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Creamy Potato Salad With Homemade Bacon Bits

Creamy Potato Salad With Homemade Bacon Bits

This is a great variation of potato salad. Something a little different to wow family and guests!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamy Potato Salad With Homemade Bacon Bits
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 325 kcal


  • 6 medium potatoes 2 pounds
  • 1/2 pound bacon prepared as in Homemade Fresh Bacon Bits
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 1/4 cup mayonnaise or 1 1⁄4 cups salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 hard boiled eggs coarsely chopped


  1. Cook the potatoes in boiling, salted water until tender. Drain well. Peel and cube the potatoes and transfer to a large bowl. Add the celery, onion, sweet relish and bacon bits.
  2. Combine the mayo, sugar, celery seed, vinegar, mustard, and salt. Add the mayo mixture to the potatoes. Toss lightly to coat potato mixture.
  3. Carefully fold in the chopped eggs.
  4. Cover and chill thoroughly.

Homemade Fresh Bacon Bits

  1. Partially freeze your package of bacon. Use a sharp knife and cut the frozen bacon into long strips about 1/4 inch wide. Turn the bacon and cut the strips into pieces also about 1/4 in wide.
  2. You now have perfect raw bacon pieces to fast fry. No need to separate. They will separate during cooking. Perfect bacon bits.