This is a scrumptious mashed potato salad—nothing too exotic but a great combination of flavors with the savory bacon, tangy pickles, and cider vinegar. The dressing is made with half sour cream and half mayonnaise. This recipe is a keeper.


  • 8 to 10 new red potatoes or russets
  • 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 cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked to a crisp and crumbled


  1. Cut the potatoes into large chunks and boil them in salted water until they are tender but not mushy. (It’s not necessary to peel the potatoes.)  Drain the potatoes and let them cool.  Mash or rice the potatoes.
  2. Make the dressing by mixing the mayonnaise, sour cream, onion, bell pepper, pickles, salt, pepper, vinegar, and oil together. Taste the dressing and add more seasoning or vinegar if desired.
  3. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and mix until you have a creamy mixture.  Add the crumbled bacon to the potatoes or sprinkle it on top.
  4. Chill the mashed potato salad in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

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