Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Potatoes Casserole

 

Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Potatoes Casserole for dinner tonight! It is so easy to make, even the littles will love eating it!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hidden Valley, but all opinions are our own.

Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Potatoes Casserole for dinner tonight! It is so easy to make, even the littles will love eating it!

 

It’s the time of year that we are all busiest and feeding the most people and if you’re anything like us you’re also busting out at least a few recipes that don’t get made as often as the others as they are your holiday recipes. For us that means we’ve got a few recipes that take ingredients that we don’t buy as often and only need certain amounts of which means the fridge becomes piled up with leftovers and veggies that get wasted. I hate that and refuse to let it happen so I’ve teamed up with Hidden Valley® to chat about the #TasteNotWaste program and in the meantime share this family favorite, cheesy ranch chicken and potatoes casserole.

 

Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Potatoes Casserole for dinner tonight! It is so easy to make, even the littles will love eating it!

 

Here’s what you’ll often find as a leftover in my home that needs to be used up before it gets wasted, potatoes like the ones in this recipe which are starting to go soft and sprout, rotisserie or other cooked chicken or meat, mushrooms from making things like Green Bean Casserole, celery (hello, why can’t I just buy them by the stalk? I always am needing to get rid of celery.) broccoli that’s beginning to turn colors. People these days get so afraid of softening veggies but my mom taught me a few things like freezing them, throwing them into a soup or casserole or roasting everything off into a hash like this root veggie hash.

 

Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Potatoes Casserole for dinner tonight! It is so easy to make, even the littles will love eating it!

 

I just try to keep track of what I’m buying and then have a game plan for when they start to turn because I know it always happens to me. I also try to use up all of my fruits and veggies before I run back to the store to get more. Just because a potato has a bad end or is starting to soften does not mean you need to throw it all away, just cut off the parts you don’t like and turn it into something delicious. I’m appalled by how much we throw out in our house and we aren’t even that bad!

 

Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Potatoes Casserole for dinner tonight! It is so easy to make, even the littles will love eating it!

 

Use a seasoning packet or mix to add a little flavor to things that are on their way out. If you have carrots, celery, and potatoes all going limp try tossing them with butter, a Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Mix and parmesan cheese kind of like these Cheesy Potatoes and suddenly everything has a new life again.

 

Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Potatoes Casserole for dinner tonight! It is so easy to make, even the littles will love eating it!

 

And if you have any ugly or dying veggies show us on social media with the hashtag #TasteNotWaste and what you’re doing to bring them back to life!

 

Are Potatoes High in Fiber?

Potatoes, Russet, red, and sweet potatoes all have at least 3 grams of fiber in a medium-sized spud, if you eat the skin and all.

 

Are Potatoes Vegetables?

Potatoes, yams, cassava and plantain are vegetables.

But, because they contribute starch, they don’t count toward vegetables in your diet.

Nutritionally, they are classified as a starch.

 

Is Chicken Healthy?

Chicken is a lean, white meat.

Chicken contains essential omega 3 fatty acids which carry potential cardiovascular benefits.

Chicken helps to lower cholesterol which helps to prevent heart disease.

 

 

Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Potatoes Casserole

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Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Potatoes Casserole for dinner tonight! It is so easy to make, even the littles will love eating it!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Mushrooms, minced
  • 2 Stalks of Celery with greens still attached, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Dry Onion or 1/3 Cup Fresh Onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth or Water
  • 6 Red Potatoes, chopped
  • 1 Heaping Cup Broccoli
  • 2 Cups Chicken, cooked and chopped
  • 1 1/2-2 Cups Shredded Cheddar or Colby Jack Cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Fill a large pot with water and boil the potatoes until tender.
  3. Drain and remove to a plate.
  4. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the butter and melt then quickly add the mushrooms, celery, onions and garlic, stirring occasionally until the vegetables begin to become tender.
  5. Add the flour and stir for 30 seconds.
  6. Quickly whisk in the milk and broth.
  7. Add the cream cheese and ranch and stir continually until the cream cheese melts, about 1-2 minutes.
  8. Spray an 8×9″ baking dish with non stick spray and add the potatoes, chicken and broccoli.
  9. Top with the ranch sauce and finally the cheese.
  10. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the cheese is bubbly.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 443 Calories
  • Total Fat: 21.4g
  • Cholesterol: 75.7mg
  • Carbohydrates: 47.4g
  • Fiber: 5.1g
  • Sugar: 6.9g
  • Protein: 17.5g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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10 comments on “Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Potatoes Casserole”

  1. I made this for supper a few days ago, and we loved it. I deviated slightly from the original recipe. Instead of boiling the potatoes, I tossed the potato pieces in olive oil and baked them til soft. I left some skins intact, and they got nice and crispy. I had leftover casserole for lunch the next day, and I actually think it tasted better than the night before. My husband also approved. Will make again.

  2. Should the potatoes have been pre-cooked in some fashion? We followed the directions exactly, and even after a full hour our potatoes were spiny. They were red potatoes cut down to bite-sized pieces, everything else was great. The flavor of this dish is outstanding. We will definitely make it again, but I think next time I will pre-bake or boil the potatoes a bit unless otherwise noted? Thank you so much!

    • Ugh, yes. When we switched to a new recipe plugin it messed up a bunch of recipes. Every night we go through to check them one by one but this one appears to have slipped thorugh. So! First you boil the potatoes until tender when you pierce them with a knife or fork and then proceed. I’m so sorry about that!

  3. This was delicious. Will definitely make it again.
    The ingredients call for broth, but it isn’t mentioned in the method, I put in with the milk.

  4. I’m a fan of anything Ranch flavored! This looks awesome!

  5. This looks like the perfect weeknight meal for our family. Love ranch dressing in comfort dishes!

  6. This is the kind of meal that get my boys to the dinner table in less than 10 seconds~ LOVE.

  7. I’m obsessed with ranch – I totally need to try this!