Red Skinned Potato Salad

Boil potatoes until done, approximately 15 minutes
Boil potatoes until done, approximately 15 minutes

Red-skinned Potato Salad

This is a four ingredient recipe for Red-skinned Potato Salad. It is without a doubt, the most amazing potato salad that I have ever tasted. It is simply unbelievable that a mere four ingredients can make something this awesome. Each time my family makes this, we fall in love with it all over again. It has been one of our favorites for years and years. If you like slightly spicy foods, potatoes, bacon, cheese and Ranch dressing ... you will ADORE this potato salad!



I am all but embarrassed to list these, they seem so few. Trust me however, the sum of the parts is greater than each of them individually.

You will need:

1 lb. bacon

12 oz. brick of Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers

1 16 oz. bottle of your favorite brand of Ranch dressing *

4 pounds of red skinned potatoes

* My favorite by far is Kraft Peppercorn Ranch dressing, but it can be hard to find. When I cannot find the Kraft Peppercorn Ranch, I add a heaping teaspoon of ground peppercorns to the regular Kraft Ranch dressing.


Cook, drain and crumble the bacon.

Wash the potatoes and cut into chunks, then cook in boiling water until they are easily penetrated with a fork (about fifteen minutes). Drain.

Grate the cheese.

Put hot, drained potatoes into a large bowl, then cover with grated cheese, pour the entire contents of the bottle of Kraft Ranch dressing on top, and top with crumbled bacon.

Stir well.


Oh, my goodness, try not to faint!

More by this Author

  • Homemade Frozen Dog Treats

    Instructions on how to make homemade "Frosty Paws" dog treats including variations. Whether your dog prefers the traditional yogurt variety or the alternative "broth based" version, this article has...

  • How 'Dangerous Dog' Owners Can Avoid Fatal Attacks

    America loves social causes. The current hue and cry is on dog bites, dog attacks, pit bulls and seeks to ban dangerous breeds and blame their owners. You can avoid being the next victim. Here's how.

  • The Truth About Dog Vaccinations

    Canine vaccinations are but one important component in preventing disease in dogs. This article will educate you so that you will be qualified to judge for yourself the risks vs. benefits to your canine companion.

Comments 9 comments

grandmajennifer profile image

grandmajennifer 5 years ago from North Carolina

That sounds amazing!

Dexter Yarbrough profile image

Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Thanks for the recipe. I have always loved red-skinned potato salad.

Brett Winn profile image

Brett Winn 5 years ago from US Author

Dexter, you are so welcome! It's my pleasure to share something this good. If it's not really awesome, I just don't bother to eat, lol .... Thank you!

kymani1 5 years ago


Ghaelach 5 years ago

Morning Brett.

This sounds great.

Book marked and is on my list for try this one.

LOL Ghaelach

wordmasher profile image

wordmasher 5 years ago from USA

Me and Mrs. Masher will be fainting very soon, it appears. Almost sounds too good to be true, but I know you are as good as your word.

Brett Winn profile image

Brett Winn 5 years ago from US Author

Do tell Mrs. Masher that I love her and very much enjoyed her company last Saturday!

Sidders profile image

Sidders 4 years ago from usa

This sounds delicious!

Au fait profile image

Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

Think I'd try replacing the jalapeños with onions since I love onions, but jalapeños not so much. But I'm sure lots of people will love the jalapsños too. I love that there are so few ingredients making this easier and quicker to prepare. Looks and sounds yummy!

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article