Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops and Potatoes – six ingredients and a full meal right in your slow cooker!

ranch pork chops & potatoes on white plate

Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops

Finish off this Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops & Potatoes dinner with dessert of Coconut Oil Dark Chocolate Brownies or Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake.

Do you ever just need a *really* simple dinner?

I do. Almost every night.

ranch pork chops on white plate with parsley garnish

I know not everyone likes cooking with “cream of whatever” soup. I’m one of those people. But sometimes, every once in awhile, you need a shortcut and this is one of those times.

If you’re opposed to the can, try my homemade cream of chicken soup substitute! Just a few more ingredients.

If you need another pork recipe, also try this crockpot pork roast and gravy!

  • Slow Cooker – I like that this one turns itself to warm after the designated cooking time. It’s helpful when I’m at work all day.
  • Knives – You’ll want a nice, sharp knife for chopping the potatoes.
  • Ladle – For scooping the potatoes & gravy onto your plate.

Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.

  • Pork Chops – You’ll need 4-6 pork chops. I like to use thin cut.
  • Red Skin Potatoes – I use about 6 medium sized red skin potatoes, chopped into large pieces. You could also use Yukon Gold or plain Idaho. Pick your favorite.
  • Cream of Onion Soup – I use “cream of” soups sparingly, but it works well in this recipe. If you prefer to not use them, you can make your own cream of soup substitute.
  • Ranch Dressing Mix – I buy the large container of ranch dressing mix from Sam’s Club, but you could also make a homemade ranch dressing mix.
  • Seasonings – I like to use garlic and black pepper here. Use what you like but you’ll get salt from the soup and ranch mix.
  • Milk – I always have 2% on hand, so that’s what I use.
  • Parsley – Parsley for garnishing because slow cooker meals sometimes need some color 🙂
red skin potatoes on a cutting board

Lately, my favorite meals are the kind where you cook the entire thing in the slow cooker. I remember the days when I came home from work and had time/energy to make the main meal and a couple side dishes.

That isn’t real life anymore. Now, I need food stat, with as little prep as possible.

This is one of those meals.

Do you have to brown pork chops before putting them in the crock pot?

I don’t. This meal is made with convenience in mind, so browning the pork chops is an extra step I skip.

If you choose to brown your meat, you will get a more complex flavor, but it is not necessary & these pork chops are still delicious.

Can I put frozen pork chops in the slow cooker?

No, you should not put frozen pork chops in the crock pot. Because it cooks slowly, it takes the meat too long to come to a safe temperature, leaving time for bacteria to set in.

close up of ranch pork chops

What can you eat with pork chops?

The beauty of this recipe is you’re cooking potatoes at the same time as the pork chops, so you get a side out of the way.

But if you want to serve a vegetable as well, these oven roasted garlic green beans would pair beautifully or a simple side salad.

How long does it take to cook pork in a slow cooker?

Using 4-6 thin cut pork chops, as I do in this recipe, I cook the pork for 6-7 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.

The pork falls apart and the potatoes are tender & flavorful.

Every slow cooker runs differently. Times given are a general recommendation and should be tested in your own slow cooker and adjusted as needed.

bite of red skin potato on a fork
Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops & Potatoes – six ingredients and a full meal right in your slow cooker! | www.persnicketyplates.com
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Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops & Potatoes

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Six ingredients right into your slow cooker and you have a full meal.

Ingredients
 

  • 4-6 thin pork chops thin cut
  • 6 medium red skin potatoes chopped into large pieces
  • 2 cans Cream of Onion soup
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning mix
  • Garlic & pepper seasoning
  • 1 cup milk
  • fresh/dried parsley for the top

Instructions

  • Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and put the potatoes on the bottom.
  • Place the pork chops on top of the potatoes.
  • Pour the soups, ranch mix, milk & seasoning on top of the pork chops and mix together.
  • Cook on LOW for 6-7 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.
  • Use the extra sauce as gravy for the pork chops & potatoes.
  • Finish with parsley to feel fancy.

Video

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 674mg | Potassium: 2034mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 27.5mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Originally published June 11, 2012



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17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This looks delicious! Please let me know how can I prepare this creamy pork chops in a pressure cooker.
    I don’t have a slow cooker.

    Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    That’s a keeper, better than our standard crock pot pork chops. Thanks. I didn’t have cream of chicken soup so I used cream of celery & it was fine.

  3. 5 stars
    I usually always put frozen pork chops or frozen chicken straight in the crock pot. I don’t add the fixing’s until a couple of hours later. And then I cook for six hours on high or seven to eight hours on medium. I’m giggling…Levi loves kitchen gadgets. When they go to the container store, IKEA, or Costco and the like I usually wind up with another cooking thermometer. Of course, in this house it is called a “mom-meter.” pronounced matter

    I love this page and all the recipes but the ones with alcohol.

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing and my family really enjoyed it. Love the fact that it is easy to put together and love crockpot recipes. Thank you for sharing.

  5. 5 stars
    I don’t normally buy Pork Chops but I just got a good deal on some boneless chops and was looking for a good way to cook them. I think I’m going to give this recipe a try but I think I will brown my chops first and I think I’m going to use Cream of Mushroom with Roasted Garlic Soup. I’m also thinking about just mixing the soup, ranch, and milk in a bowl before adding it the slow cooker. Thank you for what I’m sure will be a great way to make Pork Chops.