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Loaded Potato Salad

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a great potato salad loaded with flavor from ranch dressing, bacon, cheese. Great for family and feeding a crowd. Perfect for family dinners, potlucks, Bridal, and baby showers.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon ranch potato salad, crack potato salad, loaded potato salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
chill time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 328kcal
Author Eileen Kelly


  • 1 ½ pounds tri-colored baby potatoes
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 ounce envelope, Ranch dressing mix
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Wash and quarter potatoes. Place them in a large pot and cover with cold water. Be sure to add salt and black pepper to the water for extra flavor.
  • Bring the water up to a boil and let the potatoes boil until just fork-tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Carefully drain the potatoes via a colander. Set them aside to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, and Ranch dressing.
  • To that mixture, stir in bacon, cheese, and scallions.
  • Gently stir in the potatoes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Everything should be well combined.  
  • Cover and chill the potato salad for at least 2 hours before serving.


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Leftover potato salad should be stored in an airtight covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
This dish will not freeze well. Any mayonnaise-based recipe should not be refrigerated.
Recipes written by Everyday Eileen are for information purposes. Eileen Kelly is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional data we provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 1mg