Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

The Best Loaded Baked Potato Salad

July 12, 2021

There are many varieties of potato salad, but our loaded baked potato salad reins supreme.

Let’s be real, any time you can add bacon to a salad is a win!

This baked potato salad recipe uses all the best ingredients from a traditional baked potato: cheese, bacon, green onion, and sour cream.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

We love this baked potato salad as an easy side dish to bring to picnics and barbecues because it tastes just like the potato skins you get at restaurants!

The ingredients for this fully loaded baked potato salad are simple, but they come together in a way that is delicious.

Baked potato potato salad is an even creamier version of the loaded baked potatoes that everyone loves.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

Potato salad varieties

It’s potato salad season! 

Do you like deli style potato salad, egg salad style potato salad, or baked potato style?!

Potatoes are so versatile they’re fantastic whichever route you go, but personally we’re all about the baked potato style potato salad at our picnics.

Potato salads can be sweet or savory, with cream based or vinegar based dressings.

White potato-based potato salads tend to include traditional ingredients like celery, chives, and dill.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

What are the best potatoes to use in potato salad?

Whatever potato type you choose to make your potato salad with will impact the texture.

Traditional potatoes are the most common ingredient in potato salad, but you can use sweet potatoes as well.

For this recipe we used yellow, yukon gold potatoes. Since they are waxy potatoes they are more likely to hold their shape compared to other varieties.

Avoid using a starchy potato like a russet potato, which has a tendency to crumble or fall apart more easily than a waxy potato.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 yellow potatoes, diced
  • 5 slices of bacon, cooked crispy
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Generous seasoning of salt and pepper
  1. Start by adding a batch of cubed potatoes in salted, cold water and bring to a boil until they are just tender and easily pierced with a fork for about 10 minutes, depending on potato size (be sure to avoid overcooking the potatoes), then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, cook five strips of bacon in a frying pan over medium heat, remove once crispy, and chop into small pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, salt & pepper.
  4. Add the potatoes to the dressing and stir until combined well.
  5. Fold in the cooked bacon, green onion, and shredded cheese. 

Note: It’s recommended to chill for at least an hour before serving.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 yellow potatoes, diced
  • 5 slices of bacon, cooked crispy
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Generous seasoning of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by adding a batch of cubed potatoes in salted, cold water and bring to a boil until they are just tender and easily pierced with a fork for about 10 minutes, depending on potato size (be sure to avoid overcooking the potatoes), then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, cook five strips of bacon in a frying pan over medium heat, remove once crispy, and chop into small pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, salt & pepper.
  4. Add the potatoes to the dressing and stir until combined well.
  5. Fold in the cooked bacon, green onion, and shredded cheese.

Notes

Note: It’s recommended to chill for at least an hour before serving.

We hope you enjoy this potato salad loaded baked potato recipe as much as we do!

Here are a few picnic recipes that would pair wonderfully with this salad:

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