Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad takes the classic potato salad and kicks it up a notch with the flavors of bacon and blue cheese. This will be a summer bbq favorite!

Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad takes the classic potato salad and kicks it up a notch with the flavors of bacon and blue cheese. This will be a summer bbq favorite!

Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad has become one of our favorite potato salad recipes because with the addition of two such strong flavors you don’t feel like you’re eating pure carbs for the sake of it. We like to make different flavored sides and salads because when people come over they always expect something different from the normal backyard party.

This Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad came about because we were making bacon and blue Cheese burger covered in Jack Daniel’s sauce (this is so good!). With some extra bacon and blue cheese left over we mixed it into the salad. Okay if I am telling the truth I also added crispy thin onion rings. That may just be gilding the lily though for this recipe.

Quick and easy Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad.

Looking for more summer salads?

Maybe some potato salads?

Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad takes the classic potato salad and kicks it up a notch with the flavors of bacon and blue cheese. This will be a summer bbq favorite!

Tools Used in the making of this Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad:
Large Pot with Steamer Insert: Makes life so much easier to lift the potatoes out at once and let them cool without risking a burn trying to strain them into a colander.
Kosher Salt: In 99% of the recipes on this site, you’ll find Kosher salt used. It’s super inexpensive but the flavor is miles better than table salt and less overwhelmingly salty.
Duke’s Mayo: Best mayonnaise ever, and really does add so much to the potato salad. It is more readily available in the middle and east coast of the country, but hey Amazon Prime folks!

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Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad takes the classic potato salad and kicks it up a notch with the flavors of bacon and blue cheese. This will be a summer bbq favorite!
Yield 8 Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 2 pounds potatoes peeled and cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing or an additional ¼ mayo and 2 tablespoons of blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbled
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion

Instructions

  • Fill a large pot 2/3 of the way with room temperature/cold water and add in the potato chunks.
  • Add ½ teaspoon Kosher salt.
  • Turn the heat to high and cook the potatoes for 12-15 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and rinse with cold water.
  • In a large bowl add the remaining ½ teaspoon Kosher salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, blue cheese dressing, mayonnaise, celery, most of the bacon, most of the blue cheese and green onion.
  • Stir to combine then add the potatoes and gently toss to combine.
  • Garnish with blue cheese and bacon and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 698mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 3.9mg
Keyword: Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad
Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad takes the classic potato salad and kicks it up a notch with the flavors of bacon and blue cheese. This will be a summer bbq favorite!
Quick and easy Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. May I ask, what is your preferred potatoes for this?
    Also my husband is off starch right now, so thinking I will try Quickly steamed cauliflower instead, for him alone..and make one for the rest of us using potatoes. I hope you will reply what type.
    As Idaho and Yukon/Red react differently
    Thanks.
    And I found at Kroger Stores, SMOKED PS Blue Cheese..my go to now when I make my B C Dressing.

    1. Hi! You can use any you prefer, as for the cauliflower, it sounds delicious but I haven’t tested it so I don’t know how it will hold up!

  2. Best tasting potato salad I’ve ever had perioddon’t usually like potato salad! Have made this 3to4times. Love Sabrinas recipes!!!!!!!

  3. This salad can be served both warm and cold. It is very satisfying and self-sufficient, that is, it can easily serve as an independent dish, or as an appetizer served on a festive table. Thank you for reminding this recipe.

  4. Best potato salad recipe I’ve ever eaten! I will say I am a blue cheese lover but this combination is hard to beat.

  5. You had me at bacon and blue cheese! Love this combination in a potato salad.

  6. OMG!! I LOVE blue cheese!! This is totally my kind of salad!! Looks fantastic!

  7. Ooo! I’m a blue cheese f-a-n! I can’t wait to try this potato salad – perfect with BBQ!

  8. You can’t go wrong with bacon and blue cheese! This potato salad looks perfect for summer.