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Dill Pickle Potato Salad with Bacon

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Dill Pickle Potato Salad with Bacon is filled with soft potatoes, crispy bacon, green onions, hard boiled eggs, and creamy dill dressing. This is the perfect homemade potato salad for your summer picnic, potluck, BBQ meal, or any occasion.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe

Dill Pickle Potato Salad with Bacon

Homemade potato salad is the absolute best! We so often default to buying it from the deli at the grocery store, but potato salad is actually really easy to make at home. Plus, you can make more for the money when compared to buying it pre-made, you can adjust the ingredients for your own tastes and special diets, and it just tastes so much better when made fresh at home. This Bacon Potato Salad Recipe is sure to be your new favorite way to enjoy potato salad!

While you’re here, be sure to check out these other great side dish recipes: Creamy Bacon Pea Salad | Dill Pickle Pasta Salad | Easy Macaroni Salad | Cucumber Tomato Salad

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Bacon Potato Salad Recipe (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Yukon Gold potatoes – these potatoes are really great for potato salad, but you can use a different variety if you prefer.
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dill pickle relish – feel free to use sweet relish instead if you like.
  • Dried dill – this ingredient is optional, but it does add nice flavor to the dressing.
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Bacon – cook the bacon until it’s crispy, then cool and crumble.
  • Eggs – hard boil and peel the eggs up to a day in advance to have them ready for the potato salad.
  • Green onions

ingredients to make Bacon Potato Salad Recipe

How to Make Potato Salad with Bacon Recipe

Start by washing the potatoes and cutting them into 1-inch or smaller bite size pieces. Place them in a large pot and cover with water at least 1-inch above the potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat (you may need to reduce the heat once the water is boiling to prevent it from boiling over) and cook until the potatoes are soft. Pour the potatoes into a colander to drain off the water and cool them to room temperature.

TIP: If you need to cool the potatoes fast, pour them out onto a baking sheet and cool at room temperature for 10 minutes, then finish cooling in the refrigerator.

cubed yukon gold potatoes in a white pot

While the potatoes are boiling and cooling, prepare the dressing. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, relish, dried dill, salt, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to add it to the potato salad.

whisking together mayonnaise, relish, and seasonings in a clear batter bowl

In a large bowl, combine the cooked potatoes, crumbled bacon, diced green onions, and chopped hardboiled eggs.

ingredients to make Bacon Potato Salad Recipe in a teal bowl

Pour the dressing into the bowl and toss well until everything is combined.

mixing together boiled potatoes, hardboiled eggs, green onions, bacon, and homemade dressing in a teal bowl

Serve the Bacon Potato Salad Recipe cold. You may want to add more bacon and green onions to the top as garnish.

close up of Bacon Potato Salad Recipe in a clear bowl

How to Store Leftovers

Keep the leftover Potato Salad with Bacon in an airtight container or a bowl covered well with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for up to two days before discarding any remaining leftovers.

Keep It Cool

It’s important that you don’t let the leftover potato salad sit out at room temperature for too long. Even more important to keep it cold if you’re serving the salad outside in hot weather. You may want to pour some ice into a large bowl, then nestle a smaller bowl filled with the potato salad inside of the large bowl so the ice will keep it cold.

If you’re not using a chilled bowl, you’ll just want to have the potato salad out long enough for everyone to be served and get seconds, then cover it and return it to the refrigerator or a cooler.

Bacon Potato Salad Recipe in a clear bowl on a wood table

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Dill Pickle Potato Salad with Bacon

Dill Pickle Potato Salad with Bacon

Published By Jill
Bacon Potato Salad Recipe is filled with soft potatoes, crispy bacon, green onions, hardboiled eggs, and creamy dill dressing. This is the perfect homemade potato salad for your summer picnic, potluck, BBQ meal, or any occasion. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes washed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle relish
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 eggs hardboiled, cooled, peeled, and chopped
  • 6 strips bacon cooked until crisp, cooled, and crumbled
  • 4 green onions diced

Instructions
 

  • Pour the cubed potatoes into a large pot and cover with water, at least 1 inch above the potatoes. Boil on high heat until the potatoes are fork-tender. Tip: You may need to reduce the heat from high once the water is boiling to prevent it from boiling over.
  • Drain the water from the potatoes in a colander and allow the potatoes to cool completely.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, relish, dried dill, salt, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until you're ready for the next step.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked and cooled potatoes, chopped hardboiled eggs, crumbled cooked bacon, and diced green onions. Add the prepared dressing and toss to combine.
  • Serve the potato salad cold.
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Looks yummy! Will make over weekend.5 stars

I do not care for eggs. Would I be able to eliminate them?

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