Its summertime so everyone is definitely trying to find fun ways to made side dishes pop. This Wicked Poppin’ Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad certainly does the trick! Yeah, that is a lot of Ps. My husband is a huge fan of the traditional potato salad that his Mom makes. When I wanted to make it years go he even knew exactly how to make it. So just remember Moms your kids pay more attention to you then you think! LOL! My Mother-in-law’s potato salad is simple and delicious, but sadly I don’t feel well after eating it. It’s a common problem I have with most potato and some pasta salads. This makes me sad! All the components of it are foods I like and eat, but when they’re put together it’s no good on my belly.
When I came across this recipe Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad by Christin at spicysouthernkitchen.com I was excited, but hesitant. Again all the ingredients are foods that I eat with no problem, but yet again, it’s potato salad. If you’ve visited my blog before then you’ll have noticed that I love jalapeno poppers. So that was the motivating factor for me to give this recipe a try. It’s easy to follow and put together like any potato salad. The hard part is washing, chopping and boiling the potatoes. The rest of the ingredients get tossed in a bowl and mixed. Well, except you have to cook the bacon, but c’mon now it’s bacon! I’ll find any excuse to fry some up!
The Verdict: Delicious! It’s not super spicy because you’re using pickled jalapenos, which just gives it great flavor. Bacon and cheese always goes great with potatoes and the combination of cream cheese and mayo makes it perfectly creamy. Most importantly I felt OK after eating it! Yay!
Changes and Ideas for the Future: None! This recipe is perfect the way it is. I halved the recipe since it was only my husband and I eating it and we still had a ton leftover! I’ll be making this for the next BBQ I’m attending for sure!
Give this recipe a try and tell me what you think! Don’t forget to head over to www.spicysouthernkitchen.com for this recipe and a bunch of other great ones!