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Bacon Ranch Potato Salad


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  • 3 lbs small red potatoes
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet ranch salad dressing mix
  • 4 green onions, sliced thin
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled (about 1/3 cup crumbled)


Servings 4
Preparation time 15mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Wash and cut potatoes into about 1-inch chunks. Place the potatoes in a large pot with just enough water to cover them. Add enough salt to make the water taste like ocean water. Place over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, but not mushy.

Meanwhile, make the dressing by combining the mayo, sour cream, and ranch dressing mix.

Once the potatoes are cooked through, drain them well. If you like your potato salad cold, spread the potatoes on a baking sheet and chill them in the refrigerator. (If you find that you may have cooked them too long, this also helps firm them up so when you toss them with the dressing, they won't all fall apart.)

Combine the potatoes, dressing, green onions, and bacon in a large bowl and toss to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate until served.


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