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Baked German Potato Salad Recipe

Baked German Potato Salad Recipe

What makes this German potato salad so different is that it's sweet instead of tangy. During the holidays, my family has an annual ham dinner, and I always prepare it. The first time I took it to work, people kept coming out of their offices to find out what smelled so good. By lunch, it was gone. Now I make a double batch to take to work! —Julie Myers, Lexington, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 12 medium red potatoes (about 3 pounds)
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water, divided
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sweet pickle juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour


  • 1. In a saucepan, cook potatoes until just tender; drain. Peel and slice into an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish; set aside.
  • 2. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. Saute onions in drippings until tender. Stir in the brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, vinegar, pickle juice, parsley, salt and celery seed. Simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, combine flour and remaining water until smooth; stir into onion mixture. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over potatoes. Add bacon; gently stir to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 284 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein .

Reviews for Baked German Potato Salad

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cookinama 226266
Reviewed May. 13, 2015

"This was very good. Nice combo of flavors. Got requests for the recipe. B"

gunslinger 52089
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"Pretty tasty. A change from traditional mayo based potato salad.Liked the bacon addition."

Bonito 70163
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"I loved this and that it is served warm or room temp is great - it was so good and loved the pickle juice - awesome"

Grandma4X 31946
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"Took this to a potluck where it was a hit. One of my friends said his German part was very happy. For me I will cut back on the sugar a little next time but it was great. No problem doing it in a crock pot."

Queenlalisa 19507
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"This was pretty tasty! Loved the bacon."

hunkydoriest 23791
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"Very good. The sweet pickle juice really works well in this recipe."

dv521d 48846
Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"Love it"

ullery 85313
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"Wonderful.... everyone loved when taken to a carry-in dinner."

Luvs2cook500 19505
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"I love the addition of celery seed in this recipe. I'm used to the plain ole German potato salad my grand used to make. My family went nuts over this. Will make again and again."

crystal24 27880
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2012

"This is the best german potato salad recipe I have found so far. I love the fact that it uses pickle juice, I always feel wasteful throwing that out. The only did I did different was chop up 2 hardboiled eggs in mine. Delish!"

lalg 52087
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"We could not wait to eat this potato salad, the wonderful aroma while cooking the onions and mixing in the spices were so GOOD! I can't wait to make this for a family gathering, they will all want the recipe."

marykoch 67733
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2012

"My family LOVES this recipe! The sweet flavor is wonderful. It was gone in one sitting. I'll be making this recipe again and again!"

azakbilak 69809
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"No need to say more. This is the best we have ever had."

JCTexas 31943
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"Great flavor, easy, simple ingredients. Perfect balance of flavors, a favorite when growing up and this lived up to the memories. I elected to not peel the potatoes and it worked fine. However, if serving for more than family I would take the time to peel for a prettier presentation only. Thanks for posting this recipe!"

Catpaddle 70161
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2010

"First noticed this because it's baked. Saved it and love it because it tastes so good! A little fresh chopped parsley improves the final presentation and gives it a great taste too."

dungannon 19500
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

"Fantastic. I cooked the potatoes the day before, and that cut down on the prep time."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"My family loved this. Made it for Christmas with baked ham. I ran out of time to bake it so I finished in the microwave. Kids and adults liked it. Leftovers are good the next morning warmed up with eggs, ham and toast. Planning to make this dish again soon."

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