Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon


Crisp bacon provides a crunchy contrast to this potato salad's creamy, tangy mayonnaise-sour cream dressing.

Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon
Photo: Con Poulos
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 serves


  • 3 pounds small red new potatoes (about 24)

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 8 slices bacon

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • 4 stalks celery, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot. Add enough cold water to cover and bring to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool. Cut into quarters.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Add the potatoes and celery and toss to coat. Fold in the parsley, tarragon, and bacon before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
15g Fat
29g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 473mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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