Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


20 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
I revamped my mother's potato salad to taste more like baked potatoes with all the fixin's, which I love. This loaded baked potato salad is now the most requested dish at family gatherings. Even my mother asked for the recipe! —Jackie Deckard, Solsberry, Indiana
Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 pounds small unpeeled red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 dill pickles, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons prepared mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper; bake, uncovered, in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan until tender, 40-45 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  2. Combine potatoes with next 5 ingredients. In another bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise and mustard; pour over potato mixture, tossing to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
Loaded Baked Potato Salad Tips

How can you make loaded baked potato salad your own?

Change it up! If you're not a fan of sour cream, use plain Greek yogurt instead. Change the toppings—maybe sliced green onion or french fried onions are your thing! Even the potatoes can be altered; try it with sweet potatoes if those are your favorite.

How do you store loaded baked potato salad?

Our handy food storage guide is awesome for helping you figure out how long leftovers last. That said, potato salad typically lasts 3 to 5 days in the fridge.

Can you make loaded baked potato salad ahead of time?

Absolutely! Potato salad is the perfect recipe to make a day or 2 ahead of time, as doing so gives it time to chill and help the flavors to blend nicely with one another. Some people swear it tastes better when it's made ahead.

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 315 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 587mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.