Baked Potato and Bacon Salad

    1 hour 25 minutes

    A cheesy potato salad with bacon and green olives. The difference? It's baked for extra special flavour. This makes a great side dish.

    80 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 8 potatoes
    • 220g bacon
    • 1/4 cup chopped onion
    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • 500g cheese, cubed
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/2 cup pitted and sliced green olives

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Add whole potatoes to large pot of boiling salted water. Boil for 20 minutes or until tender. Remove potatoes from the water and set aside to cool.
    3. Place bacon in a large, deep frypan. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, chop and set aside.
    4. Peel and cube cooled potatoes and transfer to a large bowl. Add onion, mayonnaise, cheese, salt and pepper, and mix together with the potatoes.
    5. Place mixture in a lightly oiled 23x33cm baking dish. Top with the bacon and the olives. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes.

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    Wonderful salad that tasted just like a "baked potato" with all the fixin's! I used red skinned poatoes and left the skins on and since to type of onion was specified I used green onion as it's mild in flavor and pairs well with baked potatoes. I used Hellman's light mayo cutting it with a bit of sour cream and like others I chose to used shredded cheddar cheese instead of Velveeta. I mixed in some of the bacon and left some to use on top. I left out the green olives and chose to use chopped fresh chives on top instead along with the rest of the bacon - YUM!  -  23 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a fantastic recipe! I used 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 mayo, shredded cheddar, and omitted the olives. I can hardly wait to serve it again! I think I might try it with the olives next time, just to see how it is. This recipe is a definite keeper! Thanks for sharing!  -  14 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Sooooooooo delicious! My family went nuts over this. Because my kids don't care for olives, I left them out and because I don't care for processed cheese, I used shredded Vermont cheddar instead. Great make ahead side dish for company!  -  28 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)