Homemade Potato Salad

I have never been a fan of potato salad, but I have to say that I truly love this home-made recipe. It’s so light and creamy and the flavours really hit you when you give the salad a few hours to settle in the fridge. I don’t know what it is that makes this salad so good, but using red delight potatoes might have something to do with it. They really do seem a lot fluffier and creamier than other potato types. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does.


Homemade Potato Salad

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 8


  • 1kg red delight potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 shortcut bacon rashers
  • 4 spring onions
  • 150g garlic aioli
  • 150g sour cream
  • tops of spring onion, sliced, garnish


  1. Boil a large saucepan of water.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into bite size pieces.
  3. Place potatoes in saucepan when water is boiling place, allow to cook for 10-12 minutes or until just tender, do not overcook.
  4. Meanwhile, boil eggs, peel and slice into quarters. I then sliced them in half again.
  5. Brown bacon and spring onions in a frypan for 4-6 minutes.
  6. When potatoes are ready drain out all water and return to saucepan and place back over heat, shake the saucepan over the heat for one minute, this creates a rough coating on the outside of the potato and removes moisture. Remove pan from heat.
  7. In a small bowl mix aioli and sour cream until combined.
  8. Add egg, bacon, spring onion and creamy dressing to potatoes, gently stir together and place into a serving dish, sprinkle with extra spring onion and serve warm or place in fridge until ready to serve.

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Erin July 30, 2014 - 11:46 AM

I love potato salad. I usually put dried cranberries, spring onion, bacon and parsley in our christmas potato salad!

So Yum!

Katrina July 30, 2014 - 12:42 PM

ooh that sounds really good Erin, a great little Christmas twist!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 30, 2014 - 6:56 PM

I like the addition of bacon and garlic aioli Kat! 😀

Katrina July 31, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Ooh I love garlic Lorraine!

ANB July 30, 2014 - 7:36 PM

We make a low fat version with spring onion, celery, peeled green apple, pickles, chives and a yoghurt/olive oil/lemon juice dressing.

Katrina July 31, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Might have to try it with pickles ANB, my son loves them!

charlotte v April 1, 2015 - 6:57 AM

That sounds awsome – can you share the recipe??

Kim Leeson January 26, 2021 - 9:34 AM

This has become our family’s new favorite. We usually have potato bake but this is a less heavier version of a potato side dish for the summer months. A lot less fiddling around than my potato bake as well..

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 27, 2021 - 12:13 PM

I’m so pleased to hear your family likes the recipe! Kat x

Angela Ivanovici March 5, 2021 - 2:21 PM

Extra benefit of cooled, cooked potato is all the extra inulin (beneficial fibre) you get. Very good for your lower gut bacteria!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 11, 2021 - 11:28 AM

I didn’t know that, thanks for sharing!


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