This is simply The Best Homemade Potato Salad Recipe EVER!! No really… it is. I have people begging for this potato salad! It’s quick and easy to make and makes a nice addition to picnics, potlucks and family get together!
The basic recipe is in volume 1 of our Dining On A Dime Cookbook but I normally add an additional tablespoon or two of bacon grease along with the bacon and people beg me to make more and more of it!
This is the very best homemade potato salad recipe! It is my all-time favorite! I have people begging for this potato salad, so you definitely need to try it! I almost always have all of the ingredients on hand, so it’s easy to make any time.
When I need to take a potato salad to a potluck or get together, this is the potato salad I take. It’s also great for Memorial day, picnics at the lake or barbecues with hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken. It is super popular with everyone who eats it because it is so delicious and there are never any leftovers to take home!
For my secret ingredient, I normally add an additional tablespoon or two of bacon grease along with the bacon and people beg me to make more and more of it! The bacon grease gives it a richer flavor you have to try to believe!
You don’t have to use the bacon… If you don’t have the bacon, or if you don’t eat bacon, this potato salad still tastes great without it (just not as “over the top” great as with the bacon ;-).
If I have baked potatoes or if I’m making mashed potatoes the night before, I cook extra and pull out a few of the potatoes before I mash them. This way I can use the extra potatoes for the potato salad that I know I will be making the next day.
The Best Homemade Potato Salad Recipe
- Yield: 10 servings
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. garlic powder (or more to taste)
1 tsp. onion powder or 1/2 onion, finely chopped (more to taste)
1 small dill pickle, diced into small pieces
3 eggs, hard-boiled and chopped
6 potatoes, peeled, cubed into small pieces and boiled
2 slices bacon, fried and crumbled or 1 Tbsp. bacon grease (optional)
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- Mix the mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, and pickle in a large bowl.
- Add the eggs, warm potatoes, carrots and bacon or bacon grease, if desired.
- Mix well.
- Add salt, to taste.
- Mix well.
- Chill 1-2 hours before serving. If the potato salad seems dry, add a couple tablespoons of milk. Serves 10.
When making potato salad, add the dressing to warm potatoes for the best taste! Warm potatoes will absorb the flavor from the dressing while cool ones will not.
This Best Homemade Potato Salad Recipe is from Volume 1 of our cookbook:
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