Bakin’ with Bacon and the King (and Guest!)


Happy Saturday Bacon Lovers and Welcome to My Kitchen!!!

I have my buddy Raz from Friends Furever here to help me present this wonderful recipe for something delish you can make in your crockpot!!    My Mom is all for crockpot cooking when possible because she can get a lot of OTHER things done while something delish is cooking without her help/supervision in the crockpot.    I personally like crockpots for the same reason (sort of) – if she’s got dinner or part of dinner going in the crockpot it means SHE CAN TAKE ME OUTSIDE!!!!   WOO HOO!!!!

Raz and his Mom were kind enough to send in a REALLY YUMMY recipe for Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes so we decided to invite Raz over to help me present it to you AND share the recipe with all of you Baconians out there!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes


2-lbs red potatoes, cut into 1″ cubes (obviously you can use another type of potato but reds are great and so are Yukon golds)
1/2-lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 1-oz package ranch dressing seasoning packet  (yes – it’s that ranch dressing packet again that SOME of you don’t have access to)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons water
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup reserved
1/2 cup chives, chopped, to serve AND sour cream for serving (amounts up to you!)


In a small bowl, mix oil, water and seasoning packet. Pour mixture over potatoes in a large bowl. Toss to coat all the potatoes in the mixture.
Into a lightly greased 6-quart slow cooker, add in 1/3 of the potatoes. Sprinkle 1/3 of the bacon and 1/3 of the cheddar cheese. Repeat 2 more times. Cover and cook on high 3-4 hours or until potatoes are cooked through.
Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and cover again, allowing cheese to melt. Serve with sour cream and freshly chopped chives.

Now as you can PLAINLY see, this is an easy recipe and talk about yummy…………well it’s got so many good things in it how could it miss?    We’ve had a similar recipe before and as I’ve said above this recipe also has that packet of ranch dressing as an ingredient.    We in the USA have these packets of salad dressing mixes available (for the most part) in our grocery stores where salad dressings are.    Hopefully you can find these but if not – you can improvise OR leave it out all together – you can tell from the ingredients that it’s probably wonderful without the dressing.
There you have it – with special thanks to Raz and his Mom Sharon we say GIVE THIS ONE A TRY – you will love it.

This is a CHEF-approved recipe!!! (double Chefs actually)



Thanks Raz for helping me in the kitchen today and thanks to your Mom for the recipe too!

   See you all NEXT Saturday….King Teddy


39 responses »

  1. That sounds very tasty. I asked Mr. Google and there are several recipes for making your own dry ranch seasoning mix for us Brits that can’t get it. We can get it ready made in a bottle (Paul Newman’s) as a salad dressing which Ivor likes on his lettuce.

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  2. I can only imagine how good that smells cooking up. We could all use some bacon today. Thank you for your kind words about our sweet Zoe, we appreciate it.


    • Zoe was a doll………I know all of you will miss her. Those eyes……that precious face………what a gorgeous little Angel she must be. Sending you many MANY hugs.

      Love, Pam and Teddy


  3. Good Morning ☀️ Yummy, another great recipe. Thanks Raz for sharing. You two are good together. We just had a similar dish yesterday so in a couple weeks I’ll try this recipe.


  4. You can’t make anything with more tasty ingredients….cheese, BACON and …..didn’t you ssay nip too? Well, ok, catnip would help. Raz is the perfect mate for cooking….not cooking Raz but food with Raz…geez!




  5. The bacon Van Gogh is hysterical. This recipe really sounds yummy and easy: Our mom’s favorite kind. Thanks Teddy and Raz. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


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