This flavor-packed recipe for roasted Ranch Potatoes has to be one of the easiest side dishes ever! Baby potatoes are roasted with butter and dry ranch mix until tender, then sprinkled with parmesan cheese and served up to your hungry family. A great choice for holidays, potlucks, and family dinners.
This easy recipe for Ranch potatoes has been a favorite in my family since the first time I made it, and I've made it many times since. It gets rave reviews each time, and I have yet to find a main course that it doesn't work well with. But do you know what the best part is? You need just a few simple ingredients to get started.
Whether you want to use store-bought packets or a homemade dry ranch seasoning mix, this flavor-packed recipe is easy enough to make any night of the week.
If you're looking for a simple side dish or a great addition to holiday and potluck dinners, this is one recipe you'll want to make again and again!
Reasons to Love This Recipe:
- It's the perfect side dish. Easy to make and packed with ranch flavor.
- A simple recipe. Everything is made in one baking dish, and it calls for just 3-4 ingredients.
- Crowd pleaser. These easy ranch potatoes are a hit with the whole family (even the picky eaters). I mean, who doesn't love buttery potatoes coated in ranch seasoning!?
- Versatile. This family favorite potato dish goes well with just about any main course.
- Potatoes: For the best results use baby potatoes. Both baby red and Yukon Gold potatoes work really well. If you want to use regular potatoes you can peel and cube them (1-1 ½" pieces).
- Butter: Everything is better with butter! You will need 4 tablespoons for this recipe.
- Ranch seasoning: This dry salad dressing mix works really well in recipes of all kinds! If you can't find any at your local grocery store you can use homemade ranch seasoning.
- Parmesan (optional): I like to add this at the end for a little sharp cheesiness. If you want to leave it out, that's totally fine! You could also opt for a melting cheese like mozzarella or cheddar cheese.
Step one: Place the butter into a medium-sized baking dish and place it into an oven that has been preheated to 425ºF/218ºC. Warm for 4-6 minutes or until the butter has melted.
Step two: Add halved baby potatoes to the melted butter and stir to coat them well.
Adding the Ranch Seasoning
Step three: Sprinkle on the ranch seasoning mix.
Step four: Stir well to coat the buttered potatoes in the ranch seasoning mixture.
Tip: If you really love a strong garlic flavor, feel free to add in a little bit of garlic powder along with the ranch seasoning. Onion powder can be added as well, but use only a small amount.
Roasting the Potatoes
Step five: Return the baking dish to the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes, or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
Step six: Remove from the oven and sprinkle with parmesan cheese (optional) and stir until melted.
Cook's Tip: If you want to add a blend of shredded cheese (mozza and/or cheddar cheese) and bacon bits it's best to do so about 5-10 minutes before the end of the cooking time is up.
Serving Ranch Roasted Potatoes
These are the best roasted potatoes and are truly good on their own. That being said, you can definitely elevate them by garnishing them with your favorite toppings and serving them with some delicious dipping sauces. Here are a few suggestions:
- Shredded cheese
- Green onions
- Sour cream
- Curry mayonnaise
- Campfire sauce
- Chick Fil A sauce
- Buffalo sauce
Transfer any leftovers to an airtight container, or wrap the baking dish with several layers of aluminum foil. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Reheating: Warm any leftovers in the microwave in 30-second intervals until warmed through. Alternatively, warm them in an oven set to 350ºF (177ºC) for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.
Slow Cooker Instructions
- Cut the potatoes in half and add them to a 4 quart slow cooker (or a 6 quart if doubling the recipe).
- Add the butter to a microwave-safe bowl and heat until melted.
- Stir the ranch seasoning into the butter.
- Pour the butter and ranch seasoning mixture on top of the potatoes. Stir to coat.
- Cook on "high" for 2-3 hours, or on "low" for 4-6 hours.
- Garnish with parmesan cheese, shredded cheese, and/or bacon bits.
- Serve and enjoy.
Air Fryer Instructions
- Add the halved baby potatoes to a large bowl.
- Melt the butter in a small microwave-safe bowl.
- Pour the melted butter over the potatoes and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle on the ranch seasoning and stir well to ensure it is evenly distributed over the potatoes.
- Place it in the basket of an air fryer preheated to 400ºF.
- Cook in the air fryer for 13-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.
- Once the potatoes are fork tender, remove them from the oven and stir in the parmesan cheese (if using).
- Serve and enjoy.
- Cheesy Ranch Potatoes: Top the potatoes with 1 cup of shredded cheese for the last 5-10 minutes of the cooking time. I recommend a blend of cheese that includes mozzarella, so you get that epic cheese pull.
- Ranch Potatoes with Bacon: Add ½ cup of cooked and crumbled bacon during the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.
- Ranch Sweet Potatoes: Substitute the baby potatoes for 1 ½ pounds of sweet potato. Peel and chop into 1" cubes.
- Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes: Add ½ cup of cooked and crumbled bacon, and 1 cup of shredded cheese during the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.
Ranch seasoning - This can be found in the salad dressing aisle of your local grocery store. If you can't find it in your area, you can use a homemade ranch seasoning mix.
Potatoes - While baby potatoes work the best (because they cook more quickly), you can use peeled and chopped potatoes if you prefer. Just make sure they are about 1-1 ½" pieces to encourage them to cook through quickly.
Butter - If you would prefer your seasoned potatoes to be dairy free you can substitute the butter for extra virgin olive oil or canola oil.
More Favorite Side Dishes:
- Stick of Butter Rice
- Parmesan Crusted Potatoes
- Cheesy Vegetable Casserole
- Funeral Potatoes
- Roasted Broccoli and Potatoes
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Roasted Ranch Potatoes
- 1 ½ pounds baby potatoes* halved
- 1 package Ranch seasoning** 1oz/28 grams
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese optional
- Preheat the oven to 425ºF (218ºC).
- Add the butter to a medium-sized baking dish (8X10” or 20X27 cm) and place in the preheated oven for 4-6 minutes, or until melted.
- Remove the melted butter from the oven and add the halved potatoes to the baking dish, tossing to coat them in the butter.
- Sprinkle the potatoes with the ranch seasoning, and toss to coat them completely in the seasoning.
- Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
- Add the parmesan cheese (if using) and stir well to coat the potatoes and melt the cheese.
- Garnish with chopped parsley (if desired), serve, and enjoy!
- Cheesy Ranch Potatoes: Top the potatoes with 1 cup of shredded cheese 5-10 minutes before the end of the baking time.
- With bacon: Add ½ cup of cooked and crumbled bacon during the last 5-10 minutes of roasting.
- Slow cooker: Cook on "high" for 2-3 hours, or on "low" for 4-6 hours.
- Air fryer: Cook at 400ºF for 13-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
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