BLT Potato Salad


Meet the star of your next potluck! This potato salad recipe is fully loaded with bacon, pickles, and the usual potato salad ingredients.

blt potato salad
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
40 mins
Chill Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 40 mins
8 cups


  • 2 pound small red and/or yellow new potatoes, quartered

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 6 slices bacon

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 ¼ cup mayonnaise or light mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon yellow or Dijon-style mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery

  • ½ cup sliced green onions

  • ½ cup chopped dill pickles or dill pickle relish

  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup chopped seeded roma or cherry tomatoes

  • Boston lettuce leaves or shredded lettuce (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan combine potatoes, the 1/4 teaspoon salt, and enough water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or just until potatoes are tender. Drain well; cool slightly.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook 6 slices bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon; set aside. Cook garlic in drippings in skillet 30 seconds.

  3. For dressing, in a large bowl stir together the next four ingredients (through pepper). Stir in the celery, green onion, pickles, and cooked garlic. Add the potatoes, chopped eggs, crumbled bacon,* and tomatoes; toss lightly to coat. Cover and chill at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours. Serve salad on lettuce leaves. If desired, top with additional chopped tomatoes (or halved cherry tomatoes).


If desired, set aside 1 to 2 tablespoons crumbled bacon to sprinkle on salad before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
22g Fat
15g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 431mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Protein 6g
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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