Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

slow cooker ranch potatoes

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.

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Are you ready to make some slow cooker ranch potatoes?  Check out the recipe below!


Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes

Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes


  • 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.
  • Enjoy!
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About Trisha

Trisha Kilpatrick is a homeschooling mother of three. She has a degree in Education with a double major in Elementary and Special Education, but she is more proud of her countless hours of volunteer work in Children's Church. She believes that all children can learn and that, in life, simple is almost always best. *Affiliate links are used on this site. I may be compensated when you click on or buy from these links. If you have any questions, you can contact me at questions@trishadishes.com .

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