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Bacon-Chive Potato Salad

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


  • 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


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

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  • mamamarie
    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
    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
    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
    Mar 10, 2012

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

  • Hanna10
    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
    Sep 21, 2011

    This is our new favorite potato salad recipe!

  • Lvnglyf73
    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
    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
    Jun 13, 2010

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

  • pensfan101368
    Jun 8, 2010

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