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Spicy cheesy bacon & ranch potatoes

May 1, 2016

OMG guys I am in love with these potatoes!! I think I could literally eat them everyday πŸ˜‰ We had my in-laws over for some burgers on the grill so I whipped these delicious spicy cheesy bacon and ranch potatoes up to go as a side dish and everybody loved them.. Makes 6 servings at 5 smart points each.


5.0 from 3 reviews
Spicy cheesy bacon & ranch potatoes
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 6
5SP blue & green, 3SP purple/5pp per serving
  • 1.5lb (680g) mini potatoes (mine pictured below)
  • ½ Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp franks hot sauce
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • Salt & pepper (just a dash)
  • 2 Tbsp light cream cheese (softened)
  • 3 Tbsp light ranch dressing
  • ⅔ cup light shredded cheese
  • 5 cooked slices low point bacon (I use Oscar Mayer center cut)
  • Green onion
  1. Preheat oven to 400F, spray a 9 inch dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cut your mini potatoes in half, mix with oil, franks, paprika and salt & pepper.
  3. Spoon into dish and bake in oven for 50 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.
  4. Mix your softened cream cheese and 2 Tbsp of ranch dressing (leaving 1T aside) together. Drizzle over the potatoes (I piped mine out of a small zip lock to spread easier)
  5. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Crumble your cooked bacon and diced green onion on top of cheese then return to oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Drizzle with remaining 1Tbsp ranch dressing.
  7. Makes 6 servings at 5 smart points per serving blue & green, 3sp on purple, 5 points plus.
  8. Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 172..Fat 7.6g..Saturated fat 1.5g...Carbs 18.8g...Fiber 1.8g...Sugar 1.8g...Protein 7.9g






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    Reply Janice May 20, 2016 at 3:20 am

    Just had these potatoes for tea and they are devine. Thankyou love your two sites only trouble is were in nz and cant get some of the ingredients you mention

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 20, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the potatoes Janice, I knwo it’s hard when you visit a blog that is run in another country, All the ingredients I use can be purchased in Canada or U.S and that is where most of my traffic that visits my blog is from, it would be like if I visited a food blog run by someone in NZ, I would find it difficult to get their products πŸ™ Hope there are enough recipes for you to enjoy still πŸ™‚

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    Reply Rachel May 24, 2016 at 9:55 am

    How big is a serving?

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      Reply Drizzle May 24, 2016 at 10:44 am

      1/6th of the dish, I did not weigh it out, I just divided into 6 equal servings, as long as you keep them similar size all should be good with points

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    Reply Morgan May 27, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Is the dish 9 x9″? Or a 9X 13″ dish?
    Thank you πŸ™‚

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      Reply Drizzle May 28, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      It’s a 9 inch dish as mentioned in post πŸ™‚ If I just say 8 inch or 9 inch then you know it’s a 9×9, I will say in recipe if it’s a 9×13..

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    Reply Lisa June 7, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Can’t wait to try this dish! Do you think a yogurt dressing (such as Bolthouse) would be an OK substitute for the ranch dressing, or would a yogurt-based product not work for this? Thanks!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 8, 2016 at 10:45 am

      Hi Lisa, I think that dressing will work great, hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚

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    Reply karey October 10, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    These were so,so good! Thank you!

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      Reply Drizzle October 11, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      You are very welcome, glad you enjoyed! πŸ™‚

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    Reply Roxane November 5, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Made these potatoes and they came out delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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      Reply Drizzle November 6, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      Your welcome! Glad you enjoyed them πŸ™‚

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    Reply Sara Teichman January 28, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    You are a genius! These are amazing!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 30, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Hi Sara, thank you πŸ™‚ so glad you enjoyed them!

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    Reply Robbie Haworth January 31, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Are the potatoes fresh, frozen or refrigerated?

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      Reply Drizzle January 31, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      Fresh mini potatoes πŸ™‚

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    Reply Nicole March 15, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    Hi! Is the bacon cooked beforehand?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 17, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      Hi Nicole, yes the bacon is pre-cooked

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    Reply AJ Sloan September 16, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    New to your stuff but really liking the ideas. Haven’t tried anything yet. I’m super new. Lol

    I love that you put the points per serving wich is awesome.
    I have a question tho

    You say makes X amount of servings and each serving is X amount of pts. What if i happen to use a different size dish to make it in. How would I know the correct size for a serving?

    For example is a serving a cup or by weight?

    Thanks a ton.
    Have a great day .

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Hi AJ, generally a serving is by weight, so if you use a different size dish I would just try to cut into 6 equal servings and you can weigh a few to make sure you are keeping them about he same size .. I hope you enjoy the recipes

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