* oven for 10 to 15 minutes. You could also microwave them until the desired temperature is reached.

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Fried Potatoes with Onions – If you’re looking for a delicious and easy recipe, look no further than Fried Potatoes Onions and Smoked Polish Sausage.

Fried Potatoes Onions and Smoke Polish Sausage

Oven Seasoned Potatoes – Do you find yourself looking for new recipes the kids will like? Well, look no further than this easy and amazing side that everyone in the family will love.

Oven Fresh Seasoned Potatoes

Melting Potatoes – Simply amazing and delicious! We enjoy crispy potatoes very much!

Oven Roasted Melting Potatoes

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