Potato salad season means that it's time to try out a few new recipes and this creamy, cheesy, and bacon-filled loaded baked potato salad is a must.
Prep Time15 minutesmins
Cook Time55 minutesmins
Total Time1 hourhr10 minutesmins
Keyword: Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe
6 or 8 medium or smallrusset potatoes,washed and dried
¼cupolive oil,extra virgin
1poundbacon,cooked crisp and crumbled (reserve ¼ cup for garnish)
½cupthinly sliced green onion,
½cupdiced red onion
1teaspooncracked black pepper
2½cupsshredded cheddar cheese,divided (2 cups and ½ cups for garnish)
2tablespoonsthinly sliced green onionsfor garnish
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set it aside.
Using a pastry brush, brush the clean potatoes with olive oil, and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the potatoes are completely baked.
Remove from the oven and allow the potatoes to cool completely.
Once the potatoes are cooled, dice the potatoes into ½-inch cubes. Place the cubed potatoes into a large mixing bowl and set it aside.
Using a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the sour cream and the mayonnaise until smooth.
Using a wooden spoon, fold in the crumbled bacon bits, sliced green onion, red onion, kosher salt, cracked pepper, and shredded cheese with the cooled potatoes in the large bowl. Add the dressing and mix again.
Garnish with reserved crumbled bacon, sliced green onion, and shredded cheese. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
You can bake the potatoes in the microwave instead of in the oven.
Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your potatoes at the lower end of the recommended baking time.
You can peel the potato skin off half of the already baked potatoes if you prefer.
Make sure your potatoes are cooled completely, or they will absorb too much of the dressing, and you will have to add more.
Be careful when mixing the potato mixture as you don't want to break up the pieces of potatoes.