Ranch House Crock Pot Pork Chops and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

I love finding new crock pot recipes!  This one was absolutely delicious and jam packed full of flavor!  My hubby LOVED it!  It is extremely easy and very filling!


recipe from: Real Mom Kitchen

6 pork chops, 1/2 inch thick
1 packet dry Ranch Dressing Seasoning
10 oz can Cream of Chicken Soup
4 lbs peeled, cubed potatoes
5 Tablespoons real butter
1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
6 cloves roasted garlic (directions are below)
1- 1 1/2 Cups warm milk
1 Tablespoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper, or to taste


Place pork chops, Ranch seasoning and soup into a medium sized crock pot over high heat for 4 hours or low heat for 6 hours.
Place potatoes into a large pot of cold water. Place onto stove top over high heat and bring to a boil. Once water is boiling, cook for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. Drain and transfer to the work bowl of a stand or electric mixer. Mix on low until potatoes are mashed then add butter, Parmesan, garlic, milk, salt and pepper. Season to taste if needed. For thinner mashed potatoes add more milk, slowly until your desired consistency.
Scoop mashed potatoes onto serving plates and top with pork chops and soup gravy from crock pot. I put a little parsley on top to serve.

Roasted Garlic

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place bulb of garlic with skins on, wrap lightly in tin foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove from foil and let cool for 15 minutes. Remove garlic from skins, place in a bowl and mash with a fork until completely mashed. Set aside. One garlic bulb will have around 12 cloves.


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  1. Lauren

    This recipe looks CRAZY delicious. We kind of have an affliction to crockpot meals because they always taste the same, "crock potty." Will have to try this one out!

  2. Angie

    Oh, I just love your recipes....They are just mouth watering....You have an award at my blog. http://www.alilcountrysugar.blogspot.com

  3. Susan

    I actually just tried that recipe myself, I found it on pinterest. It is sooooooo good! The pork chops were so tender and those had to be the best potatoes I have ever made! :)

  4. Mindy

    Ooooh, I have all the ingredients for this. I should put it on my next meal plan! I've been havin' a hankerin' for roasted garlic mashed potatoes! :)

  5. Amy

    I haven't bough pork chops in years because I never like how they taste, usually too hard and chewy. I'm going to try this because I bet the crockpot makes them tender and that gravy looks delicious! Thanks for recipe!!

  6. sabri

    oh my gosh!! yum...i am still looking for cumin for your chicken crock pot recipe..maybe i can replace this...i am saving all your recipes and when i get around to it...i am gonna share with you...thanks ..this looks FABULOUS!!!

  7. Bunnyfreak

    Sounds yummy.http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com

  8. Mary

    This looks really good, I've printed it - thanks for sharing it at the Today's Creative linky party!Mary @ Redo 101

  9. Curt

    Wow, does that ever sound and look tasty!

  10. Mari

    It looks delicious. You have a wonderful combination of flavors such as roasted garlic, cream of chicken soup and ranch dressing seasoning. This is a recipe I know I will enjoy. Thanks.

  11. Lady Behind The Curtain

    I Love your recipe! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and share your tasty recipe with us?ThanksI hope to see you there!http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

  12. Rachel

    Thank you so much for sharing! I had pork chops on the menu for tomorrow, but I was just gonna bake them - boring. Now I can't wait to try this. It looks absolutely delicious. By the way I'm a new follower too.Rachel adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

  13. Suzanne

    I made this last night! And it was soooooo yummy. I love the flavor. I have leftover gravy to use on chicken breast tomorrow ;)

  14. Megan Camilla

    This looks absolutely delicious. I would love it if you would come share this over at the Holiday Sweet Swap that I'm co-hosting. Jump over to thestokerkitchen.blogspot.com and you'll see the button on the left sidebar.
    P.S. You really have been an inspiration for me!!

  15. Krista

    I love roasted garlic. I think those who think they don't like garlic, need to try it that way. So sweet! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week :)

    Everyday Mom's Meals

  16. auntie

    Found your recipe on Pinterest and made it last night...WOW!! So delicious. I'll be raiding your archives for more yumminess :)

  17. Anonymous

    Could you make this w/ chicken?

  18. Cristy

    Found your recipe on Pinterest. I made this tonight and it was a little salty for my taste and there really wasn't much gravy. It still tastes great however. I think next time, because there WILL be a next time, I may double the soup, hoping to get more "gravy" and spread the salty flavor out.

