German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

These delicious traditional warm German potato salad is tossed in a tangy mustard dressing for an easy side dish that is loaded with flavor.

german potato salad with bacon in serving dish

Easy German Potato Salad Recipe

If you prefer your potato salad on the tangy side rather than loaded with creamy mayonnaise, then this German potato salad is a must try.

Simple to make, this potato side dish is perfect to serve all year round at picnics, cookouts and during the holidays. Top with some crispy bacon for a real treat.

Be sure to check out my Potato Salad with Pickles and Creamy Potato Salad too!

Why you’ll love this German Potato Salad recipe:

  • EASY: Just cook the potatoes and toss in the dressing. This is super simple but packs a lot of flavor.
  • SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: You just need a handful of every day ingredients to make this side dish.
  • VERSATILE: This is a great side to serve with all of your favorite mains. Great with chicken, beef, seafood and veggie dishes.
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german potato salad with bacon in serving dish

How to make German Potato Salad with Bacon

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Boil the potatoes until fork tender.
  2. Drain and cut into bitesized pieces.
  3. Mix together the ingredients for the dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and toss to combine.
  5. Top with crispy bacon and parsley to serve.
german potato salad with bacon in serving dish
up close german potato salad with bacon

Do you serve it warm or cold?

This German potato salad recipe can be served warm or cold, and it will keep well for 3 to 4 days covered in the fridge.

Be sure to toss the potatoes in the dressing while they are still warm so that the absorb all of those flavors.

What are the best potatoes to use?

Red potatoes are perfect for this dish, there’s no need to peel them so their skins add some color too. I find waxier potatoes re best rather than starchy potatoes like Russets or Yukon Gold than tend to fall apart when tossed.

What do you serve it with?

This potato salad is great to serve with all kinds of meals, great for picnics and potlucks, but it wouldn’t be out of place on a holiday table either. Try it with:

white plate with german potato salad
white plate with german potato salad

Tips!

  • Cook the potatoes until they are fork tender, but still firm and not falling apart.
  • There’s no need to peel the potatoes, just give them a wash.
  • Pour the dressing over when the potatoes are still warm.
up close white plate with german potato salad

This German potato salad is so easy to make and loaded with fresh and tangy flavors. It makes a great change from creamy potato salad, I’m sure it will become a new favorite!

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German Potato Salad Recipe

These delicious traditional warm German potato salad is tossed in a tangy mustard dressing for an easy side dish that is loaded with flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine german
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 229kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and chopped

Instructions

  • Cut the potatoes in halves and place in a pan. Cover with water and boil over medium heat till fork tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Do not overcook, you don’t want them to fall apart.
  • Remove the potatoes from the water and slice into bite sized pieces. You can peel the potatoes or leave the skins on.
  • In a small bowl, combine the onion, garlic, beef stock, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper, and olive oil.
  • Pour the dressing over the warm potatoes and sprinkle with parsley. Gently toss to combine.
  • Add the bacon pieces before serving.

Notes

  • Cook the potatoes until they are fork tender, but still firm and not falling apart.
  • There’s no need to peel the potatoes, just give them a wash.
  • Pour the dressing over when the potatoes are still warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 822mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 439IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg

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