Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad by Brown Eyed Baker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

If there’s one thing I love about summer, it’s the picnic food that I get to consume in excess. For the longest time, I loathed potato salad. Absolutely loathed it. The problem? Every potato salad I had ever tasted was completely swimming in mayonnaise. While I can appreciate a light smear of mayo on a sandwich or burger, I could never stomach such a huge amount of it in potato or pasta salads. So for years, I stayed away. It wasn’t until I started making my own potato salads and could balance the flavors, that I fell in love with the classic summer side dish. The best-ever potato salad is still number one in my heart, but I love this loaded baked potato spin.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad by Brown Eyed Baker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

I am such a huge sucker for the combination of flavors in any type of loaded baked potato recipe; this loaded baked potato dip, for example, is something I could sit and eat, and eat, and eat… you get the idea. It’s totally addicting. When you combine sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese and scallions, only good things can happen.

This potato salad is definitely a good thing. If you want to switch things up from a traditional potato salad, this is definitely the ticket. Adding extra bacon and cheese is highly encouraged!

Loaded Baked Potato Salad by Brown Eyed Baker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

One year ago: Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue Buttercream
Three years ago: Taco Dip
Four years ago: Roasted Shrimp and Orzo

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours

Loaded Baked Potato Salad combines all the best flavors of an amped-up baked potato: sour cream, bacon, cheddar and green onions.

Ingredients:

2 pounds Russet potatoes, scrubbed and pricked all over with a fork or knife
¾ cup mayonnaise
¾ cup sour cream
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
⅓ cup chopped scallions (green part only)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Bake the potatoes for 45 to 50 minutes, or until tender and cooked through. Set aside to cool completely.

2. Once potatoes are completely cool, cut into ½-inch pieces.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and sour cream. Add the potatoes, bacon, cheese, green onion, salt and pepper, and fold together gently with a rubber spatula until completely combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. Garnish with additional bacon, shredded cheddar and green onion, if desired.

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37 Responses to “Loaded Baked Potato Salad”

  1. Marcie on July 2, 2013 at 12:31 am

    This looks like one great potato salad! I need to make this happen very soon.

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  2. Tieghan on July 2, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Whoa. That is a serious potato salad!

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  3. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen on July 2, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Beautiful and tasty looking Baked Potato Salad, Michelle! I hear you on potato salads (some swim in mayo dressing) and totally agree about ample amounts of bacon and Cheddar! Thanks for sharing and I hope your finger cut is healing fast! xo

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  4. Renee @ Awesome on $20 on July 2, 2013 at 2:03 am

    You had me at bacon. I’m already in love with this before I even try it.

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  5. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious on July 2, 2013 at 2:42 am

    I could just sit and eat and eat and eat this all day long. I mean, sour cream and bacon overloaded in carb goodness? How could I resist?!

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  6. Chris on July 2, 2013 at 3:09 am

    I just love cold summer food like pasta salads and potato salads. Don’t know about you guys and gals but when its hot outside there is nothing better than cool food. Does any one else eat this kind of food straight out of the refrigerator or is it just me?

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  7. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on July 2, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Great minds think a like! I just made Loaded Baked Potato Salad on Sunday! You just have to love it!!! I actually like this version better than the traditional potato salad! Yours looks great!

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  8. Jamie @lifelovelemons on July 2, 2013 at 8:29 am

    This is the definition of the 4th of July! This looks delis

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  9. marie @ little kitchie on July 2, 2013 at 9:09 am

    I could easily devour that entire bowl!!

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  10. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet on July 2, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I think you hit the nail on the head. I find potatoe salads filled with to much mayo. This looks like it could be a new favorite!!!

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  11. txcookiemomster on July 2, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I’ve been making this for awhile, I thought I was so clever when I came up with the recipe after having leftover baked potatoes one day, but here’s my exact recipe on your page so I guess simple works. I actually use Plain Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream now and of course no one is any the wiser.

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  12. Carole R. on July 2, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Yum!!!

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  13. Jeannie on July 2, 2013 at 10:28 am

    We now make the best potato salad. Family get-togethers, work functions, wherever we’re at, our potato salad is the first thing to go. We use almost this exact recipe from combining your original potato salad and your baked potato dip. The only things that are different from this recipe is that we cut the potatoes before we bake them so they have a slightly roasted flavor and we add some bacon grease and the tiniest amount of sugar to the dressing. You make awesome food!

