Today we are joining up with our friends for the monthly budget friendly recipe series hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. I have gotten so many great new dinner ideas from these monthly posts! I am sharing one of my tried and true picnic/pot luck recipes with you today. It is an easy recipe I have had for years and unlike the traditional mayo-laden potato salad, it has a bit more trendy appeal with the combo of crispy bacon and ranch. This is always one of my kids very favorite side dishes.
I serve this with anything we make on the grill, be it chicken, or ribs or even burgers. I almost always have all the ingredients on hand, especially in the summertime. My only caution is that the potatoes tend to shrink up a bit so definitely buy and cut up more than you think you will need. I also think it tastes best freshly made or slightly chilled so I try to not make it too far ahead. Here is the printable recipe:
Easy Bacon Ranch Potato Salad
Perfect for a summer dinner side or your next picnic, this is always a hit!
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Lbs Red Potatoes Diced Small
- 1/2 Sweet Onion Chopped
- 2 Tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Pepper
- 8 Slices Bacon Cooked and Crumbled
- 1 Bunch Green Onions Chopped
- 3/4 C Ranch Salad Dressing
Place oil on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Add potatos and the next four ingredients, coating well with the oil.
Bake at 400 for 30 Minutes until potatoes are roasted and crispy.
Transfer to a large bowl, add bacon, green onions and ranch and toss well. Add a bit of salt and pepper for taste. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Let me know how you like it! Here are all the recipes for today linked below:
CitrineLiving Our Southern Home
Everyday Edits Blue Sky at Home
The Stonybrook House A Stroll Thru Life
This sounds incredible and so delish for summer! Yum!
This looks so good and so easy. Love it, thanks.
Can’t wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing!
Yummy. Anything with bacon sounds delicious. I love good homemade recipes like this. Enjoyed sharing the blog hop with you.
Yum! this is perfect for summer. We are making ribs next weekend and heading back to pin this! Yum! laura