Food Recipes Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon 3.7 (1,266) 9 Reviews Crisp bacon provides a crunchy contrast to this potato salad's creamy, tangy mayonnaise-sour cream dressing. By Kate Merker Kate Merker Kate Merker is the chief food director at Hearst Magazines. She has over two decades of experience producing food content for print and digital publications, including Real Simple. Highlights: * At Real Simple, Kate worked her way up from editorial assistant to senior food editor * Served as food and nutrition director at Woman's Day for seven years * Joined Hearst Magazines as chief food director (2017) Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on October 8, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Con Poulos Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 30 mins Yield: 8 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 Directions 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. 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. 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 269 Calories 15g Fat 29g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.