Smashed Potatoes with Hidden Valley Ranch

JM Avallone


I saw this on TV last night, what an interesting idea. I have not tried it yet but plan to, I went to their site and in the tip section I'll show a few more variations of it.

★★★★★ 2 votes
10 Min
10 Min


4 medium
potatoes with or without skins
1/2 c
1 pkg
hidden valley® original ranch salad dressing & seasoning mix
3 Tbsp


1Pierce skin of potatoes with fork; microwave 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Mash with fork. Add dressing mix, milk and butter to potatoes; stir well.
2Tips: Of course you can boil the spuds and just up the cooking time. Below are some other variations they had posted, one even uses cauliflower. I did not bother to give the directions for all of them as it is the same boil mash mix eat.
31 tablespoon (7 ounces) canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
3 tablespoons butter, softened
Salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup half-and-half
41/2 cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Hidden Valley Smoked Bacon Ranch Sandwich Spread & Dip
1/4cup Minced green onions
2-1/2 cups prepared mashed potatoes
51/2 cup sour cream
1 packet (1 ounce) Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
61/4 teaspoon salt
1 head cauliflower, washed and broken into florets (about 4 cups florets)
1 tablespoon fat-free milk
1 tablespoon light margarine (tub-style) or butter
1/3 cup Hidden Valley The Original Ranch® Dressing Light

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #butter, #ranch, #milk