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Easy Roasted Ranch Potatoes

These Easy Roasted Ranch Potatoes are seasoned with a homemade blend of spices and baked or fried to perfection. These make the perfect side dish for any spread.

roasted ranch potatoes on a plate with ranch dressing

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This is a quick and easy recipe loaded with so much flavor! Lots of recipes use the Hidden Valley seasoning packet and vegetable or canola oil. You can make these potatoes into a healthy dish by using a few simple pantry staples.

baby Dutch yellow potatoes on a bamboo cutting board

What Type of Potatoes to Use

I love to use baby Dutch golden potatoes for this recipe. I also like the mix of baby potatoes that includes red and purple potatoes.

You can also use russet, Yukon gold, red potatoes, or even sweet potatoes. If using sweet potatoes, check out my Sweet Potato Hash recipe.

Typically, each of these varieties will have a similar cook time. Watch the potatoes closely for accurate timing.

raw sliced potatoes on a bamboo cutting board

Ranch Seasoning

I like to use my Homemade Ranch Seasoning in this recipe. The store-bought packets include ingredients like maltodextrin, artificial flavor, and carboxymethyl cellulose (used to thicken and create creamy texture).

Carboxymethyl cellulose is a water-soluble cellulose ether obtained by chemical modification from natural cellulose such as cotton linter or wood pulp.

Maltodextrin is a white, starchy powder that manufacturers add into many foods to improve their flavor, thickness, or shelf life. Maltodextrin is a common ingredient in packaged foods, such as pastries, candies, and soft drinks. Maltodextrin is high on the glycemic index (GI), meaning that it can cause a spike in your blood sugar. 

I feel like I’m better off simply making my own. It’s pretty easy. Feel free to use store bought seasonings if you wish.

homemade ranch seasoning and a bottle of olive oil

How to Make Roasted Ranch Potatoes

The full ingredients with serving size and detailed instructions are listed in the recipe card below.

  1. Scrub and slice the potatoes in half. This will help them cook at an even temperature.
  2. Drizzle olive oil and season the potatoes with homemade ranch seasoning.
  3. Air fry or bake.
raw sliced potatoes in a glass bowl with homemade ranch seasoning
raw sliced potatoes in an air fryer
raw potatoes on a sheet pan

Potatoes Texture

The potatoes are crispy on the outside with a soft interior.

Do You Have to Soak Them?

No, generally with recipes like fries I soak the potatoes in water to remove excess starch. This helps the potatoes crisp while frying. Since these are designed to have a soft interior, no soaking is necessary.

roasted potatoes in an air fryer
roasted potatoes in an air fryer
roasted ranch potatoes on a sheet pan

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roasted ranch potatoes on a plate with ranch dressing

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roasted ranch potatoes on a fork dipped in ranch dressing
roasted ranch potatoes on a fork dipped in ranch dressing
roasted ranch potatoes on a plate with ranch dressing
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Easy Roasted Ranch Potatoes

These Easy Roasted Ranch Potatoes are seasoned with a homemade blend of spices and baked or fried to perfection. These make the perfect side dish for any spread.
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword oven ranch potatoes, ranch potatoes, roasted ranch potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds yellow baby Dutch potatoes See notes.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Instructions

  • Wash and scrub the potatoes. Slice the potatoes in half.
  • Place the sliced potatoes in a bowl and drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and season with the chives, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt to taste. Be sure to salt the potatoes, they will lack flavor without the salt.

Air Fryer

  • Add the potatoes to the air fryer. Do not overfill the basket. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Air fry for 10 minutes on 400 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer and shake the basket. Air fry for an additional 2-7 minutes until the potatoes are crisp on the outside and tender to touch when pierced with a fork.

Oven and Bake

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and load the potatoes onto the sheet.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until the potatoes are crisp on the outside and tender to touch when pierced with a fork. Use your judgment and add additional time if necessary.

Notes

  • Cook times will vary as every air fryer and oven cook at varying speeds. Keep a close watch.
  • My favorite way to make these is using the air fryer. They cook a lot faster and have a noticeable difference in texture.
  • You can also use russet, Yukon gold, red potatoes, or even sweet potatoes. If using sweet potatoes, check out my Sweet Potato Hash recipe.
  • If you want to use a store-bought ranch packet use 1 ounce.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g
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Recipe Rating




Alicia

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

These were so easy and delicious! They will be on repeat in our house. My only regret is not making the ranch dipping sauce! Next time...

staysnatched

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

Awesome! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Kyle Davis

Monday 5th of April 2021

My boyfriend and I made (with the oven because we are peasants and haven’t committed to buying and air fryer yet) and they were so easy and very tasty. We loved the homemade Rach seasoning and decided next time we were going to add even more!

We mixed in sweet potatoes too which was delicious. Thanks Brandi!

staysnatched

Monday 5th of April 2021

haha! So glad you enjoyed them.

Marleigh

Tuesday 30th of March 2021

So delicious! Made these for breakfast with chicken sausage, arugula, and a fried egg. The potatoes came out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Super easy, and Brandi's tips helped a lot (especially about salting the potatoes). Thanks for another approachable and tasty recipe!!

staysnatched

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

That sounds so good!

Felicia

Sunday 28th of March 2021

I don’t care for ranch dressing. Brandi explains all of the icky ingredients in those packets and now I know why I’ve never liked it. I actually love all of the seasoning in this recipe so it’s a no brainer. These potatoes were perfectly crispy on the outside and soft inside. The seasoning was on point! I made them in the air fryer oven (I saw it on your stories!). This is an easy and versatile side dish. Thank you!

staysnatched

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

You're welcome! So glad you enjoyed it.

Coby

Saturday 27th of March 2021

We had these last night, and they were the perfect side dish for our burgers! I love how such simple ingredients come together so deliciously, and the air fryer made it so quick and easy! The homemade ranch seasoning is so good!

staysnatched

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

So glad you enjoyed it!