Loaded Baked Potato Salad

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad is cheesy, creamy and ready in just minutes. It makes the perfect side dish to your holiday meal or potluck!

Loaded Baked Potato Salad is cheesy, creamy and ready in just minutes. It makes the perfect side dish to your holiday meal or potluck!Loaded Baked Potato Salad seems like a fun summery side dish but it has always been a hit at the holidays!

The easy recipe is perfect for large gatherings because it doesn’t take up a burner on your stovetop or a spot in the oven during the critical last few minutes before serving and it tastes…amazing. Plus now you don’t have to bake a huge bowl of potatoes and have five little bowls of toppings for people to add in at the party.Loaded Baked Potato Salad is cheesy, creamy and ready in just minutes. It makes the perfect side dish to your holiday meal or potluck!Okay, okay, so you may have noticed or soon be noticing I didn’t add bacon to this. Yes, if I made it for just a couple of people I am all about the bacon, but this dish was made for a lovely vegetarian friend so I nixed the bacon.

Want to add the bacon back in? I do about a half a pound, cooked and crumbled. Then instead of a half a cup of mayonnaise you swap out a bit of it forbacon fat. The result is a super bacony, cheesy, delicious baked potato salad!

Speaking of mayonnaise, I have very strong feelings about using a specific one I love so much I actually have it shipped to me since it isn’t available to us West Coasters locally. Dukes! You lucky people who get to buy it in person, it is the best mayo ever, so yeah, if you can get it locally or are willing to give a new mayo a shot, I think you’ll love it.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad is cheesy, creamy and ready in just minutes. It makes the perfect side dish to your holiday meal or potluck!

If you want to swap the sour cream out, you can also use a greek yogurt instead. It will be a bit tangier than the sour cream, but hey now you can add more cheese with all the calories you saved? 😉

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad is cheesy, creamy and ready in just minutes. It makes the perfect side dish to your holiday meal or potluck!

Tools used in the making of this Loaded Baked Potato Salad:
Large Pot with Steamer Insert: Makes life so much easier to lift the potatoes out at once and let them cool without risking a burn trying to strain them into a colander.
Kosher Salt: In 99% of the recipes on this site, you’ll find Kosher salt used. It’s super inexpensive but the flavor is miles better than table salt and less overwhelmingly salty.
Duke’s Mayo: Best mayonnaise ever, and really does add so much to the potato salad. It is more readily available in the middle and east coast of the country, but hey Amazon Prime folks!

Recipe

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad

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  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American
Loaded Baked Potato Salad is cheesy, creamy and ready in just minutes. It makes the perfect side dish to your holiday meal or potluck!

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt , divided
  • 2 pounds red potatoes , peeled and cut into 1" chunks
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese , grated
  • 1/2 cup scallions , sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Crumbled bacon , optional
  • Parsley for garnish , optional

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. In a large pot add water, 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt and potatoes.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook for 10-12 minutes or until a fork pierces the pieces easily.
  3. Drain, then let the potatoes cool.
  4. In a mixing bowl add the remaining salt, mayonnaise, sour cream, cheddar cheese, scallions and black pepper.
  5. In a large bowl, combine mayo, sour cream, salt and black pepper.
  6. Toss the potatoes with 1/2 of the bacon, 1/2 of the cheese, and 1/2 of the green onions, reserving the other half for garnish.
  7. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and stir to combine.
  8. Cover and refrigerate overnight for best results, or for several hours before serving.
  9. Garnish the potato salad with remaining bacon, cheese, and green onions immediately before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Amount per serving: calories

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad is cheesy, creamy and ready in just minutes. It makes the perfect side dish to your holiday meal or potluck!

Loaded Baked Potato Salad is cheesy, creamy and ready in just minutes. It makes the perfect side dish to your holiday meal or potluck!
Loaded Baked Potato Salad is cheesy, creamy and ready in just minutes. It makes the perfect side dish to your holiday meal or potluck!

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    1. Sorry this comment took so long to get to, it ended up in my spam filter somehow! I don’t even know how that slipped past me! Boiling once is plenty, I adjusted the recipe card. Thank you so much for letting me know!

  1. Just curious where the name “LOADED BAKED POTATO SALAD” came from?? I was looking for baked potatoes with insides taken out and mixed like potato salad then put back in the skins for little bowls. This would have made great sense to me. But the recipe basically steamed the potatoes, drained them, added the other ingredients and chilled before serving. This is nothing new on making potato salad.. and certainly not ‘Baked”!!! Just mho.

    smh.. to comment it made me use the comment AND reply section.. So hope you can figure it out.. was not really worthy of two comments. Plus I used the leave a comment under the title of Loaded Baked Potato Salad bui it seems to be under “Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken”??? WTH??? This makes me look computer ‘stupid’ and actually I’m not … I have my own website and do know how to send messages…

    1. Hey Judy, sorry this comment took so long to get to, it ended up in my spam filter somehow! I mentioned it as loaded because most loaded baked potatoes have the cheese and sour cream added in (and bacon). I think since it is similar in flavor it makes sense for the title, but I am sorry if you felt misled. Also, sorry the site is confusing where the comments are going but it definitely showed up under the baked potato salad recipe.

    2. Judge Judy – It would help if you actually knew the name of what you were looking for. They are called twice baked potatoes. How can you come on someone’s site and give them one star for a recipe you didn’t even want to begin with. Get a grip! You sound little a whinny brat that didn’t get their way. It is a great recipe and everyone who has tried it when I’ve made it has loved it!

  2. This sounds really yummy. I just have one question. It says that you boil the potatoes till a fork pierces them easily (stage 2) and then again in stage 5 they are boiled again till they are fork tender. Isn’t that the same thing?

    1. Sorry this comment took so long to get to, it ended up in my spam filter somehow! I don’t even know how that slipped past me! Boiling once is plenty, I adjusted the recipe card. Thank you so much for letting me know!

  3. It is a very good recipe. I do the same basic recipe but use bleu cheese instead.  Equally delicious. And…”Loaded” does describe this recipe.

  4. This recipe is amazing. I added jalapenos to it and used bacon bits and it was hit with my hubby’s co workers!

    Rating: 5