Ready in 45 minutes, these easy garlic ranch potatoes are a zesty, savory twist from regular roasted potatoes with the help of a secret ingredient. Packed with garlic and roasted until crispy, they’ll become your new favorite side dish.
Easy Garlic Ranch Potatoes
Calling all potato-lovers to the table! These garlic ranch potatoes are classic side dish with a simple, tangy twist that’ll have everyone asking for seconds. In the oven in less than 5 minutes, it’s worthy of a gold star when it comes to easy recipes.
Tossed in olive oil and Ranch dressing seasoning (the secret ingredient), every bite is an explosion of savory, zesty, and garlicky goodness. The seasoning also saves you a bunch of time if you don’t normally keep a bunch of spices on hand. It does all the hard work for you but it doesn’t affect the flavor!
Roasted until the exterior is golden and crispy, a sprinkle of fresh parsley is all they need for a pop of color and a bit of herbiness. Made fresh or reheated throughout the week, you’ll love their naturally buttery interior with all your favorite steak and chicken dinners so it’s time to get cooking.
Why You’ll Love These Roasted Potatoes
These garlic ranch potatoes will become a weeknight favorite in no time. You’ll even get special requests for them whenever you have people over.
- Great for cookouts. If you’re tired of regular potato sides at cookouts like baked potatoes or french fries, try these easy roasted potatoes instead. Everyone will love them!
- Healthy. You’ve got full control over the kind of oil used and how much salt you add. There are also no weird ingredients, making these roasted potatoes super healthy.
- Perfect for meal-prep. Make a batch for the week and reheat them as needed for a quick side.
- Easy. Toss and bake… That’s it. Anyone can nail these garlic ranch potatoes!
What You’ll Need
Look through your pantry for a long-forgotten packet of Ranch dressing seasoning. You probably have one! Check the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact amounts.
- Baby Yukon potatoes – Use your favorite baby potatoes.
- Garlic – Please don’t use garlic powder.
- Olive oil – Avocado, corn, canola, and vegetable oil work too.
- Ranch dressing seasoning – This is a powder. Don’t swap it for Ranch dressing.
- Salt – Kosher or Himalayan salt work.
- Parsley – Chopped chives are another great option for garnishing.
What Potatoes Are Best For Roasted Potatoes?
I love baby Yukon potatoes for roasting but Fingerlings are fine too. Baby Red Bliss potatoes are wonderful as well. All of these potatoes hold up well against high temperatures without falling apart or becoming too mushy.
Whichever type you choose, make sure they’re the baby variety. Regular potatoes can be roasted too but they require a longer cooking time and this recipe is specifically for baby potatoes.
How to Make Garlic Ranch Potatoes
Oven roasted potatoes don’t require more than 5 steps. Check the recipe card for more detailed instructions.
- Prepare the oven. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Toss them. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl. Toss the potatoes until they’re completely coated in the mixture.
- Arrange them. Spread out the potatoes on the lined baking sheet. You might need two baking sheets so that they’re not overcrowded.
- Bake. Pop the tray into the oven for 20 minutes. Use kitchen tongs to flip them over and bake for another 20 minutes or until fork-tender.
- Serve. Remove the potatoes from the oven. Garnish with parsley or chives and serve immediately.
Recipe Tips & Variations
These tips and variations will help you transform any roasted potatoes recipe into the best you’ve ever had:
- Prep ahead. Toss the potatoes in the mixture and refrigerate them until right before dinner. Place them at room temperature for 15 minutes while you prep the rest of the meal. Then pop them into the oven to make sure they cook evenly.
- Make mashed potatoes. Turn the leftovers into mashed potatoes that you can serve with your favorite dishes.
- Dry them. If you washed the potatoes right before getting started, make sure to pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel first. Any excess moisture prevents the skin from becoming crispy.
- Spread them. Spread out the potatoes in the baking pan so they have space to crisp up properly. Packing them closely makes them steam next to one another and keeps their exterior soft. If needed, bake them in two baking pans.
- Avoid silicone mats. I don’t recommend lining the baking sheet with a silicone baking mat because the Ranch seasoning can slip into the tiny cavities and leave a weird aftertaste in your baked goods later on. If you want an easy clean-up alternative, use foil instead.
- Add bacon. Cooking 1-3 bacon strips and crumbling them makes a great garnish for these potatoes. Give it a go!
These garlic ranch potatoes are great with your favorite steak or chicken dinners. Make sure the main dishes aren’t overly seasoned so that the flavors don’t clash. For steak dinners, try my Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce or Grilled Filet Mignon. If you really want to impress your guests, serve it with my Cowboy Steak with Chimichurri. For chicken dinner ideas, try my Chimichurri Chicken or Grilled Whole Chicken. To complete the meal, add other sides like my Roasted Carrots and Classic Wedge Salad.
How to Store & Reheat Leftovers
Once fully cooled, refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Keep them away from direct heat and sunlight when on the counter for reheating or serving. To reheat them, poke some holes in the potatoes with a fork and sprinkle them with 1 teaspoon of water. Microwave them for 1-2 minutes or until warm. You can also heat them in the oven at 400F for 10-15 minutes.
More Easy Potato Sides
These garlic ranch potatoes are an easy baked side that’ll make everyone happy with their crispy exterior and buttery center.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Add all the ingredients into a large bowl. Toss everything together so the potatoes are completely coated.
- Line a 13″x9″ baking sheet with parchment paper. Evenly spread the potatoes out on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown, flipping halfway through.
- Remove from oven, garnish with chopped parsley or chives and serve.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 135
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 417 mg
- Fat: 5 g
- Carbohydrates: 22 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 2 g
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