Found this at Taste of Home and all I can say is that it was a huge hit with my guys at the dinner table. I made it a couple of weeks ago and they are already requesting it again. The prep time seems like a lot but that is basically baking the potatoes and frying the bacon. This step can be done the day before.
Crack potatoes 2 (16oz) containers sour cream 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 2 (3oz) bags real bacon bits 2 packages Ranch Dip mix 1 large bag frozen hash brown potatoes Combine first 4 ingredients, mix in hash browns. Spread into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 400 for 45-60 minutes.
Ranch Potatoes- 8-10 medium potatoes, 1 can cream of mushroom soup (or cream of chicken), 1 1/2 cup milk, 1 envelope ranch dressing mix, 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, salt and pepper and 6 bacon slices.