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Sweet Pickle Bacon Potato Salad

We’ve tried a bunch of potato salads but nothing comes close to our family favorite recipe for Sweet Pickle & Bacon Potato Salad. My mom makes this as a side dish to grilled brats. It is the perfect barbecue side dish. Enjoy!

Sweet Pickle & Bacon Potato Salad
Makes a large dish, about 8-10 servings


  • 3 lbs. red potatoes, diced into 1/2″ pieces (We have also used regular baking potatoes as pictured above and they turn out well too.)
  • 12 oz. pkg. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 1/2 c. mayo (This amount is flexible. We might’ve added a bit more. Use more if you like, or less.)
  • 1/2 c. sweet pickles, diced
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • paprika, to taste


  1. Boil the diced potatoes for 10 minutes. Drain and let cool. This can take up to an hour. Add the remaining ingredients and stir gently to combine. Chill for a few hours to let the flavor develop.

Suggestion from Mom: For a party, slice a few more hard boiled eggs and lay on top of the prepared potato salad. Sprinkle with paprika.

Recipe by Jam Hands.

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