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Our recipe for Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops are warm and inviting, and a fantastic weeknight dinner to whip up as the days stay warm and the nights turn cooler. Kind of like Crock Pot Pork Chops with a kick, these slow cooker ranch pork chops won’t add any extra heat to your house during the day.
Yet, they slowly simmer into tender deliciousness come night. The kids will arrive home from school to the comforting smell of dinner, and you won’t have to worry about making it!
I swear, the slow cooker should be considered the 8th Wonder of the World. Crock Pot ranch pork chops require very little prep.
How to Make Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops
Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops is one of the easiest recipes I make. The only prep work required is to simply whisk the sauce ingredients together. No browning the chops and dirtying another pan you’ll have to wash. You’ll just lay out the pork in a single layer on the bottom of the crockpot.
Then grab a small bowl and mix together the Cream of Chicken soup, Cream of Mushroom soup, cream cheese, dressing mix, and white wine. Once that’s blended thoroughly, pour it over the pork evenly.
Then you’ll cook the chops for a few hours and voila! It’s ready to serve.
Step By Step Overview: How To Make Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops
1. Place pork in the crockpot. In a small bowl mix all the ingredients.
2. Add wine to the mixture.Evenly pour the mixture in the crockpot. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
What I Love Most About Pork Chop Recipes
I love making these slow cooker pork chops with cream of chicken soup and ranch dressing mix for a number of reasons.
They’re Easy to Make
Pork chops are an easy meal, whether you cook them on the stove, in the oven, or using a slow cooker or crockpot. This particular recipe doesn’t require marinating or tons of chopping, so they’re easy enough that kids can help.
Prep Time is Quick
Making pork chops in a slow cooker involves very little prep time. Basically, you lay out the meat in the bottom of the pot, and then you layer in your other ingredients, turn the machine on, and walk away.
Everybody Loves Them
Why wouldn’t they, they’re delicious. They meet the needs of both complex and simple palates, and they even look great. Plus, once they’re cooked, my Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops Facebook posts always look enticing, so they’re a great meal to share on social media.
How Long Do You Cook Pork Chops In The Crock Pot?
Much like ovens, every slow cooker differs. Cook time can depend on the brand, age of the cooker you use. Additionally, the size of the pork chops you’re using makes a difference. The most important thing you can do to keep these from getting tough is not overcook them.
Refer to this list of 10 Food Safety Tips for the Slow Cooker when you’re preparing this recipe (or any slow cooker recipe for that matter). It will help you make this meal not only ultimately delicious, but ensure that you’re using your slow cooker the right way (cook times and heat level etc.). It’s a great reference guide!
How To Cook Pork Chops That Stay Moist
There are a few things I’ve found to help keep pork chops nice and moist.
First, cook the pork chops in a liquid. This cooking technique is called braising. Obviously, my crockpot ranch pork chops with cream cheese recipe is just such a recipe, but any recipe that braises the chops will help to keep them moist.
If you want to use another cooking method, try brining the chops prior to cooking. It’s incredibly easy to do, it just takes a little planning ahead to account for the brining time.
Let me tell ya, the results will have you looking like a professional chef. I use this brining technique for my Stuffed Pork Chops. Honestly, these are some Rock Star quality pork chops, friends ♥
How To Season Pork Chops In General
If you need some quick tips on how to season pork chops, think about these things:
For basic pork chops, you’ll want to start with the basics of salt and pepper. I like to use freshly ground sea salt and freshly ground black peppercorns for this. This improve the flavor, but as I grind the seasonings over the chops, it also helps to evenly spice them without having to work at it.
Using a mixture of olive oil, salt, and pepper is also a nice way to offer a lovely seasoning to pork chops.
If you want a basic rub, you can combine 1 teaspoon of ground coriander – i.e. cilantro – with 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt, 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar, and 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil.
How To Freeze Pork Chops
According to “Our everyday Life” if you want to freeze pork chops before they’re cooked, you’ll want to individually wrap each chop in foil or plastic wrap, or in zipper seal bags. Make sure to press out as much air as possible. Freezing them separately makes them much easier to thaw out. Then, place all of the chops in a second larger zipper seal bag. Again, squeeze out the extra air.
Be sure to label the chops according to the date you’re freezing them, and don’t leave them in the freezer for longer than six months before cooking them.
Which Cut Of Pork Is Best In This Recipe-Bone In Or Boneless?
To be honest with you, both boneless and bone-in pork chops work well in this recipe. Boneless tend to be easier for me to find, so I use them most often. Bone-In pork chops have a little more flavor.
