German Potato Salad Recipe

Warm cozy German Potato Salad Recipe with bacon and onions! A fabulous side dish for any back to school dinner.

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The first time I ever tasted german style potato salad was at an Octoberfest street fair years ago. As I walked down the street I smelled an intoxicating aroma of bacon mixed with something tangy.

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The fragrance seemed to pull me toward a large cast iron kettle filled to the brim with potatoes, onions, and bacon. I asked the attendant for a serving of whatever-that-is, and she genuinely seemed concerned that I was unfamiliar with german potato salad.

Never had I tasted potato salad that was so rich and tangy with a hint of sweetness… Plus it was warm, not cold, like the potato salads I was used to.

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Although I love making classic chilled potato salads through the spring and summer, the moment the kids are back in school I immediately switch over to this classic German Potato Salad Recipe loaded with crispy bacon, sweet onions, fresh parsley, and tons of tang!

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In my German Potato Salad Recipe I like to use the multicolored new potatoes you find in 1-2 pound bags in the produce department. However, you can use any type of new potato you like.

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To make this German Potato Salad Recipe start by boiling the potatoes until fork-tender. Then chop them into bite-size pieces.

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Meanwhile, sizzle the bacon in a large saute pan or deep skillet. Pour off some of the bacon grease, and cook the onion with the bacon until soft and golden.

Whisk apple cider vinegar, water, whole grain dijon mustard, and sugar to make the tangy dressing. Then toss it with the chopped potatoes and parsley. You’ll have a warm comforting potato salad the whole family with love!

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Our German Potato Salad Recipe goes well with:

Maple Mustard Chicken

Oven “Fried” Turkey Breasts

Apple Stuffed Baked Ham

Grilled Pork Chops with Carolina BBQ Sauce

Slow Cooker Spiced Apples

The Best Broccoli Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Gratin 

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Warm German Potato Salad Recipe with Bacon |
4.5 from 2 votes

German Potato Salad Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Warm German Potato Salad Recipe with bacon, onions, and a tangy finish. This updated version of the classic German style potato salad is so cozy and tasty!

Servings: 6
Nutrition Facts
German Potato Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 533 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 578mg 24%
Potassium 1214mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 8g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 6.2%
Vitamin C 62.7%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 14.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot of water. Set over high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cook until fork-tender, about 6-10 minutes. Then drain off the water. Chop the soft potatoes into bite-size pieces.
  2. Meanwhile, place the bacon in a large saute pan. Set over medium heat and cook until the bacon is red-brown. Then pour off half the bacon grease and add the onions. Saute until the onions are soft and starting to caramelize around the edges.

  3. Add the apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup of water, Dijon mustard, and sugar. Whisk to combine. Then pour the chopped potatoes into the pan. Toss well to coat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper as needed. Toss in the fresh parsley and serve warm!

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9 comments on “German Potato Salad Recipe

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  3. gerry g fortesposted November 13, 2017 at 4:04 pm Reply

    Great recipes.

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  5. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted August 25, 2016 at 11:04 am Reply

    What a nice potato salad!

  6. Julie | Table for Twoposted August 24, 2016 at 12:57 pm Reply

    I have not had a delicious German Potato Salad in years! This looks so good!

  7. Jenny Flakeposted August 24, 2016 at 9:54 am Reply

    Love potato salad!  This looks fantastic!

  8. Emily @ Life on Foodposted August 24, 2016 at 9:49 am Reply

    Oh I can smell this through the computer. Yum!

  9. Mariaposted August 24, 2016 at 9:25 am Reply

    Looks like a great side for a BBQ!