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Bacon Potato Salad for a Budget Friendly BBQ

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This incredibly creamy, full of flavor Bacon Potato Salad for a Budget Friendly BBQ is the perfect solution when you are looking to feed a large group. 

Bacon Potato Salad for a Budget Friendly BBQ

Yes. It’s another recipe with bacon. I know, I know. I tend to use it a lot.

Bacon is one of my top 10 most favorite foods and if I can throw it into something for some added flavor, I’m definitely doing it.

Who’s with me?

Bowl of Bacon Potato Salad for a Budget Friendly BBQ

This Bacon Potato Salad is perfect for a Budget Friendly BBQ. Don’t you think? When you have a big crowd to feed, potatoes are an inexpensive option for feeding all those hungry mouths. 

This entire recipe cost under $10 to make since I basically got everything on sale or had it growing in my garden (red peppers, onions, garlic) and it makes enough to feed 15. You can cut the recipe if you’d like, but I will tell you that the leftovers are the best part.

Often I make this salad the day before my event, so it has plenty of time to let the flavors marry together. Ah-May-Zing! Just be sure you keep it covered in the refrigerator to ensure it stays fresh.

Large bowl of Bacon Potato Salad for a Budget Friendly BBQ

I love bacon. In almost everything. This bacon potato salad is full of color, flavor and is perfect for any BBQ. Since it is pretty budget friendly it’s the perfect potato salad recipe for a HUGE batch! It also doubles VERY easily, but be aware it’s probably going to feed about 30 people. 

Not bad for a potluck, but might be too much for a backyard BBQ or picnic. No matter what you’ll love it though.

Do you have a favorite side dish you like to serve at BBQ’s? Tell me about it in the comments or leave a link to your recipe.

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Bacon Potato Salad for a Budget Friendly BBQ

Bacon Potato Salad

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This Bacon Potato Salad is absolutely perfect for a Budget Friendly BBQ.
4.49 from 37 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chill 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Salads and Soups
Cuisine Sides
Servings 15 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 5-6 pounds of potatoes
  • 1 pound of cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1 large red pepper chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • ½ cup onion finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ cups light sour cream

Instructions
 

  • Boil potatoes on stove about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain the water and allow to cool until you can handle them. Cut all the potatoes into 1 inch pieces.
  • In a large bowl, add the potatoes, bacon, red pepper, celery stalks and onion.
  • In another smaller bowl, mix together the mayo and the sour cream until blended. Add the salt, pepper and minced garlic.
  • Pour into the large bowl and toss the potatoes very gently until coated in the sour cream sauce.
  • Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Ashley

Saturday 22nd of August 2015

I did a double recipe with 10lbs of potatoes and the potatoes way over cooked in 20 minutes. The recipe is amazing but mine was just mushy. I ended up using the rest to make mashed potatoes. But the recipe is super yummy!! Thanks for sharing. Your website is a little difficult to navigate. I tried to find recipes on the search and it just kept taking me to Google and different websites...

Nicole Cook

Saturday 22nd of August 2015

Ooops forgot to mention I also have a visual recipe index that you can use as well, which you will find located on the top navigation bar.

Nicole Cook

Saturday 22nd of August 2015

Hi Ashley, I don't know if I would have tried making it in such a large batch unless I did them one at a time. I am assuming you used smaller potatoes than I did, which is why they cooked faster. I'm glad you were able to salvage some for other things and that the recipe still tasted great to you. As for the website, my search feature on my blog DOES use google, so that's why it takes you to google. It will help you find recipes on my site that have been indexed by google. Hope that helps in the future. :)

Michele

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

Are the potatoes peeled before or after boiling them whole? Or is the skin left on?

Nicole Cook

Friday 17th of October 2014

Personal choice, which is why I didn't actually say. We leave ours on most of the time.

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