Taste for yourself the kind of wonders chives and Ranch dressing work on slow cooked and mashed red potatoes. They’re unbelievably creamy to boot.
pounds small red potatoes
container (8 ounces) sour cream-and-chive potato topper
tablespoons ranch dressing and seasoning mix (from 1-ounce envelope)
cup chopped fresh chives
Cut potatoes into halves or fourths as needed to make similar-size pieces. Place in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add water; mix well to coat all pieces.
Cover and cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.
Gently mash potatoes with fork or potato masher. Stir in potato topper, dressing mix (dry) and chives. Stir in half-and-half until potatoes are soft consistency. Potatoes will hold on Low heat setting up to 1 hour; stir occasionally.
To make 'em cheesy, fold in 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese after stirring in the half-and-half.
Try chopped fresh parsley instead of the chives.
These go nicely with sliced ham and steamed green beans.
Can't find potato topper? Use 8 oz sour cream and 1 teaspoon dried chives. Or you like, skip the chives and just add an additional tablespoon chopped green onion for Savory Ranch Smashed Potatoes.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 2 1/2g,
- 2 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.