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Get flavorful pork chops with this surprising ranch dressing hack

This is the story of how I bought three ingredients and made one of our favorite dinners of all time: ranch pork chops.

I love making ranch pork chops for dinner because it’s super easy to make and only takes a few ingredients. Besides, if you are a lover of ranch dressing, just like me, then it’s time to take it all to the next level. Ranch ain’t just salad dressings, you know?

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I’ll be the first to admit — Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing is my savior when it comes to food. As long as there’s Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing to dip our food in, everyone is at the table. One might cover his fries with ranch, the other might cover his meat with ranch, and as for me? I put it all over my salad and simply enjoy the cool creaminess.

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But! But but but… With an addition of only a few more simple ingredients to Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix — salt, pepper and paprika — you will create a recipe that tastes so dang good and doesn’t take a lot of time to make. In fact, all this comes together in about 35 minutes, from start to finish.

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When this all cooks up, it’s going to look like a very fancy dinner. You’ll see. However, fancy goes right out the door the moment you start devouring the pork chops while still standing. It wasn’t me…


Ranch pork chops recipe

Serves 6

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes


  • 1 packet (1 ounce) Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
  • 6 pork loin rib chops, about 1-inch thick
  • dash of paprika
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix, paprika, salt and pepper; mix well.
  4. Coat both sides of pork chops with seasoning mixture.
  5. Arrange the pork chops on previously prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake the pork chops for 10 minutes; turn over and continue to cook for 10 more minutes or until browned and the internal temperature is at least 160 degrees F.
  7. Serve.

This post was sponsored by Hidden Valley Ranch.

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