    Thank you.

  19. Anonymous

    Made this recipe tonight,,, very simple and both my son and husband enjoyed the chops. Very tender,, Thanks for sharing!The crock pot italian chicken recipe is on the menu for tomorrow night !! :)

  20. Anonymous

    Would like to try this, are these pork chops boneless or bone-in?

  21. Barb

    I too have an aversion to "crock pot" meals, but this looked good, so I tried it tonight and it was excellent! I will make it again and thanks for teaching me about roasted garlic.

  22. Sarah

    Tried this meal tonight! It was a success!!!

  23. Heather

    I made this for dinner tonight -- it was EXCELLENT!!!!! This is going to be a regular meal at our house!

  24. ghannaford

    I made this for our Christmas dinner...ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS...and so easy too..My family raved over it !!!

  25. Anonymous

    Might try this with Chicken as the family doesn't care for pork chops!! Sounds DELISH!!

  26. Jodipel

    delicious!!!!! I was thinking may be good with cream of mushroom soup too!

  27. Shannon

    Love your website! I am making the pork chops tonight! The energy bites look delicious too. I will be using several of your recipes to change up my dinner time rut! Thanks!

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  29. Anonymous

    Big hit with my family!! Lots of raves over the mashed potatoes!!

  30. liparifam

    Is this recipe really complete? I mean, think about it - cream of chicken soup is usually thinned with a full can of liquid, and here you're adding NONE. I made this tonight - gravy was crazy thick and salty. Maybe because I only cooked two chops, not six, so there was less meat juice - idk. I thinned it with at least 3/4 -1 cup of water, and it was still a nice, thick gravy, but much smoother. In the end, it was good, but still very salty - and I NEVER complain about salt! I probably will try other recipes rather than making this again...

  31. Anonymous

    LOVED this recipe! It was a bit salty, so next time I think I'll add an extra Cream of Chicken and a little less than the whole bag of Ranch Dressing....but otherwise, it was fantastic. The hubby said it was a keeper!

  32. Anonymous

    This is salty because of the Ranch mix I used just barely any mix and it is great. I have mixed ranch dressing in with milk or mayo and brushed onto chicken before which is also great.

  33. Anonymous

    Going to try it this weekend, but going to put 2 Breast(boneless) & 2 (boneless) pork chops together in the crock pot...But I wonder if can try this recipe and put in my pressure cooker? Has anyone done this with a pressure cooker...please let me know...Rachel

  34. Wendy

    Totally made this tonight and it turned out FABULOUS!!! The only thing I did different is I made it on the stove in 2 hrs instead of the crock pot. It was so easy after a long day of remodeling my bathroom. Thanks

  35. Robin

    We tried this recipe and it was the BOMB! Wow, what a comfort food dinner. Thanks. Robin

  36. Jon

    Just tried this recipe......Absolutely amazing! I will be making this again.

  37. Shari

    Like many others, I found these on Pinterest. They were really great! I made it with 3 really thick pork chops. Mine could have used a little more "sauce", but overall it was great. I made the mashed potatoes as well. My husband LOVED the meal!

  38. Anonymous

    Made this tonight. I loved it. It was a hit and miss with my three kids. I think the mashed potatoes was the best part. Will def. be making those again!

  39. Anonymous

    Made this tonight, and the pork chops were so tough, not even close to tender. So disappointed.

    1. Sherrie

      I made this and it was delicious! The only pork chop recipe I like. And the potatoes were yummy too. However, I think it's critical to use the center cut pork loins (the boneless chops). I did and mine came out very tender, but my mom tried it using bone-in pork chops a couple of weeks later and they were tough.

  40. Mickey

    Hello everyone!
    I've done this recipe twice and it's DELICIOUS! But I was wondering, do you add milk or water into the crock pot? I add just about 1 cup of water but my gravy turns out too watery, did you even add any water to your crock pot? I want to make it more thick, but it just turns out like water! I'd love some advice here! :)

    1. Christina

      I made this last night, but I did not add any water or milk. It calls for 1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup but after reading some of the comments on here, I decided to use the advice of a few others and use 2 cans of soup and I'm glad I did!! I was worried that the gravy would come out thin, but it came out great!! Hope this helps :-)

  41. Desert Diva

    Will be trying this next Sunday. I make my menu's a week in advance. I can't wait to try this. I love crockpot recipes. So easy and delicious.

