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Loaded Potato Salad Recipe

Get ready to experience a flavor explosion with this loaded potato salad recipe! Packed with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and fresh green onions, it’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser.

Loaded Potato Salad Recipe

A traditional potato salad recipe typically consists of tender potatoes, hard boiled eggs, miracle whip or mayonnaise and a variety of seasonings. They are mixed together for a tangy and tasty dish that is easily transported to family gatherings or events.

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This delicious potato salad is a must make variation on the traditional recipe. It contains no eggs, for those with allergies or aversions, and basically tastes like the inside of potato skins.

Who doesn’t love double stuffed potatoes?! Well now you can put all of your favorite potato toppings into a salad for the best flavor combination you’ve ever tasted!

Loaded Potato Salad Recipe

We love that this creamy loaded baked potato salad only needs a few simple ingredients from the grocery store! And it makes the perfect make-ahead dish for summer, great for pairing with hot dogs, smoked burgers or grilled steaks.

Loaded Potato Salad Recipe

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Loaded Potato Salad Ingredients

Loaded potato salad recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds white potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 5 pieces of bacon, cooked and diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup caesar salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup (2 stalks) green onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp brown mustard

* This homemade caesar salad dressing is amazing but any store bought brand will do.

Loaded Potato Salad Process

Directions:

1. Cut potatoes into quarters.

2. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water.

3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to a simmer and cook until fork tender, about 15 minutes.

4. Strain the water from the potatoes and rinse with cold water. Allow to cool.

5. Cook bacon in a frying pan until crispy. Chop into pieces.

Loaded Potato Salad Process

6. Place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl, add mayo, caesar dressing, sour cream and mustard.

Loaded Potato Salad Process

7. Mix until the potatoes are completely coated in dressing.

Loaded Potato Salad Process

8. Add green onion, bacon and cheddar cheese.

9. Mix well and serve.

Loaded Potato Salad Recipe

Recipe Substitutions:

  • Use fresh chives or red onion instead of green.
  • Red potatoes, russet potatoes or yellow potatoes may be used as well.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese or parmesan cheese would work too.
  • Greek yogurt may be used in the place of sour cream.
  • Ranch dressing may be substituted for ceasar.
Loaded Potato Salad Recipe

Tips & Tricks:

  • This makes a large portion of salad that is great for feeding a crowd. You can halve the recipe for smaller groups or small family dinners.
  • Store potato salad in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • This can be served with warm potatoes and kept at room temperature for an hour or so.
  • If the creamy dressing starts to bind, add 1 tsp apple cider vinegar or olive oil to the mix.
Loaded Potato Salad Recipe

This is one of our favorite side dishes for the warm summer months because it’s easy to prepare in advance and bring to an event. It makes the ideal cold salad to bring to summer picnics!

More Salad Ideas:

Fully Loaded Potato Salad

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Loaded Potato Salad Recipe

Loaded Potato Salad Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Get ready to experience a flavor explosion with this loaded potato salad recipe! Packed with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and fresh green onions, it's the ultimate crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds white potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 5 pieces of bacon, cooked and diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup caesar salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup (2 stalks) green onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp brown mustard

Instructions

1. Cut potatoes into quarters.

2. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water.

3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to a simmer and cook until fork tender, about 15 minutes.

4. Strain the water from the potatoes and rinse with cold water. Allow to cool.

5. Cook bacon in a frying pan until crispy. Chop into pieces.

6. Place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl, add mayo, caesar dressing, sour cream and mustard.

7. Mix until the potatoes are completely coated in dressing.

8. Add green onion, bacon and cheddar cheese.

9. Mix well and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 452Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 591mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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