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  14. Stacy on July 2, 2013 at 11:13 am

    This looks amazing; I’m definitely going to try it! I’m a bit of a newbie at cooking with potatoes (my family is all about the rice dishes) so I’m probably asking a “duh” question, but should I put the potatoes in the salad with the peel on? If not, when is the best time in the process to take the peel off? Thanks for posting such amazing and “do-able” recipes! My family has been totally blown away by everything I’ve made from your blog.

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    • Michelle on July 2nd, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      Hi Stacy, I leave the peel on, but it’s really personal preference. I like potato skins; if you do, you can leave them on, but if you and your family typically leave your skins behind, then you can peel them once they’re cool enough to handle after they’re baked.

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  15. Tracey on July 2, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Now that’s my kind of potato salad!! You can never go wrong adding bacon and cheese :)

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  16. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff on July 2, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I am right there with you regarding too much mayo! I must try this recipe … loaded potato salad … what’s not to love ;)

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  17. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on July 2, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    My husband will love you for this recipe because he loves potato salad but not the ones drowning in mayo. Love this!

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  18. Margaret on July 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Oh my! Oh my! I can hardly wait to dive into this one. Picnic this wknd will have this on the menu!!

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  19. Kathy on July 2, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    This potato salad looks incredible! I need to make this soon!

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  20. Cathy on July 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I make the same salad with one exception: I cut the potatoes into pieces, with the peels on, sprinkle with salt and pepper and then bake them. Once cooled, mix the rest of the ingredients in. So, the potato corners are a bit crunchy and it is delicious!

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  21. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie on July 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    If this is anything like your loaded potato dip, I gotta have it.

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  22. Jessica on July 2, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Oh, that looks delish! I am definitely going to have to try it this weekend after I get my food budget money. :D

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  23. Nessa on July 2, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I like the sound and look of ‘loaded’!

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  24. Jenny on July 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    So good. Between this and Mac n Cheese I will never loose weight ;)

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  25. Charlotte on July 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    My son might eat it with the cheese and bacon. Just got him eating German potato salad. He would not touch any potato salad a year ago. It was the mayo. Finally convinced him that not all potato salad has to have mayo. Might have to make it on the 4th.

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  26. Eileen on July 2, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    This is one of those recipes that I’ve seen many times and always say “one of these days.” And this time, I’m serious – lol!

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  27. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen on July 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I’m going to have to try this. The hubby does not like the mayo laden potato salads but I have a feeling this one is going to go over in a big way!

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  28. Home Flare on July 4, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Awesome! Can’t wait to try it! From~ Home Flare

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  29. Laura Dembowski on July 6, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I’m not a big fan of mayonnaise either, but I would love to dig in to this! It looks perfectly creamy and the addition of bacon is pretty irresistible.

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  30. Mary Lonnevik on July 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I have baked my potatoes this morning for a fireworks party we are attending tonight. I know this recipe will be a hit! Thanks for all the yummy recipes. I hope your finger is healing nicely!

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  31. Erin Lucio on July 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I made this on the 4th and it was amazing! Several of my family members dislike potato salad but I made them atleast try it. Well they went back for 3 servings, haha! Thanks for another fantastic recipe!

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  32. Carrie on July 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I despise potato salad, that is until I made this one! So amazing! We had a bbq and I made this one, we did have some people who do not eat pork so I made the bacon crumbles and put them in a bowl next to the salad so it could be added or not, I also had a small bowl with some extra cheddar cheese in case anyone wanted a little more cheese. This was definitely hit and has already been requested for our next bbq. Thank you for a great recipe!

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  33. kelly on August 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    When was preggers with my son this was all I wanted to eat for my first trimester it was all I could keep down! Lol he loves potatoes now!

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  34. Stella on September 30, 2013 at 7:11 am

    This recipe was very very disappointing to my three young adults, their mates and two children! I had to throw out most of a double recipe.

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  35. JB on November 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    I doubled this and made it for a house party. It was devoured! very good and it’s a keeper!

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  36. Baked Potato Oven on January 28, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Nice dish mate!!!!

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