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Microwave German Potato Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Microwave German Potato Salad has big flavor for a quick salad. "The first time I tried this easy side dish I was impressed and had to have the recipe," recalls Barbara Erdmann of West Allis, Wisconsin. "That's what happens to most people who taste it. It's a time-saver when I need a salad for a summer get-together."


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cooked and sliced
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, onion and celery; set aside. Place bacon in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave 2-3 minutes longer or until the bacon is crisp, stirring after each minute.
  2. Remove bacon to paper towel to drain; reserve 2 tablespoons drippings. Stir the sugar, flour, vinegar, salt and pepper into drippings until smooth; gradually add milk.
  3. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes until thickened. Pour over potato mixture; toss. Top with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 241 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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