Baked Cheesy Ranch Potatoes (Just 4 Ingredients!) @natashaskitchen

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Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest. These baked ranch potatoes have just 4 ingredients and they’re perfect for dinner; whether it’s for the fam or a party!

My Mama-in-law thought up this recipe and baked it for us on our last visit to California. It seems like every time we visit, I come home with new recipes. I love it! Even my son found these cheesy potatoes hard to resist and he doesn’t usually like potatoes. Family approved :). 

If you aren’t convinced yet, please stare at this next photo awhile… 😉

Baked Cheesy Ranch Potatoes (Just 4 Ingredients!) @natashaskitchen

Ingredients for cheesy ranch potatoes:

3 lbs baby red potatoes, unpeeled
1/2-1 cup buttermilk or yogurt ranch dressing
Garlic salt, to taste
1 – 1 1/2 cups finely shredded Mexican cheese blend
Chives or green onions to garnish, optional

Baked Cheesy Ranch Potatoes (Just 4 Ingredients!) @natashaskitchen

How to make oven roasted potatoes:

1. Cut potatoes into 1″ to 1 1/2″ pieces. Fill a 5 Qt pot half full with salted warm water (about 7 cups water and 1 tsp salt). Add potatoes and bring to a boil then cook at a low boil for 8-12 min depending on size of potatoes (they should be nearly done and should be fairly easy to pierce with a fork) Drain well.

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2. Drizzle 1/2 cup ranch dressing directly into the pot with drained potatoes and gently toss – just enough to coat evenly.

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3. Transfer potatoes into greased casserole dish. Sprinkle potatoes with garlic salt to taste. Bake uncovered at 400˚F for 20-25 minutes. Remove casserole from oven and set oven to broil.

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4. Sprinkle the top with 1 cup Mexican cheese blend, return to oven and broil for 2-3 min or until cheese is melted. It’s perfectly ok to add more garlic salt at the end if you under-seasoned it the first time (speaking from experience)

Baked Cheesy Ranch Potatoes (Just 4 Ingredients!) @natashaskitchen

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Baked Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

4.93 from 77 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest. These baked ranch potatoes have just 4 ingredients and they're perfect for dinner; whether it's for the fam or a party!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 Servings
  • 3 lbs baby red potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk ranch or yogurt ranch dressing
  • Garlic salt, to taste
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups finely shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 Tbsp chives or green onions, optional garnish

Instructions

  • Cut potatoes into 1″ to 1 1/2″ pieces. Fill a 5 Qt pot half full with salted warm water (about 7 cups water and 1 tsp salt). Add potatoes and bring to a boil then cook at a low boil for 8-12 min depending on size of potatoes (they should be nearly done and should be fairly easy to pierce with a fork) Drain well.
  • Drizzle 1/2 cup ranch dressing directly into the pot with drained potatoes and gently toss - just enough to coat evenly.
  • Transfer potatoes into greased casserole dish. Sprinkle potatoes with garlic salt to taste. Bake uncovered at 400˚F for 20-25 minutes. Remove casserole from oven and set oven to broil.
  • Sprinkle the top with 1 cup Mexican cheese blend, return to oven and broil for 2-3 min or until cheese is melted. It's perfectly ok to add more garlic salt at the end if you under-seasoned it the first time (speaking from experience). Garnish with chopped chives or green onion if desired.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Cheesy Ranch Potatoes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $

 

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  • Laura
    April 6, 2024

    We absolutely love this recipe!! I get requests to make this for potlucks, bbq’s, and school functions. I have tweeked it a bit to add crumbled bacon when mixing the ranch with the potatoes. So delicious!!

    Reply

  • Fawn Broady
    July 14, 2022

    These sound delicious and I think will be great with my scratch dill ranch. Do you think they would work in a slow cooker?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 14, 2022

      Hi Fawn, I haven’t tested that in a slower to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

      Reply

  • Linda
    December 6, 2021

    Natasha, this recipe is great this way but I was wondering how would it be with sweet potatoes

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 6, 2021

      I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe!

      Reply

  • Tracy
    August 2, 2021

    Can you make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 2, 2021

      Hi Tracy, I think that will be okay. Please share with us how it goes if you try that!

      Reply

  • Martin B
    April 3, 2021

    From the picture it looks like you used chopped chives or green onions. I wish that was in the recipe (for shopping purposes), as it seems like a key ingredient for both the taste and the appearance.

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    • Natasha
      April 3, 2021

      Hi Martin, you are totally correct. I’m so sorry I missed that. I have updated the recipe.

      Reply

  • Vera
    March 16, 2021

    Could you tell me where to get the ranch dressing yogurt? cant find anywhere here .thank you
    Love your videos and the recepies
    I use them often.have a great day

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2021

      Hi Vera, we purchased it at our local grocery store. We have it in our salad section and the condiments aisle.

      Reply

  • Michele Grech Eversoll
    February 13, 2021

    Hi Natasha!
    I made these potatoes the other night as a side to a pork loin. They were great! I happened to have some leftover sauce from your fish taco recipe and we tried some of that sauce as a drizzle on the potatoes. Great combo!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 13, 2021

      Great Idea! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Mary Ann
    February 8, 2021

    Could I steam the potatoes in my instant pot instead of boiling? If so, what settings should I use on my instant pot?
    Thank you!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 8, 2021

      Hi Mary Ann, I imagine that will work but I haven’t personally tried that to advise of the right settings to be used. Maybe othes can share their experience here?

      Reply

  • Caroline
    February 8, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    Can’t get hold of Ranch dressing here in England, so would you please give me the recipe to make my own?
    Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 8, 2021

      Hi Caroline, how about 1/2 cup buttermilk ranch? You can try blue cheese dressing next time if you will like it.

      Reply

  • Kate Riggle
    October 9, 2020

    I have made this numerous times and it’s always a big hit. Sometimes to make it a complete midwestern hotdish(that’s what we call casseroles in Minnesota) I add in crumbled bacon, chicken thighs( sautéed in bacon grease because YUM!), thawed green beans, and extra ranch. It’s alway delicious no matter which way I make it. Thank you for a fantastic recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 11, 2020

      So great to hear that, Kate. Thank you so much for your great comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Robin
    August 6, 2020

    Perfect side dish!!! We had with baked herb chicken and Asparagus to go with!!! But we definitely love and will be making again and again etc…

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 6, 2020

      Glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Jennifer
    July 18, 2020

    I made this exactly as the recipe read. It was a huge hit with all 4 of my kids (no leftovers) and will now become a regular in our house.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 18, 2020

      That’s so great! I’m so glad you found a favorite on our blog Jennifer!

      Reply

  • Chris
    May 25, 2020

    Can I use homemade ranch?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2020

      I think that should work too. Please share with us how it goes if you give it a try!

      Reply

  • Ginny
    April 13, 2020

    Delicious, simple and quick. Made for Easter Sunday with ham. Big hit with my large family

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Isn’t that the best when the entire family enjoys the recipe!

      Reply

  • Sharon
    March 10, 2019

    Delicious! Super easy to make. Will be making again…soon!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

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