Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad – our favorite potato salad recipe! Super simple to make and tastes great! Red potatoes roasted in olive oil and tossed in bacon, green onions, and ranch dressing. Can make in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. Great for cookouts and potlucks. Whip up a batch ASAP! You won’t be disappointed! #potatoes #bacon #ranch #sidedish #potluck #glutenfree

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Easy Potato Salad Recipe with Ranch Dressing

I am not a fan of potato salad. I just don’t like the cold mayonnaise and mustard covered potatoes. All that being said, I absolutely love this Bacon Ranch Potato Salad!  It uses Ranch dressing instead of mayonnaise and has crispy bacon tossed in. YUM! It reminded me of my favorite crack potatoes – all it needed was some cheddar cheese. This will definitely be a staple at all of our cookouts this spring and summer!

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How to Make Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

This side dish is super simple to make. Cut some red potatoes into wedges and toss in olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake the potatoes until tender and cool 10 to 15 minutes. Toss the cooled potatoes with ranch dressing, chopped cooked bacon, and green onions. You can serve the potato salad warm or chilled.

  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • You can substitute turkey bacon for pork bacon.
  • Can Bacon Ranch Potato Salad be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the potatoes and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • How long does potato salad last? The potato salad will keep up to 3 to 5 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
  • Is potato salad gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients in this recipe are gluten-free.
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Easy Side Dish for a Crowd

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Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Bacon Ranch Potato Salad – our favorite potato salad recipe! Super simple to make and tastes great! Red potatoes roasted in olive oil and tossed in bacon, green onions, and ranch dressing. Can make in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. Great for cookouts and potlucks. Whip up a batch ASAP! You won't be disappointed! #potatoes #bacon #ranch #sidedish #potluck #glutenfree

Ingredients:

  • lbs small red potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup cooked chopped bacon
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • ¾ cup prepared Ranch dressing

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Toss together potatoes, oil, salt and pepper; arrange in a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake 45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.
  • Toss together bacon, green onions, Ranch dressing, and potatoes. Serve warm.

Notes:

  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • ½ cup of chopped bacon is approximately ½ pound raw bacon.
  • You can substitute turkey bacon for pork bacon.
  • Can Bacon Ranch Potato Salad be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the potatoes and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • How long does potato salad last? The potato salad will keep up to 3 to 5 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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Comments

  1. I made this eyeballing the amounts, and added shredded white cheddar, and used "bacon ranch". so awesome!!!!

  2. Made this last night…and I'm sure you could hear all my yummy sounds from there! I swear I could have eaten the whole bowl by myself. Now I can't wait for lunch to have another heapin' helpin'!!!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  3. "I know people love it." – I'm one of these but I really like this idea – looks like a nice change from the usual

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