Southern potato salad is a creamy delicious potato salad side dish recipe with simple ingredients and a WOW taste. Smothered with extras like plenty of chopped bacon and cheese, this is a super easy side dish just waiting to dial up your meal.
Southern Potato Salad
This southern style potato salad is made with gold potatoes, which I find have a silky taste to them.
Layered up with sour cream, mayo and great spices like ranch, you can pile it high with delicious extra toppings for truly rich and down home cooking.
As a result, there is no party that I go to that potato salad isn’t a staple and bringing this recipe along is sure to make you a hit.
As with all potato salads, make sure you make ahead of time so it can properly sit in the fridge and combine all the flavors.
I find that macaroni salad is the same way.
- 2 lbs gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2″ slices
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon ranch powder
- 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
- optional: parsley garnish
- Refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight before serving.
- Time is about 10-15 minutes to cook and maybe 5 minutes to mix together.
Southern Potato Salad Recipe
Aside from learning how to make southern potato salad, your table should also be filled with other goodies.
I love these easy dinner rolls, carrot salad, and Hawaiian cheesecake salad to round out the meal. Need a main dish? Try Pineapple Hawaiian Chicken. Looking for something a bit more diet friendly? Try one of these Keto Side Dishes instead!
Add potatoes and cold water to a large sauce pan.
Make sure there is enough water to cover the potatoes by 1″.
Heat on medium high heat until boiling.
Drain potatoes and rinse with cold water. Let cool.
In a large mixing bowl add potatoes, sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard and ranch powder.
Season with salt and pepper.
Mix well. Add in bacon and cheese and mix well.
Refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight before serving.
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If you are serving up a great Southern meal with chicken and coleslaw, make sure you add a Southern Sweet Tea slushie to it as well!
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