What’s Cookin’ July 2021

Dakota's Loaded Potato Salad Recipe

 Prep Time 10 minutes
 Cook Time 15 minutes
 chilling time 2 hours
 Total Time 25 minutes
 Servings 8
 Calories 395kcal


  • 4 cups potatoes , diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream 
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs , hard-boiled and chopped
  • 1 ¼ cup cheddar cheese 
  • 1 ¼ cup bacon , cooked and chopped
  • ½ cup green onions , chopped


  • Rinse potatoes and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add the potatoes to a large pot and cover with water. Cook on high and bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce the heat to medium and boil for 12-15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Check with a fork to see if potatoes are cooked to your liking.
  • Add water to a small pan and bring to a boil. Place 2 eggs in the pan and boil for 13 minutes. Once the eggs are finished cooking place the eggs in a small bowl of ice water in the refrigerator. 
  • Drain the potatoes and rinse with cold water. Add the potatoes to a large bowl and put them in the refrigerator to cool while you are making the dressing. 
  • I like to cut the bacon into small pieces before I fry it. In a large pan cook the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and place on a paper-towel-lined plate.
  • In a small bowl add of the seasonings together and give it a quick whisk or stir to combine. This is your ranch seasoning blend. 
  • In a medium-sized bowl add the mayonnaise, sour cream and ranch seasoning blend. Mix until fully combined. This is the homemade ranch dressing for the potato salad. 
  • Add the homemade ranch dressing to the chilled diced potatoes. Carefully stir to fully cover the potatoes with the ranch dressing. 
  • Chop the green onions and the hard-boiled eggs.
  • Add 1 cup of cheddar cheese, 1 cup of bacon, ¼ cup of green onions and the chopped eggs to the potato salad. Stir gently. Save ¼ cup of the bacon, ¼ cup of the cheddar cheese and ¼ cup of the green onion to sprinkle on top of the potato salad before serving. so it looks just like a loaded baked potato. It’s best to chill the potato salad for 2 hours before serving,
  • Enjoy!