Warm Bacon Potato Salad

This warm bacon potato salad is a twist on a traditional side dish and made with roasted potatoes and no mayonnaise. Quick to make and full of texture and bold flavors, this easy to make potato dish is perfect to serve with grilled meats and fishes. It’s always a real crowd pleaser!

Bacon potato salad served on a glass plate

Why This Warm Bacon Potato Salad Is So Good!

  • This potato salad is made with roasted potatoes which give them a deeper, nuttier taste and add a crispy texture.
  • This healthier potato salad is dressed with a vinaigrette instead of a mayonnaise dressing.
  • This potato salad is bold in flavor and texture, from the salty bacon to crispy potatoes to a fresh and tangy dressing.
  • You can make this potato salad vegan by omitting the bacon.
  • It’s so versatile and is best served warm.

Warm Bacon Potato Salad Ingredients

You just need a few pantry staple ingredients to make this delicious potato side dish:

Ingredients to make the bacon potato salad

How to make Warm Bacon Potato Salad – Step by Step

Toss the potatoes with olive oil then spread them onto a baking sheet, making sure they are all in one layer. Then roast, in the oven, for about 25 minutes.

Potatoes on a sheet pan before roasting

When done, the potatoes should be golden brown and a fork or knife will be able to pierce them easily.

Roasted potatoes on a sheet pan

Over medium heat, add bacon and cook for about 2 minutes. Then, add in the garlic and red onion.

Bacon and onions in a skillet

Saute for another few minutes until the bacon is nice and crisp.

Cooked bacon and onions to add to the potato salad

Now, make the vinaigrette. Whisk together the vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper, and then add the bacon, onions and garlic, including all the drippings. Toss the vinaigrette with the roasted potatoes and a few green onions and serve warm.

What do you serve with Bacon Potato Salad?

This potato salad is a really versatile side dish, and you can serve it alongside other side dishes as part of a cook out or with most main meals. They are perfect with Ribeye Cap Steak, Grilled Kebabs and Salmon Teriyaki.

Can you make this side dish ahead of time?

This side dish is best served warm, as soon as the dressing has been poured over the potatoes and tossed it should be served to the table. If you do want to get ahead with things, you can roast the potatoes up to a day before and then reheat them in the oven before dressing them. You want the potatoes to be super crispy, so don’t add the dressing until you are ready to serve.

 The finished bacon potato salad served on a plate

Top Tips To Make Warm Bacon Potato Salad

  • You don’t need to peel the potatoes, just clean the outside. The skin becomes perfectly crispy and adds color to the finished dish.
  • Cut the potatoes in the same size and shape so that they cook evenly.
  • Serve the potatoes warm to the table.
  • The flavors are brightest as soon as they are made, but if you do have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Bacon potato salad served on a glass plate
Warm Bacon Potato Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This warm bacon potato salad is a twist on a traditional side dish and made with roasted potatoes and no mayonnaise.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato salad with bacon, potato salad with no mayonnaise, roasted potato salad
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Calories: 470 kcal
Author: Jaden Hair
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds red potatoes quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces bacon cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 stalk green onion chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. On a baking sheet, toss the potatoes with the olive oil. Roast for 25 minutes or until tip of knife pierces potato easily.
  2. Heat a skillet on medium heat. Add the bacon and cook for 2 minutes. Then add in the garlic and the red onion. Saute for an additional 3 minutes until the bacon is crisp.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the bacon, garlic and onions, including all of the bacon drippings. Add in the roasted potatoes and the green onions. Toss gently and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
  • You don't need to peel the potatoes, just clean the outside. The skin becomes perfectly crispy and adds color to the finished dish.
  • Cut the potatoes in the same size and shape so that they cook evenly.
  • Serve the potatoes warm to the table.
  • The flavors are brightest as soon as they are made, but if you do have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Warm Bacon Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 468mg20%
Potassium 1164mg33%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 67IU1%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.