We continue our tour around the United States today, in celebration of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday! Yesterday we were visiting the south for a Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe and today we head to the north west part of the country, to Idaho where potatoes are plentiful.

This Loaded Baked Potato Salad has the flavors of traditional potato salad but all the extra special ingredients that sends it over the top.

Along with potatoes, this salad has bacon, cheese, sour cream and green onions, making it taste like a classic loaded baked potato. With the Fourth of July holiday right around the corner, there is sure to be a potluck or picnic that you can serve this salad.

We are huge baked potato fans, in fact, we often have a Baked Potato Bar with a couple appetizers for dinner, it’s one of their favorite meals.

In a traditional potato salad, the potatoes are boiled, but with this Loaded Baked Potato Salad, the potatoes are baked, giving the salad a rich flavor. And the addition of bacon adds flavor as well as a crispy texture.

Stay tuned as we travel around the United States and share American Recipes for 4th of July!

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad

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  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


A twist on the classic potato salad. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com


  • 810 potatoes (about 1 potato per person, depending on size of potato)
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 cup cheese, grated
  • 46 green onions, sliced thinly
  • Oil for brushing on potatoes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees – or you can cook the potatoes in the Slow Cooker, directions below
  2. Poke potatoes with fork, brush with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  3. Bake in oven until tender, about 1 hour
  4. Cool and cut into bite size pieces
  5. While the potatoes are cooling, cook the bacon
  6. In a large bowl, combine butter, mayo and sour cream, stir in bacon, cheese and green onions.
  7. Stir in potatoes, add more salt & pepper to taste if necessary


Cook potatoes in Slow Cooker: Wash and pat dry the potatoes, poke a few holes with a fork. Coat the skin with your choice of oil (we use a sprayable Canola oil). Salt & pepper to taste. Wrap potato in one layer of aluminum foil. Place in slow cooker for 2 hours on high or until tender.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour

Recipe adapted from Rachel Ray Magazine




    • Yes Lori, I agree, I’m looking forward to barbecue season too!
      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Hi Carol, we typically use Russet potatoes, but you can use whatever you like.
      Happy Cooking!

  1. Hi, do you leave skins on? Also why the butter? Salted or not thanks ..

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