Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Daring Kitchen Challenge: Potato Salad

Jami Sorrento was our June Daring Cooks hostess and she chose to challenge us to celebrate the humble spud by making a delicious and healthy potato salad. The Daring Cooks Potato Salad Challenge was sponsored by the nice people at the United States Potato Board, who awarded prizes to the top 3 most creative and healthy potato salads. A medium-size (5.3 ounce) potato has 110 calories, no fat, no cholesterol, no sodium and includes nearly half your daily value of vitamin C and has more potassium than a banana!


7 to 8 whole medium sized red potatoes
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 cup real bacon bits
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (shred from a block for best results)

Clean and cut red potatoes into quarters, and boil for 15 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain. Place in large bowl and toss with melted butter and S&P. Place in the fridge, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix sour cream, mayonnaise and milk. Stir the sour cream mixture, bacon and cheese with the potatoes.

Serve immediately or cover a refrigerate until serving.

Sprinkle shredded cheese and bacon bits over top for garnish and even more flavoring! =)

Serves 6 to 8 (or 4 if you're my family)


Yrene MWCAdventure said...

Love your loaded potato salad!
great picture.

Michelle said...

Love bacon on potato salad :-) Reminds me of loaded potato wedges, and I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for this delicious recipe.

Sarah said...

Your potato salad looks great too! I bet it was delicious...our family would have eaten it in 4 servings not 6 too I think. :)

Renata said...

That definitely sounds delicious! Thanks for your lovely comment on mine!

chef_d said...

Love the idea of a fully loaded potato salad! Great job!

Sindy said...

That is definitely a fully loaded baked potato in salad form! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on mine!

Andy said...


MikiHope said...

Sounds really good---and so does the grilled pocket peach!

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Margie said...
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Margie said...

What a great idea to make your potato salad in the style of a loaded baked potato. YUM!

FamilySpice said...

Ooooh! It's like a baked potato salad! Love the flavors - great recipe!

Mary said...

Cheese and bacon makes everything better, and this is no exception! Yum!

Morgan said...

Mmmm cheese and bacon!! Looks delicious!

Unknown said...

This looks awesome! I didn't get a chance to do this challenge. I'm drooling over your potato salad though!

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