Warm Bacon Herb Potato Salad

This warm bacon herb potato salad is the perfect winter side dish. It’s the perfect balance of tangy and sweet and ready in just about 30 minutes. Made with soft potatoes, bacon, sautéed onions, garlic, fresh herbs and tossed in a tangy apple cider vinaigrette dressing.

This warm bacon herb potato salad is the perfect winter side dish. It's the perfect balance of tangy and sweet and ready in just about 30 minutes. Made with soft potatoes, bacon, sautéed onions, garlic, fresh herbs and tossed in a tangy apple cider vinaigrette dressing.

When I was a kid we used to go over my step-grandmothers house for Thanksgiving and there was more food than all of us combined could every actually eat. While everything was always delicious my two favorite sides dishes were cheesy potatoes and warm German potato salad. I know German potato salad isn’t a traditional Thanksgiving side dish but it weirdly was for us. I’m truthfully not even sure why considering we are not German.

I guess our family just does weird things. Who knows.

This potato dish is a play on my Thanksgiving German potato salad memories and it gives you all that tangy flavor you love BUT with the addition of lots of crispy bacon and tons of fresh herbs. To be honest the best thing about this recipe is that it’s easy to scale up or down if you’re just feeding yourself or the whole neighborhood.

This warm bacon herb potato salad is the perfect winter side dish. It's the perfect balance of tangy and sweet and ready in just about 30 minutes. Made with soft potatoes, bacon, sautéed onions, garlic, fresh herbs and tossed in a tangy apple cider vinaigrette dressing.

Now I know you’re all sitting there thinking “ummm why is she showing me a picture of chicken right now when she was just talking about potatoes?” Well it’s because I partnered up with Perdue to talk to you about Get Deals Donate Meals. I roasted up a super easy Perdue Oven Ready whole chicken and then paired it with my potato dish. This chicken is so easy because is you literally just put it in the oven and it bakes up juicy and delicious.

That means if you know someone in need you can simply throw both chickens in the oven, double up the potato recipe and give one of the meals to a friend. I know when my neighbor was diagnosed with a chronic illness I was right there with a big pot of soup to not only help her feel better but to bring a sense of normalcy to her household.

Little gestures of love like this can help families in a big way.

This warm bacon herb potato salad is the perfect winter side dish. It's the perfect balance of tangy and sweet and ready in just about 30 minutes. Made with soft potatoes, bacon, sautéed onions, garlic, fresh herbs and tossed in a tangy apple cider vinaigrette dressing.

{Looking for more potato dishes? Try my cheesy potatoes, twice baked stuffed reuben potatoes or my spinach parmesan baked mashed potatoes.}

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Warm Bacon Herb Potato Salad

This warm bacon herb potato salad is the perfect winter side dish. It's the perfect balance of tangy and sweet and ready in just about 30 minutes. Made with soft potatoes, bacon, sautéed onions, garlic, fresh herbs and tossed in a tangy apple cider vinaigrette dressing.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pound whole baby yellow potatoes
  • 6 thick slices bacon, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinagar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (more if desired)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Directions:

Add whole potatoes to a medium or large sized pot. Fill with water and place on the stove over high heat. Cook until the potatoes are fork tender but not fall apart. Drain and set aside to slightly cool.

In a large skillet set over medium heat add diced bacon and fry until crispy. Remove bacon from the pan and keep 1 tablespoon bacon grease in the pan.

Add in diced onions and saute until they start to become translucent. Add in garlic and cook just until fragrant - about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.

In a glass liquid measuring cup whisk together apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, kosher salt and pepper. Set aside.

Go back to your potatoes and slice them about 1/2 inch thick. The potatoes will likely be warm but just be careful and slice best you can.

Add sliced potatoes to the pan with onion and pour vinegar mixture over the potatoes and add in bacon, chives and thyme leaves. Gently toss the mixture so that the sauce can soak into the potatoes evenly and the herbs and bacon are distributed equally.

Taste mixture and add more kosher salt and pepper if desired. Serve warm from the skillet or room temperature.

Optional: Before serving sprinkle with green onions.

Note: These potatoes are meant to have a bit of a vinegar kick to them. If you want to bring in more sweetness up the brown sugar additions.

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21 Responses to “Warm Bacon Herb Potato Salad”

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    lindsay — October 23, 2015 at 8:23 am

    i’m part german so sign me up! bacon for the win!

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    Sheila @ Life, Love, and Good Food — October 23, 2015 at 8:43 am

    I’m loving the ingredient combination in this potato salad – yum!

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    Catherine — October 23, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Dear Brandy, I usually serve up a side of mashed potatoes for those picky eaters who dislike sweet potatoes, but I love the idea of serving up a German potato salad. Yours looks wonderful! …and you are right- it would be a perfect accompaniment to any meal for any occasion! xo, Catherine

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    Ali @ Home & Plate — October 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

    This potato salad has just the right ingredients. I don’t like my potato salad too sweet and this looks like it has the right amount of tang. Perfect with the addition of bacon too. Yum.

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    Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer — October 23, 2015 at 10:19 am

    My kind of potato. LOVE!

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    heather @french press — October 23, 2015 at 10:45 am

    it may not be traditional, but I want this on my Thanksgiving table for sure!!

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    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula — October 23, 2015 at 10:46 am

    This reminds me of a German potato salad that I make. It’s insanely delicious! Potato salad is one of my favorite sides EVER, hot or cold I’ll take it! Gorgeous pictures too!

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout — October 23, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Do you know I have never had a warm potato salad? I mean, WHAT? Potatoes are my life! I need to remedy the situation STAT starting with this awesomeness!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — October 23, 2015 at 11:44 am

    This is such a great potato salad Brandy, obviously because it’s loaded with bacon, but also that apple cider vinaigrette sounds amazing on it!

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    Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates — October 23, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Warm potato salad is one of my favorite side dishes! This looks amazing!!

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    Julia — October 23, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I think this would be a great side dish at Thanksgiving. I love the bacon in that potato salad!

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes — October 23, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Love, love, love everything about this, Brandy! So wishing I had a bowl of that potato salad in front of me.

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    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie — October 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I didn’t know such beautiful side dishes existed!!!!! Can’t wait to make this!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — October 23, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    What a gorgeous, gorgeous side! And really, bacon and potatoes should be on every Thanksgiving table. yum!

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    Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen) — October 23, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Um, let’s see. Potatoes–check! Bacon–check! Warm and yummy goodness–check! Yup, this looks like a winner that needs to be on my table NOW!

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    Lisa — October 23, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    I adore potatoes – I love the thought of warm bacon, herbs and potatoes and bacon! Yum!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — October 24, 2015 at 10:45 am

    My family also does those non-traditional sides, but you know what, that’s what makes the holidays GREAT!! And I’m all for a warm potato salad!!

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    Justine | Cooking and Beer — October 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    This is my favorite kind of potato salad, and I’m DYING over the brown sugar in it! So great!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 24, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Hooray for no mayo!! I’ll totally dive head first into this bowl of potato salad based on that simple fact alone lol 😉

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 25, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Bacon and potatoes are my go-to comfort foods and I am always in support of fighting hunger. Such an important cause!

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    Erin — October 26, 2015 at 12:16 am

    I love potato salad all year long! This recipe looks perfect – bacon!! Yup. The weather is still great for grilling here so I can see this recipe as a great side dish to brats or burgers.

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