You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to make a delicious and comforting meal that the whole family will love. With just 5 minutes of prep time, you can have these mouthwatering Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops ready to go in the slow cooker. The tender meat, smothered in a creamy Ranch gravy, pairs perfectly with rice, noodles, or mashed potatoes. It’s an affordable and satisfying option for those busy nights!
How to Make Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops | 1-Minute Video
There’s nothing easier than a Crockpot dinner, especially when it involves succulent pork chops coated in a creamy ranch-seasoned gravy. What’s even better is that this recipe requires just 3 ingredients, along with a few extra seasonings. Let’s get started and make a meal that will impress!
To make the most tender and juicy Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Condensed cream of chicken soup: This forms the base of the gravy. You can use the Healthy Request variety or the low-fat version.
- Garlic, thyme, and black pepper: These add extra savory flavor to the chops and gravy.
- Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix: You only need the dry Ranch dressing mix—do not prepare the dressing according to the package instructions.
- Cornstarch: This is an optional thickening agent if you prefer a thicker gravy.
- Pork chops: Thick-cut bone-in or boneless pork chops work best in the slow cooker.
How to Make Ranch Pork Chops in the Crockpot
Prepare to be amazed by how these creamy ranch pork chops melt in your mouth! This ridiculously easy recipe takes less than 5 minutes of actual prep time, but the result is a dish that tastes like it took hours to make. And the best part? You don’t even have to turn on the oven!
- Combine the condensed soup and dry Ranch salad dressing mix with the garlic, thyme, pepper, and optional cornstarch.
- Season the pork chops with pepper and add them to the slow cooker.
- Cover the pot and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or on HIGH for 2-3 hours. The pork chops are perfectly cooked through when the internal temperature reaches 145°F. Give the gravy a good stir at the end, spoon it over the chops, and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
Baked Ranch Pork Chops
If you prefer to prepare the ranch pork chops in the oven, follow these simple steps. Place the pork chops in a greased baking dish. In a small bowl, whisk together the condensed soup, garlic, thyme, pepper, Ranch salad dressing mix, and cornstarch. Pour the sauce over the pork chops, cover with foil, and bake in a 325°F oven for 40-45 minutes (for boneless chops) or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F. If the gravy is too thick at the end, you can thin it with chicken broth or warm water since it won’t have as much condensation as when cooked in a slow cooker.
What to Serve with Ranch Pork Chop Recipes
Ranch pork chops pair well with a variety of sides. Here are a few easy and delicious ideas:
- Hush Puppies
- Coleslaw or Vinegar Coleslaw
- Hoe Cakes
- Baked Potato Wedges
- Skillet Cornbread, Bakery-Style Corn Muffins, Honey Cornbread, Old-Fashioned Corn Sticks, Sweet Cornbread Muffins
- Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese, Crock Pot Mac and Cheese, Stovetop Shells and Cheese, or No-Boil Easy Mac and Cheese
- Southern Buttermilk Biscuits, Flaky Biscuits, Aunt Bee’s 3-Ingredient Buttermilk Biscuits, Sweet Potato Biscuits, Cheese Biscuits, Easy Drop Biscuits
- Pumpkin Bread or Pumpkin Muffins
- 3-Ingredient Sour Cream Muffins
- Wedge Salad, Classic Caesar Salad, House Salad with Candied Pecans, or a Green Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette
- Easy Potato Salad
- Arkansas Green Beans with Bacon or Southern-Style Green Beans
- Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
- Fried Apples or Baked Apple Slices
- Southern Succotash
- Southern Collard Greens
- Fried Okra
- Broccoli and Cheese
- Easy Pasta Salad
- Homemade Baked Beans with Bacon
- Charleston Red Rice or Rice Pilaf
- Okra and Tomatoes
- Southern Squash Casserole
- Cheese Grits
- Fried Cabbage with Apples and Onion, Braised Red Cabbage, or Roasted Cabbage
If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. You can also freeze the leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
To reheat the pork chops, place them and the gravy in a dish, cover with foil, and warm in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
Here are a few variations you can try to personalize your Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops:
- The cornstarch serves as a thickening agent for a nice, thick gravy. If you prefer a thinner gravy, you can omit the cornstarch without sacrificing flavor.
- Substitute the condensed cream of chicken soup with a can of cream of mushroom soup if you prefer.
- Experiment with different herbs. Feel free to use parsley, sage, rosemary, chives, paprika, or any other herbs you enjoy.
- If you don’t have fresh garlic on hand, you can use a pinch of garlic powder or omit it altogether.
Tips for the Best Ranch Pork Chops Recipe
Here are a few tips to ensure that your Ranch Pork Chops turn out perfectly every time:
- Use thick-cut pork chops, whether bone-in or boneless. The thin, wimpy chops don’t hold up as well during the long cooking process.
- Don’t overcook the pork chops. Every Crockpot cooks at a slightly different temperature, so keep an eye on your dish the first time you make it. The pork is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. A meat thermometer is a helpful tool to ensure perfect cooking.
- If using smaller, thinner, or leaner pork chops, reduce the cooking time to 2-3 hours on LOW.
- For extra color and flavor on the outside of your pork chops, you can sear them in oil in a hot skillet over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes per side (or until golden brown) before transferring them to the Crockpot.
- Salt the dish at the end. The condensed soup and Ranch seasoning mix already contain enough sodium, so you likely won’t need any extra salt. Taste the finished dish and add salt if necessary.
More Pork Recipes to Try
If you enjoyed this recipe, here are a few more pork dishes you might like:
- Country Pork Chop and Rice Bake
- Pan Fried Pork Chops
- Perfect 15-Minute Grilled Pork Chops
- Oven Fried Breaded Pork Chops
- Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops
- Stovetop Pork Chops with Apple Cider Gravy
- Stuffed Pork Chops
- Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops
- Dump-and-Go 4-Ingredient Baked Pork Chops
- Pan Fried Pork Chops with Peach Sauce
- Grilled BBQ Pork Chops
- Garlic and Rosemary Pork Chop Brine
This delicious Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops recipe was originally published in February 2020. The photos were updated in March 2022. For more mouthwatering recipes and information about Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, visit Hook’d Up Bar and Grill.