Sanctuary Ridge Family Recipes

Not Your Mama’s Potato Salad

In the South, potato salad is a common side dish. I have to confess, I have never liked traditional potato salad. Please don’t hate me! I wanted to like it. I tried making it and changing it, but to my dismay I still didn’t like it. One day I came across a recipe for potato salad with ranch dressing. Still, I didn’t like it. Suddenly one day, I was eating salad and had a crazy idea for this new potato salad. Finally, it was a success! At every party people rave about it. Everyone wants the recipe. The funny thing is, it is an absolutely fool-proof recipe! The layers of flavors are rich, deliciousness. I dare you to try it!

Not Your Mama’s Potato Salad


  • 8 cups of Red potatoes, washed and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 bottles of Caesar Salad Dressing (I love ALDI’s)
  • 1 1/2 cups French Fried Onions
  • 1 cup bacon bits

Directions: Place the cubed potatoes in a large pot and cover with water, just over the tops of the potatoes. Add the salt and cook the potatoes over high heat until they begin to boil. Lower the heat to medium low and cook until the potatoes are tender, but not falling apart. This should take 10-15 minutes. Adjust the time as needed to cook your potatoes. When the potatoes are tender, remove from heat and drain ALL the water off. Now place the potatoes in a large bowl. Pour 1 bottle of Caesar salad Dressing over the potatoes and stir to coat. You may need to use some of the 2nd bottle of dressing- just make sure all the potatoes are coated in the dressing! Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. This should be served COLD. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Before serving, stir again and sprinkle the French Fried Onions and Bacon Bits over the top. Enjoy!

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