With the addition of an easy homemade spice blend this recipe shines a spotlight on a student favorite; Ranch.
This is an autumn school food service recipe for Potatoes and for Spice It Up seasonings.
Cooking and prep level: Intermediate.
Adapted from USDA Mixing Bowl Recipes
- Prep Time1 hr 30 min
- Cook Time35 min
- Total Time2 hr 5 min
- Serving Size2/3 cup
- Energy145 cal
- HAACP Process3
- 18 lbs 12 oz Russet Potatoes, well-scrubbed
- 2 lbs 4 oz Celery, fresh, chopped
- 15 oz Onion, fresh, chopped
- 24 whole Eggs, fresh, hard boiled, peeled and chopped
- 3 lbs 4 oz Salad Dressing, reduced calorie OR 3 lbs 4 oz Mayo, low fat
- ⅓ cup Ranch Seasoning Mix, homemade
- Ranch Seasoning Mix (see below)
Boil (or steam) potatoes until just fork tender approximately 30-45 minutes.
Cool, peel and dice into ½ inch cubes.
CCP: Reduce temperature to 41°F within 4 hours. Hold at a minimum temp of 41°F. This step may be done 1 day prior to service.
In a large tote, combine potatoes, celery, onions, and eggs. Toss gently to combine.
Combine salad dressing or mayo with dry ranch seasoning mix (recipe directions below.). Allow dressing to rest for 15 minutes to meld flavors.
Combine potato mixture and dressing. Lightly fold dressing into vegetables until combined, being careful not to break apart potatoes.
CCP: Hold at a minimum temp of 41°F.
Ranch Seasoning Blend: click here.
*Dried buttermilk powder is available at grocery chains, online and at food service distributors.
Want to avoid high levels of sodium and chemical additives?
It’s easy if you make your own seasoning blends! When you stock a full spice rack, it is easy to create combinations that will season your vegetables, proteins, and salads. Look online for spice blend ideas and recipes or create your own blends taking student favorites to a new level.
Dry seasoning blends are shelf stable for the entire school year and can help you to create a tasty and specialized lunch menu for your students. Naming your spice blends after school mascots, using school nicknames or sports and academic team names will personalize your entrees and sides
Adding shakers of spice blends to the service lines allows students to add an extra flavor boost to their lunch selections. Encouraging students to break the salt habit and reach for the spice will help to develop lifelong good eating habits!
- 100 servings per container
- Serving Size2/3 cup
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*
- Total Fat6 g7.69%
- Saturated Fat1 g5%
- Trans Fat0 g
- Cholesterol57 mg19%
- Sodium141 mg6.13%
- Total Carbohydrate19 g6.91%
- Dietary Fiber2 g7.14%
- Total Sugars13.9 g
- Protein3 g6%
- Calcium19.7 mg1.52%