Roasted Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

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Roasted cheesy ranch potatoes are salty, tangy, savory potatoes topped with melty cheese for a delicious side dish. You’re just 30 minutes and a handful of ingredients away from the best ranch potatoes!

Are you a potato lover looking for more potato recipes? Try The Best Candied Sweet Potatoes on the Stovetop, Smothered Green Beans and Potatoes, and Skillet Fried Potatoes with Smoked Sausage.

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This easy ranch potatoes recipe will become your new favorite potato recipe. It includes tender roasted potatoes, a packet of ranch seasoning, and your favorite cheese.

The ranch roasted potatoes have a salty, crispy coating, and a tender, fluffy center. And the ranch adds a delightful tang. You get big bold flavor with very little effort.

cheesy ranch potatoes in a baking dish with green onions chopped on them

Why you will love Ranch Potatoes:

Easy to Make! With just 5 minutes of hands-on prep, and a 25-minute cook time, these cheesy ranch potatoes are so simple to make.

Family Friendly! Kids and adults alike will clear their plates when you serve this. Serve them with a casual weeknight dinner or a holiday feast.

Hearty Side Dish! This filling side is great comfort food.

potatoes and seasonings on a cutting board to make cheesy ranch potatoes
a bowl of grated cheddar cheese

Ingredients for Ranch Potatoes Recipe

To make roasted ranch potatoes, you will need the following ingredients:

  1. Yukon gold potatoes: I like to use these because they don’t require peeling. The skin is thin and yields crispy potatoes.
  2. Olive oil: Drizzle the potatoes with this so they brown as they roast in the oven.
  3. Ranch seasoning mix: Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning (yes, the company that makes ranch dressing) is a popular choice but you can use your favorite brand. (Make sure it is not the buttermilk version.)
  4. Seasoning: The ranch adds a lot of seasoning so keep it simple otherwise. I use paprika, black pepper, and salt to taste.
  5. Cheese: Use the shredded cheese of your choice. Sharp cheddar works but you could also use Monterey Jack.
russet potatoes diced in a bowl

Dice potatoes

russet potatoes diced in a bowl

Season Potatoes

How to Make Ranch Potatoes

Preheat your oven to 375°F. Prepare a sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper.

Dice the potatoes into roughly 1-inch cubes and place them in a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes.

Add the seasonings, including dry ranch mix, paprika, and black pepper. Use a spoon or tongs to toss the potatoes until they are thoroughly coated.

layering potatoes and cheese in a baking dish to make cheesy ranch potatoes
Layer potatoes and cheese in a baking dish
layering potatoes and cheese in a baking dish to make cheesy ranch potatoes
Add another layer of potatoes and cheese

Spread the seasoned potatoes evenly on the lined sheet pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, remembering to flip the potatoes halfway through.

Retrieve the pan from the oven and generously sprinkle cheese over the potatoes. Return it to the oven for an additional 5 minutes to melt the cheese.

Take the pan out of the oven and serve the delicious dish immediately. Finally, enjoy!

layering potatoes and cheese in a baking dish to make cheesy ranch potatoes
Bake until potatoes are fork tender

Tips and Variations for Ranch Potatoes

  • You can swap the Yukon gold potatoes for red potatoes but I don’t recommend using Russet potatoes. You have to peel the skin and that takes more time. They also take longer to cook.
  • Want a creamy effect? Add sour cream to individual servings. You can also top the potatoes with bacon bits and green onions.
  • Spread the potatoes on the baking sheet in one even layer, making sure they don’t overlap. This is especially important for even cooking and to ensure that all of the ranch potatoes get crispy.
  • Remember to flip the potatoes halfway through.
cheesy ranch potatoes on a white plate

FAQ

If you prefer creamy ranch potatoes, use dressing instead of the dry mix. However, the potatoes won’t be as crispy. Cook the seasoned potatoes in a baking dish for 20 minutes. Then mix in 1 cup of ranch dressing in the last 5 minutes, when adding the shredded cheese.

Make ranch seasoning by combining dry buttermilk powder, dried herbs (i.e., dill, chives, parsley), onion powder, garlic powder, mustard powder, salt, pepper, and sugar.

Ranch dip has a sour cream base, unlike ranch dressing which is made with buttermilk. The dip is also thicker than the dressing. Ranch seasoning is a dry seasoning blend that is ranch-flavored.

One Hidden Valley ranch packet contains 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) of seasoning.

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Yield: 6 Servings

Roasted Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Roasted cheesy ranch potatoes are salty, tangy, savory potatoes topped with melty cheese for a delicious side dish. You're just 30 minutes and a handful of ingredients away from the best ranch potatoes!

Ingredients

  • 4 Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • ½ cup Cheese, shredded
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Cut your potatoes up into about 1 inch cubes and toss them in a large bowl. Drizzle the olive oil all over the potatoes.
  3. Now sprinkle in your seasonings, including the ranch mix, paprika, and black pepper. Use a spoon or some tongs to toss the potatoes around in the mixture until they are fully coated.
  4. Spread the seasoned potatoes out on  the lined sheet pan in one even layer. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, flipping the potatoes halfway through. 
  5. Pull the potatoes out of the oven and sprinkle all of the cheese over the top. Place it back in the oven and let the cheese melt for the last 5 minutes.
  6. Remove them from the oven and serve right away. 

Notes

Refer to the post above for cooking tips and tricks.

Any potato can be used in place of russet potatoes

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 159Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 10mgSodium 539mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 5g

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