    BTW...I got this off of Pinterest and someone has reported your wonderful site as spam. We can't get to your recipes from there anymore. I know you are a fabulous cook and not spam at all. I thought I would bring this to your attention.
    Thanks again for the recipe. I know it will be delicious.

  42. Jennifer

    I am making this in the crock pot as I type and I also found it strange that the recipe doesn't call for any additional water to thin the soup. I noticed that some people commented saying it turns out too thick but others say it is too watery? Not sure where the differences are coming from and would be interested to know what people are doing who get good results.

  43. Allye

    This was AWESOME! My picky boyfriend loved it! I added half a can of Cream of Mushroom soup to the mix; should've added a whole can, it diluted the sodium and tasted perfect when paired with the mashed potatoes. With the garlic, I threw it in the pan with some EVVO and browned it (saved me 45 minutes). As college students, we love these recipes, keep 'em coming, please!

  44. Audrey

    OMGeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I saw a picture of this on Pinterest and made it tonight for Hubby and I and it was sooooooooooooooooo freakin' delicious!!! It has become one of our favorite dishes. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  45. Jenni

    This looks so great. How would you modify it to make it on the stove top? I have pork chops out for dinner but I don't think I will have time to slow cook. Any ideas?

  46. JaeM

    yummmm!! Also saw this on pinterest.. will be making this tonight.. hope its good!!!

    1. JaeM

      ok made this today.. REALLY should've read ALL of the comments.. to me its a lil salty so the next time I'll def cut back on the ranch seasoning
      the potatoes were flavorful but just 'ok'

  47. Deanna

    Absolutely the best Pork Chops ever!!

  48. Tammi @ Momma's Meals

    I'm making this tonight for part of my Crock Pot Challenge, how much time do you think I should cook it if my chops are frozen? Thank you, looks delish!

  49. Christina

    I made this last night and my family and I really liked it!! Before I made it, I went through some of the comments on here,...and I'm glad I did!! After reading some of the comments I decided to follow the advice of a few others and use 2 cans of the Cream of Chicken Soup, and I'm glad I did!! I probably could have even used another half a can or maybe even a whole and then thickened it up if needed. The pork was so tender and the mashed potatoes were tasty!! I will definitely be making this dish again :-)

  50. Melissa B

    Oh my! This recipe looks so good!
    I love anything with mashed potatoes in it, ...and a crockpot recipe, what could be easier?

  51. Andrea (Quest for Delish)

    I just made these and they were so delish that I had to blog about them. Come by and check it out. http://questfordelish.blogspot.com/2012/10/smothered-crockpot-pork-chops.html

  52. Lisa

    Made this with cube steak instead of pork chops, turned out great.

  53. Cody Barrett

    Made this tonight and it was so so super easy to make. Also the most tender pork chops I have ever made the bones fall right out!! It was delicous!!!

  54. Krisi

    I made my first recipe from Pinterest. It was delicious next time I may put potatoes in too. Thank you!

  55. VKelley_S.A., TX

    I really enjoyed this recipe, it has a very unique taste. Made it for dinner tonight (11/19/2012), I love crockpot recipes. I definitely will be making this again.

  56. Blanca

    Should the sauce have a brown color to it as in the picture? Mine did not come out that color.

    1. Janet

      Blanca, I had the same problem. I added a packet of pork gray mix to it. It did the trick!!!

  57. Laurie

    I had 2 recipes planned, one with an Italian season pkt and one with a ranch pkt. It wasn't until this was in the oven that I realized the mistake I made. I used the Italian pkt with this recipe. Honestly I can't imagine it beig any better than it was. This was delicious with the Italian. The mashed potatoes were so good. I served it with green beans in which I mixed some of the roasted garlic. A huge hit at my house!

  58. teri

    3 for 3....again awesome!

  59. Keri

    We have had this a few times, my husband loves it and my kids like a whole lot too! I have a question, since you roast the whole garlic (head) and only use half of the cloves, can you save the remainder of the garlic for another purpose in the fridge or freezer or is it just best to toss it? This is the first time I have remembered to roast it, other times I have just used my garlic press and it was delicious too:) Thank you for all your hard, yummy work!

  60. Janet

    I made this last night for dinner. It was amazing!!

  61. Cindy

    Made this tonight. It was delicious. Followed recipe as it stands. I was skeptical about the sauce, but it was great! Potatoes were perfection. Great comfort meal. Will definitely visit this one again. Hubby and 20yo son loved it too!

