Ranch Potato Salad Recipe
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Ranch Potato Salad Recipe

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Lynn Breunig of Wind Lake, Wisconsin jazzes up creamy potato salad with cheese, bacon and ranch salad dressing. "My sister asked for the recipe as soon as she tried it," she writes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) ranch salad dressing
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (2.8 ounces) real bacon bits
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 316 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 649mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients (dressing will be thick). Drain potatoes and cut into cubes; add to the dressing and gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Ranch Potato Salad in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p10

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2016

"This recipe is delicious! It's my favorite potato salad. It's gotten rave reviews every time I've contributed it to a shared meal. One person asked that I bring it again next time because it was so good.

I find it works better to boil the potatoes the day before and refrigerate them overnight before adding the other ingredients. This also makes it easier with prep to just have to toss it together the day you plan to eat it. I also add green onions. I don't know how much, but probably a good half cup or a little more. Whatever looks good.
This is a very small recipe. I always double it."

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2015

"This recipe is best with the larger bacon bits."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"I wanted to find an easy recipe for a potato salad with no mayo, and I found a keeper with this one! Sometimes I substitute cauliflower for the potatoes, so delish."

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"This was a wonderful salad to bring to a family get together. It's a nice change of pace to the regular potato salad. I did add dry chives and replaced the store bought bacon bits for homemade. It was very easy to put together even the newest of cooks could make this and seem like a pro"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"Hubby prefers this over a straight Mayonnaise potato salad!"

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