Jun 142011

I love different kinds of potato salad so this months potato salad challenge was really fun for me.  I was already trying to copy a Steakhouse Potato Salad from Meijers so this gave me another excuse to keep trying.  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!  I made my potato salad with regular ingredients but it is very simple to make it healthier and I will put the healthier choices in parentheses beside the ingredients.

Steakhouse Potato Salad
  • 1 1/2 lbs red potatoes
  • 6 slices bacon, diced (turkey bacon for healthier alternative)
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, diced
  • 2 oz jar pimentos, diced
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (reduced fat cheese for healthier alternative)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup Hidden Valley Buttermilk Dressing (not ranch) (low fat for healthier alternative)
  1. Dice potatoes and cook until fork tender. Drain & Cool (Do Not Overcook or they will smash up in your salad ) While they are cooking, dice up the bacon and fry until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Dice the onion, green pepper & pimento and place in a bowl. Add the dressing, bacon, cheese, salt and pepper. Fold in the potatoes. Chill for a couple hours for the best results.


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  12 Responses to “Steakhouse Potato Salad”

  1. Zarya says
    And I thought I was the sensible one. Thanks for setting me stiraght.

  2. Bubi says
    AFAICT you’ve covered all the bases with this aswner!

  3. Carlie says
    AKAIK you’ve got the aswner in one!

  4. It’s been WAY too long since I’ve popped in…hope you’re doing OK, Karen 🙂 I love potato salad….I’m not sure why I never make it. It is the season…and I’m liking your idea of adding cheese. YUM.

  5. Liz says
    It’s been too long since I’ve popped in! I adore potato salad but rarely make it…but it’s that time of year! I’ve never added cheese, but I love that idea! Hope you’ve been well 🙂

  6. This looks very hearty, and the flavors sounds perfect together. Did you end up matching the potato salad from Mejiers yet?
    Hugs, Terra

    • Thanks! This is as close as I have gotten to it and it’s good but wouldvlike to get closer. Have you had Meijers? Do you know how to make it?

  7. This salad looks delicious! I’ve never had pimiento in a poato salad before but it sounds yum. I like the name steakhouse potato salad. Sounds solid. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for visiting my site, I love looking and commenting on others blogs so it’s a great feeling when it happens to me. I am a big fan of pimento I tend to throw it in…do you have any uses you might share with me?

  8. The potato sale is even better next day!

  9. Yum, I LOVE pimento cheeeeseeee! I should try to make it sometime! This looks fabulous…send me some?! 😉

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