Bacon Potato Salad Recipe

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"My family requests this potato salad whenever we go on picnics. It’s a well-seasoned salad that gets a slight smoky flavor from the addition of bacon," says Charlotte McDaniel of Williamsville, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 pounds red potatoes (about 8 medium)
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 355 calories, 27 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 529 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  3. Drain potatoes. When cool enough to handle, peel and cut into cubes. Place in a large bowl. Add the onion, vinegar, celery seed, salt, pepper, bacon and reserved drippings; toss gently. Cool to room temperature. Fold in mayonnaise. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Bacon Potato Salad in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p46

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 355 calories, 27 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 529 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe"

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"everyone loved it! I cooked potatoes the night before and did not bother peeling the potatoes."

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Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"very good...I am making it again Memorial Day 2013."

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"I'm not a big potato salad fan but my husband and I both love this. I add celery for some crunch but other than that my husband says "Don't change anything.""

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"It is simple and tasty. It is now my favorite potato salad recipe."

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