September 18, 2023Review Recipe
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These crockpot ranch pork chops take only five minutes of prep time and are flavored with a simple ranch seasoning and butter mixture. They cook with potatoes in your crockpot, resulting in succulent pork chops and tender seasoned potatoes.
Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops Ingredients
If you’re looking for an easy-to-make, mouthwatering meal, these crockpot ranch pork chops are the perfect choice.
The tender pork is seasoned with tangy ranch seasoning and slow-cooked to perfection, creating a rich and savory flavor that’s sure to leave your taste buds dancing.
Each bite is a delightful combination of juicy meat and zesty herbs that will have you coming back for more.
Substitutions And Additions
BONELESS PORK CHOPS: The instructions below are for bone-in pork chops, but this pork chop recipe can also be made with boneless pork chops. Simply cut the potatoes in eighths (so that they cook through) and lower the cooking time to 4 to 6 hours on low or 2 to 3 hours on high.
CANNED SOUP: Transform this into a creamy, comfort food dinner by adding some canned soup. Cream of mushroom soup tastes best, added on top of the pork chops before cooking. This will give the dish an extra creamy sauce.
CREAM CHEESE: You can also add a package of cream cheese for added creaminess. If you love the milky flavors of Ranch dressing, this is a must-try. Here’s how: melt the butter and cream cheese in the microwave. Then add it, along with all of the other ingredients, plus a can of cream of mushroom soup to your crockpot.
How To Make This Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops Recipe
Before placing the pork chops into your slow cooker, you’ll want to spread the seasoning on both sides and give the meat a quick sear in a frying pan to lock the juices in. Layer the chops on top of baby potatoes and set the crockpot to do its thing.
STEP ONE: In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of ranch seasoning mix with the butter until well combined. Rub the ranch mixture onto the pork chops until they are completely covered.
STEP TWO: In a hot skillet, sear the pork chops on either side for about 30 seconds.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
If you’re short on time, you can leave this step out. This step is just to give the pork chops a nice brown sear.
STEP THREE: Place the potatoes in the slow cooker, pour in the broth, and sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon of ranch seasoning. Place pork chops on top of the potatoes.
If you use boneless pork chops or a thinner cut of pork, chop your potatoes into eighths to make sure they cook through evenly.
STEP FOUR: Cover and cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours. The pork chops should be cooked through to a safe temperature (145°F) and the potatoes tender. Optionally, garnish with parsley before serving.
How To Serve
IN THE FRIDGE: Slow cooker ranch pork chops can be stored in an airtight container for 3 to 5 days.
IN THE FREEZER: You can also freeze leftover pork chops in an airtight container for 2 to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating and serving with your favorite sides.
Tender pork chops, soft potatoes, and creamy ranch sauce make this easy slow cooker meal a delicious and hearty way to whip up dinner on a busy weeknight. These crockpot ranch pork chops will have everyone coming back for seconds.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You don’t absolutely have to sear the pork chops if you are short on time. The benefit of searing the pork chops is that it gives them a nice brown color and a crispy texture on the outside and locks in the juices inside the meat. Since the pork chops are cooked completely in the slow cooker, this added texture is a tasty touch.
You can freeze leftovers in an airtight container for 2 to 3 months.
To make this recipe with boneless pork chops, cut the potatoes in eighths (so that they cook through) and lower the cooking time to low for 4 to 6 hours or high for 2 to 3 hours.
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Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops
- 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning, divided in half
- 4 tablespoons softened butter
- 4 to 6 bone-in pork chops
- 2 pounds baby potatoes, quartered
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, optional garnish
- Mix 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning with the butter until well combined. Rub mixture onto pork chops.
- Sear pork chops in a hot skillet, about 30 seconds a side.
- Place potatoes in the slow cooker, pour in the broth and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of ranch seasoning. Place pork chops on top.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. Garnish with parsley and serve.
- If you’re short on time, you can leave the searing step out. This step is just to give the pork chops a nice brown sear.
- If you use boneless pork chops or a thinner cut of pork, chop your potatoes into eighths to make sure they cook through evenly.