Simple Ranch Potato Salad

sherry monfils


A simple to make ranch flavored salad for when you want to make potato salad without a lot of ingredients, but with a lot of taste.

★★★★★ 3 votes
20 Min
20 Min
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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This potato salad recipe is simple and different. Even people that typically don't care for potato salad will like this, I think. It's super creamy and the ranch flavor is mild. Bacon is a great compliment to the flavor - adds texture and a saltiness. A great addition to your summer BBQ or picnic.

Note: I cubed the potatoes and boiled them for 15 min and they were perfect. When cooking bacon in the microwave, generally you can cook for 1- 1.5 minutes per slice.


1 oz pkg dry ranch salad dressing mix
2 c
mayonnaise, light
3/4 c
chopped scallions
1 lb
5 lb
red-skinned potatoes


1Chop unpeeled potatoes into cubes, place in large pot and cover with water. Boil over med-high heat until fork tender.
2Drain, let cool.
3In medium bowl, whisk together ranch dressing, mayonnaise and scallions. Cover, refrigerate while potatoes cool.
4On microwaveable plate cover bacon with paper towels and microwave until crisp, cool, crumble.
5Stir mayonnaise mix into potatoes, gently.
6Sprinkle with bacon. Serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy