Baked Potato Salad

  • Prep Time: 2 hrs
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Servings: 16-20
  • About This Recipe

    “A unique potato salad! Potatoes are baked with oil and Italian salad dressing mix instead of boiled. I usually omit the tomato because I find it gets mealy and doesn’t hold up. From “Taste of Home””

    Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 lbspotatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or 1/4 cupvegetable oil
  • 2envelopesItalian salad dressing mix
  • 1mediumgreen pepper, chopped
  • 1mediumsweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1bunchgreen onion, chopped
  • 1smallonion, chopped
  • 2largetomatoes, chopped
  • 4hard-boiled eggs
  • 5slicesbacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cupsmayonnaise
  • 1tablespoonvinegar
  • 1tablespoonlemon juice
  • 2teaspoonsdried basil
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 teaspoonpepper
  • 1/4 teaspoongarlic powder
  • Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss the postatoes with oil and dressing mixes.
  • Place into 2 ungreased 13x9x2 inch baking pans.
  • Bake, uncovered at 400 for 45 minutes or until tender.
  • Cool.
  • Transfer to a large bowl, add peppers, onions, tomatoes, eggs and bacon.
  • Toss gently.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Mix well.
  • Pour over salad and mix gently.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Reviews

  • “yooper, this may very well be the best potato salad I’ve EVER tasted!The potatoes smelled so good while roasting in the oven I wasn’t sure they would make it all the way into a salad, but I sure am glad they did!I left the tomatoes out because I was also serving your Baked Cherry Tomatoes with Parmesan Cheese Topping recipe #30505.Otherwise I prepared the recipe exactly as directed for one fantastic dish!Thank you so very much!We really enjoyed our meal tonight thanks to you!Next time we have company, this one is coming to the table and I don’t care what else is being served!:)”

  • “REALLY liked this one, yooper! Great idea to season and then bake the potatoes! As you did, we left out the tomatoes (they tend to make salads too runny anyway). Also, instead of the oil, we used zesty italian dressing to coat the spuds then sprinkled the dry mix over them. Next time we’ll add a couple more eggs…just a personal preference. Thanks for a keeper recipe, yooper! M&Mers”

  • “This was AWESOME potato salad!I don’t think I will ever make normal potato salad again!I left the tomatoes out of the recipe, because of your comment, but I didn’t miss them…. the potato salad had a wonderful flavor! This is definitely a KEEPER!”

  • “Thank you Mark! This was delicious and we will be making this again. I did do my usual and add some mustard because we like mustard………. It would have been just as good without it as though. I really liked how the potatoes were baked and the taste of the italian dressing in this was so good. This one is definitly a keeper. Thank you again for posting it!”

  • “This was great!!I really had a taste for potato salad and this one hit the spot.I like the taste of the potatoes being baked.I also left the tomatoes out.I will be making this one again.Thanks Yooper!!”

  • “I made this for my husband to take to a get-together at work – they LOVED it!I omitted the small chopped onion, as the green onions seemed like enough to me, and I quartered grape tomatoes – they held up great!I used Miracle Whip instead of plain mayonnaise, and added the vinegar and lemon juice to that – nice and tangy!I only used 1/2t. dried basil – personal preference, and omitted the garlic powder.I’ll be making this again and again – it’s a nice change to the classic potato salad I’ve always made.Thanks for posting!”

  • “Excellent salad.I made this for a pot luck at work and enjoyed many compliments.The seasonings worked well.I too left out the tomato and added one more hard boiled egg.If you are rushed for time, I have a somewhat similar recipe # 25958 Italian Potato Salad that is quicker.This makes one outstanding salad Mark and I will be making it many more times.Thanks for sharing, Kate.”

