Potluck German Potato Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 02, 2022
This is a big hit at church potlucks. One man says he comes only so that he can eat my potato salad! —Kathleen Rabe, Kiel, Wisconsin
Potluck German Potato Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 pounds small Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled (about 10)
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat; simmer, uncovered, just until tender, 12-15 minutes. Add the celery and onion; continue cooking until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes longer. Drain; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk together the next 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  3. When cool enough to handle, slice the potatoes; return to saucepan with celery and onions. Add vinegar mixture, tossing to combine. Add bacon. Simmer mixture 10-12 minutes or until heated through. Serve potato salad warm.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 194 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 181mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.