Saturday, March 10, 2012

Roasted Red Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese



      If you're looking for a quick and easy side dish that people will love, give these Roasted Red Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese from Kraft a try.  I used a little less than the full 2 pounds of potatoes and it was just the right amount for my 10 inch oven.  The potatoes I used were on the tiny side and were ready in 50 minutes with 10 coals in a ring around the bottom and 22 on the lid.  If you're making a larger portion, use a bigger oven, they will brown better if scattered in a single layer.  Also, the real bacon bits in a jar were really quite good but if you want to fry your own bacon and crumble it in, I'm sure it would be even better.  A good staple recipe, with bacon, cheese and potatoes you can never go wrong.

Roasted Red Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese
1/2 cup bottled Ranch OR Bacon Ranch Dressing
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan OR Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Real Bacon Bits
2 lb. small red potatoes, quartered
1/4 cup chopped scallions (optional)
1 Tblsp chopped fresh parsley

     Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
     Mix dressing, cheese, scallions and Bacon Bits in medium bowl.
     Add potatoes; toss lightly.
     Spoon potatoes in single layer in prepared oven.
     Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until tender and browned.
     Makes 4-6 servings.

Toss potatoes with cheese, dressing, scallions and bacon bits and spoon into oven

Roast at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes

Sprinkle crispy potatoes with fresh parsley

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