  62. Caitlin

    Hi, this looks amazing! I have what is probably a stupid question but I'm only fourteen so cut me some slack please? Haha anyway do the pork chops need to be flipped and if so how often? Thanks! Really want to make this for my mom!

    1. Chef in Training

      I don't even worry about flipping them, just put the pork chops in and the sauce on top. You could flip them if you are getting nervous, but I tend to not even worry about it :)

  63. Kimberly

    I made this Wednesday night. Only exceptions I used 8 porkchops & 2 cans cream of chicken & left the garlic out. It was soooooo good!

  64. Jill

    I'm making this for the first time today. I'm using chicken breasts because I'm not a fan of pork chops. I'm a little worried about the sauce. How did yours come out brown?

  65. Ellen

    Wow! This was AWESOME. Even my picky hubs was impressed. :) We like a LOT of gravy, Andy I was concerned that one can of soup wouldn't make enough, so I used two and thinned it out with about 1/2 cup of chicken stock. Also, to try and lighten things up I used Campbell's Healthy Request soup. Haven't had it with the regular soup to compare, but it was EXCELLENT even with the light stuff. Made the potatoes, too. Didn't want to turn on the oven in August to roast the garlic, so I just threw a few cloves in while boiling the potatoes, then mashed them up. All in all, yum, yum, YUM! This one will definitely be going into the rotation. Thanks! :)

  66. Troy Weaver

    Looks good, but what do you do with the garlic? I am new to cooking, please don't laugh.

  67. Sam

    What if you don't have a crockpot like me... Would this work in the oven or stove top?

    1. Elle

      I did it in the oven the first time (baked covered at 350F and checked after an hour - I pre-browned so mine were done in an hour). They were delicious - but I made a note to thin out the sauce a bit with a splash of milk as it is a bit salty.

  68. Elle

    Hi, I've made this 2 times now (once in the oven, once in the crockpot). Both times they were really good! I was just wondering if you brown your chops first? It would be nice to save a step.

    I have yet to make the potatoes though, I always have grated parmesan on hand but never fresh, could you substitute, and if so, how much grated Parmesan would you use?

  69. Claire

    I made this last night and my husband and I both loved it! I think it's one of his favorite meals that I have made. The only thing I would add is another can of the soup because by the end of cooking, most of the gravy had cooked onto the side of the crockpot. Thank you so much for the great recipe. I'll definitely make this again!

  70. Cherry Fischer

    I made these today and they were moist and delicious. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  71. D

    I'm not a cook by any means...but I followed this recipe exactly and it was great!! Pork chops fell off the bone. Gravy was great and potatoes were so good! Will definitely make again!

  72. Virginia mcinturff

    This looks so good. I love pork and I'm going to try to this one pork and graveyard.

  73. Debbie Councill

    This was good!!! I used boneless pork chops, and I added about 2 tbs garlic herb butter and a handful of grape tomatoes (to keep them from going bad!)! And 1/4 cup whit wine!!!! Oh so good! I want to use chicken next time and double the chicken soup and water, for more gravey!!!!! Excellent! !!

  74. deb

    I like to pour a little flavored (or regular) olive oil on my bunches of roasted garlic before wrapping the head in foil to bake. I just slice a nice little bit of the top off to open the head. The olive oil just seeps into every tasty flesh of the bulb. So sweet and tasty to spread on lots of things!

  75. Cathy Nelson

    I tried this great pork chop recipe last night and my husband really liked it....I didn't make the Parmesan Potatoes, my husband only likes regular mashed potatoes. Thanks for making a new dish that my "picky" eater enjoyed.

  76. Theresa

    Made it and loved it

  77. Sharon

    Made this tonight and it was the most tender pork chop I've had in a long time. The gravy was delicious too! So simple! Thank you!

  78. Cherie

    This recipe was absolutely delicious! I had my b/f and his son over for supper and they both loved it. My daughter, who is a picky eater asked for 2ends. We had fresh green beans for the vegetable. Definitely will be making this again :)

  79. Tanya

    Can I put the pork chops in frozen?

  80. Janice

    Do you use boneless or with bone pork chops?

    1. Chef in Training

      I used boneless :)

  81. Terri Reed


    I have made this several times with all kinds of pork chops. The only thing is 1 pkt of
    Ranch drsg seasoning is way to much, very salty. I use not quit a 1/2 of the pkt and it is still very tasty. Very good and very easy recipe.