Baked Potato Salad

This LOADED BAKED POTATO SALAD is a great side dish at any potluck or barbecue! It’s hard to go wrong with all the flavors of a baked potato combined in a delicious potato salad. 

Loaded Baked Potato Salad - made with baked potatoes, cheddar, & bacon! Such a fun twist on classic potato salad. #potatosalad #potatoes #recipe

I think you all know of my never-ending love of bacon and cheese, but just in case: I love bacon and cheese, forever and ever, Amen.

I mean, let’s be real. Who doesn’t?? Vegans. And that’s probably the end of the list.

So, I took potato salad and turned it into this loaded baked potato salad. You guys are going to love all of the flavors going on in here!

Potato salad in my family usually just means cold potato chunks, mayo, boiled eggs, and some pickle relish. It’s delicious like that, it really is. I mean, I’m pretty sure our family recipe came off the back of a jar of Hellman’s so you know it’s good. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Sometimes, though, you have to experiment. Sometimes you have to try new things. Sometimes, just every now and then, you have to add bacon and cheese to your potato salad.

If you love this potato salad recipe, check out this broccoli salad. There’s bacon involved in that one too! 

I’m also partial to my Italian pasta salad (seriously loaded with goodness) and creamy cucumber salad.

baked potato salad in glass bowl.

How to make loaded potato salad: 

Traditionally, potato salad starts with boiled potatoes, but this is a baked potato salad, so we’re going to pop our potatoes in the oven! 

Wash the potatoes well, prick them with a fork, and bake for around an hour or until they’re nice and soft.

Dice ’em up and toss them in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients.

ingredients for loaded potato salad in glass bowl.

You’ll need cheddar, bacon, mayonnaise, sour cream, and green onions or chives plus some salt and pepper, to taste. 

Stir it all up and pop it in the fridge for a couple of hours so that the flavors can all meld together. 

Give this a good stir and an extra sprinkle of cheddar and green onions before serving.

It doesn’t get much easier than that! 

What to serve with loaded baked potato salad: 

French Dip Sandwich: This one is made in the crockpot and it’s so easy!

Grilled BBQ Chicken: You’ve gotta try this simple barbecue sauce!

Cheeseburger Meatloaf: One of my favorite recipes!

Animal Style Cheeseburger: You seriously have to try these!

Crockpot Ribs: The most tender ribs ever!


Baked Potato Salad

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy side dish recipes, grilling recipes, summer recipes
Calories: 455 kcal

This loaded baked potato salad is a great side dish at any potluck or barbecue! We love the cheese and bacon in here!


  • 1 1/2 pounds baking potatoes
  • 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives or green onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Prick potatoes with a fork. Bake potatoes for 1 hour or until fork tender.

  3. When cool enough to handle, chop potatoes into bite sized chunks. Place in refrigerator until chilled through, about 1 hour.

  4. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. Stir in the potatoes, coating each piece with the mayo mixture. Garnish with a sprinkling of chives or green onions.

  6. Return to refrigerator for at least one hour and serve cold.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 523mg23%
Potassium 494mg14%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

This post was originally published in May 2010. It has been updated with new photos and text in July 2019.