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Crack Potatoes

Crack Potatoes is a flavor-packed side dish made of shredded hash brown tossed with an utterly addicting combo of ranch dressing, sour cream, and cream cheese! As if all that goodness is not enough, gooey, melty cheese and crispy bacon crumbles are thrown in. It’s an easier, creamier, and fun twist to the classic potato casserole!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato casserole, crack potato casserole, potato casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Calories: 5157kcal


  • 1 - package cream cheese 8 ounce, softened
  • 1 - container sour cream 16 ounce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 packages Ranch Dressing mix 1 ounce
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • 1 pound cooked bacon chopped and divided
  • 1 bag shredded hash brown potatoes 30 ounce


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare a 9X13 baking dish by spraying the bottom and sides with non-stick spray.
  • Using a very large bowl, mix together the cream cheese (once it is well softened it can be mashed with a fork but I find that it's easier to fully incorporate it by using an electric mixer), sour cream, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and Ranch Dressing mix.
  • Then stir in 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese and about half of the chopped bacon. Add and mix in the hashbrown potatoes.
  • Pour this mixture into the prepared pan spread out evenly.
  • Bake the casserole covered for 40 minutes.
  • Remove it from the oven and sprinkle on the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese and the remaining bacon. Return the casserole to the oven to continue baking, uncovered, for another 10 minutes.


Calories: 5157kcal | Carbohydrates: 122g | Protein: 265g | Fat: 396g | Saturated Fat: 197g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 37g | Monounsaturated Fat: 134g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1167mg | Sodium: 17402mg | Potassium: 4259mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 8013IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 3014mg | Iron: 11mg
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