Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Such an easy flavorful potato salad recipe! Just cook potatoes in boiling water, drain and toss with ranch, cheese and green onions. A new summertime staple!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 373 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs petite red potatoes, diced into bite size chunks (about 1-inch)
  • 2/3 cup Hidden Valley┬« Simply Ranch Dressing
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used medium)
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • Salt and pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook potatoes in boiling water: Add potatoes to a pot. Add enough water to cover potatoes by about 2-inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat then reduce heat to medium and allow to boil until potatoes are fully tender, about 10 minutes. 

  2. Drain potatoes: Carefully pour potatoes into a colander to drain. Set aside to cool (to speed cool them run them under cold water until cool).

  3. Toss potatoes with dressing, and mix-ins: Pour cooled potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Add in ranch, cheddar, bacon and green onions, toss to coat. 

  4. Season as desired: season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve or cover and chill up to 1 day (if you like the bacon crispy wait to add it until ready to serve).

Recipe Notes

  1. You can set aside a few tablespoons of the bacon and green onions for garnish if desired.