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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a creamy cold side dish recipe made with Yukon gold potatoes and loaded with crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, mayo and ranch dressing.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a creamy cold side dish recipe made with Yukon gold potatoes and loaded with crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, mayo and ranch dressing.



Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is an easy side dish recipe perfect for barbecues and potlucks.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a creamy cold side dish recipe made with Yukon gold potatoes and loaded with crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, mayo and ranch dressing.

This loaded potato salad with bacon and shredded cheddar cheese is packed with flavour.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a creamy cold side dish recipe made with Yukon gold potatoes and loaded with crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, mayo and ranch dressing.

This creamy potato salad recipe takes less then thirty minutes to prepare and then needs a couple of hours to chill in the refrigerator.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a creamy cold side dish recipe made with Yukon gold potatoes and loaded with crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, mayo and ranch dressing.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make this potato salad, I started by dicing up some Yukon gold potatoes into approximately 1/4 inch pieces.

diced Yukon gold potatoes on a cutting board

I left the skin on the potatoes, but you could peel them if you prefer.

Then I dumped the potato pieces into the bottom of a large pot.

diced potatoes in a large pot

I poured cold water over the potatoes in the pot until the water was about an inch higher than the top of the potatoes.

diced potatoes in pot of water

Then I added some salt to the water.

I placed the pot on the stove and brought the water and potatoes to a boil.

I boiled the potatoes until they were tender.

Then I poured the potato pieces into a colander to drain them.

cooked diced potatoes in a colander

I set the potatoes aside to cool while I prepared the dressing.

I dumped some mayo and ranch dressing into a large mixing bowl.

mayo and ranch dressing in a mixing bowl

Then I added some salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the bowl.

spices on top of ranch dressing and mayo in a mixing bowl

I stirred until all of the ingredients were fully combined.

mayo and ranch dressing mixture in a mixing bowl

Once the potatoes were just slightly warm, but not hot, I added them to the bowl with the dressing.

cooked diced potatoes in a mixing bowl

 

Then I stirred until all of the potato pieces were coated in dressing.

creamy diced potato mixture in a mixing bowl

I added some chopped green onions, crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese to the bowl.

shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions and crumbled bacon on top of potato salad in a mixing bowl

I stirred until all of the ingredients were fully combined.

cheddar bacon ranch potato salad in a mixing bowl

Then I placed the bowl in the refrigerator and left the salad to chill for two hours before serving so that the potatoes could absorb all the flavours.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a creamy cold side dish recipe made with Yukon gold potatoes and loaded with crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, mayo and ranch dressing.

Then the loaded potato salad was ready to scoop and serve.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a creamy cold side dish recipe made with Yukon gold potatoes and loaded with crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, mayo and ranch dressing.

This hearty potato salad with mayo and ranch dressing is sure to please both kids and adults.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a creamy cold side dish recipe made with Yukon gold potatoes and loaded with crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, mayo and ranch dressing.

If you are looking for a simple and delicious potato salad recipe, then you need to try this Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad!

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a creamy cold side dish recipe made with Yukon gold potatoes and loaded with crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, mayo and ranch dressing.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad:

  • 3 lbs Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup real bacon bits
  • 2 cups shredded doubled cheddar cheese blend

Instructions:

  1. Chop potatoes into 1/4 inch pieces.
  2. Dump potato pieces into a large pot.
  3. Pour cold water over potatoes until water is an inch higher than the potatoes.
  4. Add 1 tsp of salt to the water.
  5. Bring the water and potatoes to a boil.
  6. Boil the potatoes until tender.
  7. Pour the potatoes into a colander to drain.
  8. Set the potatoes aside to cool.
  9. Dump the mayo and ranch dressing into a large mixing bowl.
  10. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the bowl.
  11. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  12. Once the potatoes are just slightly warm, add them to the bowl with the dressing.
  13. Stir until all of the potatoes are coated with dressing.
  14. Add the green onions, crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese to the bowl.
  15. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  16. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and leave the potato salad to chill for 2 hours.
  17. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 8 people

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a creamy cold side dish recipe made with Yukon gold potatoes and loaded with crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, mayo and ranch dressing.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a creamy cold side dish recipe made with Yukon gold potatoes and loaded with crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, mayo and ranch dressing.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup real bacon bits
  • 2 cups shredded doubled cheddar cheese blend

Instructions

  1. Chop potatoes into 1/4 inch pieces.
  2. Dump potato pieces into a large pot.
  3. Pour cold water over potatoes until water is an inch higher than the potatoes.
  4. Add 1 tsp of salt to the water.
  5. Bring the water and potatoes to a boil.
  6. Boil the potatoes until tender.
  7. Pour the potatoes into a colander to drain.
  8. Set the potatoes aside to cool.
  9. Dump the mayo and ranch dressing into a large mixing bowl.
  10. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the bowl.
  11. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  12. Once the potatoes are just slightly warm, add them to the bowl with the dressing.
  13. Stir until all of the potatoes are coated with dressing.
  14. Add the green onions, crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese to the bowl.
  15. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  16. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and leave the potato salad to chill for 2 hours.
  17. Serve and enjoy!

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