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Potato Salad with Bacon

My young nephew refuses to eat any potato salad but mine! Italian salad dressing, sour cream and bacon give it a one-of-a-kind flavor.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 3 pounds red potatoes (about 12 medium)
  • 4 hard-boiled large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 11 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing


  • Cut potatoes into 1/2-in. cubes; place in a large Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  • Cut eggs in half; chop egg whites and set aside. In a small bowl, mash egg yolks. Stir in the sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, mustard, garlic powder and pepper; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, bacon, egg whites, celery, onions and Italian dressing. Fold in mayonnaise mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 216 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Wilberst
    Jun 20, 2015

    Everyone enjoyed this salad- even me. (I don't like traditional potato salad.) I made it as directed, but I was careful at the end and didn't use all of the potatoes so that it had enough sauce. The green onions were mild and added freshness. Delicious!Update: I have made this several times since I reviewed it. Another trick I learned is to add the Italian dressing to the warm potatoes. It really adds flavor.

  • Mizzy
    Jul 17, 2013

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  • mindysloop
    Jan 22, 2012

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  • t_lingley
    Nov 1, 2011

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  • shecooksalot
    Jun 29, 2011

    I have been looking for a great potato salad with awesome flavor and I think this one is it. I used fat free sour cream and turkey bacon to lighten it a bit and it still was wonderful. Great recipe!

  • MariaS.
    Jun 27, 2011

    Great salad! I make this salad, using fresh garlic & yogurt instead of mayo. Always enjoyed by family and friends.

  • jkirk61
    Jan 4, 2011

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  • suzenbee
    Jun 17, 2010

    Wonderful flavor!! Everyone who tried this wanted another helping. This has been added to my "keeper" recipe box.

  • BeataKruss
    Jun 16, 2009

    Excellent salad! However, I prepare it w/yogurt instead of sour cream, and fresh garlic and Dijon mustard.

  • Cottage1
    May 25, 2009

    Salad really good, but I would use 3-1/2 to 4 lbs. of potatoes. I would also use 5 eggs, using one sliced with the center in for garnish, and a little sprinkle of all purpose seasoning. I also boil the eggs along with the potatoes, it saves time.