Gluten free potato salad is going to make your heart skip a beat! All of the ingredients marry together to give you the perfect loaded baked potato salad. Whether you are throwing a backyard barbecue or just want a special side for dinner, this is the potato salad to make.
How often do you spend a summer day running errands, at the beach or spending time outdoors to end up super hot and exhausted? For us, this is almost a daily event, and my Fearless Dining family was practically begging me for some homemade potato salad. I wanted to develop the perfect recipe that meets all of our needs!
While my gluten free potato salad doesn’t require any herbs, you could always toss some in if you want. Take a look at my tutorial on 9 Fresh Herbs To Grow Indoors. It’s so nice to grab what you need and skip the hectic grocery store! Here are some chef secrets for making potato salad?
Why this recipe is great:
With every fork full you will get a potato, delicious bacon, shredded cheese, garlic, and creamy sour cream. There is a terrific mix of savory flavors for this crowd-pleasing gluten free potato salad.
If you love cooking with fresh herbs, wait until you try this super easy fresh herb potato salad recipe! This gluten free potato salad is perfect for feeding a crowd!
- Potatoes - You can use any kind of potatoes, I like to use red or yellow potatoes best.
- Bacon - I use applewood smoked bacon. If you are watching fats, you can substitute turkey bacon.
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Chop and boil your potatoes for about 15 minutes until they are soft. I leave the peels on. Allow the potatoes to cool for about 20 minutes.
Step 2: Add all of the ingredients to a bowl. (Don't let your son try to pick the bacon out!)
Step 3: Mix up the potato salad. Serve or pack in a container and refrigerate.
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
Of course! If you are planning a large gathering or party, then this gluten free potato salad is a must! Not only because it tastes fantastic, but you can make it in advance to save yourself the headache the day of. As long as you keep it in a covered airtight container in the refrigerator it will last 3-4 days.
The beauty of this gluten free potato salad is that it’s completely up to you if the skin is peeled or not. We love the skin because that is where are the tasty nutrients are. You get vitamin B6, fiber, iron, and vitamin C in that precious skin! So, leave it on or take it off depending on your preferences.
If you make the potato salad ahead of time or are munching on leftovers, you are going to want to know when it’s bad, so you don't’ risk becoming ill.
First, it’s important to know that no potato salad should ever sit out longer than 2 hours because bacteria will grow rather quickly. Once the loaded baked potato salad starts going bad, you will notice it may become extra water, have an unpleasant odor, or have mold. If you notice any of these issues, toss it!
If you make this loaded baked potato salad you will know it’s awesome just the way it’s written. Here are a few ideas to try out when you are looking for a change:
- Ranch Dressing - Add some ranch dressing to the sauce for a summery flavor.
- Eggs - Dice up a few eggs and toss them into the gluten free potato salad. So good!
- Celery - Cut up a few pieces of celery to get some added crunch.
- Turmeric - Sprinkle in a little bit of turmeric to the mixture. It adds a subtle flavor and it nutrient-rich.
What to serve with potato salad:
Here are a few ideas to serve with this fantastic loaded baked potato salad. Don't forget to check out all of my easy gluten free side dishes!
- Gluten Free German Schnitzel
- Dijon Mustard Grilled Pork Tenderloin
- Roasted Red Pepper Italian Panini Grilled Sandwich
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Easy Fresh Herb Gluten Free Potato Salad
- 4 cups potatoes cooked and chopped
- ⅓ cup cooked bacon
- ⅓ cup shredded cheese
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh chives
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add the cooked potatoes and all of the ingredients to a bowl.
- Mix well.
- Chill for one hour in the refrigerator.
- Serve cool.
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