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Warm German Potato Salad Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Quick and easy, this simple German Potato Salad recipe is the perfect addition to any picnic or barbecue. Also FABULOUS for Octoberfest!

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, german
Keyword: potato salad
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 410 kcal
  • 3 pounds baby Yukon gold potatoes, cut in half
  • 1 pound bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Season liberally with salt and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until fork tender.

  2. While the potatoes are cooking, place a medium skillet over medium heat and cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

  3. Add the onion to the skillet and cook until translucent, approximately 4-5 minutes. Whisk in the vinegar and mustard. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

  4. Whisk in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove from the heat.

  5. Drain the potatoes and transfer to a large bowl. Pour the bacon dressing over the potatoes and toss to coat. 

  6. Stir in the reserved bacon, chives and parsley. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Warm German Potato Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 430mg 18%
Potassium 896mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 14.1%
Vitamin C 38.3%
Calcium 7%
Iron 35.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.