I was looking for a good side dish to make with my sloppy joes. A good side dish has to be just as easy as my sloppy joe recipe while still being delicious at the same time. Slow cooker ranch potatoes was the perfect option. I tossed them into a separate slow cooker for one of the easiest dinners I have ever made. These would be really great at your next cookout, too.
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With only 3 simple ingredients, slow cooker ranch potatoes come together very quickly and with minimal fuss. You probably know by now that I am partial to extremely easy recipes. Cutting potatoes was the most complicated part of the recipe, and cutting potatoes is NOT complicated at all.
I used russet potatoes for this recipe because I had them on hand. Red or white potatoes would be wonderful in this recipe, though. I also used butter because butter is yummy, but olive oil could be easily substituted for a healthier version.
I simply cut my potatoes into bite-sized pieces that are roughly ( I mean, really roughly) the same size and tossed them into the slow cooker. I melted a stick of butter in a small bowl in the microwave. I added a tablespoon of dry ranch seasoning mix to the melted butter. (Dry ranch seasoning mix is found near the salad dressings because you can add milk & mayonnaise to it to make your own ranch dressing at home.) I stir together the ranch and butter then drizzle it over the potatoes.
I cooked them on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. However cooking times can vary significantly from slow cooker to slow cooker. Knowing your appliance is a must. The only way to really know your appliance is to use it. The more you use it; the more intuitive you will become with cooking times.
Once they were finished cooking, I gave the whole thing a good tossing to make sure they were well-covered in the butter ranch. I could hardly wait to dig into this buttery potato goodness.
Are you ready to make some slow cooker ranch potatoes? Check out the recipe below!
- 4-5 Medium Russet Potatoes or potato of your choice
- 1 TBSP Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix
- 1 Stick Butter ( I use salted.)
- Cut potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
- Toss potatoes into the slow cooker.
- Melt butter.
- Stir the dry ranch seasoning mix into the butter until well incorporated.
- Drizzle the ranch and butter sauce over the potatoes.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours adjusting times for your appliance.
- Might consider tossing the potatoes after cooking to evenly distribute the ranch butter sauce.
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