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Baked Potato Salad

I was tired of the ordinary potato salads served so often in summer, so I came up with this hearty flavorful variation. My family has enjoyed it now for several years, and I'm asked to make it whenever there's a get-together or cookout. I'm sure you'll like it as much as we do. -Barbara O'Kane, Greenwood Lake, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16-20 servings


  • 4-1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 envelopes Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with oil and dressing mixes. Place in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 45 minutes or until tender. Cool. Transfer to a large bowl; add peppers, onions, tomatoes, eggs and bacon. Toss gently.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over salad and stir gently. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 239 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 384mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • cheftam2
    Oct 26, 2020

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  • maritab
    May 16, 2013

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  • ctskrs
    Jul 7, 2012

    I've gotten requests for this recipe from friends. The Italian salad dressing makes this great. I don't add the tomatoes and only add one pepper - if at all. (For crunch I will add celery). Extra bacon is always good.

  • sanake4
    May 28, 2012

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  • karen curnes
    Aug 18, 2011

    I'm sorry to say my family did not like this recipe. We ended up tossing it out. Needless to say I won't be making this again. However the potatoes roasted with the italian dressing and olive oil are tasty. I do make just the roasted potatoes as a side dish minus all the extra indgredients.

  • tstreich
    Jul 28, 2011

    This was good, but maybe a little too different for my taste. My family thought it was good but didn't rave about it. I think it's just too many flavors to consider it a potato salad. For all that goes into it, I probably won't make again.

  • cspineda
    Jun 18, 2011

    This is my favorite potato salad recipe.  The only change I made was to add fresh garlic

  • curlybiscuit1
    Sep 24, 2010

    This is a different taste for potato salad and will probably make again but it may not be my traditional recipe that I usually make.

  • loveschristmas
    Jul 16, 2010

    My husband loved this salad, it was a great change from plain potato salad. Definetely a keeper!

  • jackie.baker
    Jul 7, 2010

    Everybody raved about the salad. Roasting the potatoes gave it a much bolder potato taste. They were looking for more at the next party!!