Want a super easy potato salad recipe that is different the usual? This one, with only 4 ingredients and served warm, will guarantee you compliments and recipe requests! I have never taken it anywhere without bringing along a few printouts of the recipe to hand out (although you may want to keep this one your secret weapon, and not tell!)
My Mother-in-law introduced our family to this recipe almost 20 years ago, and now it is a staple at every family cookout or gathering. I'm giving you the family sized recipe, If you are taking it to a cookout you'll want double the recipe, this'll be the dish they keep coming back for seconds of!
Jan's tip: A 5 lb. bag of red skinned potatoes usually has about 12-14 potatoes so when I'm doubling the recipe I just cook up the whole bag.
Being the cheese-a-holic that I am, tried adding shredded cheese to it over the years to make it more of a "loaded potato salad" but honestly, the simplicity of the original 4 ingredients is perfect, but feel free to play around with add-ins's.
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Bacon Ranch Potato Salad
6-8 Red skinned potatoes (the largest you can find)
1/2 lb. bacon cooked and crumbled
3-4 green onions (scallions) green parts chopped small
1 (16 oz.) bottle ranch or bacon ranch dressing
Boil potatoes (keep skins on) till cooked through.
While potatoes are boiling cook bacon till crispy and crumble.
Drain potatoes and mash lightly with a potato masher
Stir in bacon and green onions
Stir in 1/2 of the dressing and mix well. Decide whether you want to add more dressing. The potatoes will absorb some of the dressing, so you may want to squirt a little more dressing in to suit your personal preference. (I use closer to 3/4 of the bottle when I make mine)