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Crockpot ranch pork chops are perfect for a busy weeknight. They’re tender, juicy, and flavorful, and they’ll please everyone at the table.
This recipe costs around $14.85 to make. The recipe makes six servings and costs about $2.47 per serving.
Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops
This easy dinner recipe is a cost-effective way to stretch your grocery budget. Pork chops tend to be less expensive cuts of meat over chicken or red meats.
The beauty of this recipe is how quickly it comes together. With just a few minutes of prep time, you’ll return a few hours later to perfectly seasoned, tender pork chops. Making these Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops is an easy weeknight dinner any time of the year.
What You’ll Love About Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops
- Easy Preparation: This recipe is an easy meal to make because the recipe uses only a few simple ingredients and takes just ten minutes to prepare. Put it in the crockpot, set it, and forget it! You will come home to a wonderful, comforting meal with little effort.
- Cost Effective: Pork is a great option when working with your grocery budget over other meats.
- Family Favorite: This is a great recipe your whole family will ask for time and time again because of how tender, juicy, and flavorful it is. It will quickly become one of your favorite recipes.
Ingredients & Estimated Cost:
- 6 pork chops – $11.99
- 1 oz packet of dry ranch seasoning – $0.69
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme – $0.09
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper – $0.05
- 10.5 oz can of cream of chicken soup – $1.00
- 10.5 oz can of cream of mushroom soup – $1.00
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch – $0.03
- 1 Tablespoon water – $0.00
The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained. The pricing for this recipe was updated in November 2023.
How To Make Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- First, spray the inside of the crockpot with nonstick cooking spray.
- Next, sprinkle the pork chops with the ranch dressing mix, dried thyme, and pepper.
- Place pork chops in the crockpot and pour the canned soup over the pork chops.
- Cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
- When the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees f, remove it from the crockpot and tent it with foil to keep it warm.
- Then, make a slurry with the cornstarch and water until smooth.
- Stir the slurry into the sauce, cover, and cook for three to five minutes or until the sauce reaches the appropriate consistency.
- Finally, serve the sauce over pork chops with mashed potatoes and vegetables or your other favorite sides for a complete meal.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions For Crockpot Pork Chops
- Soup Swap: You can use two cans of cream of chicken soup, two cans of cream of mushroom soup, or one of each.
- Spicy Ranch: Add a pinch of cayenne or red pepper flakes to the ranch seasoning mix for a spicy kick.
- Garlic Herb Ranch: Add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and ½ teaspoon of dried oregano to the ranch seasoning mix for a more herbaceous flavor.
- Lemon Pepper Ranch: Add ½ teaspoon of lemon zest and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper to the ranch seasoning mix for a zesty and peppery twist.
- BBQ Ranch: Add ¼ cup of barbecue sauce to the ranch seasoning mix for a smoky and tangy flavor.
STORE: Place the leftover pork chops in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to three days.
FREEZE: Place the pork chops and sauce in a freezer-safe container or zipper-top bag once cooled. Freeze for 3 months.
THAW: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
REHEAT: Reheat in the crockpot for 2 hours on warm. Or, heat in the oven in a greased casserole dish at 350 degrees F for 10-20 minutes.
Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops Recipe FAQs:
Pork chops become tender and juicy when cooked in the soup on low and slow in the crockpot. Avoid cooking them for too long, as they can become overcooked, which may result in tough and dry pork chops.
Searing or browning the meat is not necessary before placing the pork chops in the slow cooker. You’ll still have juicy pork chops without this extra step.
For the best results, cook the pork chops on low heat for four to five hours.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: Help your child gather the ingredients and kitchen tools needed for the recipe. This will help teach them where things go and how they are used in recipes.
Ages 4-5: Give your child a hands-on experience with the recipe by letting them sprinkle the seasonings over the pork chops.
Ages 6-8: Teach your child how to open the soup cans. They can then pour them over the pork chops and then learn to set the slow cooker for the appropriate cooking time.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
This is a great meal to plan on for leftovers. This saves time and money when you can have leftovers the next day!
Often, bone-in pork chops are less expensive than boneless pork chops. You can use either one with this recipe. We recommend our Easy Baked Pork Chops and Grilled Pork Chops for additional affordable pork chop recipes.
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Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops
- slow cooker
- Measuring spoons
- 6 pork chops boneless or bone-in, about 2 pounds
- 1 oz packet dry ranch dressing and seasoning mix
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
- 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup **see notes
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch optional **see notes
- 1 Tablespoon water optional
PREP SLOW COOKER:
- Spray the insert of the Crockpot with nonstick cooking spray.
SEASON PORK CHOPS:
- Sprinkle pork chops with ranch seasoning, dried thyme, and pepper.
- Place pork chops in the crockpot.
- Pour soup over pork chops.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4-5 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or until pork is fork tender and internal temperature is 145 degrees F.
TENT WITH FOIL:
- Remove from pork crockpot and tent with foil to keep warm.
- To make a thicker sauce, make a slurry with the cornstarch and water until smooth.
- Stir the slurry into the sauce.
- Cover and continue cooking for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
- Serve sauce over pork chops with mashed potatoes and vegetables.