Super easy, delicious and reheats well! This (loosely inspired by German potato salad) recipe is tasty hot or cold and great for outdoor dining - no mayo to worry about keeping cold. Also, you can switch it up and play with different flavor combinations by swapping the vinegar, herbs, and spices. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • Whisk olive oil, 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, honey, paprika, garlic, salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl. Stir potatoes, mushrooms, and sweet onion into vinegar mixture; toss to coat. Spread vegetables over prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate; crumble bacon.

  • Transfer potato mixture to a large bowl and toss with bacon, green onions, parsley, and remaining 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar.

Cook's Notes:

If you can't find baby Yukon Golds, don't sweat it, you can get the regular Yukon Golds and cut them into roughly 1 inch pieces.

Swap Ideas - Vinegar: apple cider, red wine, white wine, white balsamic; Bacon: pancetta, crumbled sausage (chorizo); Fresh Herbs: tarragon, basil, dill. You could even cheat and use your favorite vinaigrette dressing, I won't tell! :)

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 27.8g 9% DV; fat 12.5g 19% DV; cholesterol 4.8mg 2% DV; sodium 72.3mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2012
Definitely not my favorite potato recipe. I used red potatoes and yellow onion since that was what I had on hand but followed the spices oil and vinegar exactly. The potatoes just didn't have enough flavor so I had to add a lot of salt. Otherwise it just tasted like bland potatoes. Maybe a balsamic vinegar reduction would be better? Regardless this recipe needs a little "jazz-ing" up to make it work. UPDATE 06/18/12 After the potatoes cooled down about a day they did seem to have pretty good flavor though the balsamic is still not very prominent. I still suggest using a balsamic reduction to really glaze the potatoes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/01/2013
Was a disaster! Put the mixture in the oven for 30 min and they came out burnt and inetable. Will never make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2012
Definitely not my favorite potato recipe. I used red potatoes and yellow onion since that was what I had on hand but followed the spices oil and vinegar exactly. The potatoes just didn't have enough flavor so I had to add a lot of salt. Otherwise it just tasted like bland potatoes. Maybe a balsamic vinegar reduction would be better? Regardless this recipe needs a little "jazz-ing" up to make it work. UPDATE 06/18/12 After the potatoes cooled down about a day they did seem to have pretty good flavor though the balsamic is still not very prominent. I still suggest using a balsamic reduction to really glaze the potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2012
Delicious! We cooked the potato mixture on the grill which added a really nice flavor to an already tasty dish. We will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2012
Very good! Will definitely make again. Used regular button mushrooms and an extra piece of bacon. I wouldn't call this a "salad" at all but still- pretty darn good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2012
Best potato salad I've ever had. For me it comes off the foil better if the foil is sprayed beforehand with olive oil PAM. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2014
I always hate those review were people totally changed the recipe.... I'm sure would be good as written but I didn't have any regular potatoes green onions bacon or mushrooms. I made it with sweet potatoes using the dressing recipe (only omitted the paprika) subbed green peppers for the mushrooms and omitted the green onions and bacon. Turned out really well..... will try to make according to the recipe next time. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/01/2013
Was a disaster! Put the mixture in the oven for 30 min and they came out burnt and inetable. Will never make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2017
Wasn't sure if this should be served hot or cold. Served it warm. It was delicious!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2013
we liked them! simple and a nice change Read More
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