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Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops and Potatoes

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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

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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.

SLOW COOKER CREAMY RANCH PORK CHOPS & POTATOES INGREDIENTS

  • 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 piece. 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.

SHOULD YOU 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 CROCK POT

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.

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.

TOOLS TO HELP YOU MAKE CROCK POT CREAMY RANCH PORK CHOPS & POTATOES

  • 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.

bite of red skin potato on a fork

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HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER CREAMY RANCH PORK CHOPS & POTATOES

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Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops & Potatoes

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
Six ingredients right into your slow cooker and you have a full meal.
4.52 from 25 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 488 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4-6 pork chops thin cut
  • 6 medium red skin potatoes chopped into large pieces
  • 2 cans Cream of Onion soup
  • 1 packet dry ranch dressing 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.

Notes

adapted from Six Sisters' Stuff

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 488kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 36gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 674mgPotassium: 2034mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 120IUVitamin C: 27.5mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 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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  1. Six Sisters says

    We appreciate you linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Hope you’ll come back soon! -The Sisters

  2. Kate | Food Babbles says

    Ooo! These look SO good! My mouth is watering. I’ll definitely be making these soon. Love crock pot recipes!

  3. Norma says

    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.

    • Melissa Williams says

      I’ve never used a pressure cooker so I don’t know. Sorry 🙁 This is the one I have & really like & it’s not too pricey if you decide you want one: http://amzn.to/1Ww3JSk (afflink)

  4. Terry says

    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.

    • Melissa Williams says

      Glad you liked it! I don’t use canned soup as much as a used to but I usually keep cream of celery or cream of onion on hand & like you said, both work great.

  5. Janice Brown says

    Love crockpot recipes,love pork chops,sounds like a plan to me.????jan

    • Melissa Williams says

      It’s a good one – even though it’s in desperate need of some new pics! =)

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