Oven Roasted Ranch Potatoes

If you are looking for a new side dish for your next family dinner, try these deliciously simple oven roasted ranch potatoes. They are sure to be a big hit! Don't forget to check the bottom of my post for more delicious potato recipes from other bloggers.

oven roasted ranch potatoes side dish delicious

My kids love to request these potatoes for dinner. Maybe it's because we call them Vader Taters and they think it's a fun name, but judging by how fast these disappear from their plates I'd say they love the taste too!

We are big fans of Star Wars in our house and always celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th) with fun food that has names associated with Star Wars - hence where the nickname Vader Taters came from. You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to love these though, just a fan of potatoes.

2 pounds potatoes - red or Yukon gold
butter - 1 tablespoon
olive oil - just a drizzle
dry ranch mix - store mix or your favorite homemade - 1-2 teaspoons just a sprinkling
13x9 glass baking dish
aluminum foil

Prep time - 6 minutes
Bake time - 25 minute

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place butter in bottom of baking dish and put in oven until butter is melted. Remove from oven.
  • Wash potatoes and cut into bite size pieces.

Prep your potatoes and chop into small pieces

  • Place potatoes in baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Gently stir a bit to cover the potatoes.

drizzle of olive oil

  • Sprinkle the dry ranch mix over your potatoes and gently stir.

Dry ranch mix added to your side dish

  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. This will help the potatoes to not get dried out when baking at a high temperature.
  • Stir potatoes so they do not stick to the bottom of the baking dish. Bake covered for another 10 minutes. Stir again, leave uncovered and bake for 5-10 minutes. Potatoes should then be soft when a fork is inserted into them, but have a slight crunch when biting into them. Baking time will vary depending on how big you cut your potato pieces.

potatoes in casserole dish ready to eat

Dish them up and eat!

Vader taters to make a happy family

I hope your family loves this tasty potato dish as much as my family. I'd love to hear in the comments if you try it!

If you would like to try other potato recipes, I've got some great ones to share with you! I joined with a group of other bloggers for an ultimate recipe challenge - make our best potato recipe. Visit a few and you might find another family favorite recipe!

40 potato recipes recipe challenge


  1. Ranch potatoes are one of my favorites! I love that flavor profile!

  2. I love ranch potatoes and how easy they are to make. Gotta make these. What a yummy side dish!

  3. Ranch dressing and potatoes, how can you go wrong?? AND I love the name Vader Taters. Perfect for any time of year.

  4. I'm sold. Vader Taters it is. My guys will love them.

  5. My kids love ranch! I will be making these potatoes soon!

  6. I love it...Vader Tators....my son will love that and those delicious looking potatoes too!

  7. Hmmm. I have never tried ranch dressing on my roasted potatoes. I'm going to have to try this. Soon! Thanks for the idea!!

  8. My son would these potatoes. He loves ranch flavor everything. I'd need to make these. Yum! Pinned.

  9. Roasted potatoes are always a favorite at our house! Need to remember to make them ranch potatoes next time. Thanks for the great, easy idea! Bwg ~~~

  10. These look delicious! Can't wait to try them!

  11. Yum! I want to make these right now :) My kids would love them too!

  12. This right here is a side dish I KNOW my kids could get on board with. Anything with ranch! These look awesome.

    1. My kids are the same Allison! Hope your family likes them.

  13. Did I do something wrong?! I cooked for the first 15 minutes and took out to stir..they were still pretty hard??

    1. So sorry the recipe didn't work for you Tiffany. We have made these potatoes many times and not had any problem. They should cook for a total time of 30-35 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on what size your pieces of potato are.

  14. Oh, these look so yummy!!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    XO, Vanessa


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