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.
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.
Who can resist anything with cheddar cheese and bacon? Not me.
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.
Try These Other Potato Salad Recipes:
- Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad
- Southern Mustard Potato Salad
- Creamy Dill Potato Salad
- Southern Potato Salad
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Loaded Ranch Potato Salad
- 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.
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Originally published March 17, 2016.
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26 thoughts on “Loaded Ranch Potato Salad”
Everyone loved this potato salad. I accidently used the spicy ranch mix and it was great. Will definitely make again and again.
I just made it as per wife’s request. Really good.
Me personally, I prefer the old southern style w/ eggs, relish, & celery seed, etc. My wife’s a yankee so this was right up her alley.
Great easy recipe.
Made this for a pot luck. Everyone loved it!
Ok this was bomb! I will add a half packet more of ranch seasoning and some green onions but SO good how it is too!
Do you cut potatoes before boiling????
3 lb red potatoes, halved or quartered- so yes that means cut them up before boiling. It will be easier to tell if they’re done rather than boiling them whole.
Is this better served the same day or made a day ahead?
It will help develop the flavors if you make it ahead of time. I make it the day before I am serving it.
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!
This is wonderful, my husband has requested I make it several times. I added boiled eggs, a few banana peppers and fresh chives.
Can’t get dry seasoning mix, so could I just use bottled ranch or would that be too thin ?
I roast the potatoes instead of boiling them. A whole new dimension of flavor.
That sounds great, will try that next time!
This is my favorite potato salad.
Sounds really good. I have to try this.
What can be substituted for the mayo?
You could try using Greek yogurt.
What an awesome recipe! I might just be able to get my husband to eat potato salad with a recipe like this. YUM!! Can’t wait to try this one out. Our favorite pasta salad is made with ranch so I know this will be a hit!
Ranch potatoes are one of my fave sides! This looks so fluffy and delicious !
Your pictures are gorgeous and so is the potato salad! I can look at it all night…but I’d rather be eating it!!
I am so ready for warm weather and bbqs! This potato salad looks gorgeous,, Christin! I love the ranch flavor and zesty ingredients!
Bacon makes everything splendid! Great looking salad!
Why this potato salad looks mighty delicious! Ranch and bacon are my two favorite things on this planet, so i’m all about this recipe.
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!