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Loaded Bacon Cheddar Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Bacon Cheddar Baked Potato Salad  ~ The classic potato salad gets a makeover with oven-baked potatoes, bacon, cheddar, chives, and a salad base of sour cream, mayo, and Greek yogurt.Loaded Bacon Cheddar Baked Potato Salad ~ Potato salad with, bacon, cheddar, chives, in a salad base of sour cream, mayo, and Greek yogurt~ The Complete SavoristA friend of mine just shared a meme on Facebook with a countdown to Christmas. When I saw it I reacted with a big NOOOOOO! Maybe even with that angry face reaction. It’s June; it just snowed what feels like last week. Winters are long enough here in Northern Utah and we’ve finally warmed up; let the snow is gone for the season…I hope.

I am so happy the weather is actually warming up.  Spring and summer where I live are rather glorious. It is during this time we all start to fire up our grills and enjoy the ritual of eating outdoors with our friends and families.

I do love me a backyard barbecue, less a fan of the damn flies, but the food, I dunno, it just taste better when you are sitting outside together near that grill. Maybe it’s just me.Loaded Bacon Cheddar Baked Potato Salad ~ Potato salad with, bacon, cheddar, chives, in a salad base of sour cream, mayo, and Greek yogurt~ The Complete SavoristI have made plenty of potato salads over the years. I’ve shared three of them there. I’ve shared my Grandma Betty’s, a rustic Italian, and a simple or basic version. Now it was time to go a bit over the top, and I mean that in the best way possible.

Potatoes in general are a treat for me so when I do decide to eat one (or some), I go all out. This Loaded Bacon Cheddar Baked Potato Salad is NO EXCEPTION. I’ve made this twice. The first time I actually baked my potatoes in the oven and the second time I boiled them. There was virtually no taste difference and cooking them on the stove was easier, faster, and doesn’t heat the house up like the oven does.Loaded Bacon Cheddar Baked Potato Salad ~ Potato salad with, bacon, cheddar, chives, in a salad base of sour cream, mayo, and Greek yogurt~ The Complete SavoristI still opted to called it ‘baked’ potato because this salad is loaded with all the goodies I like in my baked potato. But as I so often do, I subbed out the majority of the mayo for Greek yogurt. However, you’re free to just sub that mayo right back in. However, I’d recommend taking that 1/2 cup Greek yogurt and using 1/4 cup more sour cream and 1/4 cup more mayo to even out the tang.Loaded Bacon Cheddar Baked Potato Salad ~ Potato salad with, bacon, cheddar, chives, in a salad base of sour cream, mayo, and Greek yogurt~ The Complete Savorist

Loaded Bacon Cheddar Baked Potato Salad

Course: Salad/Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

The classic potato salad gets a makeover with oven-baked potatoes, bacon, cheddar, chives, and a salad base of sour cream, mayo, and Greek yogurt.

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs russet potatoes cubed
  • 10 oz bacon
  • 5 green onions diced
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • kosher salt; to taste ~ 3 large pinches
  • 3 tsp chives diced

Instructions

  1. Bring the cubed potatoes to boil in generously salted water, about 15 minutes or until fork tender

  2. While the potatoes are boiling, fry the bacon; cool and crumble

  3. Drain in a colander; set aside to cool

  4. While the potatoes cool, grate the cheese, dice the green onions, and chives.

  5. In a large bowl, mix the potatoes, greek yogurt, sour cream, mayo, cheese, bacon, and green onions together until well combined.

  6. Add the salt and pepper and mix well; tasting for any additionally needed salt.

  7. Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve. 

Loaded Bacon Cheddar Baked Potato Salad ~ Potato salad with, bacon, cheddar, chives, in a salad base of sour cream, mayo, and Greek yogurt~ The Complete Savorist
Loaded Bacon Cheddar Baked Potato Salad ~ Potato salad with, bacon, cheddar, chives, in a salad base of sour cream, mayo, and Greek yogurt~ The Complete Savorist

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  • Paula - bell'alimento
    June 20, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Now this is my kinda salad!

  • Megan Ancheta
    June 20, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I could easily polish off that entire bowl! This looks and sounds so delicious! And re: winter… ugh… I had a similar thought today since it’s summer solstice. We start to lose all of our glorious light here in Alaska, and I’m not ready to give it up! Winter stay gone!!

  • Jen
    June 20, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    This salad has all my favorite things!! Delicious!

  • Delaney | Melanie Makes
    June 20, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I love how colorful this potato salad is!

  • Laura
    June 20, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I made tonight but I also added hard boiled eggs. Loved it!

  • Renee - Kudos Kitchen
    June 21, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I’ll bet this is a major hit no matter where it’s served. How can you go wrong with bacon, potatoes, and cheese?

  • Cookin Canuck
    June 21, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I’m definitely not ready for a Christmas countdown! This salad is everything a potato salad should be (heck yeah to the bacon).

  • Nutmeg Nanny
    June 21, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Need to make this for my next BBQ!