Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
9.27.14: I first posted this recipe 6 months ago and remember loving how easy, convenient, and delicious it was- just set it and forget it, (thank god for crock pots). I relied on this recipe today when 3 of my Aunts came over for lunch. My parents moved to CO (wahhh) and I hadn’t seen my aunts since they moved. They are so special to me and I really wanted to make sure we’d have a lunch that we could all enjoy. Well I have to say, mission accomplished. not only were the pork chops so tender and flavorful, but my only job was to make potatoes, (SCORE). Oh… and these potatoes are SO creamy and delicious. Drizzle a little leftover ranch sauce on them and you’re pretty much in heaven. We had mini apple pies for dessert, and I ended the day feeling like I did my job! The hostess with the mostess 😉 I’ll take it!
- 4 pork chops
- 1 (1 oz.) packet dry Ranch Dressing
- 1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
- ¾ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup diced yellow onion
- 1 cup baby carrots
- 4 medium red potatoes
- ¾ cup parmesan cheese, at room temperature
- ¼ cup milk, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- Salt/Pepper, to taste
- Mix ranch dressing, soup, sour cream, & diced onions together and add to crock pot.
- Add pork chops and baby carrots. Cover pork chops with mixture.
- Cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 3-4.
- Prepare the potatoes about 30 minutes before you're ready to eat.
- Place the potatoes in salted cold water and allow them to come to a boil from there. This allows the potatoes to gradually increase in temperature, which ensures that the outside does not cook faster than the middle of the potato. .
- Take the parmesan cheese, butter, and milk out now so that they are at room temperature when you use them.
- Boil the red potatoes for about 25 minutes.
- Drain water and mash the potatoes Stir in butter, 1 cup parmesan cheese, and milk.
- Place Pork Chops and potatoes on serving plate, drizzle with extra ranch sauce that remains in crock pot. Serve & enjoy!
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