Thursday, April 21, 2011

Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes

From More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow by Stephanie O'Dea p.56
Makes4-6 servings

Place 2 pounds red potatoes cubed into a 4- qt slow cooker. Add 8 oz cream cheese, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 (1-oz) Ranch salad dressing mix packet. Cover and cook on low for about 5 hours, or until the potatoes mash easily. You can whip them in the slow cooker with a hand mixer or mash with a hand masher.

I stirred this as it cooked a few times to mix in the cream cheese and ranch seasoning. I also used the ranch dip mix from the cookbook and it was WAY too peppery. Either she likes pepper a lot or I put in too much, but it was... overbearing. I will definitely have to try them again with less pepper or a store-bought packet. I also only made half the recipe in a 2-qt slow cooker, which served as an excellent amount for two (well, we had too much leftovers because of the pepper anyway).

Husband: what do you think?
Me: I'll let you know when my lips stop burning.


  1. Yumm, these sounds awesome. I'm a big fan of ranch seasoning packets in my cooking.

  2. I tried these last night and they turned out really really good! I think they are going to become part of our regular meal rotation.

  3. Awesome! I will have to try them again... without all the pepper.