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Roasted Red Potato Salad

I got this roasted potato salad recipe from my sister-in-law and I've made it numerous times at the request of friends and co-workers. It's quick and easy, which is just what I need in my busy life. I learned how to cook from the two best cooks I know—my mom, Arline, and my Grandma Etta. —Ginger Cusano, Sandusky, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Paprika and minced fresh parsley, optional


  • Place the potatoes in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° until tender and golden brown, stirring occasionally, 25-30 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a large bowl; add onion, eggs, bacon, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. If desired, sprinkle with paprika and parsley.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • When roasting potatoes, don't just rely on the bake time in the recipe. If they’re not tender yet, then keep on cookin’.
  • Learn how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs.
  • Nutrition Facts
    3/4 cup: 355 calories, 27g fat (5g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 412mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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    • LBurkey
      Jun 13, 2020

      This salad was a nice change with the roasted potatoes and my husband and I really enjoyed it. I used kosher salt and would drop that down to a 1/4 tsp next time, but otherwise, we really liked it.

    • Summy
      Mar 29, 2020

      This was super yummy. I made minor changes. I tossed the potatoes with 1 tbsp olives oil, sprinkled with salt/pepper/smoked paprika before roasting. Afterwards I added the recommended amounts of salt and pepper, and added more smoked paprika. I also chopped up the egg a bit more like one of the other reviewers. I had a very small leftover bit of green pepper (about two tbsp) in the fridge, so I threw that in, too. Wonderful, simple recipe. A keeper!

    • Margiesglennie
      Jul 9, 2019

      chopped up the egg a bit more as we don't like the texture of a whole boiled egg slice in potato salad. Used green onions with tops diced up instead of the whole onion, added dill pickle relish, used a bit less mayonnaise with a bit of spicy brown mustard. pretty good.

    • Bonnie7568
      Jun 23, 2019

      Great recipe, I love roasting the potatoes. I added shredded carrot, celery, green pepper for some crunch and deleted the onion, only because I do not like raw onion in a potato salad. Just about a 1/8 cup of each. For the mayonnaise mixture, I added some Dijon mustard, dill relish, and Parmesan cheese all to taste. Honestly, the best potato salad I have ever made.

    • LPHJKitchen
      Jun 7, 2019

      We really loved this easy recipe! Just a few simple ingredients for the perfect side dish! Will definitely roast the potatoes for our potato salad always now!

    • Debglass11
      Nov 13, 2018

      We loved this potato salad! Super easy to make! Roasting the potatoes added alot of flavor as did the bacon and hard boiled eggs. Made exactly as written. Perfect side for any cookout potluck. Will definitely make again!

    • MaryAnn
      Jul 12, 2018

      Very good, I add a lot more spice to these things, salt, Apple cider vinegar, celery, onion, paprika, hot sauce, hot pepper sauce, celery seeds, dry mustard, sweet pickle relish.

    • cookie20
      Jul 12, 2018

      I have been making this for many years. I tweak it with scallions and dill. I often times mix sour cream dill dip(ready made) with some miracle whip. The miracle whip balances the dill flavor with just a touch of sweetness. A short cut is to use steam in bag red potatoes; steaming them less than the recommended time, otherwise they are too soft. Chill them first before cutting.

    • Sudie
      Jul 14, 2017

      This sounds like my moma's potato and egg salad. The potatoes were cut small and the eggs were chopped into large pieces . They are then added to the wet ingredients chopped oniion, mayonnaise sweet pickle relish, salt and freshly ground pepper. The crumbled bacon was then added. Smoked paprika and parsley are then sprinkled on top! Refrigerate 1 hour for the flavors to meld together. Enjoy! Sudie York :)

    • ebow1
      Jul 14, 2017

      I've made one very similar, but you add onions & sweet bell peppers to the potatoes while roasting. Very good for a change I threw in some green onions when stirring it all together.