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Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Updated on May 8, 2014
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Lisa is a substitute teacher who studies English Literature. She lives to write and is following her dream of becoming a professor.

Mom’s “Famous” Ranch Potato Salad

I was invited, last minute, to a friend’s family gathering. When I asked her what I could bring she did not even have to think she blurted, “We need potato salad!” I turned my head and discreetly made a face; I hate potato salad. I agreed to make the dreaded potato salad; however, I decided to make a potato salad that I would be able to enjoy also. My daughter started calling this recipe, Mom’s “Famous” Potato Salad, shortly after this; because I am no longer invited to an event without being asked to bring my potato salad.


3 pounds of red potatoes

2 packets of Hidden Valley Ranch dry dip Mix

1 pound of bacon

3-4 green onions

Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing


1. Preheat oven to 400

2. Rinse the potatoes and cut them into bite sized pieces.

3. Put half a packet of dry ranch mix into a gallon size plastic bag and then half of the potatoes cover potatoes with the other half of ranch mix and shake the bag until potatoes are well coated.

4. Repeat with the second half of the ranch mix and the remainder of the potatoes.

5. Bake the potatoes in the oven until golden brown.

6. While potatoes are baking fry up the bacon and chop the onions.

7. Let the potatoes and bacon cool, and then chop the bacon.

8. Mix the potatoes, onions and bacon in a large bowl and then coat with ranch dressing. I usually use most of the bottle but you can use more or less to taste.

9. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours (it’s even better if you refrigerate overnight.)


Copyright Lisa Williams 04/08/2012


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    • Lisawilliamsj profile image

      Lisa Chronister 5 years ago from Florida

      Moonlake, Thank you so much for stopping by, leaving such a lovely comment, voting ,and sharing!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      This sounds really good. I only make potato salad in warm weather but I will have to remember your recipe so I think I will pin it and voted up.

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      Lisa Chronister 5 years ago from Florida

      Your welcome; I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. =)

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      I don't like to make potato salad either but your recipe sounds great. I am copying your recipe. Thank you.

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      Lisa Chronister 6 years ago from Florida

      My kids and my friends can't seem to get enough of it! Thank you for commenting. =)

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      Amethystraven 6 years ago from California

      That sounds soooo yummy!!! Thank you for sharing :-)