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Kristen's Bacon Ranch Potato Salad


"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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2 h 35 m servings 484 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 484 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 32.5 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 21.8 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 1101 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Cook's Note
  • Leaving the potato skins on is optional.

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  1. 86 Ratings

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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 appre...

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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 appre...

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 ...

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...

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

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 wonderf...

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 serve...

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 ! Tha...

I substituted sour cream for 12 ounces of plain Greek yogurt and used red potatoes. I also added hard boiled eggs. I ate a significant portion while in was making it. Very yummy.

This recipe is so easy to put together and everyone will think you spent all day in the kitchen. It was a little on the "ranchy" side, so next time I might just add 3/4's of the pack of dressin...