Ingredients

How to make it

  • Scrub potatoes and place in pot of cold water, whole
  • Bring potatoes to a boil with EVOO, Butter and 2 or 3 pinches of kosher salt
  • When potatoes are fork tender, remove from pot with tongs, lay on a kithchen towel on the counter until they are room temp or less.
  • (Do not place in fridge to cool, this will bring out a sugary taste)
  • Stir together the mayo, sour cream and dry ranch seasoning and place in fridge while potatoes cool, to give the flavors time to marry.
  • Fry bacon until crisp,a nd lay on paper towel lined plate to drain well
  • When potatoes are cool, cut into large chunks, leaving the skin on.
  • Stir together with remaining ingredients and chill until serving.
  • **If salad is going to chill for very long, wait and stir in the bacon just before serving, so it will remain crispy**
  • ***DRESSING NOTE****
  • My measurements are approximate. If you are using 1 package of dry ranch, read the instructions for dip. It may just call for 1 container of sour cream...use 3/4 of that measure of mayo, and 1/4 sour cream. If you are eyeballing, like I do, taste as you go...you may need to make an adjustment or two
  • *** You may have some of the ranch mixture leftover for dip...depending on the amount of dressing you like in your potatoe salad...stir it in a little at a time, until you have the desired amount***
  • ****You could also use prepared Ranch dressing, I just loved the creamy texture the thicker dip brought to the salad****

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  • NPMarie 9 months ago
    IMI review
    Bacon Cheddar Ranch Potato Salad
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  • betcool 3 years ago
    I know I want to try this because you use Dukes!
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    " It was excellent "
    sweetwords ate it and said...
    Oh, yeah, this is the only potato salad I ever make! I use baked potatoes instead of boiled, and I just pour regular Ranch out of the bottle instead of using the dry mix. My husband absolutely adores this stuff - he's eaten almost the entire thing in two days! We eat it warm.
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    Super!
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    wow, love the combos!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    a1patti ate it and said...
    Great recipe!! It is nice to change it up once in a while! Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    I love ranch and I love bacon. Making this this week-end.. Thanks
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  • pleasantvalleycabins 5 years ago
    Definitely saving this one. Thanks for sharing. Peg
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    this is also a good evening snack
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    OK .....YUM AGAIN LOL.............GOOD ONE HI LORI! !!
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    " It was excellent "
    justjakesmom ate it and said...
    This sounds very good! I just might make this tonight to go with my meatloaf. Thanks, Lori. 5 forks!
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    " It was excellent "
    maureenlaw ate it and said...
    Sounds Yummy! Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    Sounds delish! High 5... and thanks for sharing this original!
    Deb~
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    I love potato salad, and this sound delish! HIGH FIVE! :+D
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    " It was excellent "
    valinkenmore ate it and said...
    Another great one! Thanks and high 5!
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