Quick Bacon Potato Salad

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Dec. 28, 2023
My family was tired of the same old potato salad at family functions, so I created this potato salad with bacon. Now I'm always asked to bring it to potluck gatherings. —Tami Gallagher, Eagan, Minnesota
Quick Bacon Potato Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups cubed red potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 7 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/3 cups mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons prepared ranch salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook until tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, onion, bacon and parsley. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over potato mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.
Potato Salad with Bacon Tips

What's the best way to cook bacon for potato salad with bacon?

There are many ways you can cook bacon, including baking bacon in the oven. Pick your preferred method. Make sure you don't make any of these bacon mistakes, though!

How should you store potato salad with bacon?

Like other potato salad recipes, you should store this potato salad with bacon in the fridge. It'll last for about 3 to 4 days when stored this way.

What do you serve with potato salad with bacon?

This potato salad is a great side for summer grilling recipes. Or a summer sandwich!

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 369 calories, 32g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 523mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.