  • “Very, very good and different potato salad, which my company and husband enjoyed. Great combination of flavors, textures, and colors. It made a great accompaniment to “Should Be Illegal Oven BBQ Ribs” by Beverly Carson (Recipe #8701). I loved the idea of baking the potatoes with the italian dressing mix (will use that part for a potato side dish, I think, too!); I added some extra herbs and 1 head roasted garlic before baking them. I omitted the green onions (personal preference) and used sweet onion and turkey bacon (for a guest who SAID she didn’t eat pork until the ribs appeared :)). I halved grape tomatoes and they didn’t get mushy, but were the last thing left in the bowl — I’ll probably cut them next time as you suggested. I plan to try this again with real bacon (maybe a little more of it :)) which might just make this six stars for my tastes! Thanks for a great recipe, yooper! best, quantumgirl “

  • “This was WONDERFUL!I first made it for my neighborhood get together night.Everyone loved it and was asking for the recipe.This weekend I made it for a family picnic and everyone RAVED about it.My mother (the best cook in the world in my opinion) said it was the best she had ever tasted and asked me to print the recipe out for her.This is definitely a keeper!!!Thank you so much for posting it!”

  • “i did not enjoy this recipe. Something was off about it. Won’t be making this again.”

  • “This is the best potato salad I have ever tasted. I omitted the tomatoes, used red and orange sweet peppers for color. I also chopped up a couple hot boonie peppers that are local to Guam and added them since the locals here love the added spice. It was a big hit! The mayo with vinegar and lemon juice mixture is perfect! I wish I could give this 6 stars! Thank for sharing this.”

  • “Yummy! My family won’t eat peppers or onion, so I left them out, but added some diced jimica for the crunch, and some diced cheddar. I loved the tomatoes, and used romas so they wouldn’t be too wet. Everyone liked it a lot. Thanks!”

  • “This is FIVE STARS all the way. I made half the recipe. I didnt have any pkgs of italian dressing mix, so I used 2 tbsp of italian seasoning from clubhouse and 1/2 tsp garlic powder, turned out just the right flavor for us. I diced the potatoes small and they only took 20 minutes to bake, timing will differ depending on the size of the potato.I also only used a bunch of green onion and not the other. I had only red and yellow peppers. I agree with you tomatoes are wonderful but I just couldnt bring myself to add them. Served with BBQ ribs made a nice summer meal. Made for the Summer Salad Snapshot in the cooking photo forum. Thanks for sharing this recipe its a keeper.”

  • “Well deserved 5 star rating.Finally, there is a different potato salad out there!We kill for potato salad and there are some good ones but always looking for something just a little different.This one was really it.I left out the tomatoes, did not have any but kind of glad I did.I added more bacon and used the bacon juice to coat the potatoes with.Turned out to be a good idea.Added an extra egg.Other than that followed the recipe.Just finished it, hasn’t had time to “get cozy” and it is a keeper for sure.Thanks can’t wait to try it on our buddies.”

  • “It sure was a big hit here!It was so good with all the yummy things in it!It’s a keeper!”

  • “Excellent potato salad!I was looking for something different that sounded good, and this one hit me.I just had to try it, and everyone that tried it was glad I did!Very flavorful, and just right all the way around.This is one recipe I plan to hang onto for a very long time!Thank you Yooper for this smashing recipe!”

  • “WOW! I made this last weekend for our 4th of July party and this was such a hit! I think the potatoes were a little overcooked for my taste – but I wasn’t watching them closely so that’s entirely my fault. Next time I will start checking them at about 30min.”

  • “I just made this an hour ago, so it hasn’t had time to chill and develop its full flavors, but based on the sample I tasted before refrigerating it, this will be outstanding!The only changes I made were to use 1/2 & 1/2 Miracle Whip and mayo as I found myself short of both.I also used 2 tbls of finely chopped fresh basil rather than dried and didn’t add the tomato.I’m taking this to a cookout this afternoon and I just know it will be enjoyed by all.And I’m also going to make just the potatoes this way to serve alongside steak or other grilled meat.What wonderful flavor they had after roasting!Thanks Yooper, for a recipe I’ll use many times to come!”

  • “Didn’t suit my taste and it involved a good bit of prep work however……..my family just loved it so I will make it again. Sometimes I am harder to please than they are. Thanks for the recipe.”

  • “Big big BIG hit with our family, especially my picky husband. The only change I made was to add a touch of sugar to the dressing to balance it. Thank you!”

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