Easy Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops slow cook to perfection with tangy ranch seasoning and only take 5 minutes of prep time. A delicious and comforting dinner recipe that's a family favorite!
Plus, you only need 4 main ingredients! You'll love them just as much as our original Crock Pot Pork Chops.
Life is just better when you have easy, family-favorite crockpot recipes to put on your weeknight meal plan. These creamy Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops only take 5 minutes to prep and slow cook perfectly. They are wonderful for a busy weeknight.
Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops require only a few simple ingredients:
- Pork Chops - see below for how to select the best cut of meat.
- Can of Cream of Chicken Soup - You can substitute condensed cream of mushroom soup for the cream of chicken soup in this crock pot ranch pork chop recipe. If you'd like more creamy gravy, use 1 can of condensed cream of chicken soup and 1 can of cream of mushroom soup.
- Ranch Seasoning - the tangy ranch dressing mix you know and love.
- Seasonings - garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper, and cornstarch (optional).
- Cream Cheese (optional) - if you want a creamier gravy, add half a block of cream cheese (4 ounces) about 15 before the cooking time is over.
Tips for Selecting the Best Pork Chop
The cut of meat you use in this recipe does matter to produce a tender and juicy slow-cooked pork chop.
We’ve tried many different cuts and found the following tips to be helpful when selecting your meat:
- A thicker bone-in chop will yield the best results when it comes to a moist dinner. However, you can use boneless pork chops, but you need to reduce your cooking time to not overcook and dry out.
- Look for a blade chop, shoulder chop, or sirloin chop at the store. Ask the meat counter if you do not see what you want.
- You are looking for a chop with a bit of fat and generous marbling throughout, as this will keep the meat tender and juicy as it cooks.
Tip: don’t use a leaner-cut pork chop, as you will not get the same tender results.
These tender pork chops are easy to prep, so let’s get started.
First, prep your crockpot insert with a non-stick cooking spray.
STEP 1 - Add Pork Chops. Place pork chops in the crockpot and sprinkle garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper on top of the pork chops. Spread them out as much as possible. Place them in a single layer (don't stack them) if possible.
STEP 2 - Add Soup and Ranch Seasoning. Pour the condensed soup over the pork chops, and then sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix over the top.
NOTE: If using cornstarch, mix it with a tiny bit of water and add it after you add the condensed soup.
STEP 3 - Cook. Cover with the lid and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours. You can cook the recipe on high for 3-4 hours, but we find the results are better on low.
Pork Chops can cook quickly depending on the cut you're using. Make sure to check for doneness at 4 hours when cooking on low to not overcook them.
Garnish with fresh parsley, and enjoy!
To start, heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Next, season the pork chops with garlic, salt, and pepper, and sear each side for approximately 2-3 minutes.
After completing the searing process, continue following the recipe as directed. Although optional, this step enhances the flavor profile of your dish. This is especially good with bone-in pork chops.
- SEASONING: You can use a package of Ranch Seasoning Mix or make your own Ranch Recipe.
- COOKING TEMP: Low and slow is the best way to cook crockpot ranch pork chops.
- SELECTING YOUR PORK: A bone-in chop with a bit of marbling will yield the best result.
- GRAVY: If you want a thicker gravy, use cornstarch to thicken the sauce with your crock pot ranch pork chops recipe.
- EQUIPMENT: We use a 6-quart crockpot to make the recipe.
- It's recommended to cook pork to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. You can easily check with a digital meat thermometer. This is the one we use.
PRO TIP: Readers put carrots or cut potatoes in with their pork with good results.
How to Store
Leftover pork chops will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a couple of days. Reheat in the microwave or the oven until heated through.
Can You Use Frozen Pork Chops?
This topic sparks a bit of debate in crockpot land.
Some crockpot users do it and feel it's okay, but we don't recommend it for safety reasons.
Here's why. Slow cookers don’t reliably get frozen meat up to a safe temperature (above 140°F) evenly enough or quickly enough. Your meat will likely spend too much time in the danger zone (from 40°F – 140°F), which opens the door for bacteria to grow. Not good!
That said, we know a lot of folks who put frozen meat in the crockpot regularly. If it's a risk you're willing to take, then go for it. Just increase the cooking time a bit.
What To Serve With Pork Chops
There are many ways you can serve your pork chops for a hearty dinner:
- With mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, or red potatoes as an easy side dish.
- With brown rice or white rice.
- Over zucchini noodles for a healthier option or steamed green beans.
This is a great recipe with steamed or roasted vegetables.
The best way to avoid dry pork chops is to buy bone-in pork chops and cook them in a sauce to keep them juicy. Another tip is to bring the meat to room temperature before cooking. Also, try not to overcook them.
You can overlap your pork chops in the slow cooker, but for even cooking, we don't recommend stacking them
Yes, you can make your own ranch seasoning blend using ingredients like dried parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, and salt. There are many homemade ranch recipes available online.
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Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops Recipe
- 6-quart Slow Cooker
- Optional: Frying Pan
- Spatula or cooking spoon
- 6 thick-cut pork chops (bone-in or boneless - about 2 - 2.5 lbs.)
- 1 10.5 ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup (not diluted)
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 ounce packet Ranch seasoning mix
- 1 tablespoon corn starch (optional for thicker gravy)
- Coat the inside of the crockpot insert with non-stick cooking spray, and then place pork chops in the crockpot and top with garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper. Spread them out as much as possible. Don’t stack them.
- Pour the condensed soup over the pork chops, and then sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix over the top. If using corn starch, mix it with a tiny bit of water and add it when you add the condensed soup.
- Cover with the lid and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours. You can cook the recipe on high for 3-4 hours, but we find the results are better on low.
- You can use a package of Ranch Seasoning or mix your own Ranch Recipe.
- A bone-in chop with a bit of marbling will yield the best result.
- You can substitute condensed cream of mushroom soup for the cream of chicken soup in the recipe. If you'd like more creamy gravy, use 1 can of condensed cream of chicken soup and 1 can of cream of mushroom soup.
- We use a 6-quart crockpot to make the recipe.