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Ranch Pork Chops and Veggies Recipe

Ranch pork chops and veggies on a plate.

While many of us strive to cook healthy, home-cooked meals from scratch, there are many times when it seems that there are just not enough hours in the day. On days when the schedule is packed and things may not be going right, you may need to have the ability to take a few shortcuts in the kitchen.

One such shortcut is to use packaged seasoning mixes to cut your preparation time down to a fraction of what it would be if you cooked completely from scratch. This recipe is one that does just that.

Our recipe for Ranch Pork Chops and Veggies can be tossed together in less than ten minutes and then you will simply slide it into the oven. While the meat and vegetables are baking, you can move on to answering emails, giving the kids a bath, or paying your bills. 

Ranch pork chops and veggies on a plate.

Ranch Pork Chops and Veggies

April Freeman
Who needs a dozen herbs and spices to season dinner? This recipe for Ranch Pork Chops and Veggies takes a handful of ingredients and turns them into a one-pan dinner that you can toss together in just a few minutes. What is the secret to this amazing meal? Pre-packaged ranch dressing mix!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 Servings

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking Sheet
  • parchment paper
  • Cooking paper
  • Meat thermometer

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Bone-in or boneless pork chops (see note if using boneless pork chops)
  • 4 Large red potatoes or 1 pound of baby red potatoes
  • 1 lb Fresh green beans trimmed
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil or another kind of cooking oil
  • ½ package Powdered ranch dressing mix
  • 1 ½ tsp Minced garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray.
  • If you are not using baby potatoes, chop the red potatoes, leaving the skins on, into chunks that are about an inch square. Spread the pork chops, green beans, and potatoes on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle them with the olive oil. Sprinkle half of your packet of ranch dressing onto the meat and the vegetables. Sprinkle garlic, salt and pepper on the meat and veggies in an even layer.
    Meat and veggies placed on a baking pan.
  • Put the sheet pan into the oven and bake the meat and veggies for 20 to 25 minutes. Test the meat with a meat thermometer. The meat is finished when it reaches 120 degrees.
    Meat and different types of vegetables on a baking sheet.
  • Turn on the broiler for another 2 or 3 minutes to brown the meat and veggies. Remove it from the oven and sprinkle with the parsley as a garnish. Serve.

Notes

Another great thing about this recipe is that it is baked all on a single sheet pan. You will bake the meat, potatoes, and green beans all together at once, so you will not have a pile of pots and pans to wash up when dinner is over. Just peel the parchment paper off of the baking pan and toss it into the trash. Then put your sheet pan in the dishwasher or wipe it down with soapy water in the sink and clean up will be complete. If life is too busy, you can use paper plates from time to time and bury them in the compost pile to avoid having to wash a stack of plates after dinner.
Prepackaged ranch dressing has been available in stores since the mid-1950s. This tasty concoction was originally meant to be blended with things like mayonnaise, sour cream or buttermilk to make a delicious salad dressing in just a few minutes. However, it didn’t take long before enterprising cooks found that the seasonings in these tiny packets were excellent for flavoring all kinds of recipes.
Packaged ranch dressing contains a blend of dried buttermilk, parsley, dill, garlic,onion, salt, pepper and chives. If this package is not available in your local grocery stores, you can mix a batch of it up in your own kitchen. Just take a cup of powdered buttermilk, 2 tablespoons of onion powder, 6 tablespoons of dried parsley, 2 tablespoons of salt, 1 tablespoon of dried dill weed, 2 tablespoons of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of dried chives, and 2 teaspoons of pepper. Whisk these ingredients together in a medium sized bowl until they are thoroughly combined.
One tablespoon of this mixture is the equivalent of one packet of dry ranch dressing mix. Store the rest of the mixture in a mason jar with an air-tight lid for up to three months. Then you will always have some on hand whenever you need it. Another advantage of making this mixture yourself is that it's cheaper to make it than buying multiple packages of ranch dressing packets from the store.

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