Texas Ranch Potato Salad

Texas Ranch Potato Salad


"This is not your usual mustard mayo potato salad. These potatoes are slathered in a rich ranch dressing and bacon pieces. My family and friends love this potato salad! It is requested at every cook-out."


1 h servings 353 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 353 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 25.9 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 503 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add whole potatoes, and cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain, run under cold water to cool, and chop into 1 inch cubes. Transfer to a large serving bowl, and refrigerate until completely chilled, about 2 hours.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the ranch dressing mix, mayonnaise and green onion. Cover, and refrigerate for about 2 hours to blend flavors.
  3. Wrap bacon in paper towels and place on a plate. Cook in the microwave until crisp, about 15 minutes depending on the power of your microwave. Cool.
  4. Stir the mayonnaise mixture into the bowl of potatoes. Crumble bacon into the bowl, and stir to distribute. Serve.
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  1. 379 Ratings


Great recipe for a change up on traditional potato salad. Based on other reviewers suggestions, I used 1 cup mayo and 1 cup sour cream. Added 1/2 tsp of chili powder to kick it up a notch. Wi...

This was a wonderful starting point for creating a delicious potato salad. I brought it to my 4th of July picnic today and people's exact words were "oh my god this is so freaking good!" I did ...

This went over well at our Dad's Day BBQ. Subbing sour cream for half the mayo added nice flavor. I followed a previous reviewer's recommendation and used less bacon... do NOT do this. The ba...

This stuff is GOOD! After the initital cool down and I stirred the dressing and bacon in, I couldn't stop sampling it! I disagree with an earlier review that it's better the next day...I actua...

Not bad as a guide to build upon but I found it necessary to tweak some things to make it more palatable to me. First, out of curiosity, I weighed the amount of bacon called for in the recipe. ...

Wonderful and so easy! This was a big hit! I also followed the others and used sour cream AND mayo. I'll be making this one again very soon. Thanks for the great recipe!

i do not care much for potato salad because of the mustard flavor. this is a great salad. the only thing i changed was that i actually fried the bacon instead of putting it in the microwave. I a...

We thought this was really good. I too used the 1/2 sour cream, 1/2 mayo. I thought the ranch dressing packets were all 1 oz, but mine was only 1/2 oz, so could only make a 1/2 batch. Make su...

Excellent! Delicious precisely because it isn't bogged down with 40 different ingredients, although I did as other reviewers suggested and used 1C mayo and 1C sour cream. Highly recommended.