For summer picnics, get-togethers, bbqs, etc. the main course, often grilled meat, gets all of the focus but it is also important to have a few good tasty sides on hand! The potato salad is a classic summer side that is easy to make and always goes over well! One of my favourite winter side dishes is a loaded baked potato or a baked potato with all the fixins including cheese, bacon, sour cream and green onions but it is too hot to have the oven on in the summer so why not make a loaded baked potato, potato salad? This baked potato salad is as easy to make as boiling the potatoes, I like using new potatoes in the summer, until tender and then mixing them up with the sour cream, cheese, bacon and green onions. You really cannot go wrong with creamy potatoes, cheese and plenty of bacon and this loaded baked potato salad is sure to be the first dish to disappear from your summer get-together!
The first time I photographed (below) this loaded baked potato salad I didn’t garnish it with nearly enough cheese and bacon! 🙂
Loaded Baked Potato Salad
All of the flavours of fully loaded baked potatoes including bacon, cheddar, sour cream and green onions in a potato salad that is perfect for summer picnics and entertaining!
- 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, diced (optionally peeled)
- 1 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 4 strips bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 4 green onions, sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Boil the potatoes in water until just fork tender, about 15-20 minutes, drain and let cool completely.
- Meanwhile cook the bacon and set aside on pepper towels to drain.
- Mix everything and optionally, though highly recommended, let it chill in the fridge to allow the flavours to mingle before serving.
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We Are Not Martha says
Whoa! This looks absolutely heavenly. Can I have it all to myself?? 🙂
I love this idea Kevin.
Whoa! that is serious! I think EVERYBODY in my family would love this, which says a lot! Looks awesome Kevin!
Jaclyn Larisa Youngquist says
Loaded baked potato salad is amazing. These pictures have me way too hungry for being this early in the morning!
Marie Matter says
Can't imagine anything better for the 4th!
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche says
Wow this looks incredible. Makes me want a baked potato for my tea!
Alex Dumpfree says
WoW!!This recipe is fully mouthwatering!!Salad is one of my favorite dish.It seems delicious too.And now I'm gonna try it ASAP….:)
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
I've made a loaded potato dip before, and it was awesome. Gotta have this.
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
Oh my word. I want to put my face in this. Not awkward right?
Oh, I hope you made this for Canada Day. Happy Canada Day. I love that all your holidays are a little ahead of our US version so I can steal your great recipes.
John@ The Bread Makers says
What an awesome looking recipe. I can't wait to try this one out.
la nonna says
magnifique recette, miammm
jeri: Yep, it is nice how that works out sometimes!
I am making this RIGHT NOW! Yum….
I made it and it's great. I used baking potatoes because I like the skins on baked potatoes, but the skins fell off after boiling, which pleased my guy. The proportions are fine. Sprinkle with paprika and a bit of dill if you don't want to garnish.
Carel: Glad you like it! You could use baking potatoes; just bake them as normal but pull them out of the oven early so that they are cooked but they will hold together when diced.
It's not really a baked potato salad if the potatoes are boiled…
Looks great! I bet it would be good with some ranch seasoning mixed in!
Made this last weekend, excellent!
This is a beautiful potato salad! Love the flavor combination.
The Thriftiness Miss says
Sounds great! I like a little potato salad with my bacon and cheese 🙂
Melissa Shaw says
I'm about to try your loaded potato salad. I have to say that it won't be the only. Your receipes sound so delicious and interesting. Just the grilled sandwiches alone, oh my! Thank you!
I don't know why this calls for lemon. I wish I'd considered the fact that no one ever puts lemon on a baked potato, so why would you want it on your loaded baked potato salad? The lemon flavor definitely came through, and it ruined the dish for me.
I make this quite often but not often enough for my family! They love it!! I use equal parts mayonaise and sour cream for the dressing.
Itsmeee Vanilla says
Looks soo good! I'll try it with turkey bacon though! One day,I would love to make a recipe of my own too!
Why is it called 'baked' potato……..?
It has the items used on a loaded baked potato. The potatoes aren’t baked, but that’s just a technicality.