Delicious Loaded Baked Potato Salad

You will fall in love with this recipe for the delicious loaded baked potato salad from Nikki at This is my Key West. As a young Ukrainian girl, I grew up with many potato dish recipes, but never this one. I guess my family just did not cook with a lot of bacon. We had potatoes in recipes most often mashed, roasted and stuffed into dough pockets call perogis. I am happy that it is not too late in life to have discovered this way of making potatoes and I believe that my husbands eyes will get bigger than his stomach when he sees this delicious recipe.

Let's talk about this recipe a little bit. The recipe can be served hot or cold so it is an ideal pairing for other menu items as well. The potatoes are baked until just right and then mixed in with a creamy combination of flavors. Bacon is added to the top and really you can't get much better than this. The authors of this recipe points out a lovely fact about potatoes that many people do not realize, is that they are entirely gluten free. Unless you are educated about nutrition, it can be hard to know sometimes just which foods are gluten free and which ones are not. Well, you will be happy to know that potatoes are gluten free and relatively easy to digest. They are quite high on the glycemic load which is an important factor to keep in mind if you are diabetic. This is a great recipe if you need a side dish to bring to a potluck or picnic, it looks great, and people will come back for seconds.

Some of the ingredients you will need for this potato salad recipe include russet potatoes, sour cream, mayonnaise, cooked and crumbled bacon, chopped small onion, chives, shredded cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Then top with extra shredded cheese, bacon, and chives, and serve.

To start wash the potatoes and poke holes in them with a fork. Then bake the potatoes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour or until they are tender to the fork. Then cool and cut the potatoes into bite sized chunks. Then put them in a bowl and let them cool the rest of the way in the refrigerator. This gives the potatoes an excellent texture and helps to prevent the dairy ingredients from getting hot or the cheese from melting. If you are serving this potato salad recipe hot then you dont need to cool the potatoes, just skip that step. Then mix the mayonnaise and sour cream together in a bowl. Then add to the potatoes, then add the onions, chives, and shredded cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.

This potato salad recipe is a simple and inexpensive side dish recipe that works for any meal but especially great to take along to a barbecue. This salad recipe doesn't need any special ingredients or expensive grocery store items, just regular ingredients that you can eat along with everybody else.

On the This Is My Keywest recipe site you will find adventures in foodography, photography, and travelography. The creator of the site realized their passion for cooking after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease. And decided that just because they are limited doesnt mean they have to go without, so it became a personal mission to find a way to have and do everything and anything they wanted to, just in their own way. The site creator has since been working on ways to convert their favorite old family recipes as well as develop new recipes. The Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad recipe is the sites claim to fame (after going viral with over a million views and counting! It just goes to show that you can still enjoy the foods you love, just cooked in different ways.

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