Crockpot Garlic Ranch Red Potatoes – These crock pot roasted potatoes are bursting with garlic and ranch flavor! Perfect for any easy weeknight side dish, or to save some room on your stove when you have company.  One of my all time favorite slow cooker potato recipes!

crockpot red potatoes with ranch and garlic

Well, September is officially here!  In my part of the USA, it is starting to feel like fall too!  Which, I’m actually really loving even though I’m more of a summer kinda girl.

Tis the season for all things that are pumpkin flavored, warm and cozy, comfort food.

And, also for colds.  Unfortunately.

It never fails, my kid’s go back to school.  They bring home all the germs.  The germs make their way into my body, and I’m sick.

I’m always the first one sick!  Which I’m glad for I suppose, better me than the kids, right?

crockpot red potatoes with garlic and ranch

I’m really thankful that I’m a food blogger right now.  I can kind of just hide behind my computer, sniffling, with my giant box of tissues.

You don’t have to look at my sad red nose.

Instead, you get to gawk at some gorgeous red potatoes that we whip up in a snap right in the slow cooker!

They really don’t get much easier.  Most of the ingredient’s you probably already have on hand!

I don’t know about you, but I always keep ranch seasoning on hand.

Definitely, couldn’t survive without the stuff!

crockpot red potatoes

So, for this recipe, you need a few pounds of red potatoes.  Some garlic, which you can use either garlic powder or fresh minced.  Ranch seasoning, butter, and olive oil.

Salt & pepper are kind of a given, right?  If you think the amounts I have listed are too much, just S&P to your own taste.

The chives are optional too, but I do love the flavor they add, and they look pretty if you’re having people over for dinner!

crockpot red potatoes with ranch

These Crockpot red potatoes come out so amazingly tender, creamy on the inside, melt in your mouth.

They are a life saver of a side dish for busy nights since they can go in the slow cooker in the morning.

I also feel no shame at all in making a double batch of these impressive looking potatoes for a crowd!



Tip:  These are a great side dish to go along with my Instant Pot Country Style Ribs!


4.94 from 44 votes

Crockpot Garlic Ranch Red Potatoes

Prep 10 minutes
Cook 4 hours
Total 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 3 Pounds Red Potatoes, Washed and cut into quarters
  • 5 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 (1 Ounce) Packet Ranch Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • Chopped Chives for Serving, Optional


  • Lightly grease a large slow cooker with butter and place the washed and quartered potatoes inside.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, olive oil, ranch seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Pour mixture over the potatoes.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours, until potatoes are tender.  Serve hot with chives if desired.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this last year for Christmas and have made it 4 times since then. Because it’s been requested by my family! Always delicious! I add 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese as well and don’t do the chives.

  2. 5 stars
    I have made this many many times and its always great….especially served with sour cream! For some reason I have to cook the potatoes longer than what the recipe says, but they are worth the wait.

  3. 5 stars
    Made these for dinner with my family tonight. They were soooo good! Even my brother who is very picky said they were good. Definitely will be making these again. Thank you for a great recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    It turned out fantastic. I didn’t use chives, instead I chopped up green onions and put them in. I also put a packet of Italian dressing powder in as well. I didn’t add salt because I felt the butter was salty enough and with the ranch and Italian dressing in it, it might be too salty(I was right not to add any!). I paired the potatoes with baked fish, delicious ?
    Thanks, Theresa

    P.s. I had Russet and Red potatoes so I mixed them, they still cooked just as you said.

  5. 5 stars
    Made these for Christmas Day with russet potatoes and they were delicious! My granddaughter said they were the best potatoes she had ever had!

  6. Could you add a cheese? If so any recommend. Maybe a parm or cheddar? If a cheese can be added, when! What size crockpot for this qty of ingredients. I have a 6 quart crock pot.

    1. Yes, you could add cheese. I think parmesan or cheddar would be great. I’d say add it on the top at the end, just to get it melted. A 6qt crockpot is the size you need 🙂