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Bacon Potato Salad

Bacon Potato Salad is an ultra creamy potato salad with lots of crumbled bacon. Perfect for your next cookout.

Bacon Potato Salad in a large blue bowl.


With a blend of mayonnaise and sour cream as its base, this creamy potato salad is super tasty. There’s chopped celery, diced pimentos, green onions, and paprika for added flavor. It’s a simple potato salad with the smoky flavor of bacon really taking center stage.

Bacon and potatoes are a natural combination. I mean, what doesn’t taste better with bacon?

If you wanted to simplify things, you could use a packet of bacon bits instead of cooking bacon.

I make potato salad all summer long. It is my favorite picnic and cookout side. I love it with fried chicken, burgers, hot dogs, and bbq. Usually I’m disappointed with store-bought and restaurant potato salads. They rarely have enough flavor. Scroll down for a list of yummy potato salads.

Bacon Potato Salad in a blue serving bowl


This potato salad keeps ingredients to a minimum but there is still a whole lot of flavor.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe Tips:

  • I use russet potatoes, but red potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes could be used instead and they don’t have to be peeled.
  • For best flavor and seasoning, add salt to the water you boil the potatoes in.
  • If you want to make this potato salad spicy, add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Will keep in the refrigerator  for 4 to 5 days. Cover well with plastic wrap.


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Potato Salad with Bacon in a blue serving bowl

Bacon Potato Salad

Bacon Potato Salad is an ultra creamy potato salad with lots of crumbled bacon. Perfect for your next cookout.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes


  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 celery ribs, finely diced
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimentos, drained
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


  • Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Once potatoes have cooled slightly add to the bowl with the mayonnaise mixture. Stir to coat the potatoes.
  • Stir in celery, green onions, pimentos, and bacon.
    Check for seasoning and add more salt if desired.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.


Calories: 398kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookout, potato salad

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