Kristen's Bacon Ranch Potato Salad Recipe -
Kristen's Bacon Ranch Potato Salad Recipe

Kristen's Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

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"This is the easiest recipe because it can be altered in so many ways. Add a little taco seasoning to spice it up -- or you can add other veggies for texture."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    2 hrs 35 mins


  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, then run under cold water until cool.
  2. Combine the sour cream and ranch dressing mix in a small bowl until well-blended. Transfer the potatoes, bacon, Cheddar cheese, and green onions to a large bowl. Stir in the sour cream mixture until well-coated. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.
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  • Cook's Note
  • Leaving the potato skins on is optional.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 10, 2011

Simple and delicious, just what I needed. I used organic reds, reduced fat sour cream, homemade dry ranch dressing mix and New York sharp cheddar cheese. This was very easy to make which I appreciated on a chaotic day like today--I just combined the ingredients quickly this morning and let it sit all day in the fridge. And I'll tell you, the longer it sits, the better it gets!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 11, 2011

It was okay- I would use fresh bacon over bacos and limit the amount. I think I added too much which might have ruined it.

Jun 07, 2011

Simple, easy and delicious! I love red potato salads and when you combine bacon and ranch - what's not to love? I always leave the skins on for red potato salads for a little bit of added color and flavor. I used light sour cream and Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix. I mixed everything together and let it chill for a few hours and prettied it up with some additional thin sliced green onion on top. I might try this with bleu cheese next time for something a little different. Overall, very good - thanks for a great recipe KristenB!

May 26, 2011

I've made a similar salad many times. I use bottled ranch dressing, bacon bits, green onions and no cheddar cheese. Make sure your potatoes are cooled completely or they'll absorb the dressing and you'll have to add more. This can be served cold or at room temperature. You don't have to worry about the mayo spoiling in hot weather because there's none in this recipe.

Sep 19, 2011

Yummy! Only thing I did differently was add some hard boiled eggs. My family asks for it all the time.

May 24, 2011

I wanted to make a potatoe salad that my kids would eat and this is it! Very easy to make, tastes great. I didn't add all the green onions just 2 and about 5 pieces of bacon but came out wonderful! Will make again and would definitely take to a potluck, I think it would go over very well!

Jul 13, 2011

I fixed this with some other salads for a meeting. Several asked for this recipe who usually don't like potato salad - I don't usually like potato salad, but this one was great. Oh, and I served the bacon on the side so that my vegetarian guests could enjoy it too. I also used already cooked bacon and save time, money and mess!

Jul 24, 2011

This recipe is our entire families new favorite !! What a wonderful combination of flavors !! I doubled it for a big event today and I suspect it will not be enough. Perfect as written ! Thank you Kristen for sharing your recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 484 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 32.5 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 21.8 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 1101 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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