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Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes

These Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes are made with homemade ranch seasoning and dressing, garlic, and sour cream or Greek yogurt. Make these cheesy by sprinkling in some parmesan and cheddar cheese.

ranch mashed potatoes in a bowl with butter

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Yukon gold and russet potatoes on a flat surface with plain Greek yogurt, ranch dressing, ranch seasoning, and butter in separate bowls

What Type of Potatoes to Use

The type you use will depend on the texture you are going for. Russet potatoes are really starchy and they are fluffy. Yukon gold potatoes have smooth, waxy flesh, that is also moist. Red potatoes are similar to Yukon and are really creamy. If you want super smooth potatoes you can use Yukon gold or red potatoes.

I like to use a mix of both russet and Yukon gold because you get the best of both worlds: smooth, moist, and fluffy.

Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing

I like to use this Ranch Dressing from Primal Kitchen. It’s their new thick formula and I’m in love with the consistency. It’s sugar free, Whole 30, Keto, and Paleo friendly. It’s so creamy and perfect for mashed potatoes.

How to Season the Potatoes

In addition to using ranch dressing, I like to use my Homemade Ranch Seasoning. The store-bought packets include ingredients like maltodextrin, artificial flavor, and carboxymethyl cellulose (used to thicken and create creamy texture).

I feel like I’m better off simply making my own. It’s pretty easy.

homemade ranch seasoning in a white bowl

Do You Leave the Skin on the Potatoes

This is up to you. The skin has lots of nutrients, so it’s beneficial. You can remove the skin if you wish.

The Best Way to Cook the Potatoes

You can boil the potatoes on the stove or use the Instant Pot. Both methods will yield soft potatoes that are easy to mash.

a collage photo of 4 photos showing sliced potatoes in a pot

How to Make Ranch Mashed Potatoes

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Boil the potatoes.
  2. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
  3. Add in Greek yogurt or sour cream, butter, ranch dressing, and homemade ranch seasoning.
  4. Stir until creamy.
ranch mashed potatoes in a pot with spices and seasoning

Don’t Over-Boil the Potatoes

When you boil the potatoes for too long it will result in potatoes that are overcooked and absorb a lot of water. When you go to mash them, they will be soupy. Instead of having fluffy mashed potatoes, you will have a watery blob. If you are cooking your potatoes on the stovetop, keep a watchful eye.

If using an Instant Pot or pressure cooker, be sure not to use too much water.

Other Add-ins and Substitutions

  • Crumbled Bacon
  • Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Parsley
  • Green Onions

How to Store/How Long Will They Last in the Fridge

You can store leftovers tightly sealed in the fridge for 3-4 days.

ranch mashed potatoes in a pot with a wooden spoon

Freezer Tips

You can freeze these tightly sealed and they are best when used within a month. After that, they will start to get freezer burned and form ice crystals. Defrost overnight in the fridge.

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ranch mashed potatoes in a bowl with butter

More Potato and Side Dish Recipes

Air Fryer French Fries
Air Fryer Potato Skins
Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar
Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic

ranch mashed potatoes in a bowl with butter

More Ranch Recipes

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Roasted Ranch Potatoes
Keto Low-Carb Ranch Dressing
Crispy Ranch Chicken Wings

ranch mashed potatoes in a bowl with butter
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Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes

These Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes are made with homemade ranch seasoning and dressing, garlic, and sour cream or Greek yogurt. Make these cheesy by sprinkling in some parmesan and cheddar cheese.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic ranch mashed potatoes, ranch mashed potatoes, ranch mashed potatoes with sour cream
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 236kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound russet potatoes Peeled or leave the skin on if you wish. See notes.
  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes Peeled or leave the skin on if you wish. See notes.
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Seasoning (You can use an equal amount of store-bought seasoning if you wish)

Instructions

  • Cut the potatoes into chunks about an inch thick.

Stovetop Boil

  • Add the potatoes to a large pot along with cold water. Use enough water to completely cover 1 inch above the potatoes.
  • Place the pot on the stove on high and allow the water to come to a boil. When the water reaches boiling, reduce to medium-high. Cook the potatoes for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Pierce with a fork to check.
  • Drain the excess water from the pot.

Instant Pot Potatoes

  • Place the potatoes in the Instant Pot with enough water to completely cover the potatoes. (No need to go an inch above).
  • Cook on Manual High Pressure for 10 minutes.
  • When the Instant Pot beeps that it is complete, quick release the steam.
  • Open the lid and drain the excess water from the pot.

Ranch Mashed Potatoes

  • Mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
  • Add in the Greek yogurt or sour cream, butter, ranch dressing, and homemade ranch seasoning.
  • Stir until creamy.

Notes

  • The type of potatoes you use will depend on the texture you are going for. Russet potatoes are really starchy and they are fluffy. Yukon gold potatoes have smooth, waxy flesh, that is also moist. Red potatoes are similar to Yukon and are really creamy. If you want super smooth potatoes you can use Yukon gold or red potatoes.
  • I like to use a mix of both russet and Yukon gold because you get the best of both worlds: smooth, moist, and fluffy.
  • You can use 1 tablespoon of butter or omit if preferred.
  • For really creamy potatoes add a couple of ounces of softened cream cheese.
  • When you boil the potatoes for too long it will result in potatoes that are overcooked and absorb a lot of water. When you go to mash them, they will be soupy. Instead of having fluffy mashed potatoes, you will have a watery blob. If you are cooking your potatoes on the stovetop, keep a watchful eye.
  • If using an Instant Pot or pressure cooker, be sure not to use too much water.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 236kcal | Fat: 10g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 31g
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Recipe Rating




LaKenya

Friday 4th of March 2022

By far the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever made!! I’ve added ranch to my baked potatoes before but it was something about the ranch seasoning, sour cream, butter and dressing that made it the best! Thanks Brandi! You always come with the best!

staysnatched

Friday 4th of March 2022

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Robin

Monday 17th of January 2022

This was my first time making mashed potatoes. My son ate two plates of mashed potatoes! I am feeling myself fixing your meals. So easy and flavorful.

staysnatched

Wednesday 19th of January 2022

Glad your first time was a success!

Lauren

Friday 24th of December 2021

Made these for Thanksgiving and they were such a hit making them again for Christmas. The potatoes are so creamy and flavorful.

staysnatched

Tuesday 28th of December 2021

I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Jennifer

Thursday 9th of December 2021

Delicious and easy! Can't go wrong with this recipe. The whole family loved it on Thanksgiving!

staysnatched

Friday 17th of December 2021

I'm glad everyone loved it!

Chelsea

Friday 26th of November 2021

Made these for Thanksgiving 2021. My first year hosting and cooking, the potatoes were one of the stars of the show. Easy and delicious.

staysnatched

Friday 26th of November 2021

I'm glad to hear they were a star!