Rating: 4.15 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Passed down from my German/Dutch Grandmother. A hot potato salad with bacon, cheese and a creamy/vinegar sauce makes this a wonderful dish to serve with bratwurst on a cold fall day in Deutschland or wherever you might be. I usually double the bacon and sauce to make this extra flavorful.

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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 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring potatoes to a boil in a large pot of salted water. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain; transfer potatoes to a large baking dish.

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

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir celery and green onion until celery is tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer vegetables to baking dish.

  • Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, and black pepper in a bowl until smooth. Pour mixture over potatoes and stir until well mixed. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, 20 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; protein 8.7g; carbohydrates 16.4g; fat 19.6g; cholesterol 30.9mg; sodium 667.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2012
Made this for Recipe Group...We loved it! I did boil the potatoes whole before peeling/cubing b/c I don't like how they get when I do it the other way. I wasn't sure what to saute the onions and celery in, so I used some of the bacon grease and that added great flavor. I also reduced the salt a bit, but that was a personal preference. This came together very easily, and, in fact, I made it earlier in the day and just refrigerated it until I was ready to bake it. This was a nice twist on the usual German potato salad, and one that I will be making again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2012
Recipe Group selection of 10/14/12. I used red potatoes which I boiled and cubed with the skin on. I sauteed my onion and celery in the bacon drippings for added flavor and followed the rest of the recipe as written. I am unsure what the problem is because I like German Potato Salad and I like all the ingredients but it just didn't work for us. I think we would have liked it better without the mayo hot or without the cheese cold. It was interesting to try though thanks Lizgra! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2012
Made this for Recipe Group...We loved it! I did boil the potatoes whole before peeling/cubing b/c I don't like how they get when I do it the other way. I wasn't sure what to saute the onions and celery in, so I used some of the bacon grease and that added great flavor. I also reduced the salt a bit, but that was a personal preference. This came together very easily, and, in fact, I made it earlier in the day and just refrigerated it until I was ready to bake it. This was a nice twist on the usual German potato salad, and one that I will be making again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2012
Recipe Group Selection: 13, October 2012 ~ This is a different type of German Potato Salad than what I grew up on. That being said, different is good. I think I would have preferred to boil the potatoes first, and then cube them. They got a little mushy by cubing then boiling. The sauce mixture was a nice amount for 4 cups of potatoes. I used white cheddar cheese because that is what I had on hand. I think this will be a recipe that the leftovers will be even better than the first time around. My DH wishes I would have sautéed the celery and onions a little longer as he didn't appreciate the crunch in the dish. We both liked this dish and I would make it again. Thanks LizgraEva for sharing your version of Hot German Potato Salad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2012
Made for Recipe Group 10/13/12. I would suggest cooking the celery mixture a little longer on low. I did not like the little crunch while eating the finished product. It made for a lot of dirty dishes. This did have alot of flavor because of the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2012
Recipe Group selection of 10/14/12. I used red potatoes which I boiled and cubed with the skin on. I sauteed my onion and celery in the bacon drippings for added flavor and followed the rest of the recipe as written. I am unsure what the problem is because I like German Potato Salad and I like all the ingredients but it just didn't work for us. I think we would have liked it better without the mayo hot or without the cheese cold. It was interesting to try though thanks Lizgra! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2012
I halved the recipe but ended up using the full amt of the mayo mixture & mine was still on the dry side not sure why. I did leave out the celery-not a fan. That being said it was pretty good. I doubt I'll make it again but it was great to try once! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2012
Made this for Recipe Group and followed directions exactly as written. We all ate a small portion of this no one wanted seconds. The leftovers also did not re heat well the next day. Thanks for posting something new for us to try; but don't think we will be making again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2012
Recipe Group. I scaled back to 1/2 recipe and made this for my lunch. I sauteed the onions & celery in some of the bacon grease as suggested by Christina and I use Miracle Whip instead of mayo (less calories & fat) and only 1/4t salt. This was very easy to put together and store in the fridge until I was ready to cook. This was a delicious change of pace from the usual sandwiches. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2021
This recipe is delicious! We had it for dinner with bratwurst and sauerkraut and I just couldn't stop eating it! I will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2012
I loved this recipe it will become one of our new household favorites. I just wish it was a little less greasy. Read More
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