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Bacon & Blue Potato Salad Recipe

When I was a child, we would have a family picnic each summer. It would be a large party at a local forest preserve and include distant and extended family we would only see that one time a year.

It was something I looked forward to, similarly to Christmas. My cousins and I would spend the day exploring the woods, looking for snails in the lake, catching lighting bugs and top it all off by making s’mores on a warm grill. It was everything summer should be.

And there was so much food. You would bring your meat, a cooler for drinks and everyone would bring a side.

If we still did this today (and writing this I’m sad that we don’t), I would bring this Bacon & Blue Potato Salad recipe as my side.

Bacon & Blue Potato Salad Recipe



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Savory Flavors

I was never a huge fan of of traditional potato salad with celery, pickles and raw onions. But this potato salad recipe is like a modern, savory version of an old favorite. It’s hands down my favorite way to eat and serve potato salad.

My Bacon & Blue Potato Salad is simple to make and combines fresh ingredients and its full flavor is unequivocally delicious.

Fresh herbs, bacon, chives and blue cheese and more make this dish really unforgettable. It’s one that people will ask that you make time and time again.

Get the full recipe below and make sure to watch the video above to see how simple the steps are to make this soon-to-be family favored.

Bacon & Blue Potato Salad Recipe Bacon & Blue Potato Salad Recipe Bacon & Blue Potato Salad Recipe



Bacon & Blue Potato Salad Recipe

This Bacon & Blue Potato Salad recipe will quickly become a backyard barbecue favorite. With it's delicious savory flavor, you'll be asked to make it again and again. 
5 from 14 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon and blue potato salad, bacon potato salad, blue cheese, potato salad, potato salad recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Rachel Quenzer

Ingredients

Bacon & Blue Potato Salad Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds of Baby Dutch yellow potatoes
  • 3/4 cup of sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese (about 4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup chives, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt

Instructions

Bacon & Blue Potato Salad Instructions

  • Boil about 5 cups of water on the stove in a large pot.
  • Cook the bacon. I like to bake my bacon so I can cook all of it at once and without me having to watch it. Cook it at 425 for about 17 minutes. Just keep an eye on it the first time you do it and make sure there is nothing under the tray. DO NOT double up the trays or it will not cook well. 
  • While the bacon cooks chop your chives, squeeze your lemons fo juice and chop your potatoes into quarters. Measure out your other ingredients at this time too. 
  • Once your water is boiling, add your potatoes and cook until you can put a fork through them easily. it should only take about 15 minutes. 
  • Combine the mayo, sour cream, chives, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well. 
  • Once your potatoes are done, run them under some cold water for a minute to cool them down. This dish should be served warm but you don't want it hot.  
  • After they've cooled, add the potatoes to a bowl and pour the sour cream and mayo mixture over them. Mix slowly with a wood spoon. You want things mixed well but you don't want the potatoes to completely fall apart on you. 
  • Top with the crumbled bacon, blue cheese and any extra chives. Serve immediately, warm. 

You can save this in an air-tight container for a day or two after making it.

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28 Comments

  1. Jeanette

    So I think I need to make this for dinner tonight LOL. My stomach is growling just looking at it. Oh my gosh does it look good.

  2. Stacie


    That is the fanciest potato salad I’ve ever seen. It has bacon, so I’m sold!

  3. Tara Pittman

    I do love potato salad but have never made one myself. This might just be my first one to make.

  4. Jaime Prideaux

    You can never go wrong with bacon! This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. jeanine

    My girls are HUGE potato salad lovers. I think they’d love this recipe. I will have to try it with them! Looks great!

  6. Tami

    Oh, how I love bacon. This sounds delicious with or without bacon, but I’ll be sure to add the bacon.

  7. Amber Myers

    This looks amazing! I am so going to make it the next time we grill out. I tend to love all things with bacon.

  8. Kathy

    This looks amazing. I’ve never had a salad like this one before. I definitely want to make this soon. I really can’t wait to give it a try.

  9. Tammy


    There is nothing better then potato salad in the south and this one looks especially good. I know my hubby would love this.

  10. Heather

    This would be a great dish to make for a family gathering! I don’t personally eat meat or blue cheese, but everyone in my family loves both!

  11. Dawn @ Our Food Fix

    Wow this looks and sounds incredible! I mean is there really any better combo? I picture eating this with a delicious burger too!

  12. Theresa


    This is going on our menu for dinner sometime next week. I am darn near drooling here thinking about how delicious this must taste!

  13. Denay DeGuzman


    This is one delicious-looking potato salad! I have my fork all ready to dig right in!

  14. Sherry

    I have yet to try blue cheese. Serving it in a potato salad is a smart idea. I’ll have to give this salad a try.

  15. Toni


    This will be a sure hit at my house!!

  16. Harmony, Momma To Go


    yeah, that looks amazing. Im sure everyone would love this. has a cobb salad vibe

  17. Catalina


    I am drooling over this salad! It’s on my next week menu! Love how easy this is!

  18. Lisa Favre


    I am all about blue cheese so this salad is totally up my alley! I need to try this one out because it seems perfect for the season.

  19. Ruth I


    Bacon & cheese? yum! I bet this is delicious, love the presentation!

  20. Cynthia Nicoletti


    Looks so good. I just learned to make macaroni salad. I am going to try your recipe love the idea of adding bacon.

  21. Amanda Martin

    This sounds so good except for the blue cheese LOL. Is there another cheese you could sub out?
    My fav potato salad is made with cilantro, jalapeños and new potatoes. YUM!

  22. Rena


    This looks delicious! There’s nothing better than a great potato salad recipe and I can’t wait to try it out.

  23. Claudia Krusch


    Such a great recipe! I’m always looking for new salad recipes! Thanks for sharing it!

  24. Shannon Gurnee

    This looks like a really yummy potato salad! I would love to make this sometime.

  25. Swathi


    That looks like delicious potato salad. perfect for get together. I love the bacon in salad.

  26. Bethel

    Bacon is my fave so this is thumbs up for me. But can I just appreciate your presentation and flat lays. Everything on your photo is like perfect.

  27. Brianna S

    Looks like such a refreshing and delicious salad!! Going to make it, thanks!

  28. Annemarie LeBlanc


    Okay, you got me at bacon. We love bacon and to add it to potato salad is always a winner. I will try your recipe with blue cheese. That sounds so delicious!


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