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Ranch Potatoes are oven roasted potatoes that only need 3 ingredients! So simple to make with baby potatoes, olive oil, and ranch seasoning mix. These roasted vegetables are a great side dish to any dinner!
Ranch Potatoes Recipe
These oven roasted ranch potatoes are always a hit for dinner at my house! It’s no secret that we love anything ranch around here like these Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Potatoes or my Ranch Pasta Salad recipe.
The best part about this roasted potatoes recipe is that you only need 3 ingredients to make them. Baby potatoes, olive oil, and a ranch seasoning packet is the best way to get maximum flavor with little effort.
They’re roasted in the oven at a high temperature so you get that creamy and soft potato center, with a browned and crispy exterior.
Here is the short list of ingredients that you will need to make these roasted potatoes in the oven.
- Baby Potatoes – These are the best to use in this recipe. No need to peel them. Just chop each one in half (because they’re already small in size, you just need to halve it) and that’s it. They have baby potatoes in the yellow potato or red potato. Either one works great in this recipe. I prefer the yellow potatoes slightly more because they have a sweeter and creamier taste.
- Olive Oil – I prefer using extra virgin ‘light tasting’ olive oil. Any olive oil can be used but regular olive oil does have a pretty heavy taste to it, which most people (especially kids) don’t like.
- Ranch Seasoning Packet – One packet is all you will need. Not the buttermilk version, just the regular ranch seasoning mix.
How To Make Ranch Roasted Potatoes (Only 3 Ingredients)
Learn how to make this easy side dish recipe with the simples tips below. Be sure to go to the bottom of the page for the full recipe and detailed instructions along with all my tips.
- Step One : Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare a cookie sheet/baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
- Step Two : Half each baby potato (no need to peel them) and place them into a mixing bowl.
- Step Three : Add the olive oil + ranch seasoning mix and stir together well until all the potatoes are coated in the dressing.
- Step Four : Spread the potatoes out onto the prepared baking sheet and cook for 30-35 minutes. Make sure that the potatoes are not touching. This ensures that all sides of the potato will get crispy and browned during the cook time.
Tips For Success
Here are a few of my helpful tips that will help make this recipe a success in your own kitchen.
- Use Baby Potatoes : For some reason, the baby potatoes just taste better! I don’t know what it is. Plus they’re easier to cut because all you have to do is chop them in half. The baby potatoes are what I recommend when making this recipe. Yellow or red baby potatoes will both work equally well in this recipe. I have even doubled this recipe before and used one bag red potatoes + one bag yellow potatoes. That was really good!
- Potato Skin : I never peel the skin off the potatoes because it gets really crispy in the oven, which is the best part. You can peel the skin off if that is what you prefer.
- Baking : The temperature is high but that’s what will create that really crispy exterior and the soft buttery potato center. When you spread the potatoes out onto the baking sheet, make sure that they are not overlapping or touching (as best as you can). This will ensure that all sides of the potato get nice and crispy.
Ranch Potatoes FAQ’s
- Variation & Substitution Ideas
- Try using a packet of spicy ranch seasoning mix or a packet of taco ranch seasoning place for a fun flavor twist!
- Use any oil you prefer in this recipe.
- Can I Make Ranch Potatoes Recipe In The Air Fryer?
- Yes you can make these potatoes in the air fryer. Cook them at 400 degrees F for about 18-20 minutes, giving the basket a shake halfway through the cook time.
- Why Is The Temperature So High?
- The high temperature is what will create the really crispy & browned exterior, with a soft buttery potato center.
- How Many Tablespoons is 1 oz of Seasoning?
- If you are measuring the ranch seasoning from a large jar, then you will need to use 2 tablespoons of the seasoning instead of the packet.
- Can I Use Regular Potatoes Instead of Baby Potatoes?
- Yes you can. Wash and peel the bad parts off of the skin and then cut into small bite-sized pieces, about 1/2″ to 1″ in size.
- How To Store Leftovers
- These are best eaten within an hour or two of making them. If you do have leftovers, store them in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Leftovers will get soft so they will have a different texture. But they’re still delicious and flavorful.
More Roasted Vegetable Recipes You’ll Love
- Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
- Roasted Red Potatoes
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Oven Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
- Roasted Carrots
- 1.5 pounds baby potatoes (red or yellow)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 packet (1 oz) ranch seasoning mix
- Preheat oven to 450° F. Line a half sheet pan (aka - cookie sheet, 13"x18") with parchment paper.
- Cut each baby potato in half and place them into a mixing bowl.
- Add the olive oil and ranch seasoning mix into the potatoes and mix until all the potatoes are coated well.
- Spread the potatoes into an even layer (avoid touching or overlapping of the potatoes) onto the prepared sheet pan.
- Cook for 30-35 minutes or until the potatoes are golden browned and crispy on the edges. * The cook time will vary depending on the size of the potato pieces you are using.