Classic Potato Salad with Bacon Recipe + VIDEO

This Classic Potato Salad with Bacon is perfect for all of your summer barbecues and cookouts! It's creamy, tangy and a little smoky with the help of crispy bacon. A make ahead side dish to go with grilled meat! Includes step by step recipe video.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 355kcal
Author Ashley Fehr


  • 1 1.5lb bag Little Potatoes (I used Baby Boomers)
  • 4 hard boiled eggs cold, chopped
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 4 strips thick-cut bacon cooked until crispy, crumbled


  • Place potatoes in a large pot with water covering them. Bring to a boil and cook for 12-15 minutes, until tender. Drain and cool completely in the refrigerator. Once cool, chop into small pieces.
  • In a large bowl, combine potatoes, eggs, mayonnaise, broth, vinegar, salt, pepper, green onions and bacon. Stir until completely combined and adjust seasonings as desired.
  • Cover, refrigerate until chilled and serve.


*Nutrition information is estimated and will vary depending on exact serving size, types and brands of products used.
**Nutrition information without bacon: 245 calories, 14g fat, 2g sat. fat, 763mg sodium, 7g protein (all else is the same).


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 943mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g