July 20, 2013

Roasted Ranch Veggies

Never has a roasted vegetable tasted as good as these.  Ever since I discovered my local grocery store has generic ranch dressing mix packets for 50 cents as opposed to the name brand that is over $1, I have been adding it to all kinds of things.  I really need to figure out how to make my own dressing mix.  Anyone have a good recipe?

Have you ever added that ranch mix to sour cream and dipped Wavy Lays Potato Chips in it.  OH MY GOSH.  Talk about one of the most addicting snacks.  I cannot keep potato chips in my house, because it is guaranteed I would make ranch dip and eat the entire bag of chips by myself.  

So . . . the next best thing . . . roasted ranch potatoes.  
But, I didn't stop there, I also added some baby carrots, zucchini from the garden, onions, garlic and tomatoes.  If you slice the zucchini really thin, it gets nice and brown and crispy like a potato chip, but only a few of my slices were thin enough to brown like that.  I topped it all off with a little olive oil, ranch dressing mix and Parmesan cheese.  
Both "The Mr." and I couldn't get enough of these veggies and I am already planning to make them again next week.

Serve alongside:
Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini Chicken
24 Hour Chicken Marinade
Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants
Roasted Ranch Veggies
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner 
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

4 red potatoes, diced
1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
2 c. baby carrots
3 whole garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
1/3 c. onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbl. ranch dressing mix powder
1-2 Tbl. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbl. freshly grated Parmesan

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Add all vegetables to a large bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with ranch dressing mix.  Fold together until everything is evenly coated.  Spread out onto a cookie sheet and bake for 35 minutes or until vegetables are tender.  Remove from oven and top with grated Parmesan.  Serves 4-6.  


  1. This is totally my ind of recipe. I feel like it might become a usual:) I also like how you have the "serve alongside" section. Helps me plan meals better. As for homemade ranch seasoning, its super easy! you probably have everything in your pantry to do it already. http://www.heandsheeatclean.com/2013/05/clean-eat-recipe-make-your-own-ranch.html <better than the packet, doesnt have all the unknown ingredients You can also add some buttermilk powder to but i usually just add it in the dish if i have it or need it.

    1. I do have almost everything for that homemade ranch mix. I can't wait to try it. I think I will even try adding some to greek yogurt for a much healthier ranch dip. Thanks so much for sending me the link. - Jenn

  2. I love using veggies like this! Im going to make your recipe soon!

  3. how can I pin this

    1. It takes a minute to load, but there is a "pin it" button below each of the pictures. Thanks!

  4. I love thinking of new ways to make veggies interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Totally loving the addition of the ranch.
    And yes, adding ranch to sour cream is the best!

  6. Going to have to make this - it looks totally delicious! I've never added ranch packets to sour cream, but my MIL adds onion soup mix packets to sour cream as a chip dip and it's great.

  7. love to dress veggies up - and this looks so yum! I'm going to have to try this! Saw it at 6 sisters!

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  8. I would LOVE to try these! We would love for you to share at our fun Super Summer Saturday link up here: http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2013/08/super-summer-saturday.html Thanks! Julie

  9. Jenn
    Made these tonight but w/ only red potatoes & onions....next time I will spray the foil since they stuck a bit, but they were good :) Just wondered if you tried the homemade ranch & what you thought.
    Thanks! Andrea

    1. Hi! I forgot to spray the pan last time I made these and they stuck a little too. I'm going to add that to the recipe - thanks. I haven't tried homemade ranch mix yet, but I did find a recipe to try. It calls for dill weed and I always forget to buy it. I have decided that I like these better with the generic ranch mix rather than the name brand mix.


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