Friday, September 30, 2011

Cheesy Ranch Potato Cubes

Found this one on

Cheesy Ranch Potato Cubes


6-7 medium potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheese (I used a little more :)

Wash, cut and place potatoes on a generously greased (I used nonstick spray) 11x7 cookie sheet.  Dot with butter.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 for about 40 minutes (until tender).

Combine sour cream and salad dressing mix, spoon over potatoes.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Bake, uncovered, for about 5 minutes or until cheese in melted.

We had this with BBQ pork and a salad.

Our Review:  Mike said he could eat these every night!  I really liked them too :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Barbecue Beef Shepherd's Pie

Found this one on but had to change some things for what I could find.

Barbecue Beef  Shepherd's Pie

1 lb. lean ground beef
8 med. green onions (I didn't use)
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 can (11 oz) mexicorn (I used 1/2 can)
1 can (4oz) green chiles, undrained (I used 1/2 can)
1 pkg Idahoan Four Cheese Instant Potatoes
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup corn chips

Cook ground beef (and 1/2 of onions if using), drain.  Stir in barbecue sauce, mexicorn and chiles.  Heat to boiling, reduce heat to low to keep warm.

Meanwhile, cook potatoes as directed on package.  You can stir in more mexicorn and onions, I chose not to.  Let stand for a few minutes.

Spoon potatoes onto center of beef mixture, leaving room around rim of pan.  Sprinkle cheese on potatoes and sprinkle fritos around the edge of the pan.

Makes 6 servings

Our Review:  This one got rave reviews online but as I was making it I wasn't so sure about it and told hubby there was still time to go to Sonic :)  But we ended up LOVING this!  The flavors work very well together!