Benno's Bacon Potato Salad


This potato salad is one of my tried and true favorites. Friends and family love it!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups water, or enough to cover

  • 1 pound red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into quarters

  • ½ yellow onion, diced

  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch squares

  • 2 stalks celery, diced

  • ¼ cup mild yellow pepper rings, drained

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

  • 2 tablespoons juice from yellow pepper rings

  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

  • Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®), or to taste


  1. Stir salt into water in a large pot and add potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and cool. Slice potatoes and place in a large bowl.

  2. Cook and stir yellow onion, bacon, celery, and pepper rings in a skillet until bacon is browned and celery begins to soften, about 10 minutes.

  3. Mix mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, horseradish, pepper juice, lemon juice, and Creole seasoning together in a bowl until well blended.

  4. Add bacon mixture and dressing to potatoes; stir to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

323 Calories
24g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 323
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 889mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 21mg 104%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 659mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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