We grew up with potato salads. They were standard at every picnic and family party. Church suppers had a battery of potato salads. But they all were pretty much the same. Now we know they don’t have to be.

Table of Contents

About Potato Salads
Is Mayonnaise a Safety Issue?
The Best Potatoes for Salads
Potato Salad Recipes
The Original Spring Potato Salad
Bacon and Potato Salad
Easy Italian Potato Salad
Red Potato and Green Pea Salad
Fiesta Potato Salad
Sweet Pickle Potato Salad
Confetti Roasted Potato Salad
Old Country Bratwurst Roasted Potato Salad
German Potato Salad
Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad
Orange Pecan Potato Salad
Tex-Mex Potato Salad
Mashed Potato Salad Recipes
About Mashed Potato Salads
How to Make Mashed Potato Salad
Cheesy Mashed Potato Salad
Fiesta Mashed Potato Salad
Bacon and Mashed Potato Salad

Bacon and Potato Salad

Potato SaladThis is a scrumptious potato salad—nothing too exotic but a great combination of flavors. The dressing is made with half sour cream and half mayonnaise. The tang comes from chopped sweet pickles and balsamic vinegar. This recipe is a keeper.


6 to 8 new red potatoes
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 small sweet pickles, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 strips bacon, cooked to a crisp and crumbled


1. Wash and peel the potatoes. Cube and steam the potatoes until tender.
2. Make the dressing by mixing the mayonnaise, sour cream, onion, pepper, pickle, salt, pepper, vinegar, and oil together. Taste the dressing and add more seasoning or vinegar if desired.
3. Gently toss the cooled potatoes with the dressing. Sprinkle with the crumbled bacon and chill.

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