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Best Ever Potato Salad

The BEST EVER Potato Salad recipe from a friend's grandmother, with a special secret ingredient in the dressing! It converted me from being a potato salad hater to a potato salad lover!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 1 hour
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 574 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • pounds red potatoes cut into small cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 12 ounce package bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs peeled and chopped
  • 1 stalk celery finely diced
  • 1 small yellow onion finely diced
  • ½ medium green pepper finely diced
US Customary - Metric

Directions

  1. Boil the potatoes until they are fork tender. (If you're not sure how to boil the potatoes, this is a good resource.) Drain the potatoes and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-low heat until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in the skillet and remove the pan from heat.
  3. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar and salt to the reserved bacon drippings in the skillet and whisk to combine.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, onion and green pepper. Pour the dressing over the ingredients and gently stir to evenly coat. Stir in the bacon.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Leftovers can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 574 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47g 72%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 1032mg 43%
Potassium 714mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 23.1%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.