This roasted jalapeno ranch potato salad has a spicy kick that’s cooled down by a Greek yogurt ranch dressing.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hidden Valley Ranch. All opinions are 100% mine.
roasted jalapeno ranch potato salad

Some like it HOOTTTT.

And some like it cool and refreshing because HUMIDITY. It’s no joke.


Personally, I like it both. Which is why I have a bone to pick with 90% of potato salads out there.

Sure, they’re served chilled with a creamy dressing that takes the edge off when it feels like you’re in a hot yoga studio every time you leave your apartment.

BUT. My taste buds refuse to do jumping jacks for a one-note flavor like that.


If you want something done right, you can’t just sit around and wait for someone to bring the perfect potato salad to your summer BBQ.

You have to make it yourself!! Preferably with roasted jalapenos, roasted white, blue, and sweet potatoes, and a Greek yogurt ranch dressing that will knock your socks off.

Especially since it’s too hot for socks, anyway. Just saying.


This potato salad is SOOO easy to make and that’s 100% thanks to this new Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Dip Mix. Made with the same great flavor as your favorite Hidden Valley Ranch, it is optimized for mixing into Greek Yogurt. Basically that means you get that same fabulous Ranch taste, but with LESS fat, MORE protein, and FEWER calories.

To which I say, YES, YES, and YEEESSSSS.

You can buy the Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Dip Mix at Walmart, along with the rest of the ingredients listed below, AND just to entice you to get this potato salad into your life ASAP, here’s a special Hidden Valley coupon that you can (and should!) download.

I plan on mixing it into Greek yogurt for all sorts of salad dressings and/or general dipping purposes this summer. There is really no limit to what you can do with it – this potato salad is just getting the party started.

One spicy cool bite at a time.


I have a feeling this would also be fabulous if the potatoes were grilled instead of roasted, so feel free to get creative with it!

Roasted Jalapeno Ranch Potato Salad
This roasted jalapeno ranch potato salad has a spicy kick that's cooled down by a Greek yogurt ranch dressing.
Yield: 5-6 servings
  • 1 lb new potatoes, halved
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  1. Heat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, jalapenos, olive oil, and salt. Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast until tender and starting to brown.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the Greek yogurt, ranch dip, cumin, and smoked paprika.
  4. Toss the potatoes with about 1 cup of the Greek yogurt mixture, or to taste. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Let rest for at least 30 minutes in the fridge before serving.
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39 Responses to Roasted Jalapeno Ranch Potato Salad

  1. Liz says:

    What a gorgeous potato salad! I love the spicy kick from the jalapenos!

  2. mira says:

    Awesome salad Joanne! Great flavors! Pinned for later!

  3. I’m definitely a bigger fan of hot than creamy – and I love your use of sweet potato in here too 🙂

  4. This salad looks divine! Love the idea of using Greek yogurt – so creamy and good! 😀

  5. wow what a beauty! It must be very delicious, Joanne.

  6. Oh, man. The COLORS in this gorgeous salad are totally speaking to me right now! Love the kick of jalapeno and how it’s all cooled down by the creamy ranch dressing! Neeeeed this on my next cook-out menu for real!

  7. this salad is right up my alley. . love that shot of the glorious veggies!!! and love that Hidden Valley Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip!!!!

  8. CakeSpy says:

    This salad looks so good – and just a little NAUGHTY. The way it should be. <3

  9. Meg says:

    I love everything about this! I’ve started whipping up a big batch of a favorite potato or pasta salad on the weekends, then breaking it into individual servings for lunches. This will be going on the to-make list! 🙂

  10. Julia says:

    Those potatooooooooes! I love that you used two varieties of potatoes for all the texture and flavor. That ranch tying it all together? I want it all!

  11. Some of my favorite colors are contained in that bowl! Loving everything about this!

  12. Heather says:

    Definitely one of the most colorful potato salads I’ve seen! Love this take on a (kinda boring) classic!

  13. Emma says:

    Yum! I made your Cajun sweet potato & okra salad last night and loved it. This might have to be next on the list. #potatomuse

  14. I know you don’t know this, but potato salad is my kryptonite lol. And any new way I can try to make it, I will. I just love the ranch in this recipe and I can’t wait to give it a try.

    Kia / The House of KTS

  15. grace says:

    for some reason, any potato dish is better when multi-colored potatoes are used. your application of jalapenos and ranch flavors are certainly not hurting the situation. 🙂

  16. Great idea! What a pretty salad, too! But the jalapeno and ranch are killers!

  17. I am so intrigued! I’ve never had a spicy, creamy potato salad before! Awesome, Joanne!

  18. How pretty is this salad? All the colors!

  19. This is my kind of potato salad! Love the flavor combo!

  20. Eileen says:

    Yes please! This sounds like the best thing to eat on a picnic. I love the idea of mixing up basic potato salad with sweet potatoes too!

  21. LOVE this! Looks super delicious, gotta try their new packets!!

  22. chloe says:

    If I were a millionaire, I would want to hire you as my personal chef. For sure.

  23. Lisa says:

    Now that is a potato salad. I don’t much care for mayo and as you note, too many potato salads are just plain boring. Love the spicy kick and combination of vegetables.

  24. Christina says:

    I’ve had some pretty lacking potato salad recently… this one would blow them out of the water. Yum!

  25. I have to say that it was the addition of jalapeño ‘heat’ to potato salad that compelled me to jet over to your blog to read this recipe! Right on, right on, right on! Pardon the 70’s expression, but this recipe is truly ‘right on’ Joanne! YUM!

  26. Christine says:

    Like the addition of cumin and smoked paprika to round out the flavor profile. Nom!

  27. Love this super kicked up version of potato salad!! I agree that salads with just potatoes are often goopy and bland. Yours looks perfect!

  28. Zainab says:

    I’ve never been a fan of potato salad because they always taste funky. But this salad is making me come back!!

  29. I love potato salad, but haven’t had it with Greek yogurt. This really sounds amazing with the Hidden Valley ranch dip mix. I bet it has a ton of flavor.

  30. Izzy says:

    I love that you used sweet potatoes and regular potatoes in here!! That is genius and I bet it makes for the best potato salad ever! However, I do not love humidity at all! As much as I love the east coast I’m not sure I could ever live in a humid place again! Stay dry 🙂

  31. Sarah says:

    O.m.g. this looks so great! I love the idea of using greek yogurt instead of mayo and who doesn’t love ranch flavor? Perfect as usual 🙂

  32. Dave would love the jalapeño peppers in this dish 🙂

  33. This looks amazing Joanne! Love the spicy kick from the jalapeño!

  34. That mix of cool ranch flavor and spiciness is enough to keep me going in the summer, while also keeping on my toes without being so hot I start sweating again. In a word, it’s perfect. Pluuuuus, I’m loving the fact that you used three types of potatoes!

  35. Kate says:

    We had potato salad at the bris yesterday and I had to choose between spicy and not spicy. I went with not spicy because I knew the kid would prefer it, but as always I’m with you on the more heat the better.

  36. Cynthia says:

    i just had to ask, did you use fresh jalapeños or the ones in a can??

  37. Kelly says:

    This looks like my kind of perfect potato salad! Love the spicy kick and the greek yogurt dip!

  38. Lucy says:

    Wow, this looks fantastic! Just as a warning for folks super sensitive to MSG…it is in the HV dressing mix. I will try with a homemade version – this looks like it will go over well in my house!

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