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Hearty and Flavorful Bacon Cheddar Ranch Potato Salad

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This Bacon Cheddar Ranch Potato Salad just screams summer BBQs and outdoor gatherings. One bite of this easy potato salad will have you licking your lips and wanting more. That ranch flavor combined with cooked bacon is a winning combination in my book.

You’re going to love the taste and flavor of this simple potato salad recipe. And the best part is that the leftovers taste just as good, too!

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From the moment that you whip up this simple potato salad, you’re going to be able to tell that it’s hearty and delicious.

The chunks of potato will have you scooping out a second helping before you’ve even finished your first!

My absolute favorite meal is to pair this potato salad with some Bush’s Baked Beans and a juicy Slow Cooker Spiral Ham! I could eat that meal everyday and never tire of it!

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Potato Salad

Since you really only have to worry about combining the ranch seasoning and the mayonnaise to get the flavor and taste, this potato salad recipe just couldn’t be more simple.

The longest part of this easy recipe is actually waiting for the potatoes to steam. But once that is done, the rest is simple from there!

I’ve had a ton of different potato salad recipes over the years but this one is one of my favorites. The ranch flavoring just keeps me coming back for more and the boys in the house agree!

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How do you know when potatoes are done cooking?

They should be fork tender when they’re done. It’s just a simple method of taking a fork and poking the middle of the potato.

Once you bring to a boil for a few moments, potatoes really don’t take all that long to cook.

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Make it a Meal:

The next time that you’re sitting down to think about your meals for the day, why not give meal planning a try? It’s a simple way to get ahead of the stress of worrying about what to cook and give yourself the chance to get ahead.

Main Dish: Skinny Taco Pie

Vegetable Side: Carrot Salad or try one of these Macaroni Salad Recipes!

Refreshing Drink: Pink Mocktails

Don’t forget Dessert: Pretzel S’mores

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Best Salad Recipes:

Once you make this Bacon Cheddar Ranch Potato Salad Recipe, you’re going to have salad on the brain. The good news is that I’ve gathered up some of my favorite salad recipes to treat your tummy and your taste buds.

Orange Coconut Salad is a citrus salad recipe that makes you love the summer months.

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is another great pasta recipe that just leaves out the potatoes.

This Creamy Corn Salad is a fun addition to any meal.

You’re going to love the taste and flavor of this Easy Taco Salad.

Ready for a new recipe that you’ve probably never had? This Dragon Fruit Salad is a must!

Buffalo Pasta Salad has a spicy kick that brings a little bit of heat to the meal!

Curried Egg Salad is a good choice for sharing with family and friends.

Simple and Easy Homemade Loaded Potato Salad recipe

What kind of potatoes work best for this bacon ranch potato salad?

I’m a huge fan of red potatoes but honestly any type of potatoes will work. And once you top them with bacon cheddar cheese, all the flavors mesh together easily, too.

More Potato Recipes:

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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Potato Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Check out this Hearty and Flavorful Bacon Cheddar Ranch Potato Salad recipe!


  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


    1.Clean, peel, and cut the potatoes then place them in a steam basket and steam them until tender. Once done, take and emove from the basket and transfer them to a bowl. Season them with salt and pepper and place them in the fridge to cool for a minimum of 30 minutes.
    2.Grab a small bowl and mix the mayonnaise and ranch dressing. Then, take and pour the mixture over cooled potatoes. Stir.
    3.One that is done, take and add the cheddar cheese and bacon. Stir.
    4.After that, put the potato salad into the fridge to chill for at least an hour before eating.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 728Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 1412mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 15g

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