Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes (Make Ahead Option)

READY IN: 35mins


  • 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
    (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)


  • Cook the potatoes in boiling water until fork-tender; drain and place in a large bowl.
  • 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).
  • Continue beating at HIGH speed until the potatoes are smooth and very fluffy.
  • 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).
  • 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.