Hot German Potato Salad for Two

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jul. 12, 2023
This hot German potato salad is a deliciously downsized version of a favorite picnic salad. —Jennie Voigt, Marathon, Wisconsin
Hot German Potato Salad for Two Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 medium red potatoes, halved
  • 2 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  1. Place the potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook until tender, 20-25 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. Cut potatoes into 1/2-in. cubes; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings.
  3. In the drippings, saute the onion until tender. Stir in flour, salt, celery seed and pepper until blended. Gradually add water, vinegar and sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low. Add potatoes and bacon; stir gently. Serve warm.
Hot German Potato Salad Tips

How should you serve hot German potato salad?

German potato salad is one of the picnic salads that you serve warm instead of cold. It’s delicious with bratwurst, hot dogs and other sausages off the grill, as well as any of these sizzling summer pork chops.

How should you store hot German potato salad?

Cool the potato salad completely, then cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Wish this recipe served more than two? Here are 8 more best-loved German potato salad recipes.

How do you reheat hot German potato salad?

Microwave, stirring occasionally, until heated through. You can also reheat German potato salad over low heat on the stovetop.

Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Senior Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 236 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 489mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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