Best Ever Creamy Bacon & Potato Salad

Food & Party 24

potato saladPotato salad is the quintessential summer side-dish simply because it pairs perfectly with everything. There are countless ways to make it, but we like ours creamy with bacon, spicy mustard, and fresh, chopped tarragon. Try our amazing recipe for Creamy Bacon and Potato Salad, then tell us how you think it holds up to your classic recipe.

Creamy Bacon & Potato Salad


  • 4 pounds small red potatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 small red onion, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard
  • 1-2 teaspoons vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon (optional)


  1. Boil potatoes, drain, and chill.
  2. Meanwhile cook the bacon over moderate heat until crisp, about 6 minutes. Drain on paper towels and coarsely crumble.
  3. Combine potatoes with bacon, eggs, celery, and onion.
  4. Add mayonnaise, mustard, and vinegar. Mash together if desired.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. 
  6. Garnish with tarragon.


Image via TheCulinaryGeek/Flickr

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bills... billsfan1104

A family friend, makes this tpe of potato salad and its the best best best.

frysh... fryshannon34

Wow this is about exactly how i make my potato salad 

elasmimi elasmimi

This is not my fav, but it's the only kind my hubby will eat

slw123 slw123

This sounds really good!  I will have to make this for the family.

Pnukey Pnukey

Meh. Potato salad is the only way I don't like potatoes. 

bether89 bether89

I have never had bacon in my potato salad.  Might give it a try though.

mommy... mommythree0508

I like the idea of bacon but hate mayo.

dixie... dixiegurl223626

This sounds great! I love potato salad

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