Bacon Potato Salad



I love a good, homestyle potato salad. I do not like it to have pickles or onions, but there is something so homey about a fantastic potato salad. Occasionally I like to mix it up and do one that does not involve mayo or that has different flavors to it like this bacon potato salad. I love me some classics. This is definitely a classic, but the surprise ingredient is…


Bacon grease. I know, half of you just died. It’s not the healthiest ingredient to add, but it really does something for the flavor and there’s just no other way to do it.




How Long Will Potato Salad Keep?

First of all, potato salad that has been left out for more than 2 hours, should be discarded.

You can keep potato salad in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

It should be covered well and kept cold till ready to serve.


Why Won’t Boiled Eggs Peel?

The fresher the egg, the harder it is to peel.

To prevent shells from sticking, try using either vinegar and salt or baking soda when boiling your eggs.


How Do You Know If A Boiled Egg Is Done?

Soft boiled eggs will be done in 3 1/2 minutes after the water begins to boil.

The yolk will be runny and the white just set.

Medium boiled eggs take about 4-4 1/2 minutes to cook, after the water begins to boil.

The white will be set and the yolk will be almost set but still moist.

Hard boiled eggs should be boiled for 7-8 minutes after the water comes to a boil.

After cooking for the right amount of time, immediately place the eggs in cold water to stop the cooking process.

Another way to time hard boiled eggs is to bring the water to a full boil, then remove from the stove.

Let the eggs sit in the hot water for 15 minutes, then cool in cold water.





Bacon Potato Salad

Bacon Potato Salad
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Bacon Potato Salad

Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: America's Best 4th of July Desserts, Recipes and Sides
Keyword: bacon, potato salad, side
Servings: 1 recipe
Calories: 2524kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1/4 cup scant Dijon
  • 2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3/4 Cup Light Mayo
  • 8 Slices Bacon cooked, chopped, reserving 2 Tablespoons Bacon Grease
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Eggs hard boiled, chopped
  • 5 Potatoes


  • Heat water in a large pot over medium heat, and add a couple pinches of salt.
  • Peel the potatoes and chop them into chunks.
  • Place the potatoes in the water and cook until tender.
  • Remove from the heat, drain the potatoes and set aside to cool.
  • In a medium bowl combine the dijon, sugar, apple cider vinegar, mayo and reserved bacon grease.
  • Whisk together and season as needed.
  • Fold the potatoes, and eggs into the potato salad. I prefer to leave the bacon out until right before serving, but it's up to you.
  • Refrigerate for 1-4 hours before serving.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 2524kcal | Carbohydrates: 213.3g | Protein: 64.5g | Cholesterol: 467.8mg | Fiber: 25.9g | Sugar: 27.2g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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6 comments on “Bacon Potato Salad”

  1. Pingback: Good Idea: Baking Bacon | Make and Takes

  2. i will have to try this ! MISS YOU

  3. You are such a sweet soul Carrian. I'm so glad I got to meet you and hang with you guys at the conference.
    This salad looks wonderful and one I know my family would love. I'm usually a sweet pickle relish kind of gal but I'll have to give your recipe a try.
    Blessings to you and your family. You and the family are in my prayers!

  4. Yum this looks great!! It was so fun to meet you at EVO. You are so cute! Love your blog!

  5. There is nothing better than a classic potato salad! I have lightened it up over the years but always go back to my husbands grandmothers recipe filled with tons of mayo, eggs, bacon and all things fattening!

  6. As much as I mess around with vinaigrettes, etc. for potato salads, there really is something so comforting about a good, classic recipe (with bacon fat!) Thank you for sharing your unemployment story. There are so many people silently sharing that stress right now.