There’s something undeniably comforting about potatoes. From crispy fries to creamy Au gratin, these versatile veggies take on many delectable forms. But have you tried slow-cooking them? With sultry summer days ahead, this hands-off cooking method promises flavorful potatoes without overheating your kitchen!
This delightful garlic ranch potato recipe intertwines the heartwarming earthiness of potatoes with the zesty kick of garlic and the cool, creamy goodness of ranch dressing. Not a ranch fan? Fear not! Feel free to swap out the ranch seasoning for taco or chili flavoring to craft your own tasty twist.
Garlic Ranch Potatoes
What You’ll Need:
2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, either quartered or chopped into 1.5″ pieces
1 oz of ranch seasoning dressing (or 1 tablespoon homemade seasoning)
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
1 tablespoon salt, adjusted to your taste
Let’s Get Cooking:
Prep and Season: Gently place your potatoes into a 6-quart slow cooker, followed by a cascade of salt, ranch seasoning, olive oil, chives, and garlic. Give it all a good toss to ensure every potato piece is wonderfully coated.
Slow Cook to Perfection: Lid on, set your cooker to high, and let it work its magic for about 3 hours, or until the potatoes are beautifully fork-tender. Keep an eye on them from time to time to prevent overcooking.
Pro-Tip: Out of ranch seasoning packets? Craft your own using a blend of garlic salt, parsley, onion powder, and garlic powder!