Today I headed to the kitchen to make one of my family’s favorites, the Loaded Baked Potato Salad! It’s a classic potato salad that you should try making the next time you’re at home. This tastes just as good the next day, so be sure to make extra.
This inexpensive side dish is perfect and so easy to make! I usually make these when we have summer BBQs and we love to pair them with steak or burgers. Another great thing about it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Keep reading to see how easy it is to make!
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Kitchen Notes and Tips
- Remember that salads and foods contain ingredients like mayo and salad dressing. It should be kept refrigerated or kept on ice and not left out at room temperature for more than a short time during the meal. These ingredients can cause foodborne illness if not kept at proper temperatures.
What To Serve with Loaded Baked Potato Salad?
If you enjoyed this traditional potato salad recipe, I highly recommend serving it as the perfect side dish for:
- Baked Ham
- Barbecued ribs
- Simple Grilled Balsamic Steak
- Grilled Lamb Chops with Herbes de Provence
Ingredients for Loaded Baked Potato Salad
- 2 1/2 lbs. Red skin potatoes
- 6 oz shredded Sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 oz crumbled bacon
- 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
- 2 tbsp yellow mustard
- 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- (Optional) Fresh green onions, for garnish
- Air-tight container (for your leftovers)
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How To Make Loaded Baked Potato Salad
#1. Wash the potatoes well, especially the potato skin. Cut them into bite-sized pieces. Place them in a large pot with water and cover. Boil potatoes and cook until they are tender. Make sure to guard your boiling potatoes well to prevent them from being mushy.
#2. Remove the warm potatoes from the pot and place them in a large bowl. Let it run under cold water for several minutes. This helps cool the potatoes quickly, but it also stops the cooking process.
#3. While the potatoes completely cool down, mix the ranch dressing, mustard, and mayonnaise in a medium bowl. This dressing will make it a creamy potato salad. Add the salt and pepper then stir well.
#4. In a large mixing bowl, add the bacon bits and cheese to the cooled potatoes.
#5. Pour the dressing mixture over the potatoes, crispy bacon, and cheese. Stir until the potatoes and other ingredients are well coated with dressing.
#6. Optional: Add fresh green onions or other veggies to this loaded baked potato salad.
#7. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!
Other Salad Recipes To Try
If you’re looking for more healthy recipes and enjoyed this Loaded Potato Salad, try these:
- Panzanella Salad
- Balsamic Steak Salad
- The Best Calamari Salad
- Crunchy Celery Apple Salad
- Couscous with Green Apple Salad
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