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bacon cheese ranch potato salad

Recipe by
Maggie M
In The Kitchen, OH

Grilled red potatoes ... Bacon ... Cheese ... Ranch ... plus a few extras were left over and there wasn't enough of anything to do much with. So let's try something new .. turned out it was really good ! Hubby wanted to name is Scrap Salad since it was made from scraps but I had to take the lead on the name ! I would do this again with salad macaroni ! Save those little bits .. you never know what you might come up with !

yield 2 serving(s)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bacon cheese ranch potato salad

  • 4
    small red potatoes
  • 3
    slices bacon
  • 1/2 c
    shredded smokey cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped chives
  • 1 Tbsp
    dill weed
  • 2 Tbsp
    cucumber - diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c
    bottled ranch dressing
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • crunchy onion rings and additional chives for topping

How To Make bacon cheese ranch potato salad

  • 1
    Simmer the potatoes whole until fork tender. Drain and then refrigerate for at least one hour or until completely cold.
  • 2
    Cut the potatoes into quarters then cut each of those pieces into 2 . You can use the potatoes as is. I like to grill them for a little extra fun and smokey flavor. Place the potatoes into a medium bowl.
  • 3
    Cook the bacon until crisp. Drain well then crumble and let cool.
  • 4
    Sprinkle the bacon, cheese, chives, dill and cucumber on top of the potatoes and stir lightly. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 5
    Whisk the mayonnaise, Ranch dressing and lemon juice together until blended. Pour over the potato mixture. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours before serving.
  • 6
    Garnish with extra chives and crispy onions if desired.
  • 7
    *** NOTE *** If your prefer Miracle Whip to Mayonnaise use that but it will affect the flavor. If you desire more dressing then by all means add it.