Cream Cheese Ranch Potatoes Recipe -
Cream Cheese Ranch Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Cream Cheese Ranch Potatoes

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"This is an absolutely divine spin on standard mashed potatoes. Everyone who has tried them has asked me for the recipe. Makes a great addition to any type of meat main dish, and works well for leftovers."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain and mash.
  2. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese and dressing mix until smooth. Stir in mashed potatoes, sour cream and butter; beat until desired consistency is reached.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 07, 2011

Wow - really nice twist on a comfort food classic! If you like the flavor of Ranch, you'll love these mashed potatoes. I used red skinned potatoes and didn't bother peeling them. I would highly recommend adding the butter and sour cream until you get the consistency you desire. I got away with using low fat ingredients and didn't have to use what the recipe called for - plus I added just a bit of skim milk and some fresh chives. These were so creamy and such a nice change from regular 'ol mashed mahsed potatoes!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 24, 2003

This has potential. Next time I'll try cutting back on the cream cheese, sour cream and ranch dressing by about 1/3. It was just a little over powering at full strength.

Apr 05, 2004

These were great. Instead of making them into mashed, I combined all the inredients in a large bowl, then tossed in red potatoes that I'd chopped into 1 1/2 inch pieces an boiled until tender. I used half the butter called for, just because it didn't seem to really need it prepared this way. You can't go wrong...who doesn't like ranch?

Mar 16, 2004

These potatoes are DELISH!!!My kids LOVE cheese so I added a step. I cooked the potatoes about 15 min then mashed and added ingredients. Then I transfered to a baking dish and covered with cheddar cheese and put it in a 350F oven for about 10 minutes. It was WONDERFUL!!!! Thank you so much! My kids now say my mashed potatoes are better than grandma's. There is no better compliment!

Dec 25, 2003

I like these, they are creamy and the ranch has a nice flavor. Be careful not to add too much salt as the ranch can be a little salty already. Also very nice with red potatoes.

Apr 16, 2004

Excellent recipe!! The only thing I did differently was skip the butter. I didn't see the point to it, but other than that it was terrific. Suggestion: throw everything in the food processor instead of blending and mashing. That or use your hand blender to get creamy smooth potatos. I served this with chicken coated in a tiny bit of the ranch dressing mix I had left, some italian seasoning and pepper. I just fried it in the frying pan with a little oil. Brought all the flavours together! Thanks for submitting a great recipe!!

Jul 24, 2003

Made this last night for a husband and friend - they both liked it. I thought it was good, but I added green onions and bacon to the original recipe.

Jan 09, 2012

These potatoes are as well received in our family now as they were when I first started making them many years ago. There's just something about that (Hidden Valley) ranch dressing mix that gives these mashed potatoes their distinct and unparalleled flavor. These potatoes, with their extra flavor, were perfect to accompany "Traditional Stuffed Peppers," also from this site.


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  • Calories
  • 435 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 434 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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