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ranch potato salad in brown bowl with wooden spoon to the side

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad Recipe

Bacon & Ranch. Need I really say more? Follow these easy steps for delicious, creamy bacon ranch potato salad! It is the perfect side dish for a cookout, potluck, or family meal.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 396kcal


  • 3 lbs small red potatoes
  • 12 oz bacon
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup chopped chives
  • 3 tbs dry ranch seasoning mix
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil 3 lbs small red potatoes until cooked. Do not over cook and undercook. Potatoes should be tender enough to cut easily with a fork, but not mushy.
  • Rinse potatoes in cold water and dry off potatoes. Refrigerate potatoes for 30 minutes or more until completely cold.
  • Meanwhile cook 12 oz bacon until crispy .Drain grease from bacon and crumble.
  • Mix ¾ cup mayonnaise, 1 cup sour cream, ½ cup chives, and 3 tbs dry ranch season mix in a small mixing bowl.
  • Slice cold potatoes.
  • Mix in ranch dressing mix with potatoes.
  • Add in bacon crumbles and mix well.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.



Note: If you want to make the ranch dressing mix from scratch, try my DIY Ranch Seasoning Mix recipe
Note: It is important to chill potatoes before slicing. Cold potatoes keeps the dressing from melting into the potatoes and you have a perfectly dressed, creamy potato salad.
Note: Use real bacon. Do not use bacon bits!


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 724mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.2mg