Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Baked Potato Salad

This Potato Salad was another of my menu items for Memorial Day. This is a no-fuss Potato Salad, so easy to make. If you make up the dressing and cook the bacon ahead of time, all you have to do is cook the potatoes and throw it together before serving. My husband loved it, and we finished off the leftovers the next day.


Recipe adapted from: Evil Shenanigans




Baked Potato Salad
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons dried chopped chives, divided
8 strips bacon, cooked crisp and chopped, divided
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 large russet potatoes

Combine mayonnaise and sour cream together in a medium bowl; stir until blended. Mix in 1 tablespoon chives, the cheddar cheese, and about 3/4 of the bacon, reserving the rest of the bacon and chives for garnish. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Peel potatoes and cube into 1/2-inch pieces. Cook the potatoes in salted water until fork tender; drain and cool slightly. Place potatoes in a large dish and combine with the dressing mixture. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon chives and remaining bacon. Serve warm or chilled.



Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, chives, cheese, and bacon to make the dressing.



Cook the potatoes until tender, then combine with the dressing mixture. Garnish with remaining chives and bacon.


Even though this dish is called "Baked Potato Salad" the potatoes are boiled; the name comes from all the toppings in the salad that belong on baked potatoes. The recipe says that it can be served warm or chilled, but we did not try it chilled. We had ours warm with baby back ribs and it was great!




16 comments:

  1. This sounds great, Anita. I love the idea of getting the flavor of a baked potato without having to heat the oven!

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  2. There is nothing quite like a loaded baked potato. I love that you've turned it into a salad. This looks delicious!

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  3. I was wondering why it was called "baked". Thanks for the explanation, Anita. I'll be trying this out the next time we have ribs. It sounds wonderful with all the toppings.

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  4. Hmmmm, sounds delish! Thanks for sharing. Great dish for summer potlucks and picnics.

    xo
    Pat

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  5. Oh, I was already drooling and then you mentioned the baby back ribs. Mmmmmmm. Thanks so much for sharing at our party this week.

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  6. What a great idea! I love everything in that dish so I know I will love it. Did you taste it cold later? It sounds like an awesome recipe! What's not to love...bacon, sour cream, cheese....I mean really! How can you go wrong with those ingredients?

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  7. Hi Anita! This looks great! Please link up to Foodie Friday! Can't wait to see you!

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  8. Hi Anita,
    This is a great recipe that we will just love, can't wait to give it a try. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. Boy does that sound good! Visiting from the Cozy Home Party.

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  10. Wow this looks sooo good! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. This salad looks really goood! I'm a sucker for anything with bacon and cheese, so this sounds up my alley. It's totally understandable why your husband enjoyed it so much. Thanks for joining Your Cozy Home Party this week. You're welcome to add this recipe to my Grill, BBQ, and Picnic Party when it opens as well.

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  12. Hi Anita.....still loving your potato salad. Just dropping by to thank you for visiting the Grill, BBQ, and Picnic Party. Hope you've had a great weekend!

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  13. A new recipe for me to try. Thank you. I haven't tried this one yet. It looks yummy. I found you through Cozy Home Scenes. I am your newest follower.

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  14. I figured this was made from leftover baked potatoes. Haha!!! I am sure you could bake them and cut them up after they were cold.

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  15. Oh your salad looks so delicious, Anita .... Potato salad is one of my favorites, especially in the summer time with barbecues and picnics - but your scrumptious picture makes me wanna try your recipe soon! Best wishes, Nina

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