Kristen's Bacon Ranch Potato Salad


This is the easiest recipe because it can be altered in so many ways. Add a little taco seasoning to spice it up -- or you can add other veggies for texture.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix

  • 1 ¼ cups cooked bacon, crumbled

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 bunches green onions, thinly sliced


  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, then run under cold water until cool.

  2. Combine the sour cream and ranch dressing mix in a small bowl until well-blended. Transfer the potatoes, bacon, Cheddar cheese, and green onions to a large bowl. Stir in the sour cream mixture until well-coated. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.

Cook's Note

Leaving the potato skins on is optional.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

484 Calories
33g Fat
27g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 484
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 1101mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 21mg 105%
Calcium 307mg 24%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 956mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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