Loaded Potato Salad

This Loaded Potato Salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser. I can tell you it definitely was a hit with my family!

Loaded Potato Salad: easy potato salad recipe packed with your favorite toppings: cheese, bacon and onion!

Tips and Tricks

  • My grandma always cut her potatoes really tiny for her potato salad.
  • She also only used Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise. Trust me, it makes a difference.
  • I took the egg and the green peppers out (after all, who needs those healthy ingredients, right?) and instead added in some bacon bits (the real stuff) and some shredded Colby Jack cheese.
  • Add some green onions for a little color and flavor too!

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Loaded Potato Salad: easy potato salad recipe packed with your favorite toppings: cheese, bacon and onion!

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Yield: 16 servings

Loaded Potato Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Loaded Potato Salad with all the fixings, bacon, cheese, and onion!


  • 3 pounds red potatoes
  • 30 ounce jar Hellman's Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded colby-jack cheese
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Boil potatoes in a large pot, covered, until fork tender. Remove immediately and the skin should pinch right off. Cool ten minutes, then dice the potatoes small (this keeps them from being mashed).
  2. In a large bowl combine diced potatoes, mayonnaise, bacon, cheese, onion, salt and pepper.
  3. Mix until blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 604Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 40gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1031mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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This Loaded Potato Salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser. I can tell you it definitely was a hit with my family! Loaded with bacon, cheese, and green onions!

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Posted on July 19, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. Love your recipe for loaded potato salad. Mine is close . I drizzle olive oil (light coating) stir and salt and pepper next. This is done while potatoes are still  very warm

  2. Hi Aimee,

    Crazy weeks are what summer’s all about for us — love this as a perfect dish. We have a pool party coming up and I think this will be our dish! Excited to try it!

  3. Each time I make this I get rave reviews, some stating that’s THE BEST potato salad they’ve ever had in their life, and someone always asks for the recipe. People have requested that I bring this to the next potluck, picnic, etc. It is also awesome heated up as well, except the oils come out from the mayo. I’m getting ready to make it for our Memorial Day picnic, and thinking of trying half sour cream this time around. Thanks for the awesome recipe Aimee!

    1. We just had it this weekend as well, it’s always a hit. LOVE the idea of heating it up 🙂

  4. I know this is weird, but potato salad might be my all-time favorite food…
    I can’t wait to try this recipe!!

  5. Sounds very delicious, I wouldn’t miss the boiled eggs, think that they fit perfectly. You are right about Hellman’s real mayonnaise, there are the difference 🙂

  6. Mmm, I hate making potato salad because my potatoes always end up too mushy or undercooked but I’m gonna risk it for this. Looks awesome!

    1. Definitely let your potatoes cool before dicing, keeps them from being mashed. That way if you over cook them it won’t matter (better over cooked than under cooked)!! ENJOY 🙂

  7. Potato Salad with bacon and cheese is always a winner here too!!! This is the perfect potluck salad for summer!

  8. This potato salad looks like an absolute crowd pleaser. Just the thought of bacon and cheese – yum!

  9. I bet this would disappear in an instant at any family gathering! Looks so delicious! Pinning!

  10. I make a version of this using half sour cream for half the mayo, and baked potatoes instead of boiled. It’s the only potato salad my husband will eat, and I am always asked for the recipe. Perfect cook-out food!

  11. This is perfect for the picnic that we’re attending. I love potato salad but it’s never been loaded before!

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