Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is super easy with bottled salad dressing. You can mash the potatoes right in the cooking pot to save on cleanup. Goes great with a thick, juicy steak.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large pot, combine potatoes with enough salted water to cover. Bring to boil; cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain. Heat milk in same pot.
  2. Return potatoes to pot; add salad dressing and pepper. Mash, keeping some potato pieces chunky. Stir in chives.


Most Helpful

I would give this 3 1/2 stars if I could so I error on the side of caution. I love mashed potatoes and I love ranch so I really expected to love this recipe. I used Kraft ranch which I happen to think is good but somehow the flavor got lost somewhere and didn't come through well for me. Perhaps another bottle of ranch would have made this recipe better or cutting down on/eliminating the milk. I even toyed with the idea of using a package of ranch dressing to give it extra kick but I did not have any.

invictus October 13, 2008

I used Renee's Buttermilk Ranch dressing. And instead of red, I used yellow potatoes, peeled. I only omit chives cause I didn't have any. But next time, I'll try to have some. Thanks Jackie. Made for 123 hit wonders

Boomette October 06, 2008

Great change up for standard mashed potatoes. I only caution that you use a high quality ranch you would eat on a salad. My mashed potato critic DS1, approved eating 2 helpings. Made for Fall PAC2008

Cook4_6 September 30, 2008

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