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Loaded Potato Salad

Loaded Potato Salad is a fun twist on the traditional potato salad by adding all the flavors or a loaded baked potato.
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Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Refrigeration:2 hours
Total Time:2 hours 40 minutes


  • 3 lbs red potatoes cleaned, cut each potato into 4 pieces
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • cup mayonnaise
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese grated
  • 8 slices bacon fried until crispy
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • pepper if you like


  • Scrub your red potatoes, then cut each potato into 4 pieces. If the red potatoes are larger, cut them into 6 pieces.
  • Place the cut potatoes into a large pot. Fill with water until it's just covering the potatoes. Add salt and place on stovetop over medium heat.
  • Gently boil potatoes until they are just tender. I like to use a pairing knife to check. If you can easily slide the knife into the center, you're potatoes are done.
  • Immediately remove the potatoes and strain them. Then run cold water over the potatoes to stop the cooking process. Run the cold water over the potatoes until they cool.
  • Once the potatoes are cool, add the sour cream.
  • Then add the mayo. Mix until the potatoes are coated well.
  • Add the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Add the chopped crispy bacon.
  • Add the chopped chives, then mix until combined. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed
  • Cover and refrigerate for a couple hours up to a day before serving.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, cheese, potato
Cost: $10