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Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes

These Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes are a cinch to throw together. They’re one of the easiest side dishes to make with only 5 minutes prep.

Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes from What The Fork Food Blog (gluten free and dairy free) | @WhatTheForkBlog |
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Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes

I have been all about the slow cooker lately. I’ve made several slow cooker freezer meals, apple butter, sausage and peppers, applesauce, chili, and now these ranch potatoes.

I really need to try these amazing Slow Cooker Sweet BBQ Cocktail Sausages too! 

These slow cooker ranch potatoes are, hands down, the easiest side dish I’ve ever made. The fact that they use Simply Potatoes is one of the reasons why the dish comes together so quickly (just 5 minutes prep, holla!).

There’s no cutting, peeling, or scrubbing involved! All you need to do is toss the potatoes with some seasoning, a little melted butter (I used dairy free), toss them in the slow cooker, and walk away for 4 hours.

Side dish = done.

You can serve these potatoes with pretty much anything. Burgers, roasts, grilled chicken, the possibilities are endless. Love when that happens!

They’re a great dish to make for company too, just double or even triple the recipe to make however many servings you need. Bring ’em to your next tailgate, they’ll be a hit.

I you haven’t seen Simply Potatoes at your store, check out the refrigerated dairy section – that’s where they’re hiding since they’re made with fresh potatoes, not frozen. I found mine near the eggs and biscuits at my local grocery store.

Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes from What The Fork Food Blog (gluten free and dairy free) | @WhatTheForkBlog |

You can’t go wrong with easy potato dishes. Air Fryer Potato Wedges are always a hit as are Baked Sweet Potato Fries. And we love making homemade tater tots with leftover mashed potatoes.

Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes from What The Fork Food Blog (gluten free and dairy free) | @WhatTheForkBlog |

Easy side dish recipes, like these Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes, are such an easy way to elevate your dinner game. Potatoes are always welcome on the table!


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Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes

4.44 from 46 ratings
These Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes are a cinch to throw together. They’re one of the easiest side dishes to make with only 5 minutes prep.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
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  • 1 bag Simply Potatoes diced potatoes with onion
  • 4 Tbsp butter divided (I used vegan butter)
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  • Line the insert of a slow cooker with aluminum foil, forming a bowl and leaving enough for an overhang and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and mix with the potatoes, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, dill, and pepper. Add all ingredients to the aluminum foil lined slow cooker and fold the extra foil over the potatoes to cover.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours. When the potatoes are done, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and mix with the potatoes. Serve immediately or keep warm until ready to serve.


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  1. paige c says:

    I have never owned a crock pot but REALLY want one! MY sister is always making soups and chili in hers

  2. David says:

    5 stars
    My favorite slow cooker food is whole roast chicken. It comes out so tender and moist.

  3. HS says:

    I like slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies .

  4. Nancy says:

    Sharon, these look lovely! I will try these for our breakfasts we have once a month at work! Then I have something I can eat! Thanks!

  5. Megan says:

    Those look yummy and so easy!

  6. I LOVE using simply potatoes. They make using potatoes a million times easier. Plus you made these ranch flavored….yes please!

  7. 5 stars
    My favorite crock pot dish is pulled lamb with au jus!

  8. I love everything about this! The slow cooker convenience and the flavors! I need to make this!!

  9. Potatoes are my favorite side dish – these look great and easy to make!

  10. kelsey says:

    4 stars
    My favorite crock pot dish is my husbands pulled brisket… he’s got it down to a science and it always comes out so well!! I personally have never had luck with crockpot cooking, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to try!!!

  11. I love easy meals like this. You had me at ranch and potatoes!

  12. Kristyn says:

    Thanks for sharing another yummy and easy weeknight potato dish!

  13. I buy the Simply Potatoes packages all the time. Love this idea of ranch seasonings and cooking in the Crock Pot!

  14. This looks beyond delish!!! My love for potatoes and all things dill! Plus it’s vegan and in the slow cooker!!
    I think my favorite thing right now for the slow cooker is…APPLESAUCE!!! Makes the house smell sooo good!

  15. Bobbie says:

    I love any kind of potatoes! Thanks for adding to the variety!

  16. I love slow cooker recipes so much. I am happy to see a side dish! Thanks 🙂

  17. Brenda Haines says:

    I love my slow cooker pulled pork. Pork shoulder, whole canned cranberries, sweet onions and an little concentrated orange juice. Yum!

  18. My sister is going to love me forever when I show her this recipe! Rand and potatoes?! Amazing! Wish I could enter the contest!

  19. 5 stars
    Dear Sharon, what a great slow cooker recipe. I am especially using mine a ton these days because my oven is BROKEN. As in dead. A new one is ordered but it’s a custom wall oven because of our cabinets….so won’t be here for a while. So our slow cooker and popcorn popper are getting lots of use these days.(!) Glad for a great new recipe. Did not know about Simply Potatoes but will definitely check them out. A huge timesaver!!!