Slow-Cooked Ranch Potatoes Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Ranch Potatoes Recipe

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Even after seven years, my family still asks for this tasty potato and bacon dish. Try it once and I'll bet your family will be hooked, too. —Lynn Ireland, Lebanon, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 2-1/2 pounds small red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 envelope buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 230 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 545mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Drain drippings, reserving 1 tablespoon.
  2. Place potatoes in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, soup, milk, dressing mix and reserved drippings until blended; stir into potatoes. Sprinkle with bacon.
  3. Cook, covered, on low 7-8 hours or until potatoes are tender. Top with green onions. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Ranch Potatoes in Taste of Home September/October 2013

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 254754
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"These turned out pretty good though they were done in way less cooking time so they were a little darker than I liked. The flavor was delicious!"

Orbs User ID: 7287623 240858
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Instead of cream of potato soup, I made a white sauce; left out the bacon. It was very creamy and delicious. Thanks, Lynn, for sharing this recipe."

abashu User ID: 6784654 223054
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

"Good but a little to salty for me."

Dellast User ID: 4180994 222265
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"Made as directed with additional milk. To me these were just OK. The sauce is thick and heavy. It is very salty with the ranch mix and bacon and I love salt. The flavor is just ranch. I could hardly taste the bacon. I don't think I would ever make them again."

dovecanyon User ID: 6559068 221945
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"After reading other reviews about this turning out a bit dry I cut the potatoes and bacon in half but used the full amount of the remaining ingredients. (Also used Cream of Mushroom soup because that is what I had.) They came out wonderfully "saucy" with the extra sauce good on a plain saut?ed chicken breast. I did add a bit of garlic powder and some salt and pepper. Next time I think I'll just brown a couple of chicken breasts and lay them on top of the potatoes in the slow-cooker with a sprinkle of paprika... easy-peasy one pot dinner! Oh, and 5 hours was plenty of time."

Sher0462 User ID: 506880 221901
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"Made this yesterday. Didn't have cream of potato soup so used cream of onion and added garlic. Also used Yukon Gold potatoes instead of red. Excellent recipe! Was done in under 5 hours. Will definitely make again!"

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 150415
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

"Cooked these in the slow cooker, then I just baked some chicken breast to go with them. Was a great easy dinner."

whats2eat User ID: 5526168 178222
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

"Didn't have time to make in the crockpot so tried them in the oven, nice option for a different side dish. My family is big on bacon so I added a little extra. Next time will add a little more milk to give it a creamier texture .Might also add some garlic or garlic salt."

Danielle_09 User ID: 3114908 196456
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"Great recipe!! I didn't add the bacon; i'm not much of a bacon person. I think fried onions would also be good mixed in. I had it in the slow cooker for 5 hours and they turned out tender as can be! I will be making this for a side at Thanksgiving!"

sands351 User ID: 1036170 184575
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"Fixed this yesterday and it was great. I mixed more milk in before cooking, since other reviewers stated that they got a little dry. Also only cooked for 5 hours and they were done. Will be having these again."

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