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Loaded Potato Salad

Get a load of this: sour cream, bacon, shredded cheddar, green onions and more come together to give you all the richness of restaurant potato skins at your next picnic. —Monique Boulanger, Greenwood, Nova Scotia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Coarsely ground pepper, optional


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings.
  • Drain potatoes and place in a large bowl. Add bacon and reserved drippings; toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Whisk the mayonnaise, dressings, sour cream and mustard in a small bowl. Pour over potato mixture; toss to coat. Stir in onions and cheese. Sprinkle with pepper if desired.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 365 calories, 28g fat (7g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 497mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Autumn
    Jun 23, 2019

    This is so good! I get raves everytime I make it! I don't care for caesar so I double up the ranch, I use plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, 16oz bacon and I roast the potatoes in olive oil and seasonings instead of boiling them. Super yummy!

  • Amy
    May 29, 2019

    Made for Memorial day. It was awesome. Didn't change a thing. Tastes just like potato skins from a restaurant.

  • Evelyn
    May 21, 2019

    I am allergic to fish so Caesar salad dressing is out. What can I use in it's place?

  • pajamaangel
    Oct 30, 2018

    This potato salad has a lot of flavor. One of my guests said he didn't like potato salad at all, but he enjoyed this one. That says a lot because he is very picky. I will use this recipe often.

  • kmsprague4
    Jul 1, 2018

    This is the best recipie I have found for loaded Potato salad. My family likes dill so I add that in. gives it a nice flavor. Thank you for sharing

  • Karen
    Jun 22, 2018

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  • Jessica
    May 12, 2018

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  • Ronda
    Sep 15, 2017

    When I 1st seen this recipe on the Internet I said I have to make this because it looks so good I made it for the 1st time for for July 2016 and everybody was coming up to me and asked me if I could make them some and I told him no because I live in Kentucky and I was in Knoxville Tennessee but now everywhere I go and I have to make a dish that's what I make because it is Delicious

  • maryHodges
    Jun 3, 2016

    Great recipe! I make it about once a month for the family plus I often take it to potlucks. I make my own Caesar and ranch dressings as needed so I don't have to keep those on hand. I also use the precooked bacon which I finish in the microwave. I heat it on a paper plate then scrape the bacon grease into the salad. I don't get the full amount called for, but still get some of that good flavor.

  • zookeeperk
    Jul 8, 2015

    I made it exactly as the recipe was written, my family LOVED this potato Salad!!!