This is an old family recipe that we got from a Church Potlock in the late 80s or early 90s! I used sweet potatoes in this recipe and it still came out good. The original recipe used red potatoes. You could go with red, russet, or even yukon gold potatoes if you want, but those are Yellow Tier whereas Sweet Potatoes are Green Tier! I find that white sweet potatoes or purple sweet potatoes are less sweet and work great in a recipe like this and make for healthy ranch potatoes.
If you have some of our DIY Ranch Seasoning Packets all made up, you can make this recipe in a snap!
Also, check the recipe notes for variations you can do with this recipe.
- 3 lb white sweet potato or other sweet potatoes
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried dill
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried chives
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- Peel the potatoes and cook them until they are soft enough to eat but still firm enough to slice without falling apart. My preferred method is to boil them and test with a fork until they are just right. You can bake them or even microwave them if you like.
- Preheat the oven to 375 Deg after the potatoes are cooked.
- Combine the spices, including salt and pepper, in a small bowl. Melt the butter in another small bowl and then coat the bottom of a baking dish with some of the butter. The size of the baking dish should be approximately 13 x 9. Smaller or larger baking dishes will just result in more or less layers.
- Slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch thick rounds and form a single layer on the bottom of the baking dish. Brush the top of the layer of potatoes with butter and then sprinkle with the ranch seasoning mix (approx 1 tsp per layer).
- Continue adding layers of potatoes, brushing with butter, and sprinkling with seasoning until all the potatoes are gone. Ours worked out to 4 layers. When you are done adding layers, top with the shredded cheese.
- Bake for 15-20 min at 375 Deg or until the cheese is melted and/or browned to your satisfaction.
- Serve as a side dish or see notes for other options.