What To Serve With Easy Pork Chop Recipes:
My crock pot pork chops ranch style are super versatile. You can serve them with a laundry list of options. You can make a good old-fashioned favorite: crockpot ranch pork chops and potatoes, by whipping up some mashed potatoes and layering the pork chops on top. You can do the same with white or brown rice, and a pasta of your choice as well. Pull them apart and put them on slider rolls. Serve these tiny, tasty treats up with a crunchy green salad, baked beans or roasted veggies. Whatever your mood, there is a side that will compliment crock pot ranch pork chops. Trust me.
Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops Variations
If you’d like to try the recipe, but want some variations on these hidden valley ranch packet pork chops, there are a few things you can do.
First off, if you don’t have everything on hand, you can make a 4 ingredient crock pot pork chops by substituting one flavor of soup for the other and dropping the white wine. This will change the liquid composition of the meal, though so you might need to add a little more cream cheese or a hint of water to correct the liquid ratio.
Or if you just want a quick crockpot ranch pork chops 3 ingredients recipe, you can drop the cream cheese and double up on the cream soup.
Or if you’re not a fan, you can make crockpot ranch pork chops without canned soup if you’ve got some sour cream and milk in combination with additional cream cheese.
More Easy Pork Chop Recipes Variations
If you love pork chops half as much as I do, you’ll love these other easy pork chop recipes.
Stuffed Pork Chops
Stuffed Pork Chops use fruit, nuts, and bleu cheese to create a decadent meal you can’t believe is homemade.
Instant Pot Pork Chops
If you’re short on time but still want all that delicious flavor, try the easy-to-make Instant Pot Pork Chops. They take just fifteen minutes to prepare with a few pantry staples.
Pan Seared Pork Chops
When you’ve got fresh pork chops waiting to prepare, simple pan seared pork chops are an easy and delicious way to serve up the other white meat.
Breaded Baked Pork Chops
Sort of like an upgraded, homemade version of Shake ‘n Bake, these breaded baked pork chops are quick, easy, delicious, and everybody loves them.
Honey Garlic Pork Chops
For a savory and sweet meal, try the honey garlic pork chops. The honey brings out the zing of the garlic for an all-around delightful meal.
Baked Boneless Pork Chops
Another simple and delectable meal, baked boneless pork chops are a treat the whole family will enjoy — even the picky eaters.
Fried Pork Chops
Whether you’re cooking for one or for twelve, fried pork chops are a delicious staple anyone can make and enjoy on short notice.
Smothered Pork Chops
If you love mushrooms and onions, you’ll love the smothered pork chops slathered in a mushroom and onion gravy.
Recipe Notes For Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops:
Ranch Packet: Technically, you could use any brand of dry ranch dressing mix in this recipe. My recipe is very similar to Hidden Valley ranch packet pork chops, and I choose to use their dry mix. The taste is hard for other brands to live up to. It has the perfect amount of tang and sweetness and really gets along with this dish.
Canned Soup: I make my crock pot pork chops with cream of mushroom soup (and chicken), and let me tell you the taste is incredible. If you’re feeling motivated or adventurous, Clean Eating Magazine has a great take on homemade cream cooking soups. It will add a little time to your recipe prep, but if you’re okay with that, then so am I! I’d love to know how it turns out!
Oven Baked: There is a recipe kicking around out there for pork chops with cream of chicken soup and ranch dressing in oven baked goodness. You can certainly make my recipe this way, and it still makes for a delicious and quick dinner. You can use bone-in pork chops here, but cook times will vary. Simply prepare as normal and place ingredients in a baking dish. Preheat to 350, and cook in a preheated oven until tender.
Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops Recipe
Our Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops Recipe is warm and inviting, and a fantastic weeknight dinner to whip up as the days stay warm and the nights turn cooler. Who doesn’t love a comforting dinner that has very little prep and is ready for you when you come home and walk through the door!
The sauce that these crockpot ranch pork chops simmer in is SO delish and the recipe makes lots of sauce to slather on my make ahead mashed potatoes, rice or pasta! I’d love to hear back from you in the comments below if you try this recipe in your dinner rotation! ♥
Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops
- 4-6 (3/4 Inch Thick) Boneless Pork Chops
- 1 (1 Ounce) Packet Hidden Ranch Dressing Mix
- 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, At Room Temperature
- 1/2 Cup White Wine
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Chopped
- Prepared Mash Potatoes
- Cooked Rice
- Cooked and Butter Noodles
- Place the pork in a single layer in crock pot.
- In a small bowl, mix together Dressing Mix, Cream of Chicken Soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Cream Cheese, and White Wine and evenly pour over pork.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low 5-7 or until pork is fork tender. Serve over cooked rice or pasta.
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