Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes (Make Ahead Option)

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 0 mins

These potatoes are simply heavenly, start with 1/2 package of the ranch dressing and add in more at the end of mixing.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 medium russet potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 12 cup butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into cubes and softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (1 ounce) hidden valley dry ranch dressing mix (start with 1/2 package adding in more to taste)
  • milk (optional and as needed for extra creaminess, or use whipping cream) (optional)


  1. Cook the potatoes in boiling water until fork-tender; drain and place in a large bowl.
  2. To hot potatoes add in cubed butter, cream cheese, sour cream and 1/2 package dry dressing mix; at low speed using an electric mixer beat until until the potatoes are semi chunky (low speed only to start as the potatoes are hot).
  3. Continue beating at HIGH speed until the potatoes are smooth and very fluffy.
  4. At this point do a taste-test if you desire a more stronger ranch flavor then add in more dry dressing mix until desired flavor is achieved, you may also add in milk or whipping cream for a more creamy taste (start with a small amount and add in more).
  5. TO MAKE AHEAD; spread the potato mixture into a greased 13 x 9-inch pan and refrigerate up to 1 day, remove from fridge about 1 hour before baking, then set oven to 350°F and bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until hot.
Most Helpful

Wonderful!! The mashed potatoes were so creamy and tasty. My 1 year old couldn't get enough. Thanks!

MsVee August 27, 2009

Very very good mashed potatoes. I only used about 4 tsps. of the Ranch seasoning and that was plenty for us. Left out the sour cream also because I didn't think it needed any thing else added. Halved the recipe also. Very rich and creamy. Thanks Kitz. Made for I Recommend. :)

~Nimz~ May 08, 2009

Kitt, you've done it again!!! So yummy!!!! I think these potatoes will be the "regular" from now on! I love the that these can be made ahead -- thinking about my soon to be born twins THAT will be most important! lol! I also had a handful of grated cheese to use up so threw that in too... GREAT!!!

kittycatmom March 14, 2009

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