German Potato Salad Recipe

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Shelly Published: December 2, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make German Potato Salad

This German potato salad recipe is a tangy twist to mayonnaise potato salad that is perfect to serve over hamburgers or meatloaf for a filling meal.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • lbspotatoes ,yellow or red
  • 8bacon slices,uncooked
  • 1onion ,small, chopped
  • 1tbspflour
  • cupwhite vinegar
  • ½cupwater
  • ½tspdry mustard
  • 1tbspsugar
  • ½tspsalt
  • pepper ,to taste
  • ¼cupcelery,chopped
  • 2tbspparsley


  1. Cut potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Bring salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender for about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain well.

  2. Meanwhile, fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and cook onion in drippings until tender for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients except for the parsley and bring to a simmer while whisking. Simmer for 2 minutes.

  4. Place warm potatoes in a bowl. Pour the dressing over top, add celery if using and parsley and toss well. Top with crumbled bacon.

  5. Serve warm or room temperature.


  • Calories: 403.82kcal
  • Fat: 16.54g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.32g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.88g
  • Fiber: 7.08g
  • Sugar: 6.44g
  • Protein: 10.58g
  • Cholesterol: 25.52mg
  • Sodium: 1938.66mg
  • Calcium: 110.58mg
  • Potassium: 1226.93mg
  • Iron: 2.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 32.52µg
  • Vitamin C: 43.73mg
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