German Potato Salad Recipes

Find five-star recipes for German Kartoffelsalat: hot, tangy, and just the way you remember it.

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Traditional German Warm Potato Salad

Rating: 4.75 stars
Is there anything better than freshly made potato salad? With sausages or pork, it's a dream! This recipe is from Bavaria, Germany, and my family makes this potato salad every year for Christmas eve.

Real German Potato Salad (No Mayo)

Rating: 4.24 stars
A much more traditional German potato salad which, of course, has no mayo. It has tangy, fresh flavors and can be served cold or at room temperature.

Schwabischer Kartoffelsalat (German Potato Salad - Schwabisch Style)

Rating: 4.19 stars
Living in southern Germany, this is one recipe that I had to get before we got back to the States. This style of potato salad is served at every restaurant and is in all the grocery stores. I got this recipe from one of my German friends, so this is an authentic German potato salad and tastes excellent!

My Tangy German Potato Salad

Rating: 4.65 stars
I really like this creamier version of the German potato salad and I like it warm or cold. Keeps well and is better the next day. This is an altered version of the traditional German potato salad.

Hot German Potato Salad III

Rating: 4.56 stars
A variation on potato salad - delicious!

Octoberfest German Potato Salad

Rating: 4.49 stars
This potato salad is wonderful served with Bratwurst and Kraut!

Hot German Potato Salad II

Rating: 3.71 stars
This potato, bacon and onion salad actually tastes better the second day when it's reheated.

Hot German Potato Salad I

Rating: 4 stars
My Grandparents used to make this for us when we were children. The addition of escarole adds a great flavor to the bacon, potatoes and eggs.

German Potato Salad

Rating: 4.55 stars
This is a really good hot potato salad that my mother used to make for us. You can vary the amount of vinegar and sugar to change the taste around.

Easy German Potato Salad

Rating: 2.86 stars
It's a different style of German potato salad which is very refreshing. If you like, you can also add some hard-boiled egg slices.

Hot and Tangy German Potato Salad

Rating: 4.29 stars
Delicious, tangy German potato salad is a great side dish for bratwurst.

Inspiration and Ideas

Authentic German Potato Salad
Rating: Unrated
"I lived in Austria and Germany, and have eaten kilo after kilo of this culinary delight. The dressing was absolutely perfect. Es war halt fantastisch!" – waynescottfeller
Slow Cooker German Potato Salad
Rating: Unrated
"Spectacular addition to our potluck. Everyone raved about it." – Nancy

Hot German Potato Salad Casserole

Rating: 4.15 stars

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.