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Loaded Ranch Potato Salad

Creamy golden potatoes dressed in a spicy brown mustard and ranch, sour cream dressing.  Loaded with sharp cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon, this delicious potato salad is a new twist on a classic summertime dish.  Serve during holidays, summer parties, barbecues and family get-togethers.

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad - Creamy golden potatoes dressed in a spicy brown mustard and ranch, sour cream dressing.  Loaded with sharp cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon, this delicious potato salad is a new twist on a classic summertime dish.  Serve during holidays, summer parties, barbecues and family get-togethers.

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Summer is fastly approaching and that means it’s time to fire up the grill and host a party.  This time of year, I prefer to use the grill as my method of cooking.  I love the chargrilled taste of tender, juicy meat in a mustard sauce served with a creamy potato salad.  What I love about potato salad is that it serves a lot of people without a lot of effort, and it’s so easy to make a good one.

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad - Creamy golden potatoes dressed in a spicy brown mustard and ranch, sour cream dressing.  Loaded with sharp cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon, this delicious potato salad is a new twist on a classic summertime dish.  Serve during holidays, summer parties, barbecues and family get-togethers.

No backyard barbecue is complete without potato salad.  This classic and timeless dish has a permanent place on our summertime menu. When potato salad is made right, it’s something pretty special. It’s placed alongside juicy steaks, grilled chicken, burgers or hot dogs, and balances out the charred flavors of the grill with potato salad’s creamy attributes.  During summer, I love to make this dish with fresh herbs like parsley and green onions from the garden.

Just as important as potato salad is to summer, French’s® mustard has a dedicated place on my barbecue menu, too.  Although French’s is known for its iconic Classic Yellow Mustard, did you know that it also has a deliciously bold tasting Spicy Brown mustard AND a smooth and creamy Dijon mustard, too?  These variety of mustard are best paired with salads, pasta, meat sauces and more.  For more recipe inspiration, be sure to check out these recipes on Pinterest.

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad - Creamy golden potatoes dressed in a spicy brown mustard and ranch, sour cream dressing.  Loaded with sharp cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon, this delicious potato salad is a new twist on a classic summertime dish.  Serve during holidays, summer parties, barbecues and family get-togethers.

Get bold with the big taste of French’s® Spicy Brown Mustard. It’s the kick that goes way beyond French’s Classic Yellow mustard, making everything from chicken wings to brats, po-boys, and burgers come alive with exceptional flavor. Squeeze it on thick and make the ordinary incredible.

Whether you use mustard to top hot dogs or hamburgers or to create your own healthy salad dressings or if it’s the “secret ingredient” for your world famous marinade, French’s mustard is a must-have staple for those memorable summer barbecue parties. With its variety of mustards, there is no limit to how you can add more flavor to any summer dish.

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad - Creamy golden potatoes dressed in a spicy brown mustard and ranch, sour cream dressing.  Loaded with sharp cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon, this delicious potato salad is a new twist on a classic summertime dish.  Serve during holidays, summer parties, barbecues and family get-togethers.

Potato salad is the perfect side dish to serve to the family or a hungry crowd.  How can anyone go wrong with potatoes dressed in a creamy mustard and ranch sour cream dressing topped with loads of cheese and bacon?

Maybe it’s my Mid-Western roots calling me out or maybe it’s just that mustard tastes better with everything!

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad 1

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad

Creamy golden potatoes dressed in a spicy brown mustard and ranch, sour cream dressing.  Loaded with sharp cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon, this delicious potato salad is a new twist on a classic summertime dish.  Serve during holidays, summer parties, barbecues and family get-togethers.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 10 people

Ingredients
  

  • 48 ounces golden yellow potatoes
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 16 ounces sour cream (about 1 + 1/2 cups)
  • 2 + 1/2 tablespoons French’s® Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 1 ounce ranch seasoning mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup fresh curly parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 stalks green onions, diced

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, boil water on stove top. Peel potatoes then place in boiling pot of water and boil for 20-30 minutes. 
    Meanwhile, cook 7 strips of bacon until crispy then place on paper towel. to drain. Chop green onions, parsley, and bacon; set aside.  
    In a small bowl, mix sour cream, French’s® Spicy Brown Mustard, ranch seasoning powder, parsley, green onions, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.  
    In a large bowl, slightly mash potatoes, leaving it chunky. Add sour cream mixture and mix well.  Fold in cheddar cheese and chipped bacon.  Flavors will become enhanced the longer it sits refrigerated.

Notes

If potato salad is dry, stir in a little milk or extra sour cream.

Nutritional information is only an estimate and it's accuracy is not guaranteed to be exact.

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16 Responses

  1. I love to make potato salad and I’ve always used frenchies mustard how ever I do very some what from the rest of the recipe one I use mirical whip frenchies mustard and horseradish that for the dressing in the salad it self I use boiledeggs celery sliced thinly I also use about a table spoon lime juice and vinegar the other thing is I like to serve it unrefrigated so now we have two ways to do this salad

  2. 5 stars
    I made this to go with a pork butt my husband smoked for dinner tonight. I prepared it just like the recipe, except I didn’t kinda mash the potatoes (we like a chunky potato salad). It was phenomenal. Even then pick eaters devoured it. My husband said, and I quote, “next BBQ we have? You’re making that!” Great recipe!!! Thank you so much!!!

  3. 5 stars
    mm, mm, good! This potato salad looks wonderful! I love loaded baked potatoes and have similar recipe on my site … but I’ll be giving yours a try soon. The addition of mustard, that’s what I’m looking forward too. (Unless we can figure out how I can just put my fork into your picture!! )

  4. Potato salad is my absolute favorite dish at our 4th of July picnic. This version looks so good. We have a sour cream based recipe, but I never thought about using mustard and ranch in it too! I need to try your version soon.

  5. 5 stars
    This is why I love potato so much..! Such a versatile vegetable..and it takes honestly anything you give…! This looks so amazing . Love a good potato salad.

  6. 5 stars
    My favorite thing about potato salad is the way you can completely change it to go with any meal. Honestly, all you needed was to say “bacon,” and I’m ready! I like that you used the spicy brown mustard. I prefer it to the standard yellow mustard.

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