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simple ranch potato salad

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
sherry monfils
worcester, MA

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This potato salad recipe is simple and different. Even people that typically don't care for potato salad will like this, we think. It's super creamy and the ranch flavor is mild. Bacon is a great complement to the flavor - adds texture and saltiness. A great addition to your summer BBQ or picnic.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 16
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For simple ranch potato salad

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

How To Make simple ranch potato salad

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