Ranch Roasted Potatoes

published Apr 18, 2024
Ranch Roasted Potatoes

These super-crispy roasted potatoes have a magical sauce of butter, mayonnaise, and ranch seasoning mix.

Serves4

Prep5 minutes

Cook30 minutes to 35 minutes

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A serving bowl full of ranch roasted potatoes.
Credit: Photo: Alex Lepe; Food Styling: James Park

Beyond making ranch dressing, ranch seasoning is one of the most versatile seasonings out there. It’s savory, garlicky, and full of flavor. And it goes well with everything like steak and chicken wings, or even in savory bread

One of the easiest and most life-changing ways to use this seasoning is on roasted vegetables — specifically potatoes. Introducing ranch roasted potatoes! The best part: You only need five ingredients and 30 minutes to prepare this delicious side dish.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Mayonnaise is the secret ingredient that helps carry the flavors of ranch seasoning throughout the dish.
  • Ranch roasted potatoes come out irresistibly crispy yet wonderfully creamy inside once baked.

Key Ingredients in Ranch Roasted Potatoes

  • Mayonnaise. Creamy mayonnaise works as a vehicle to bring out the flavors of ranch seasoning. It provides a wonderful foundation along with butter. 
  • Butter. When roasting veggies, butter helps browning and enhances the flavors as it cooks in the oven.
  • Ranch seasoning. Because it’s already salty and packed with other dry herbs, you don’t need to add anything else when making a seasoning paste.
  • Potatoes. Go for smaller-sized potatoes, like baby Yukon potatoes or small red potatoes, for the best texture.

How to Make Ranch Roasted Potatoes

  1. Make a seasoning paste. Mix melted butter, mayonnaise, and a whole package of dry ranch dressing to make a seasoning paste.
  2. Prepare the potatoes. Cut the potatoes in half (or quarter them if they are too big).
  3. Coat the potatoes with the seasoning paste. Using clean hands, coat the potatoes with the ranch seasoning paste, making sure all the surfaces of potatoes are coated.
  4. Roast them. Put the potatoes cut-side down on the preheated baking sheet, and roast for 30 to 35 minutes until the potatoes are tender and golden-brown. 

Helpful Swaps

  • You can use regular size Yukon gold potatoes or russet potatoes, as long as you cut the regular-size potatoes into small chunks. 
  • You can use other hearty root vegetables, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and parsnips, instead of potatoes. 
  • If you’d like, substitute butter with olive oil.

Ranch Roasted Potatoes

These super-crispy roasted potatoes have a magical sauce of butter, mayonnaise, and ranch seasoning mix.

Prep time 5 minutes

Cook time 30 minutes to 35 minutes

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons

    unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons

    mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup

    or 1 (1-ounce) packet store-bought or homemade ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix

  • 2 pounds

    baby Yukon gold or red potatoes (about 1-inch wide)

  • Finely chopped fresh chives, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and place a large rimmed baking sheet on the rack. Heat the oven to 425ºF.

  2. Melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter in the microwave or on the stovetop. Place in a large bowl, add 2 tablespoons mayonnaise and 1/4 cup ranch seasoning mix, and stir until combined.

  3. Halve 2 pounds baby Yukon gold or red potatoes. Add to the bowl and toss to coat. Remove the hot baking sheet from the oven. Arrange the potatoes cut-side down on the baking sheet, spacing them evenly apart.

  4. Return the baking sheet to the oven. Roast until the potatoes are browned on the bottom and they easily release from the pan with a flat spatula, 30 to 35 minutes. Garnish with finely chopped fresh chives if desired.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days.