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Ranch Mashed Potatoes

Easy, delicious, and awesome can be used to describe our Sour Cream and Ranch Mashed Potatoes recipe! Once you try this recipe you'll never want to go back to traditional mashed potatoes again.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Cook Time 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients (13)

Compound Butter

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Steps (7)

  1. 1

    Start by peeling and chopping 3 large russet potatoes one at a time. Immediately upon chopping, place the pieces into a saucepot filled with water (off the heat).

  2. 2

    Salt the water and bring it all up to a simmer. Once at a simmer, cook the potatoes for 15–20 minutes, until a paring knife inserted into a potato chunk and twisted effortlessly cracks the cube in half, in which the potatoes are ready to drain.

  3. 3

    Drain the potatoes and use a potato ricer to rice the potatoes back into a saucepot.

  4. 4

    Once all of the potato pieces have been riced, add in ¼ cup of milk, 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 1 cup of crispy chopped bacon, 1 tablespoon of finely minced chives, an optional teaspoon of cayenne pepper, chopped scallions and a few hefty shakes of Hidden Valley® Ranch seasoning.

  5. 5

    Add 4 ounces of grated cheddar and a few generous twists of freshly ground black pepper and mix until thoroughly combined.

  6. 6

    Ranch Compound Butter:

    Add a hefty shake of Hidden Valley® Ranch seasoning to ½ a stick of unsalted butter and whisk to combine.

  7. 7

    Plate a bowl of potatoes and top with even more garnishes: shredded cheese, bacon, scallions and a big scoop of Hidden Valley® Ranch compound butter.

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recommend 92.2% would recommend this recipe

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy, tasty and a kid approved As the title states, this is a very easy recipe and it’s yummy! My family, particularly the kids, devoured these potatoes! It’s a great side dish to add something new to an old and loved recipe.
Date published: 2023-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best mashed potatos ever My family is now spoiled and will never eat them another way
Date published: 2022-11-07
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