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Ranch Potato Salad

I make this creamy potato salad with cheese, bacon and ranch salad dressing. My sister asked for the recipe as soon as she tried it. —Lynn Breunig, Wind Lake, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


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


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until tender, 20-25 minutes.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 316 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 649mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Stephanie
    Apr 9, 2018

    Very good! My family loves it.

  • climbergirl
    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.

  • DeboraLZ
    Aug 8, 2015

    This recipe is best with the larger bacon bits.

  • WagnerLes
    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.

  • ChandiP
    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

  • Lelaroo40
    Mar 31, 2013

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    Feb 13, 2013

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    Feb 8, 2013

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  • guerrat
    Dec 9, 2012

    Hubby prefers this over a straight Mayonnaise potato salad!

  • jcmeast0305
    May 31, 2012

    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!