Baked Potato Salad Loaded

            A classic summertime favorite with a huge twist! I could not believe the taste of this potato salad after I made it. I wanted to eat the whole bowl right then and there! Sometimes, potato salad can be dull and boring. This will no longer be the issue at our home. My family went absolutely nuts over this dish. I will be making it quite often throughout the year. Not just summer in my house for potato salad. We all enjoy it too much to only have it during one season.

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            Until I decided to play around with food when I was standing there contemplating making my Grandma’s recipe, (which is still the best), I realized that I had fallen into the potato salad rut. So here it is. A new take on an old favorite.

            This is a perfect side dish to take on picnics to the beach, church dinners and neighborhood grilling parties. I honestly cannot think of anyone who does not like potato salad.

This version can change the mind of the most finicky person. The flavors in this potato salad combine to form a delectable taste in each bite.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What type of potato should I use?

There are so many types of potatoes that would taste wonderful in this potato salad. I would obviously avoid using red potatoes. They come out too soft and fluffy for this recipe. You could use Russets, Yukon Gold or even white potatoes.

Can I add other flavors?

If your family loves different flavors, feel free to add them. This recipe is meant to be played with, to suit your family. You can substitute chives for the onions, add crumbles of blue cheese, and use yogurt instead of sour cream. I keep much of the same ingredients when I make it for my family, such as hard boiled eggs, celery and pickle relish.

I have always used mayonnaise in potato salad, where is it here?

The sour cream is the condiment used in this recipe. However, you could swap out the sour cream and use mayonnaise instead.

What ingredients do you need for Baked Potato Salad Loaded

3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes

⅓ cup chopped green onions

1 ½ cup sour cream

2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

12 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil

Garlic

Chives for garnish

How to make Baked Potato Salad Loaded

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 425*

Cut the potatoes into bite sized pieces

SECOND STEP:

Place the potato chunks on a baking sheet, sprinkle with olive oil

Add salt and pepper, to taste

THIRD STEP:

Bake for 40 minutes, or until tender with a fork

Remove the potatoes from the oven and set to the side to cool

FOURTH STEP:

Place the cooled potatoes into a large bowl after they have cooled

Add 1 ½ cups sour cream to the potatoes

FIFTH STEP:

Stir completely and gently to coat potatoes well

Add 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

SIXTH STEP:

Dump in 12 pieces of cooked and crumbled bacon

Mix in ⅓ cup chopped green onions

SEVENTH STEP:

Garnish with chopped green onions and chopped garlic

Serve cold

Enjoy!

Baked Potato Salad Loaded

Baked Potato Salad Loaded

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
  • ⅓ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Chives for garnish

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 425*

Cut the potatoes into bite sized pieces

SECOND STEP:

Place the potato chunks on a baking sheet, sprinkle with olive oil

Add salt and pepper, to taste

THIRD STEP:

Bake for 40 minutes, or until tender with a fork

Remove the potatoes from the oven and set to the side to cool

FOURTH STEP:

Place the cooled potatoes into a large bowl after they have cooled

Add 1 ½ cups sour cream to the potatoes

FIFTH STEP:

Stir completely and gently to coat potatoes well

Add 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

SIXTH STEP:

Dump in 12 pieces of cooked and crumbled bacon

Mix in ⅓ cup chopped green onions

SEVENTH STEP:

Garnish with chopped green onions and chopped garlic

Serve cold

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 22gCholesterol: 240mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 340gProtein: 12g