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Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Potatoes

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Ranch potatoes made in the slow cooker with only a few ingredients. Tender, creamy potato chunks seasoned with ranch seasoning mix make for the perfect side dish to any dinner. 

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RANCH POTATOES

This recipe for slow cooker ranch potatoes was one of the first recipes I posted on the blog. I’ve made it countless times since and knew I needed to update it and republish it so it can be seen.

After 3 1/2 years of blogging it’s easy for recipes to get lost in the mix so I keep trying to get some of them updated. 

Original post and recipe is below. Enjoy friends and I hope you get the chance to make these.

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These potatoes! I am literally obsessed with these things at the moment. Very rarely do I make something for dinner and my little family of 5 (well, technically 4 eaters because of the baby) polishes off the entire thing.

These potatoes were an exception to that. We. Ate. Them. All!! Normally we have leftovers from dinner the night before and my husband will take it to work for lunch, but not this time!

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How to make creamy ranch potatoes

  • Wash 3 lbs of Yukon gold potatoes. You can choose to leave the skin on or peel the skin off. I peel the bad parts off of the potato and leave most of the skin on.
  • Cut potatoes into larger chunks and place into the slow cooker insert.
  • In a mixing bowl combine sour cream, milk, cream of potato soup, ranch seasoning mix, salt & pepper. Stir together and pour over the potatoes in the slow cooker. 
  • It will seem like a really thick mixture but as it cooks in the crock pot it will get nice and creamy. 

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My tips for making this recipe

  • The cook time is listed for 4-6 hours on LOW heat. The cook time will depend on how small or large the potato chunks are. I end up cutting the potatoes into large chunks (about 1 1/2″) and mine cook for about 4 1/2 hours. 
  • I always use Yukon gold potatoes but you can also use red potatoes if wanted. 
  • Be sure you get the packet of buttermilk ranch seasoning mix. I don’t know why or how but it just tastes better than the regular ranch seasoning mix.
  • Normally I say use full fat diary products when cooking or baking , but in this recipe you actually want the thinner milk like 1%. 
  • 3 lbs of potatoes is about 10 Yukon gold potatoes. I always buy the 5 pound bag and just eyeball the amount. 
  • This is not one of those recipes that you can let it cook all day while you’re away. It needs to be stirred a few times during the cook time to avoid the potatoes burning and sticking to the crock pot liner. 

Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 10 mins
 

Ranch potatoes made in the slow cooker with only a few ingredients. Tender, creamy potato chunks seasoned with ranch seasoning mix make for the perfect side dish to any dinner. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes, ranch potatoes, side dish recipe
Servings: 8 side dish servings
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs yukon gold potatoes (about 10 potatoes)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk (I use 1%)
  • 1 can (10 oz) condensed cream of potato soup
  • 1 packet (0.4 oz) buttermilk ranch seasoning mix (DO NOT prepare)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Spray slow cooker insert with cooking spray. 

  2. Wash and peel the potatoes (or leave the skin on, either way is fine). Cut into large 1 1/2" - 2" chunks. Place chopped potatoes into the slow cooker.

  3. In a mixing bowl combine the sour cream, milk, cream of potato soup, buttermilk ranch seasoning mix, salt & pepper. Stir together and pour over the potatoes. Mix everything together until the potatoes are coated. 

  4. Cover with the lid and cook on LOW heat for 4-6 hours. 

    ** It's important to stir the potatoes 2-3 times during the cooking time to prevent burning and to make sure all the potatoes are getting coated in the creamy sauce. 

Recipe Notes

This is not a recipe that you can let cook all day while you're away. The cook time is shorter and you need to stir it a few times during the cooking time to ensure that the potatoes are not burning and sticking to the slow cooker. 

 

You can use Yukon gold potatoes or red potatoes. 

 

I peel the bad parts off the potato and then leave the remaining skin on. You can choose to peel the potato or leave them unpeeled. 

 

Cook time depends on how big or small the potato chunks are. I cut mine larger (like 1 1/2"- 2") and mine are done at about 5 hours. 

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    July 9, 2015 at 7:54 pm I love potatoes with ranch so I am going to have to give these a try! Don't ya just love when you fix something and your whole family approves? I love that! :-)
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      Together As Family
      July 9, 2015 at 8:43 pm I know! It makes dinner easier when the kids actually eat what I make without complaining :) I've already made these three times since finding the recipe!
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    Erlene
    July 13, 2015 at 1:18 am We're potato lovers here and I know we would love this. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.
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      Together As Family
      July 13, 2015 at 11:32 am Thanks for visiting Erlene! We're potato lovers here too :)
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    Nancy
    July 17, 2015 at 7:29 pm What size packet of Ranch Dressing ?
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      Together As Family
      July 17, 2015 at 9:16 pm I'm sorry for not specifying in the recipe. I will change that. It is the 0.4 oz packet of 'buttermilk recipe'. Hope that helps, let me know if you have another question :) Here is a link w/ a picture of it, if that helps http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Valley-Original-Seasoning-Buttermilk/dp/B000EDM3JO/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1437182107&sr=8-8&keywords=ranch+seasoning+packets
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      Together As Family
      July 17, 2015 at 9:21 pm If you're using ranch powder mix from a big container (like the ones you buy in bulk at Costco or Sam's), I believe 3 tablespoons is equal to 1 packet (0.4 oz).
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    loyce metcalf
    July 18, 2015 at 3:15 pm Do you need to peel the potatoes.
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      Together As Family
      July 18, 2015 at 9:27 pm Hi Loyce! I just scrub the potatoes really well. You can leave the skin on or peel it off, whatever you prefer. I will clarify that in the recipe. Thanks so much for commenting and visiting :)
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    julia oquinn
    July 22, 2015 at 6:42 pm I wonder if u can use that half up of milk and use buttermilk instead on the ranch potatoes crock pot. thanks so much Julia
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      Together As Family
      July 22, 2015 at 7:19 pm Hi Julia! I have never tried using buttermilk instead of milk. I am sure it would be fine, because buttermilk is essentially milk. Let me know if you try it and if it worked. Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)
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    Christine Titus
    July 27, 2016 at 11:24 am These potatoes were not only simple to make, but so so good. I did add a bit more ranch dressing mix to taste, because I felt it needed more. Just add to your liking. My family loved these so much, I'm going to have to make them again. It went very well with grilled steak. YUM!
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      July 27, 2016 at 12:09 pm Hi Christine! That sounds like the perfect meal to me :) Grilled steak & creamy ranch potatoes. YUM! I make these potatoes at least 2-3 times a month. So glad you loved them. Thanks for coming back to leave your feedback.
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