Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

A creamy and delicious potato salad with amazing ranch flavor and bacon!  This is the perfect side to take to a potluck and is sure to be a huge hit!bacon_ranch_potato_salad


Is anyone else struggling to get through these last couple days of school?  I have been counting down the minutes that my kids get out of school.  I am pretty sure that I am just as excited as they are about school being out.  My kids have been lucky to be dressed and to school on time.  Every morning when my alarm goes off I am tempted to keep them home because it is the last week!  But then I remember that I am now the responsible parent and so I drag myself out of bed.  But I keep telling myself it is only two more days and I can do it!

I am ready for summer.  And I am ready for all of the barbecues!  It is my favorite part of summer.  I LOVE finding new side dishes to take.  And this Bacon Ranch Potato Salad will blow your mind!


I love the bacon ranch combo.  Ranch is one of our favorites!  And when you add bacon to anything it makes it amazing.  But as soon as I had my first bite of this potato salad I was amazed.  This is the best potato salad that I have had to date.  It has simple and delicious ingredients and comes together in no time at all.

You guys are going to love it!  I promise that it will become a favorite and be the perfect side for your next potluck!

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Bacon Ranch Potato Salad
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A creamy and delicious potato salad with amazing ranch flavor and bacon! This is the perfect side to take to a potluck and is sure to be a huge hit!
Serves: 8
  • 2 pounds potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • 1¼ cups cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 bunches green onions, thinly sliced
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat add the potatoes and reduce the heat to medium high and boil for 12-15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the sour cream and ranch packet until blended. In a large bowl, add potatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese and green onions. Stir in the sour cream ranch mixture until blended and coated well. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.




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  1. Can u make the bacon ranch potato salad without onions

  2. I made this last weekend, and it was a hit! Thanks for a great recipe!

  3. Amanda Faulkner says:

    It was pretty good, but I felt like something was missing. Maybe since sour cream was used instead of mayo? I added some more salt, but that didn’t really change anything. My husband loved it though!

  4. Should we peel the potatoes? It might just be a preference thing, but I would like to know what you did! I made this before and loved it, but I can’t remember if I peeled them or not!

  5. Julia Shuford says:

    How much bacon does it take to make 1 1/4 cups?

  6. How many bacon strips did you have to cook to make 1 1/4 cups of crumbled bacon?

  7. I’m hoping this will work with red potatoes. Planning to wash and quarter them with peels on. We shall see!

  8. I always use 1 cup Best Food’s Mayonaisse plus 1 cup (8 oz.) sour cream mixed with the packet of ranch dressing to use either as a dip or in recipes…makes a big difference!

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