This easy and delicious potato salad is perfect for pot lucks, backyard bbq’s, office parties, and more!
For father’s day this year we’re spending some time with my mom’s family and participating in a pot luck lunch. I love pot lucks. They just satisfy my need to never show up empty handed to someone’s home. My sister and I decided to make potato salad. I loooove ranch dressing and finally discovered how to make my own! So what better way to make potato salad than a super duper easy ranch potato salad?? I loved the cheese on top but I think next time I make this I’ll also top it with some bacon. Because bacon. That’s why.
The dressing for this potato salad is super easy and the longer you let it sit in the fridge the better it’ll taste so make this the night before and you’ll be all ready for potato salad goodness the next day for your pot luck or picnic! If you’re going to make this for an outdoor picnic just be careful because it does have ingredients in it that can spoil in the hot sun! And you don’t want to send anyone home with food poisoning, right? Right.
This cool and refreshing potato salad is great for any grilled recipe, alongside fried chicken, or paired with a good burger. Bring it for dad on Father’s Day, your 4th of July bbq, or your family reunion for a quick and delicious potato salad that will disappear before you know it!
Happy Father’s Day, y’all!
For the Ranch Dressing Mix:
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 ½ Tbs dried parsley
- 2 tsp dried dill
- 2 ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried chives
- 2 ½ tsp onion powder
- 2 1/2 pounds red potatoes
- 2 Tbs ranch dressing mix
- 16 oz sour cream
- Bacon, optional
- Cut potatoes into ½ inch cubes and boil until tender, drain and let cool.
- Mix 2 Tbs dressing mix into sour cream and pour over cooked potatoes.
- Let sit overnight for the flavors to really develop.
- Add cooked and crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese for serving if desired.