Dependable Eats



Ranch Roasted Potatoes

A great side recipe from Hidden Valley that is so easy, yet so delicious.


  • 2 lb small red potatoes
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 package Ranch dressing mix


  • Preheat oven to 450°
  • Quarter potatoes and place in a plastic bag with oil; toss to coat
  • Add Ranch dressing mix and toss again until coated
  • Bake in ungreased pan 30-35 minutes until potatoes are brown and crisp

Spicy Ranch Oyster Crackers

Spicy Ranch Oyster Crackers

This addictive snack is an amalgamation of several different oyster cracker recipes in an effort to spice things up.


  • 2 bags oyster crackers
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 packet Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes*
  • 2 tsp chili powder*
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper*

*Adjust spices to taste


  • Preheat oven to 225°
  • Pour oil into measuring cup. Add Ranch dressing mix and spices. Stir well.
  • Put oyster crackers in a bowl or large plastic bag. Pour oil mixture over the crackers; stir well or shake bag to mix until uniformly covered.
  • Spread oyster crackers on a baking sheet in an even layer.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.

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