These Ranch Roasted Potatoes are coated in a cheesy, delicious ranch dressing mix, then roasted to crispy perfection. They are a seriously simple side dish that the whole family will love.
The Best Cheesy Ranch Potatoes Recipe
Looking for an easy side dish that no one is going to complain about? These Hidden Valley Ranch Roasted Potatoes are a great way to make sure your kiddos eat their vegetables - just throw a little hidden valley ranch dressing mix on them! Whether you buy a mix from the store or make your own, we can just about guarantee that these will be a major hit.
Toss some grated Parmesan cheese and garlic powder into the mix if you want an even bigger flavor boost. These would also taste great, sprinkled with bacon bits and fresh chives. Or, throw another vegetable or two onto the baking sheet. Carrots would taste great! These Hidden Valley Ranch Potatoes are a family favorite side dish.
If you're looking for a classic Baked Potato in Oven, some Cheesy Hashbrowns or a Sweet Potato Recipe, we've got you covered there too. Or how about these Grilled Potato Kabobs, or this cheesy breakfast potatoes for a skillet with plenty of meat.
Ingredients in Roasted Ranch Potatoes
- Potatoes - we use red potatoes for this recipe, but you could substitute Yukon gold, fingerling or even Russet potatoes.
- Oil - we love avocado oil but you could also use olive oil.
- Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning - you can buy these ranch dressing mix packets at the store in the salad dressing aisle. They should come in 1-ounce packages. It’s also incredibly simple to make your own! Just refer to the recipe below.
- Salt and Pepper
Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix
If you would prefer to make your own homemade dressing mix, here’s a simple recipe. All you need to do is mix together the following ingredients and store in a spice jar or small airtight container:
- 2 teaspoons dried dill
- 1 teaspoon dried chives
- 2 tablespoons garlic salt (or half garlic powder, half salt)
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
How to Make Ranch Roasted Potatoes
- Mix potatoes and seasoning. Wash and cut potatoes into quarters, or 1 ½” chunks and place in a large bowl or a ziplock bag. Drizzle them with 3 tablespoons of avocado oil, toss to coat the potatoes evenly, then add the packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning mix and toss again until coated evenly.
- Arrange on a baking sheet. Coat a baking sheet with another 3 tablespoons of avocado oil, spreading it evenly. Remove potatoes from the ziplock bag and pour onto the baking sheet. Place the potatoes on an even layer on the baking sheet.
- Bake. In an oven preheated to 425 degrees, bake potatoes for about 20 minutes, or until potatoes begin to brown. Using a spatula, turn the potatoes and cook for another 10-15 minutes so the other side can brown and crisp.
- Serve. Once the potatoes are brown and golden, remove from the oven and season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Since this roasted ranch potato recipe is best when eaten soon after they come out of the oven, we don’t recommend cooking them ahead of time. The one thing you could make ahead of time would be the homemade ranch seasoning mix. If you go that route, make a huge batch because it lasts forever!
We like to roast small potatoes like these at a high temperature. This way, the skin can get nice and crispy while the insides stay creamy and soft.
This recipe calls for preheating your oven to 425 degrees, which seems to be the sweet spot. If you set your oven below 350-375 degrees, they will never get crispy. But, anything over 450 degrees and you risk burning the outsides before the insides cook.
In this Ranch Roasted Potatoes recipe, we use red potatoes. They are great for roasting because they are thin-skinned, medium waxy and have a delicious earthy flavor. You can usually purchase them in bags at the grocery store, making them easy to shop for.
But, these aren’t the only potatoes that are great for roasting. Any of the following would be great substitutes in this recipe:
Yukon Gold potatoes - these are a great option because they aren’t too starchy or too waxy. Plus, they have an amazing creamy texture.
Fingerling potatoes - fingerling potatoes are nice and small. They are typically small enough that you may not even need to cut them.
Russet potatoes - these will need to be cut into 1-1 ½” cubes, but otherwise you can make the recipe exactly the same. We prefer to keep the skin on, even though Russet potatoes have thicker skin, as it makes for deliciously crispy potatoes.
- Add Cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes to get cheesey potatoes.
- Serve with your favorite nacho toppings, cheese, sour cream, green onions, etc for a fun switch up.
- Serve in a breakfast bowl with scrambled eggs and your favorite breakfast meat.
- Add to a breakfast burrito.
- Top with Sweet Pork or Salsa Chicken instead of rice for an easy burrito bowl.
- For a little Southwest flair, try with this Salsa Ranch dressing.
- If you have leftover potatoes, dice them up and add them to these breakfast burritos.
Serve with these yummy sauces...
- Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Salsa Ranch
- or serve them with some scrambled eggs and homemade salsa.
Storing and Reheating
- Refrigerator: store any leftover Ranch Roasted Potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- How to Reheat: you can reheat in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, or until warm. If you happen to have an air fryer, you can also toss them into there for a few minutes.
Ranch Roasted Potatoes Recipe
- 3-4 pounds Red Potatoes washed and quartered
- 3 Tablespoons Avocado Oil can substitute olive oil
- 1-ounce packet Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
- 3 Tablespoons Avocado Oil to grease baking sheet
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place washed and quartered potatoes in a large bowl or a ziplock bag and drizzle them with 3 tablespoons of avocado oil. Toss the potatoes until evenly coated, then add the packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning mix. Toss again until the potatoes are evenly coated.
- Coat a baking sheet with another 3 tablespoons of avocado oil, spreading it evenly. Remove potatoes from the ziplock bag and pour onto the baking sheet. Place the potatoes on an even layer on the baking sheet.
- Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the edges of the potatoes begin to brown. Using a spatula, turn the potatoes and cook for another 15-20 minutes so the other side can brown and crisp.
- Once the potatoes are golden brown, remove from the oven and season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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These Ranch Roasted Potatoes are crispy, tender and covered in cheesy ranch dressing mix. They make a simple side dish that is impossible to resist.