Ranch Potato Salad Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 cup: 316 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 649mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.
Reviews for Ranch Potato Salad
"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."
"This recipe is best with the larger bacon bits."
"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."
"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"
"Hubby prefers this over a straight Mayonnaise potato salad!"
"I used a 16 oz bottle of Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch. I also doubled the cheese and spices. I left the potatoes and bacon as indicated in the directions. This was sooo good! Will definitely make it again!"
"Really good! I used homemade ranch dressing, and about 5 slices of bacon. Some of our guests thought it needed a little salt, but I thought it was fine."
"I can't eat garlic but I can eat the rest.. I used Clover Valley Ranch dressing made with buttermilk, and the good brand bacon bits.. It was awesome, My husband said he could make a meal out of it without anything else to eat.. He just loved it!"
"This potato salad is nice when you have to put something together quickly!"
"I doubled this recipe for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved it. I used real bacon and crumbled it up. I used extra bacon to give and extra crunch. I do not like potato salad at all never have and I finally found one that doesnt have a mayo, mustard egg celery taste. This is quite different. I love it and am making it again this week. I have already passed the reciped to several family members who loved it. Tammy Pressnell Springfield Ohio"
"This is the only potato salad that my daughter and granddaughter will eat and they love it. We all do."
"Love this salad! This truly went together very quickly. I love garlic so I added 2 cloves of freshed crushed garlic to it. Yes the green onion suggestion was just what it needed. Would definitely double for a large gathering."
"my daughter made this on mothers day a couple years ago was gooddddd only thing there wasent enought double the recipe every one will love it"
"Very yummy. I prefer sour cream mixed with ranch dressing mix, so its a little thicker. Also I added green onions, but either way very good."
"I’ve made this a few times with rave reviews. I am embarrassed to tell people the recipe because of how easy it is to make! I cut the potatoes before I cook them and use fresh bacon. Love this recipe!"
"Just made this last night and it was DELICIOUS! I did add some celery and onion but I'm sure it would be just as good w/o it. Will be making this again soon!"
"I have made this about 5 times, each time it is a winner"
"This is a delicious twist on potato salad. People were looking for 2nds and 3rds but it was gone. The only change I made was to add chopped shallots and chopped celery for added flavor and crunch. Will definitely make again and again"
"great recipe will definitley make again. i did add chopped green onion."
"This is a very good potato salad. It is different from what I normaly cook. that is why I decide to try it. My family loves it."
"This is a great quick and easy recipe! I love the flavor. It's great hot and cold."