Loaded Ranch Potato Salad

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Loaded Ranch Potato Salad is a creamy potato salad full of bacon, cheddar cheese, and Ranch seasoning. You can’t go wrong with that flavor combination. It’s the perfect side for you next cookout or potluck.

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad with Bacon


Warm weather isn’t too far away and that means it’s time to start thinking about picnics and potato salads. Every picnic and cookout needs a good potato salad and this one is one of the best potato salads.

And some Corn on the Cob. See my recipe for The Best Way To Cook Corn on the Cob.

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad is super creamy and rich and has tons of flavor thanks to a packet of Ranch seasoning mix. I’m obsessed with anything ranch so this is my favorite potato salad.


A mixture of sour cream and mayonnaise makes this the creamiest potato salad ever.

In addition, there’s also chopped green onion, cheddar cheese, and lots of crumbled bacon.

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad with Bacon


Who can resist anything with cheddar cheese and bacon? Not me.

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad with Bacon


I like to use red potatoes for this recipe. They have a texture that is perfect for potato salads and I love the fact that there’s no need to peel them. Huge timesaver! I think the skin actually makes the potato salad more visually appealing.

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad with Bacon

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Loaded Ranch Potato Salad with Bacon

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 477kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Loaded Ranch Potato Salad is super creamy with tons of flavor from a packet of Ranch seasoning, cheddar cheese, and bacon.
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  • 3 pounds red potatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (1-ounce) package Ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


  • Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain well and let cool.
  • In a large bowl, stir together sour cream, mayonnaise, and Ranch seasoning mix.
  • Add potatoes, cheddar cheese, and green onions and stir well.
  • Sprinkle bacon on top. Refrigerate until chilled.


Calories: 477kcal

Originally published March 17, 2016.

Potato salad in a blue and white bowl.

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16 thoughts on “Loaded Ranch Potato Salad

  1. This potato salad recipe is so awesome! I followed recipe exactly, the only thing I added was a little dill and a little cayenne pepper. It’s so good!

  2. This is wonderful, my husband has requested I make it several times. I added boiled eggs, a few banana peppers and fresh chives.

  3. Yay to picnics and potato salads! I’m super excited for all the things having to do with outside coming up! And this potato salad would be a delicious addition! Loving how loaded with goodies this is, plus you used one of my favs – ranch! Gahhh sooooo good! I could legit eat this potato salad as a meal! Cheers, dear!

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