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Cheddar & Bacon Potato Salad

If you love the big, bold flavors of loaded potatoes, you'll flip for this potato salad recipe. It's got all the fixin's: Cheddar, bacon, red onions, sour cream and chives. Just 10 minutes to prepare, 20 minutes to the table!


  • 1 package Simply Potatoes® Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes*
  • 1/2 cup chipotle or light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup Crystal Farms® Reduced-Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup real bacon pieces
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion


1. Place potatoes and ¼ cup water in a microwaveable bowl. Cover; microwave on HIGH heat 10 to 12 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Cool.

2. Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, chives, garlic salt, and pepper in a large serving bowl until well blended.

3. Gently stir potatoes into dressing until well coated. Sprinkle with cheese, bacon, and red onion; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir toppings in just before serving.

Tips & Substitutions:

  • Chipotle mayonnaise is readily available in the condiment aisle—or you can make your own by stirring one or two finely chopped canned chipotle chiles into plain mayonnaise.
  • Reduced-fat (light) sour cream is a good substitution for regular sour cream
  • If fresh chives are hard to find, substitute green onions.
  • Stove top: Place 1 package Simply Potatoes® Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes in a medium saucepan with 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Cook about 10 minutes or until potatoes are just tender.
*Can be substituted with Simply Potatoes® Diced Potatoes with Onion

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe
Calories 190; Total Fat 10g; Saturated Fat 3g; Cholesterol 18mg; Sodium 680mg; Carbohydrate 23g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Protein 5g

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10 min

Prep Time

20 min