Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

I have seen this recipe at a lot of different sites and to be quite honest it never appealed to me. Then a few days ago I was thinking about the salad and realized what it was that didn't appeal to me....the potatoes were boiled. To me, if I'm going to eat a baked potato salad, I want the potatos baked! It's the same way when I make loaded baked potato soup...why is it called baked potato soup if the potatoes aren't baked?! Anyway, I figured I'd give the recipe a shot and I'm glad I did it was great!

My measurements are not exact on this as I didn't follow a recipe. I only used 3 potatoes and that was enough for the three of us (we don't eat leftovers) so if you're feeding a bigger bunch be sure to adjust the quantities. It really is simple to just 'eyeball' the ingrediants in this recipe. I just thought of the things I put on my loaded baked potato and added them! So feel free to change it up to what you like on your potato!

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

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3 baking potatoes
5 strips bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
3/4 C sour cream (I used light)
1 tsp chives ( I like a lot)
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried parsley
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes, prick with a fork and bake until tender; about an hour. Remove from oven and let cool completely. After cooled, peel potatoes and cut into bite size pieces.

In a bowl mix together sour cream, chives, garlic powder, parsley, salt, pepper and cheddar cheese. Add sour cream mixture to potatoes and gently fold in to mix together. Serve at room temperature.

Shared with these great blogs: Lady Behind the Curtain, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Mandy's Recipe Box, It's a Keeper

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4 comments:

Stefanie said...

Sounds good to me, I need to give this a try!

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

What a great idea to turn this classic into a salad! I'm visiting from the Cast Party and I'm your newest follower.

Abby said...

Looks good! Who doesn't love a loaded baked potato?

Christina @ This Woman Cooks! said...

Looks delicious! I would have done the same thing, they've gotta be baked!