Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
18 Mins
Chill Time
1 Hour
Makes 6 servings

Potato salad with bacon is a delicious twist on this traditional summer side.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover in a Dutch oven over medium heat 15 to 18 minutes or until tender. Drain and let cool slightly.

Step 2

Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add bacon, chopped green onions, and next 4 ingredients. Stir together mayonnaise and sour cream until blended. Pour over potato mixture, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Garnish, if desired.

Chef's Notes

Round white potatoes work well in this recipe. To lighten, use light mayonnaise and sour cream. To make ahead, peel and cut potatoes the night before, cover with water, and chill.

Ratings & Reviews

nonnie22's Review

May 30, 2013
This is my go-to "company" potato salad. The only difference in this one & mine is that I add grated cheese to get closer to the loaded baked potato idea mentioned by Keiko123, above.

Thekid50's Review

July 03, 2011
My daughter's favorite and everyone else too. We use fresh diced red bell pepper instead of pimento. A few extra slices of bacon doesn't hurt either. Daughter and Dad highly recommend.

justerikax023's Review

May 02, 2012
This potato salad is delicious! Very light and flavorful... not heavy like most potato salads. Although I felt the amount of potatoes called for was too much for the amount of mayo and sour cream they asked for, so I just left out some potato. Otherwise, its perfect! A little extra bacon doesn't hurt either! :)

Kinfolks2u's Review

January 11, 2012
Very Good potato salad recipe! Instead of 'frying' bacon, I used the Real Bacon bits instead...just sprinkling until I though it was enough..which was probably about two tablespoons. I also used 1/4 tsp of celery seed (per stalk) because I did not have fresh celery. I used red potatoes..left the skin on..and cooked until just tender, then drained. I also added just a sprinkling of dill seed...fantastic!!! Thanks for a great recipe....I will be making this again! :-)

man50acs's Review

July 31, 2011
This potato salad was a hit at our last family gathering, it is even better the next day. The only change I made was substituting olives for the pimientos. If you have the time boil the potatoes whole the night before and put in the refrigerator overnight, this makes the potatoes easier to work with and the potato pieces firm. I have already given the recipe to several people.

carmelita's Review

June 20, 2011
Yummm !!! I've been making my mom's mustard potato salad for years and wanted to try something new for a bbq. This is my new favorite ! I think it's the bacon and sour cream that add the punch. I grated boiled eggs into the salad, too. It was so good I could not stay away from the salad ! I made myself sick but I could not step away from the table ! Great as left overs, too.

bewtifull1204's Review

June 10, 2011
i did not add the pimentos and it was still delicious. not many kids like the celery so if you can make two side dishes one with celery and one without. it is very yummy i was shopping for bacon for this dish and i was talking with someone about this recipe and i shared the recipe with 3 to 4 people. they could not wait to have it at there next barbeque. enjoy and share pictures and with others....

caz4707's Review

July 08, 2010
Yummy potato salad! I took this to a bbq at the lake and everyone loved it. I will definitely make it again.

carrievt's Review

July 05, 2009
My family doesn't typically like potato salad, but LOVED this recipe! It had wonderful flavor and the leftovers were great, too. Will definitely make this again!

Bacon makes everything better!

December 01, 2016
I made the mistake of cooking my potatoes too long the first time but still made for a delicious version of mashed potatoes.