This is a great twist on two all-American favorites--the potato salad and the loaded baked potato. Served cold, this has been a crowd-pleaser at our many family functions and is often requested. Even people who don't normally love potato salad seem to love this!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes in a pot; fill with water until potatoes are covered. Add salt; bring to boil. Simmer until potatoes are just tender enough to be pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. Drain and run under cold water until potatoes are slightly cool.

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  • Mix sour cream, creamy salad dressing, and ground black pepper together in a large bowl. Stir in Cheddar cheese, green onion, and bacon bits; add potatoes. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Cook's Note:

Potatoes should be scrubbed and cubed, but not peeled.

Nutrition Facts

434 calories; 27.1 g total fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 1162 mg sodium. 35 g carbohydrates; 13.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2017
Make your dressing first and let it set in the fridge while your making the rest of your dish, that little extra time melding together makes a difference. Real mayo and sour cream mixed together has a better flavor combo and be sure your potatoes have completely cooled before mixing or you will have smashed baked potato salad. It's a yummy recipe. Oh, and forget the bacon bits, fry your own bacon... so much better! Read More
(18)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2017
Make your dressing first and let it set in the fridge while your making the rest of your dish, that little extra time melding together makes a difference. Real mayo and sour cream mixed together has a better flavor combo and be sure your potatoes have completely cooled before mixing or you will have smashed baked potato salad. It's a yummy recipe. Oh, and forget the bacon bits, fry your own bacon... so much better! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2017
Make your dressing first and let it set in the fridge while your making the rest of your dish, that little extra time melding together makes a difference. Real mayo and sour cream mixed together has a better flavor combo and be sure your potatoes have completely cooled before mixing or you will have smashed baked potato salad. It's a yummy recipe. Oh, and forget the bacon bits, fry your own bacon... so much better! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2016
So easy to make and the Miracle Whip adds a distinctive flavor to it that will have you coming back for more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2018
Delicious! I think next time I'll add chives. I will never eat plain old potato salad again Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2017
Quick and easy to make mighty tasty we have made it twice. Once by the recipe and once we added chopped bread and butter pickles. Both ways were awesome! Will keep making this. Yummo! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2018
Love love it!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2019
Delicious my new fave recipe! Used Avocado Mayo and Greek (Plain) Yogurt (instead of sour cream). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2020
I don't like Miracle Whip but I loved it in this salad. This is now going to be the only potato salad I make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2018
The only change I made was to replace miracle whip for real mayo and bacon bits for real bacon yummy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2019
I made this for a BBQ we were having with family & friends. It was a huge hit! Read More