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Easy Ranch Potato Salad

This Easy Ranch Potato Salad is one of the most delicious side dishes of the summer. It’s a fail-proof hit for potlucks, picnics, and lazy summer days. This is the perfect accompaniment to your summer grill out.

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Ranch Potato Salad

Ranch Potato Salad. It’s the quintessential side dish for all the picnics, potlucks, and sunny summer gatherings. The best summer spreads include grilled burgers, juicy watermelons, and a gigantic bowl of Bacon Ranch Potato Salad for all to share.

On the off-chance there’s anyone in your midst who proclaims not to be a potato salad eater, have no fear. They simply haven’t been properly introduced to this Bacon Ranch Potato Salad recipe yet. This is the game-changing potato salad. It will easily become that popular dish that keeps people coming back for more.

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I didn’t mislead you, right? ⇑ So easy. And savory, creamy, amazingly good. This potato salad recipe is by far our favorite one, and we’re not alone.

Make it Ahead of Time

Just a handful of basic ingredients and minutes later, you’ll have that luscious potato salad ready to serve. This red potato salad recipe keeps exceptionally well. As long as you wrap it airtight and keep it chilled, it is delicious for a couple of days. Meaning you can also make it ahead of time and minimize the elbow grease on grill day.

Key Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make that Bacon Ranch Potato Salad happen:

  • Baby Red Potatoes
  • Sliced Green Onions
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Bottle of Ranch Dressing

    Simply combine it all together and you’ve got a winning situation. All that’s left is to cover well and chill until ready to serve.
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Your summer potato salad has never been easier. Mix, cover, chill, and you’re done.

I’ve yet to meet summer potatoes as quick and scrumptious as this Bacon Ranch Potato Salad. From what people frequently tell me, I’m not alone.

With potatoes this good, it’ll be hard to save room for dessert. 😉 

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Ranch Potato Salad

5 from 5 ratings
This ranch potato salad recipe couldn't be easier, and is packed with flavor.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Amy Dong


  • 3 lbs small red potatoes, skin on, washed and cut into 1-inch quarters
  • 3-4 stalks green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 24 oz bottle of your favorite ranch dressing
  • ½ cup real bacon pieces
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Place potatoes into a large heavy pot filled with water. Generously salt the water. Bring to a boil and then simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or to desired tenderness. Do not overcook, or end results may turn mushy. Once potatoes are just-tender, immediately remove from heat and drain. Rinse potatoes thoroughly with cold water to halt the cooking process. Drain again and let potatoes cool completely.
  • Gently fold in in some of the ranch dressing, to desired consistency. Fold in remaining ingredients until just combined, including kosher salt and black pepper to taste. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  • Note: red potato ranch salad keeps well when sealed airtight and chilled
  • You can also use Hidden Valley Dips Ranch packets to make variations of ranch dressing to use for this recipe.


Bacon Ranch Potato Salad keeps well when sealed tightly with Glad Press ‘n Seal and chilled; keep chilled until ready to serve. Salad can be made a day ahead of time.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 22g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 1010mg | Potassium: 843mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Method: Assemble, Boil


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Recipe Rating


    • Ana Vukosavljevic

    This looks so delicious!! I need to try making one. You always have the best gluten free recipes!!

    • Tiffany D

    Definitely going to give this recipe a try. I was just telling someone that I need a new potato salad recipe!

    • chiquechica

    What a winner! I saved the recipe and plan on making it next time i host bunco! Thank you!

    • chichiuguru

    This is definitely an easy recipe to make. I like how everything comes together with the ranch dressing topping it off.

    • Ann F. Snook-Moreau

    I am not usually a potato salad fan because of that heavy mayo taste. But with ranch and bacon flavors I think this recipe could change my mind!

    • tizzysays

    I love that this recipe is so simple. Plus, it looks and sounds delicious.

    • ninalehan21

    i adore the way you present the food. it is looking so delicious 🙂 i want to try this at home, it is also gluten-free 🙂 oh happy days !!!!!!!!!!!

    • Corina

    Girl, I absolutely love this recipe, it’s easy to make and sooo tasty. And btw I like the overall look of your website, very nice design, so keep up the good work!

    • Pujarini

    This looks like a really good potato salad. The ranch dressing sounds really yummy.

    • Cindy s.

    Yes this was super easy yo make! Bacon makes everything taste good!!

    • lexieanimetravel

    This is indeed great and easy recipe to follow. I’ve tried a lot of bacon and potato salad before, this one really looks good. I would definitely try this at home.

    • Evelyn Lo Foreman

    It is just amazing how simple ingredients come together to make a spectacular meal! Love that this is an item I can make ahead of time and not stress out last minute. Can’t wait to try it

    • Nati

    This salad sounds delicious and easy enough for me! I will save it because I’m hosting a BBQ party next weekend and I’m always racking my brains to find original salad ideas!

    • Holly

    Yummy! This looks perfect. I am hungry just reading your post! Definitely going to make this recipe!

    • Elizabeth O

    This looks like a lovely recipe. It would be lovely for a garden party with friends his summer. I would personally veto the bacon as a veggie but still really enjoy this lovely dish.

    • Alison Rost
    • 5 stars

    I love the flavor of ranch and it goes so perfectly with potatoes! It’s definitely something that people will enjoy especially with a good barbecue! It’s hard for this not to be a hit!

    • Karla

    Looks delicious and easy to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

    • Heather

    Oh my gosh, I love anything with potatoes in it!! This looks so yummy!

    • Daisy

    You had my heart at bacon…. then at ranch… This sounds absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to make it!!!

    • sothisisfate

    This looks like a good summer meal. I’ll have to share this with my husband; he’s a ranch-fanatic!

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