Bacon-Chive Potato Salad Recipe
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Bacon-Chive Potato Salad Recipe

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This creamy and colorful potato salad is always requested for all our summer picnics. It's so quick to prepare, goes with almost anything and is really yummy while still warm—but just as delicious when chilled! —Karen White, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup real bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup minced chives
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 278 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 493mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Cut into wedges; place in a serving bowl. Add bacon and chives.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. Spoon over salad; toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Bacon-Chive Potato Salad in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p56

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mamamarie User ID: 568814 265349
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2017

"This was good. I eliminated the bacon since we are not big bacon fans and it still tasted good. Will make it again. Thanks Karen."

Artemis_rising User ID: 8487154 231475
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2015

"Flavor is fine; it's a little salty. Biggest change I would make is either halve the amount of potatoes or double the amount of everything else. I mixed the everything else first, then looked at the amount of potatoes that came out of the pot compared to the volume of the sauce, and only added half the potatoes. I weighed the potatoes, so I know I wasn't off on that. Possibly the volume difference I experienced was due to me cubing the potatoes (~1cm) rather than wedging them.

Only ingredient change I made was to use plain yogurt instead of mayonnaise. Turned out fine."

Mrs_T User ID: 941931 80308
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"This was excellent -- great flavor and very, very easy! This is going to be my go-to potato salad recipe from now on. I cubed the potatoes rather than cutting in wedges; we just like them better that way."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 157183
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012 Edited May. 4, 2014

"Our favorite TOH potato salad! It's tasty served warm or cold."

Hanna10 User ID: 4862930 157181
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"I love this potato salad. I made it at a huge family gathering this summer and it was a huge hit!"

goldbergs User ID: 4496051 91638
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"This is our new favorite potato salad recipe!"

Lvnglyf73 User ID: 2458754 141024
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"This is one of my all-time favorite potato salad recipes; the bacon and chives make it taste like a loaded baked potato. It's always a huge hit at our house! Definitely a keeper."

patricialee User ID: 4713623 164051
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"I used Gulden's spicy brown mustard and my family loves this potato salad, in fact my daughter never eats cold potato salad, but she does now!"

littleann1 User ID: 1709381 156096
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"My daughter really loved this & she never eats potato salad. Everyone else thought is was just allright."

pensfan101368 User ID: 4493434 156094
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"I loved this recipe. It had such great flavor with the mustard. I will definitely make it again and again."

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