Loaded Potato Salad

Loaded Potato Salad | Healthy Eats by Jennie

This Loaded Potato Salad is perfect for serving at a summer cookout! It is exciting and not the same old potato salad. I love loaded baked potatoes and twice baked potatoes, but no one wants to eat that hot heavy dish at a summer cookout. This Loaded Potato Salad incorporates the flavors of those savory dishes and makes a cool and flavorful summer salad.

Loaded Potato Salad

This Loaded Potato Salad takes the flavors of loaded baked potatoes and makes a cool flavorful salad that is perfect to serve at a cookout.

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Salad
Keyword Loaded Potato Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Jennie


Salad Ingredients:

  • 6 pieces of bacon (cooked and chopped) *
  • 5 lbs russet potatoes
  • 3 teas salt
  • 1 Bunch of scallions chopped (green parts and some white parts)
  • 8 oz block of sharp cheddar cheese shredded

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup mayo
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • ½ teas coarse black pepper
  • ½ teas sea salt
  • 1 teas garlic powder
  • ½ teas onion powder
  • 1 teas Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 T white vinegar


  1. Fill a stock pot with water and dice the potatoes in 1/2-inch cubes (leaving the skin on), putting the potatoes in as you are cutting them.

  2. When you are through with cutting the potatoes, make sure they are fully covered with water and add the salt.

  3. Bring water pot with potatoes to a boil over high heat.

  4. When it comes to a boil, boil for about 10-15 minutes. **

  5. When the potatoes are done, drain and let cool.

  6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients.

  7. When the potatoes have cooled, put in them a large mixing bowl along with scallions and bacon, and combine.

  8. Then add dressing and combine.

  9. Then add cheese and combine.

  10. If the salad is too dry you can add some more sour cream and mayo.

  11. Sprinkle with some more coarse black pepper to taste (optional).

  12. Let cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

Loaded Potato Salad Recipe Notes:

Ingredient Notes: *

* When cooking bacon, I always bake it. I bake it at 400 for around 14-20 minutes. For regular cut bacon, it usually takes 14-15 minutes, and for thick cut bacon, that usually takes 20 minutes.

Notes for Instructions: *

** At 10 minutes, check on the potatoes. You want to be able to easily slide a fork through them.  But don’t overcook them to the point they are falling apart.  Timing may vary depending on the size of your diced potatoes and size of your pot.


This Loaded Potato Salad would be a great addition for a cookout / BBQ.

Food Prep:

This Loaded Potato Salad is great to make a head of time and perfect for bringing / serving at a party.

Other Recipes:

These other recipes are also great options to bring / serve at a cookout / BBQ:

Purple Potato Salad

Pimento Cheese and Collards Quinoa Salad

Italian Street Corn Salad

Spinach and Feta Pasta Salad

Summer Corn Cucumber Tomato Peach Salad

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