June 30th, 2010

Red Skinned Potato Salad with Bacon

It’s potato salad season, and this recipe for potato salad with bacon is a combination of the many different potato salads I’ve tried over the years.  I recommend adding the mayonnaise mixture gradually.  I don’t like my potato salad too saucy, so I don’t always use all the dressing.

I think this tastes best when it’s made the day before.  You just need to give it a good stir before serving to re-mix everything. I often wait until serving to add the bacon too, because I like it nice and crispy.  This is perfect for all those summer barbecues and family reunions.

Red Skinned Potato Salad with Bacon

Red Skinned Potato Salad with Bacon

Preparation 20 2017-04-28T00:00:00+00:00 Cook Time 20 2017-04-28T00:00:00+00:00
Serves 1     adjust servings


  • 2.5 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry dill
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut potatoes into bite size chunks; do not peel. Cook in boiling, salted water until just tender, 7-10 minutes. Drain and cool. Meanwhile, cook bacon until crispy; drain on paper towels and crumble.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice and dill.
  3. Place potatoes in a large bowl, along with chopped eggs, onion, celery and bacon. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir mayonnaise/sour cream mixture into potatoes and mix well.
  4. Refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Stir in cilantro just before serving.
Who Dished It Up First: This is an original recipe.



  1. This must be good, especially with the bacon! Yum!

  2. I will get major Wifey points if I make this for our day out boating this Saturday. We;ve been looking for a yummy sourcream potato salad. Thank you!!!(as always…)

  3. BTW I made this for our day out on the boat and it was so delicious! A crowd pleaser, definitely:) TFS


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