Move over classic potato salad; there’s a new dish in town. This Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad is a fresh and flavorful take on the classic recipe. In fact, I’d take this over the classic recipe any day!

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Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Over the past month, I’ve been doing some behind-the-scenes work to clean-up and organize the recipes and blog posts here on Inspired by Charm. One thing I noticed was that I didn’t have a good potato salad recipe. Why? Well, to be quite honest, I really don’t like potato salad. Well, that was until I made this Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad.

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My problem with most potato salads is that they are really heavy and can often be pretty bland. That’s not the case with this recipe. Thanks to a lighter dressing, chunks of blue cheese and bacon, and a sprinkle of fresh green onions, this is a potato salad recipe I can get behind.

Want to know how to make it? While it’s really easy, I’d be happy to walk you through the steps. Let’s get to it!

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How to make Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Begin by cooking your bacon. (Want to know my secret for cooking perfect bacon that results in less of a greasy mess? Check out this post here.)

Once your bacon is cooked and cooled, crumble and set aside. For your convenience, there is a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.

While your bacon cooks, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the potatoes and cook until tender. Depending on the size of your potatoes, this will take 15-20 minutes. Drain, cool, and cut your potatoes into 1-inch chunks.

To a large bowl add the potatoes, bacon, green onion, and blue cheese.

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In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, white vinegar, sugar, black pepper, and salt. Drizzle this on top of your potato mixture. Toss with a large spoon or spatula to combine.

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Chill for at least 1-2 hours before serving. And for those that are wondering … yes, this can be made 24-hours in advance and chilled in an airtight container.

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As you can see, this Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad is so easy to make. I also love that you don’t have to peel the potatoes. Not only does it save time, but I think it adds such a nice color, texture, and flavor.

Looking for more delicious side salads? Try these:

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As I mentioned above, this recipe has such great flavor and doesn’t feel overly heavy. If you’re looking to try something new, I think you’re going to love this as much as I do.

Enjoy!

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Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad Recipe:

Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad


Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, blue cheese, picnic, potato salad, summer salad
Servings: 8
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Move over classic potato salad; there's a new dish in town. This Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad is a fresh and flavorful take on the classic recipe. In fact, I'd take this over the classic recipe any day!

Ingredients

  • 5 slices bacon
  • 2 pounds unpeeled new red potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped green onions - about 5-6 green onions
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Instructions

  • Begin by cooking your bacon. Crumble and set aside.
  • While your bacon cooks, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the potatoes and cook until tender. Depending on the size of your potatoes, this will take 15-20 minutes. Drain, cool, and cut your potatoes into 1-inch chunks.
  • To a large bowl add the potatoes, bacon, green onion, and blue cheese.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, white vinegar, sugar, black pepper, and salt. Drizzle this on top of your potato mixture. Toss with a large spoon or spatula to combine.
  • Chill for at least 1-2 hours before serving.

Notes

This can be made 24-hours in advance and chilled in an airtight container.
If you want my mess-free and super simple way to cook bacon, check out this post here. It's how I always cook my bacon.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 377mgPotassium: 603mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 203IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg
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  • Ann at

    This looks delicious, but it is called a “pasta” salad in 2 places (maybe more) and it is a potato salad!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Oops! You’re right! I guess I had pasta salad on the brain. Thanks so much!

      xo Michael

  • Becca P at

    I am totally making this! Thank you!!!

  • Debbie at

    You had me at BACON! Nice not to have a mayo-laden potato salad as well. I’m making this! Thanks!

  • Jennifer K. at

    Done and done! I am not a huge fan of potatoes, but this I can get behind- thank you for sharing! I really can’t wait to give this a try 🙂

  • Cathy Claus at

    Yum! how can you go wrong with BLUE CHEESE! AND…BACON! w/ be making this STAT! looks delish

  • Laura at

    This looks delicious. Is the olive oil included in the dressing?

  • Landrie at

    This looks delicious. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  • Jodi at

    I would love this recipe but so many people get turned off with blue cheese. Is there an alternative cheese you could suggest?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You could try goat or feta, but I love the tang that the blue cheese added to this recipe.

      xo Michael

      • Jodi at

        Thank you Michael. I enjoy all your posts!

  • Ivory at

    Michael this recipe is amazing. It has all my favorites. Thank you for creating and sharing
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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