Potato Salad with Bacon Recipe
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Potato Salad with Bacon Recipe

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My young nephew refuses to eat any potato salad but mine! Italian salad dressing, sour cream and bacon give it a one-of-a-kind flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3 pounds red potatoes (about 12 medium)
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 11 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

216 calories: 3/4 cup, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. Cut potatoes into 1/2-in. cubes; place in a large Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  2. Cut eggs in half; chop egg whites and set aside. In a small bowl, mash egg yolks. Stir in the sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, mustard, garlic powder and pepper; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, bacon, egg whites, celery, onions and Italian dressing. Fold in mayonnaise mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Potato Salad with Bacon in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p231

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2015 Edited Aug. 16, 2015

"Everyone enjoyed this salad- even me. (I don't like traditional potato salad.) I made it as directed, but I was careful at the end and didn't use all of the potatoes so that it had enough sauce. The green onions were mild and added freshness. Delicious!

Update: I have made this several times since I reviewed it. Another trick I learned is to add the Italian dressing to the warm potatoes. It really adds flavor."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

"I have been looking for a great potato salad with awesome flavor and I think this one is it. I used fat free sour cream and turkey bacon to lighten it a bit and it still was wonderful. Great recipe!"

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"Great salad! I make this salad, using fresh garlic & yogurt instead of mayo. Always enjoyed by family and friends."

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"Wonderful flavor!! Everyone who tried this wanted another helping. This has been added to my "keeper" recipe box."

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2009

"Excellent salad! However, I prepare it w/yogurt instead of sour cream, and fresh garlic and Dijon mustard."

Reviewed May. 25, 2009

"Salad really good, but I would use 3-1/2 to 4 lbs. of potatoes. I would also use 5 eggs, using one sliced with the center in for garnish, and a little sprinkle of all purpose seasoning. I also boil the eggs along with the potatoes, it saves time."

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