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Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops and Potatoes

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I love quick and easy slow cooker meals and this is seriously as easy as it gets!
Elyse shared a Ranch Pork Roast recipe a long time ago and so I modified it to what I had available in my pantry and this dish was born! The pork chops literally fell apart when you cut into them and the extra sauce made a perfect gravy. Easy dinner at it’s finest!

Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops and Potatoes

Ingredients:
4-6 pork chops
6-8 medium potatoes, chopped into large pieces
2 cans fat-free cream of chicken soup*
2 packages dry Ranch dressing mix*
1 cup milk
Dried parsley to sprinkle on top (optional)

Directions:
Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and put potatoes on the bottom. Place the pork chops on top of the potatoes. Mix together the condensed soups, Ranch dressing mix and milk. Pour on top of the pork chops and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours.
Use the extra sauce in the slow cooker as a gravy for the potatoes and the pork chops. Sprinkle with dried parsley if you want.

*I know that some people are worried about the MSG or preservatives in canned condensed soups or packaged dry Ranch dressing, so here are the recipes to make your own:

Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
Source: Tammy’s Recipes
(Yields 3 cups of soup, which is equal to about 2 cans, so it’s the perfect amount for this recipe)


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt (or less; taste to test)
1/4 teaspoon parsley
dash of paprika
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup flour (can substitute gluten free flour)

Directions:
1. In medium-sized saucepan, boil chicken broth, 1/2 cup of the milk, and the seasonings for a minute or two (longer if using fresh onions or garlic).
2. In a bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 cup of milk and flour. Add to boiling mixture and continue whisking briskly until mixture boils and thickens.


Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe
Source: $5 Dinners
(equal to one packet of dry dressing mix, so for the above recipe, double this!)

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried dill
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp pepper

Add each of the dried spices to a bowl and mix carefully. Store in a canning jar or Ziploc bag.

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    • says

      Hi Amy, if your a vegetarian try crockpotking.com, as well they have a few recipes. And if you have any Vegan slow cooker recipes please post them, can’t get enough of them!

  1. says

    This recipe is sooooo delicious. It cooked a lot faster than 4 hrs for me, which was good because it smelled so good my family couldn’t wait to eat it!

    Have you tried the recipe with chicken? I am going to try that next.

    • says

      my Crockpot died on me and fir reasons unknown, I have neglected to buy a new one… im going to, if I don’t keep forgetting. I do Crockpot cooking in a large pot, I set the stove top to low and cover it tightly. I get the same results :) the only difference, you sometimes have to stir a little more often

  2. says

    Hi there! Thanks so much for sharing this AND the homemade versions of the soup and dressing mixes! I do have a question: I know flour sometimes breaks down over time in a crock. Has anyone tried making this with the homemade soup mix, and can you add the soup at the beginning of the recipe as you would canned? It we definitely be great if so, but I could also stir it in later if needed. Just wondering if anyone has tried it and how it worked. Thanks so much and I love your site!

  3. says

    Thank you for adding the homemade versions of the soup and dressing mixes. I always want to try recipe with these but am hesitant because of the msg. Also, thanks for the fabulous recipe!

  4. says

    I’m so glad I found this on Pinterest! I usually just use cream of mushroom soup, but the cream of chx and ranch was really good! I used one packet of ranch seasoning and one of the homemade version. Pork chops were tender and delish. This had my place smelling so good while it cooked and I couldn’t wait to eat!

  5. says

    Ok, so I made this today and it wasn’t as good as everyone else’s :( the meat was tough and potatoes not cooked. I cooked it for 4 hrs on high.

    • says

      The recipe says potatoes should be cut into big pieces- quarters then? I was really excited about making this dish but it turned out as a disaster for me :(

    • NicoleAnn says

      It sounds like you didn’t cook the dish long enough. I thought the pork was amazing but you do have to monitor the cooking time. The pork temperature will register at 165º but still seem tough. During the last hour of cooking the meat will become tender and potatoes will finish cooking. Every slow cooker is a bit different, try increasing the cook time an hour.

  6. Heather says

    I made this last night for dinner. I did end up cooking it longer because the potatoes were not done. My kids were not happy about waiting past regular dinner time. However, it was so yummy! I added baby carrots and a little chicken broth as well. It was worth the wait. I will just start earlier or cook on high for the same time as was suggested for low setting.

  7. Jenetta says

    I’ve been told not to freeze uncooked potatoes as they don’t freeze well. And so…. I’m wondering the same as LavenderDiamond above…. Can I freeze this in a freezer bag and cook in a crockpot later?

    • Cyd says

      We have never made this as a freezer meal, but it should work great. Just make it and stick in a freezer bag. Then thaw and cook thoroughly.

  8. Emily says

    I put this in my crock pot this morning. I just panicked a little because I just read that you put your potatoes on bottom. My pork chops are on bottom and potatoes on top. Hopefully it turns out ok!

  9. Kristen says

    The flavor is good,though a little too salty and I dont get a distinct ranchy flavor even with two packets. Also, next time I may just use 1 can of soup, I am a saucy girl but I feel like it was a lot.

  10. Melissa says

    Thank you so much for adding the from scratch instructions for the soup and ranch mix. I added some frozen baby peas at the end too. This turned out fantastic. A family favorite. :-)

  11. Heather says

    I tried this today but used one can mushroom soup and one chicken, also put onions one top and a lil cayenne pepper. Will see how it goes. Also just one pack ranch.

  12. Nancy says

    Can you put the potatoes on the top instead? I have already added the pork chops with the soup mixture, and forgot to do the potatoes first.

    • Cyd says

      Hi Nancy, you should be fine. Since the potatoes are cut into large pieces, you could kind of stir it around a little so some of them go under the pork chops. Hope this helps!! Have a great day!

  13. Tara says

    Loved the flavor of this one. I’m always game for making tender pork chops – my history with them has been very dry. So this was great!

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