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Tangy Red Potato Bacon Salad

This delicious Tangy Red Potato Bacon Salad is packed with tons of flavor. It will knock your socks off!
Tangy Red Potato Bacon Salad by This Gal Cooks. The flavors will knock your socks off!
I’m a pretty picky person when it comes to potato salad. It has to be creamy, it can’t have too much mustard in it and it has to have great flavor. A plain old potato salad dressed with only mayonnaise and some select seasonings just isn’t going to cut it for me. So what’s a gal who’s on a quest to make a potato salad bursting with flavor to do? She turns to the internet, of course, to scour sites such as, Pinterest and other cooking sites in order to get ideas for the perfect potato salad. And after reading many recipes, I came to a conclusion as to how I would make my potato salad. Mine would have a kick to it, and a nice smoky flavor. This isn’t your average potato salad! This recipe can easily be gluten free if you make sure that your spices are gluten free spices. Please enjoy the recipe.
Tangy Red Potato Bacon Salad

Tangy Red Potato Bacon Salad

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 3lb of red potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup of bacon pieces
  • 1 cup of sour cream or Greek Yogurt (I used Chobani plain 0%)
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 2 stalks of green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of red onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp of fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 2 tbsp of chopped dill pickle
  • 1 tsp of dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil


  1. Boil the potatoes until tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool. (I cover mine and put them in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes)
  2. Heat the olive oil over a skillet; cook the bacon for about 2 minutes and then remove from heat.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the mayo, sour cream, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and pepper. Add the dill, dill pickle, onion, green onion and bacon. Mix well.
  4. Put the cooled potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Pour the sauce over the potatoes and mix well.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 541 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 727mg Carbohydrates: 51g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 16g

Tangy Red Potato Bacon Salad by This Gal Cooks. The flavors will knock your socks off!

This recipe was remade in July of 2013 and the photos were updated!

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23 comments on “Tangy Red Potato Bacon Salad”

  1. The kick of cayenne pepper sounds great!

  2. It was great! I love adding a little spice to foods.

  3. Oh I love this sidedish! I have never made potato salad before can you believe that, when we have family functions my MIL always makes it! So now I have a recipe!

  4. Hey girl! I'm stopping by from the blog hop. I'm one of the co-hosts! Thanks for linking up!

    I hope you're having an awesome day! :)


  5. That looks so good. You had me at bacon.

  6. everything about that just sounds yummy! I love red potatoes. and of course bacon :)

    Have a lovely evening <3 Amy @ Interpret As You May

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  7. This looks so good!
    xo sandra

  8. This looks amazing! I'm pinning this straight away. I've also added you to my Google+ page so I can keep up to date with your recipe posts!

    If you have a minute to spare I would be honoured if you could link this yummy post to my weekly Say G'Day Saturday linky party. Hope you stop by and Say G'day!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  9. Believe it or not, Potato Salad was another dish I hated as a kid. My mom always made hers with more of a mustard base …. I found I prefer a creamy base and I love it with bacon :) Pinned this to try. Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week! I hope to see you again Tuesday! :)

  10. This looks delish! I have a serious love for homemade potato salads. Thanks so much for sharing. I am your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by for a visit and maybe even a follow back. Have a great week!

  11. Saw this on What's in the Gunny Sack linkup party! I love potato salad and am constantly changing it up. Like you, I prefer more mayo and less mustard. Can't wait to try out your recipe! Oh, and I pinned it and shared it on FB. Gotta spread the word when you find good stuff! lol

  12. I'm so glad I'm following you! This looks amazing and your pics are great. Thanks for sharing on The Gunny Sack link party.


  13. Love red potatoes!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up next week!


  14. I don't know if I've ever had bacon in a potato salad but it sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing this at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!!

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  16. This looks delicious and ha gorgeous photos!

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  21. Wow, especially with all the bacon. I think this is the perfect weekend to test out this salad!