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.
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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-boiled large 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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 216 calories, 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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Wilberst User ID: 3298387 228239
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."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 153834
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!"

MariaS. User ID: 498487 77628
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

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

suzenbee User ID: 3094980 153832
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

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

BeataKruss User ID: 2839657 207588
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2009

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

Cottage1 User ID: 1698672 85775
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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