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Mom’s Loaded Potato Salad Recipe is the BEST Ever

It’s summer, that means picnics with fried chicken, hamburgers on the grill, and of course a good potato salad recipe! There are lots of different potato salad recipes out there, but my family is picky and doesn’t like too much mayo. I came up with eh best potato salad and they beg for this recipe all the time! This homemade potato salad has bacon and egg, plus some other tasty southern tricks to make the best potato salad ever!

It's summer, that means picnics with fried chicken, hamburgers on the grill, and of course a good potato salad recipe! There are lots of different potato salad recipes out there, but my family is picky and doesn't like too much mayo. I came up with eh best potato salad and they beg for this recipe all the time! This homemade potato salad has bacon and egg, plus some other tasty southern tricks to make the best potato salad ever!

Best potato salad

Up until recently my husband was convinced he didn’t like potato salad. The reason was he had only ever tasted store bought potato salad, and let’s be honest, it’s not that great. Store bought has mushy potatoes, generic dill seasoning, and way too much mayonaise. No wonder he felt that way. Well, I was in the mood for a really good potato salad recipe and wasn’t seeing any that looked really different? So I came up with my own, best souther potato salad recipe! It was such a huge hit that my family keeps requesting it time and time again. I couldn’t keep this yummy summer salad all to myself! So here is the best potato salad recipe you’ve ever tasted – your welcome!

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Best potato salad recipe

This recipe is loaded like a baked potato, but in salad form. At least that was the inspiration. And it is crazy good, if I do say so myself. My new summer comfort food! Here is what you’ll need:

  • 5 russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise,
  • 1/2 cup chopped jalapeno (I used the one in a jar as they are not as hot)
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped (I get them pre cooked at Costco!)
  • 4 scallions sliced
  • 3 sweet gherkins chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

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best ever potato salad

To start you need to cook your potatoes. Cover peeled and cut potatoes with water plus about 1″ over the top and bring the salted water to boil. Cook until just barely  fork tender, about 15 minutes. Drain. Do NOT overcook or they get mushy and that is NOT good potato salad!

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best homemade potato salad

Cook bacon over medium heat until crispy and drain on paper towl. Crumble.

potato salad dressing

the best potato salad ever

In a large bowl mix mayo, jalapenos from a jar, mustard, chopped gherkis, salt and pepper.

best homemade potato salad

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Gently add in and toss cooked potatoes, bacon, cheese, and sliced eggs. Reserves some bacon and scallions for the top.

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Chill at least 1 hour and serve.

best southern potato salad recipe

Good potato salad recipe

The secret is to not overmix or overcook the potatoes that leads to smushy potatoes. Don’t forget to chill to mix flavors well! Finally, don’t skip the jalapenos; they don’t add much heat, but add a fun depth of flavor. FYI, few seeds means less heat.

best potato salad with bacon and egg

Best southern potato salad recipe

Serve with grilled hamburgers or hotdogs, ribs, barbecue chicken, pulled pork, or your other summer favorites from the grill.

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Different potato salad recipes

It is such a refreshing bit of heaven! It is like eating a loaded baked potato, but that is chilled and refreshing instead of warm and heavy. Everyone who comes over asks for seconds and thirds of this best summer salad!

Best potato salad

Best potato salad with bacon and egg

Looking for BEST potato salad ever? There are lots of different recipes out there, but our homemade version with bacon and egg is THE ONE!

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Mom's Loaded Potato Salad Recipe is the BEST Ever

It's summer, that means picnics with fried chicken, hamburgers on the grill, and of course a good potato salad recipe! There are lots of different potato salad recipes out there, but my family is picky and doesn't like too much mayo. I came up with eh best potato salad and they beg for this recipe all the time! This homemade potato salad has bacon and egg, plus some other tasty southern tricks to make the best potato salad ever!
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: grilled recipes, salad, summer
Keyword: mashed potatoes, potato salad, salad, salad recipes, summer recipes, summer salad
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 5 large large russet potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup jalapeno chopped, from jar
  • 3 sweet gherkins chopped
  • 3 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 4 hard boiled eggs sliced
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Cover cut potatoes with water plus 1" on the top and bring the salted water to a boil. Cook about 15 minutes or until fork tender, don't let them get soft. Drain.
  • Cook bacon over medium heat until crispy and drain on paper towl. Crumble
  • In a large bowl mix mayo, jalapeno, chopoped gherkins, mustard, salt and pepper. Gently add in and toss cooked potatoes, bacon, cheese, eggs, and scallions.
  • Chill at least 1 hour and serve.

It's summer, that means picnics with fried chicken, hamburgers on the grill, and of course a good potato salad recipe! There are lots of different potato salad recipes out there, but my family is picky and doesn't like too much mayo. I came up with eh best potato salad and they beg for this recipe all the time! This homemade potato salad has bacon and egg, plus some other tasty southern tricks to make the best potato salad ever!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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