Imagine a loaded backed potato, without the cheese, made into summer’s favorite side: potato salad. Salivating yet?! This recipe is guaranteed to bring rave reviews and may steal the show at the pot luck supper.

I made the potato salad photographed here with those little teeny tiny potatoes that come in red, purple and white (sorta like red, white and blue!). I boiled them the night before and refrigerated them overnight. Then, a simple slice, cutting each one in half, makes the perfect size.

Remember when you are making potato salad that it is like soup: letting it sit for awhile will allow the flavors to blend. To salt, you want the potato salad to taste a little under-salted on the first pass. After flavors have blended (about an hour), taste again and see if more salt is needed.

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This Bacon Potato Salad is the best ever!

Bacon Potato Salad

Liza Graves
There are so many potato salad recipes, but this one really is stellar.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Side
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8


  • 3 lbs red potatoes gold potatoes work well also. And, if you can find the teeny colorful potatoes that I used for today's photos, they add an extra "red, white and blue" and some extra antioxidants also!
  • 3/4 cup of chopped green onions green and white parts both
  • 3 stalks celery diced fine
  • 7 pieces crispy bacon crumbled
  • 1.5 t sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 t black pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 T dijon mustard


  • For best results, boil potatoes the day before and refrigerate overnight (I do not peel my potatoes; do what you like best)
  • Cut potatoes, once cool, into bite size chunks
  • Cook bacon to crispy
  • Combine green onions, celery, bacon to potatoes
  • Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, salt & pepper in a separate bowl
  • Combine potato mixture and the mayonnaise mixture together.
  • Refrigerate for an hour. Decide if more salt and pepper are needed.
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