Anytime cheese and potatoes come together, it’s a beautiful thing! Velveeta® Hot Potato Salad takes on a classic with a new twist! Tender potatoes and everyone’s secret obsession, grated Velveeta cheese, are added to a creamy mayo mixture, along with some sassy yellow onion and the always-unique, pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives. Yum! All that converges together and is topped with crispy, savory bacon for a flavor fantasia like you can’t even imagine! Velveeta Hot Potato Salad has all the tastes you love, all warmed up in one deliciously cheesy, out-of-this-world kind of dish. It’s a Southern favorite for a reason, y’all!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese
  • 8 baking potatoes
  • water, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives, sliced
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 2-inch-long pieces

Directions

Step 1 –Place the Velveeta cheese, still in the package, in the freezer and chill, about 45 minutes-1 hour.

Step 2 –While the cheese is freezing, in a large pot, add the potatoes and enough of the water to cover them and cook until they are tender, about 25-30 minutes.

Step 3 –Drain the water and let the potatoes cool completely.

Step 4 –Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1-inch-thick cubes. Set them aside.

Step 5 –Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 6 –Coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 7 –Transfer the frozen Velveeta cheese from the freezer and remove it from the packaging.

Step 8 –Use the large holes on a box grater to grate the frozen cheese.

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Step 9 –In a large bowl, add the mayonnaise and the half-and-half and whisk to combine.

Step 10 –Add the potato cubes, the grated cheese, the onion, the olives, the salt, and the black pepper to the mayonnaise mixture and stir to combine.

Step 11 –Spoon the potato mixture into the prepared baking dish and top with the bacon pieces.

Step 12 –Bake the potato salad, about 55 minutes.

Step 13 –Switch the oven to the broil setting and broil the potato salad until the bacon pieces are crisp, about 5 minutes.

Step 14 –Transfer the baking dish to a wire rack and let the potato salad stand, about 5 minutes.

Step 15 –Serve.