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Slow-Cooker Country Chive and Ranch Smashed Potatoes

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 6 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

Taste for yourself the kind of wonders chives and Ranch dressing work on slow cooked and mashed red potatoes. They’re unbelievably creamy to boot. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3
pounds small red potatoes
1/3
cup water
1
container (8 ounces) sour cream-and-chive potato topper
2
tablespoons ranch dressing and seasoning mix (from 1-ounce envelope)
1/4
cup chopped fresh chives
1/3
cup half-and-half

Steps

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  • 1
    Cut potatoes into halves or fourths as needed to make similar-size pieces. Place in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add water; mix well to coat all pieces.
  • 2
    Cover and cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.
  • 3
    Gently mash potatoes with fork or potato masher. Stir in potato topper, dressing mix (dry) and chives. Stir in half-and-half until potatoes are soft consistency. Potatoes will hold on Low heat setting up to 1 hour; stir occasionally.

Expert Tips

  • To make 'em cheesy, fold in 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese after stirring in the half-and-half.
  • Try chopped fresh parsley instead of the chives.
  • These go nicely with sliced ham and steamed green beans.
  • Can't find potato topper? Use 8 oz sour cream and 1 teaspoon dried chives. Or you like, skip the chives and just add an additional tablespoon chopped green onion for Savory Ranch Smashed Potatoes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
670mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
3g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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