Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I typically don't like potato salad but I came up with this for a potluck. I wanted to create a 'ranch' flavored potatoe salad without using a processed package of ranch dressing. Feel free to limit the amount of fat in the mayonaise--I've used the reduced fat variety and it turned out great. I prefer to use red potatoes. Number of servings is only an estimate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil potatoes in the skin until tender not mushy.
  2. Drain the water from the potatoes and let cool enough to easily handle.
  3. Remove skins from all potatoes, or if desired leave skins on 1/4 of the potatoes to add flavor, texture, and color to finished salad.
  4. While potatoes are cooling, blend all remaining ingredients EXCEPT bacon and onions in a blender. Process until smooth.
  5. Slice potatoes approximately 3/8 inch thick by 1 inch wide and tall (bite size pieces).
  6. Put potatoes in a large bowl, drizzle reserved bacon drippings and toss lightly to coat.
  7. Stir in buttermilk mixture, onions, and bacon.
  8. Chill until cold. Serve.