Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad is a quick and easy side dish recipe, perfect for BBQ’s and potlucks!

My whole family LOVED this Loaded Baked Potato Salad recipe! Went perfect with our BBQ! pinterestLoaded Baked Potato Salad is filled with a creamy dressing, shredded cheddar cheese and loads of bacon! You’re going to LOVE this one!

I must be dreaming of summer because all I can think about it making salads that go perfectly with potlucks and BBQ’s.

The dressing for this Loaded Baked Potato Salad is so simple and flavorful! Love it!

This recipe is so simple because it takes on all the flavors of a loaded baked potato!

Sour cream? Check!

Cheese? Check!

Bacon? Check!

Green onions? Check!

Potatoes? Duh!

I'm seriously obessed with this Loaded Baked Potato Salad!

I used baby red potatoes for this recipe, but you could also use baby golds.

PRO TIP – Pre-cut the potatoes into equal size pieces and boil in salted water until they are fork tender. Drain the potatoes then dunk in a bowl of ice water until the potatoes have cooled completely. You’ll end up with perfectly tender pieces of potato without any gummy texture.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad is a perfect recipe for this summer!

Toss the potatoes with the dressing and add in some shredded cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper and you’re done!

Personally I think the salad is best when it sits in the fridge for about an hour or two to let the flavors soak into the potatoes, but it can also be served right away if you’re in a pinch for time.


Whenever I make this Loaded Baked Potato Salad, everyone always begs for the recipe! It's so easy and so good!

You’re going to be making this Loaded Baked Potato Salad all summer long. It’s so easy and so delicious!

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad is a quick and easy side dish recipe, perfect for BBQ’s and potlucks!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Yield: serves 4 to 6 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 1/2 lbs. baby red (or gold) potatoes, quartered
  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 to 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/3 cup green onions, diced
  • 1/3 cup cooked and crumbled bacon pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in the potatoes and cook until fork tender, about 7 to 12 minutes. Before you drain the potatoes, prepare a large bowl filled with ice water. Drain the potatoes, then add the potatoes immediately to the bowl of ice water and let sit until the potatoes have cooled completely. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile add the mayo, sour cream, hot sauce, green onions, bacon, salt and pepper in a large bowl and whisk until combined. Gently stir in the potatoes and cheddar cheese until coated and combined.
  3. Chill salad, covered, in the fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Keywords: loaded, baked potato, salad, sour cream, bacon


This Loaded Baked Potato Salad is a family favorite side dish recipe! So easy and full of flavor!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
6 Responses
  1. Jenny

    I just made this for a 4th of July potluck and it is AMAZING! I added about 1/2 to 2/3 cup bacon, about 3 tsp of sriracha, and 3 lbs potatoes. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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