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Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad Recipe

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad Recipe

To make my potato salad look bright and taste extra-festive, I add Mexicorn and black beans. With the zesty dressing, it’s the best!—Jeannie Trudell, Del Norte, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:16 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 8 medium)
  • 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 large)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  • 1. Peel and cut potatoes and sweet potatoes into 3/4-in. cubes. Place in a large bowl; drizzle with oil and sprinkle with seasonings. Toss to coat. Transfer to two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 450° for 45-55 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
  • 2. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, bacon, onions, red pepper, cilantro and eggs. Combine the mayonnaise, chipotle and sugar; pour over potato mixture and toss to coat. In a small bowl, toss avocado with lime juice; gently stir into salad. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 236 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.