Need a super easy recipe for your next barbecue or potluck? How about this 5-Ingredient Red Potato Salad!
This is one of those super easy salad recipes that you’ll wonder how you never tried. It’s simple to make but the flavors are great and it stores really well so you can make it in advance for parties, gatherings, and potlucks.
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What makes this red potato salad so great?
With favorite flavors like bacon and ranch, this is the summer version of a loaded baked potato.
It’s the perfect side dish for grilled chicken, fish, or even burgers. I find the potatoes cook faster if I cube them first (large-sized chunks), then boil.
These flavors go so well together. I’d love to know if you give this recipe a try. Just leave a comment below!
What to serve with red potato salad
I love having easy recipes like this on hand because they’re so easy to scale. If you’re serving a crowd, like at a potluck or backyard BBQ, you can easily double (or triple) this re potato salad.
Easy recipes also give you more time to spend on the foods that need more attention–like grilling your main course to go with this delicious potato salad.
And while you’re at it, here’s a delicious 5-ingredient whipped cream fruit salad to serve for dessert.
What do I need to make this 5 ingredient potato salad
You’ll need just 5 ingredients. I know, you saw that coming, right? This is a really simple recipe that uses wholesome simple to source ingredients. I like things easy when it comes to potluck meals, sides, and party recipes.
Grab some red potatoes, bacon, onions, ranch dressing and shredded cheese! That’s all you’ll need to throw this recipe together. If you need to make substitutions or alterations the recipe is really flexible so you’ll find it’s pretty easy to swap things about or change things up.
How to make this simple potato salad
First, boil the cubed potatoes in salted water until they’re cooked. That is usually about 15 minutes depending on the size of the chunks.
Next, add the bacon, green onions, and grated cheese (I used cheddar). Give it all another gentle toss and then you are ready to serve.
You can put this into the refrigerator to chill for a few hours or you can serve it warm. It’s delicious either way!
Looking for more delicious potato recipes?
Check out some of these other awesome sides and potato recipes that we love. If you need to get your meal plan ready for next week these recipes will help!
- Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
- Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary
- Cheddar Bacon Ranch Smashed Potatoes
- Rosemary Potatoes
- Cauliflower Au Gratin Easy Side Dish (fabulous substitute for a potato side dish)
Printable Red Potato Salad Recipe
- 3 lbs red potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
- 1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 4 green onions, trimmed and sliced (both white and green parts)
- 3/4 cup Ranch dressing
- 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
- Boil potatoes in salted water until cooked, about 15 minutes.
- Drain potatoes and move to serving bowl.
- Add ranch and toss gently.
- Add bacon, green onions, and grated cheese and toss again.
- Serve either warm or chilled.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 771mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 16g
This 5-Ingredient Potato Salad is linked up to Too Cute Tuesday at Funky Polkadot Giraffe.