Sunday, April 01, 2012

Bacon and Chive Potato Salad

I think if I had to, I could easily live off potato salad and bacon, for the rest of my life.  Nothing more.

I do have to be careful because Potato salad goes straight to my hips and thighs, but goodness, I can't help it, it's like a plate of joy that needs to be inhaled.

This Potato salad is pretty basic, the only thing that makes it different is the addition of crumbled bacon and some fresh chives.  You can use the bacon bits too but I don't like those, I call them fake bacon because they can't hold a candle to the real thing, but they do certainly work in a pinch.

Bacon and Chives Potato Salad

Bacon and Chive Potato Salad


2 and 1/2 pound small red potatoes
1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon
Fresh snipped chives
3/4 cup mayonnaise
Mustard to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Cut into smaller chunks.

Add bacon and chives, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper and stir well to combine. Some don't like broken up potatoes and mushy salad....I do, so when I stir I really am not looking to keep the potatoes in one piece.

If you are, then just mix the mayo, mustard, salt and pepper in a separate bowl before adding to the rest, then stir gently to combine.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Bacon and Chives Potato Salad


  1. The addition of bacon sounds so good. Love bacon and chives!! Will be making this soon. Thanks for the recipe!!!!!

  2. I'm with you on potato salad. My previous favorite was very basic with a mustard/mayo dressing. Bacon and chives sound fabulous. Yummmmm. So glad you're back. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes.

  3. Okay - now I'm hungry for potato salad! I'll be making this soon. Thanks for the recipe sharing.