Every now and then, I love to splurge a little and have something deliciously satisfying and perfectly comforting, like this simple and hearty Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad! This potato salad only takes 5 ingredients – red potatoes, cheddar cheese, salty crispy bacon, creamy ranch dressing and sliced green onions. What’s not to love there? Yeah, this is a side dish you’ll have on repeat especially during these warmer months ahead
2 lbs petite red potatoes , diced into bite size chunks (about 1-inch)
2/3 cup Hidden Valley® Simply Ranch Dressing
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used medium)
6 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup chopped green onions
Salt and pepper (optional)
Add potatoes to a pot. Add enough water to cover potatoes by about 2-inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat then reduce heat to medium and allow to boil until potatoes are fully tender, about 10 minutes. Carefully pour potatoes into a colander to drain. Set aside to cool (to speed cool them run them under cold water until cool).
Pour cooled potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Add in ranch, cheddar, bacon and green onions (you can set aside a few tablespoons of the bacon and green onions for garnish if desired). Toss to coat, season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve or cover and chill up to 1 day (if you like the bacon crispy wait to add it until ready to serve).
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