Loaded Ranch Potato Salad

"My deli stopped carrying their ranch potato salad, so I needed to come up with one! This is a super easy potato salad--great for leftover boiled potatoes! (And no egg!) I also cheat and usually use the real bacon pieces from the store with dried snipped chives. I hope that you enjoy! Note: Cooking time is cooling time and does not include cooking the potatoes."
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Ready In:
4hrs 5mins


  • 3 lbs red potatoes, boiled, cooled, and cubed
  • 34 cup buttermilk ranch dressing
  • 34 cup sour cream
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder, to taste
  • 14 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 14 teaspoon white pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons snipped chives
  • 3 ounces crumbled cooked bacon
  • 14 - 12 cup super sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Mix ranch dressing, sour cream, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together.
  • Mix in chives and bacon.
  • Pour over potatoes and fold.
  • Add cheese and fold.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours.
  • Serve!

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