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Creamy Potato Salad with Bacon and Chives

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
If you're a fan of loaded baked potatoes, you'll love this creamy potato salad with bacon and chives! Perfect for a summery side dish or a meal on its own, any time of year.
Servings: 8
Calories: 482kcal
Author: Raia


  • 4 lb. red potatoes
  • 1 lb. bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper to taste


  • Wash potatoes and chop into roughly uniform-sized pieces (about 1-inch squares).
  • Place potatoes in a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Boil until just fork-tender. You DON'T want them to mash when pierced with a fork!
  • When boiled, drain them and cool completely before adding in the remaining ingredients (I stuck mine in the fridge to speed things up).
  • While potatoes are cooling, cook up the bacon. (The easiest, least messy way to do this is on a large rimmed baking sheet in the oven, lined with foil. Bake bacon at 375° for about 15 minutes or until desired level of crispiness. Drain bacon on paper towels.) When bacon is cooled, crumble.
  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix carefully until potatoes are coated evenly with dressing.
  • Store covered in the fridge.


Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 742mg | Potassium: 1212mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 414IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg
courses: Salad, Side Dish
cuisine: American
keyword: bacon, easy, potato, salad, side dish