German Potato Salad served on a platter

German Potato Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
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German Potato Salad is a great alternative to the traditional American Potato Salad and has loads of flavour from a tangy, bacony dressing!

Course Salad
Cuisine German
Keyword Bacon Dressing, German Potato Salad


  • 2 pound Baby Potatoes cut in half
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Salt divided
  • 5 slices thickly cut Bacon diced
  • 1 medium red Onion finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Dill


  1. Place potatoes to a boil and add a tablespoon of salt to it. Boil them till they are fork tender. Drain and set aside.

  2. Cook the bacon till the fat starts to render, and then add the onions. Cook the onions and bacon for 5 more minutes and then remove the onions and bacon in a large bowl. Reserve the remaining bacon fat and pour it into a small jar to make the dressing.

  3. Add the olive oil, vinegar, sugar, mustard, dill and half teaspoon salt to the jar with bacon fat and shake well to make the dressing.

  4. Add the potatoes to the large bowl with bacon and onions and pour the dressing on top. Toss well to combine. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts
German Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 2857mg119%
Potassium 1049mg30%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin C 47mg57%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.