Sunday, August 27, 2017

Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Potatoes

I was really exited to try potatoes in the Instant Pot! I wonder why I haven't tried this sooner, but like most of my other friends, there is some hesitations when using the Instant Pot.  I have found that if you just try it, it works out! I love all the flavors that come with this Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Potatoes Recipe.

Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Potatoes, Chasing Saturdays

We really took on a big project this summer. Because of the wet spring, planting the garden was later than normal We also planted more produce than the previous years.  These pictures were taken in June.  We had a problem with potato bugs this year.  Usually after the potato plants die, the bugs disappear.  They have stayed in the garden, and are now on the tomato plants. 

If you could see the garden right now, the potato plants are not as green.  Most of the plants have died off, and we are able to enjoy the potatoes. We have an overabundance of potatoes, red and white potatoes to enjoy! Making them in the Instant Pot was faster.

My family loves to eat potatoes, so I made a big batch of Bacon Ranch Potatoes.  I cut up 3 pounds of red potatoes and put in the Instant Pot.  I cut up 7 slices of bacon and added to the potatoes. Moisture is important when cooking in the Instant Pot, add 3 tablespoons of water. Add parsley, garlic powder and salt and pepper.

Set the Instant Pot to 10 minutes.   When it is done, set quick release.  I put a kitchen towel over the valve when I set the quick release.  Stay away from the steam.

Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Potatoes, Chasing Saturdays

I mixed in a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Mix, you can add what you want for taste. Mix in shredded cheddar cheese, and serve.  

Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Potatoes, Chasing Saturdays

Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Potatoes



  • 3 pounds red potatoes
  • 7 strips bacon
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix


  1. Wash and cut the potatoes into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Cut the bacon into small pieces.
  3. Add potatoes, bacon and 4 tablespoons of water into the Instant Pot.
  4. Stir in dried parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  5. Set the instant pot to manual and set the time for 10 minutes.
  6. Release the pressure and carefully open the lid. This recipe was made with 6Qt Instant Pot.
  7. Add ranch dressing and cheese and stir to combine. Serve immediately. You can serve out of Instant Pot Bowl.

Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Potatoes, Chasing Saturdays

Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Potatoes, Chasing Saturdays

Crystal Kellner

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fresh Glazed Peach Pie

We spent the last weekend before kids were back in school in Michigan.  Weather was beautiful, and it was nice to sit back and relax.  Before we left Michigan, we stopped at a farmers market to pick up a basket of peaches.  Fresh Glazed Peach Pie is refreshing and delicious. 

Pie, Peaches, Peach Pie, Desserts, Chasing Saturays

This is an easy, six-ingredient pie.  The peach glaze keeps the peach slices fresh! 

Peach Pie, Glazed, Peaches, Dessert

If you have a favorite pie crust recipe, send it my way! I would love to try it! We were busy canning green beans and salsa, so we went the easy route, and used the Pillsbury Pie Dough. Simple, and it tastes great! 

Fresh Glaze Peach Pie, Dessert, Peaches


8-10 fresh peaches, peeled and thinly sliced
1 pie crust, prepared
2 small boxes (3 oz) Peach Jello
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 heaping tablespoons corn starch

Prepare pie crust. Place peach slices in the pie until full. Set aside.

Add 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in a small sauce pan over medium heat.  Whisk until thick and dissolved.

Remove from heat and add 2 small boxes of Peach Jello
. Pour over peaches.  Chill 2 hours until set.  

Peach Pie, Peaches, dessert

Peaches, Glazed Pie, Peach Pie, Dessert

Crystal Kellner