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Buttermilk Dressed Potatoes

My friend Brenda brought a potato dish to our care group potluck recently that I just had to try making myself.  
I've substituted a homemade dressing for the Ranch dressing she used, so feel free to use bottled dressing if you haven't the time or inclination to make the Buttermilk dressing I used.
A recipe to please all potato lovers.

  • potatoes (1-2 per person)
  • Buttermilk Dressing (recipe follows)
  • bacon, cut into 1/4 inch pieces, fried until crisp and drained on paper towel
  • Cheddar, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, grated and tossed together
  • chopped green onions
Buttermilk Dressing:

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Bake, or boil potatoes in their skins, just until done.
  2. Meanwhile, mix Buttermilk Dressing.
  3. Place dressing ingredients in a jar or gravy shaker  and blend until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  4. Cut potatoes into 2 inch cubes and place in buttered baking dish.
  5. Drizzle Buttermilk Dressing over potatoes.  Don't drench them in the dressing but be sure all the potatoes have some dressing on them.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon.  
  7. Sprinkle with the green onion or you can wait until the potato dish is baked and sprinkle the green onion over the dish just before serving.
  8. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until potatoes are thoroughly heated and dressing is bubbling.


  1. Yummy, wish I had that recipe last week when I made Hashbrown casserole for Breakaway. Will certainly try this.

  2. shirley reimer bertheletteMay 15, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Bev, That looks so yummy!!:) that's a great recipe for the buttermilk dressing like making my own...soo will try,, great idea's from you gals. always :)

  3. I do love potatoes and that looks absolutely delish! Thanks for sharing this recipe Bev!

  4. Just found your lovely blog, those potatoes looks so good.

  5. I made these for supper tonight (along with farmer sausage and greens) and we loved them. Such yummy potatoes. I will definitely serve these again. Thanks for another great recipe!

  6. OH MY MY! We are a potatoe addicted family and this one has me drooling at 7am! Thank you. I totally enjoy your blog and it's recipes.

  7. How many people does this serve?

    1. It serves as many or as few as you decide. Count your guests and use 1-2 potatoes per person. If you run out of dressing mix up another batch. It' doesn't take long and if you have leftover dressing, use it on a green salad the next day.

    2. shirley bertheletteAugust 23, 2014 at 1:25 PM

      Bev can you use miracle whip instead of

    3. I personally find it too sweet but if that is what you usually use, go right ahead.

  8. What is the quantity for the bacon

    1. For 8 servings I'd probably use 4-6 slices.
      Or more if your family loves bacon.

  9. I made this with 5 lbs. of potatoes, 1 lb. bacon and about 2 cups of cheese. The dressing was just the right amount. Everyone loved these when I took them to a family gathering.

  10. I made this with about 15 baby white and 15 baby red potatoes, quartering them after they'd cooled. I used 1 lb of bacon, folding half into the potatoes and using the rest on top. Also added 1 tbsp of freshly chopped dill. Delicious! A definite hit! Will make this again, often! 5* for sure!

  11. Tried this recipe for the first time today. So good! This is now one of my favorite potatoe recipes. I had no buttermilk so I substituted sour cream and milk.


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