Ranch Roasted Red Potatoes

My husband’s friends often come over to go fishing on our little boat in the water behind our house. It seems like it’s always around dinner time so I usually invite them over for dinner afterwards and sometimes they stay and sometimes they don’t. But I always try to have some items on hand that I can fix quickly to add some bulk and variety to our dinner just in case. That’s how these potatoes came about.

I quickly scanned Pinterest for a red potato recipe to make a filler for our dinner and spotted these. They took less than 5 minutes to prep. They’re roasted with a dry ranch seasoning mix. I’m not much of a potato girl and I loved these perfectly seasoned potatoes. Super easy and inexpensive!

Ranch Roasted Red Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs red potatoes, washed and quartered
  • 1 (.4 ounce) packet Ranch salad dressing and dry seasoning mix
  • Olive oil cooking spray or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl add potatoes and spray lightly with the cooking spray or drizzle with a little olive oil if you don't have olive oil cooking spray. Then, add in the Ranch dressing mix and salt. Toss well to coat each potato piece evenly.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil or spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Pour potatoes onto the baking sheet and spread out potatoes evenly.
  4. Bake in oven until potatoes are cooked through, and edges start to turn very dark brown, approximately 20-25 minutes. To check to see if they are done, pierce one of the larger pieces of potato with a fork to see if it is soft.
  5. Serve immediately.

Notes

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  1. Those sound great. I may just have to make these with dinner tonight … although I still haven’t figured out what that will be yet.

  2. I am so glad you posted these! Jen Johnstun actually used to make these all the time and I loved them but had totally forgotten about them!

  3. I would love a big bowl of these just by themselves!! YUMM!!!

  4. I would eat this just as a main course ANYTIME!

  5. Yum I love potatoes! If you’re looking for a good dessert you should give this chocolate Oreo cake a try!

    Thanks for the recipe :)

  6. I can’t wait to try this! I make these a lot with salt/pepper/garlic salt/Parmesan and italian seasoning but ranch flavored sounds soooo good. My family is going to love this!

  7. Sounds yummy! Love red potatoes. Pinned!

  8. Why is it that anything seasoned with ranch dressing mix is automatically delicious? My mom was telling me once that she remembers when ranch dressing was invented back when she was a little girl. I said, “but mom, what did you DO before that??” she said, “I don’t know, Karen…I don’t know.” Long live ranch!!

  9. They look totally delish! Can’t wait to try it

  10. We love cooking these on the grill, so versatile! Sometimes we put the dry Italian seasoning, sometimes rosemary, dill, pretty much anything that your family likes.

  11. Love those nice and easy recipes! Sounds like some good comfort food to me! Cheers, Ashleigh & Tiffani, The Drinking Girls

  12. These look and sound amazing, I can’t wait to give them a serious try.

  13. I just happen to have a nice little bag of red potatoes in my pantry! Making these tomorrow…

  14. Those look great! I bet you could try this with a lot of different seasoning mixes. :)

  15. Would these work in foil packs on the grill or would that keep them too moist ???

  16. @michele,
    I think they would still have good flavor but wouldn’t have that yummy roasted texture that I love.

  17. These were heaven! made em for FATHERS DAY along with pork chops and our guys were very happy:) Thanks

  18. These were heaven! made em for FATHERS DAY along with pork chops and our guys were very happy:) Thanks

  19. Can you make the ranch mix like your other pre-made mixes (brownie, biscuit, pancake, gingerbread, etc)?? Because that would be phenomenal – my husband doesn’t like chili powder, so any recipe calling for chili powder or taco seasoning, we substitute a ranch packet (or fiesta ranch packet) but those run almost $1.50 each!

  20. @Angie,
    I’m sure there’s a way to make it but I’m not sure how. I would love any ideas?

  21. I love Mexican food specially Taco Cupcakes , i never knew it takes beef to make a cake.

  22. Ranch seasoning can be bought in bulk shaker-top style bottles, and is very affordable! I got ours at BJs, and they’re available online. 3T is equivalent to one packet.

  23. I really wanted these to work but had to add more and more powdered Ranch. Won’t be making these again.