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Creamy Easy Potato Salad with Bacon

This light Creamy Easy Potato Salad Recipe is one of the best I’ve ever tasted! A simple healthy potato salad filled with bacon, hardboiled eggs, fresh chives and a creamy mustard sauce made with greek yogurt – the perfect side dish for those summer bbq parties!  

Creamy Easy Potato Salad

Y’all tomorrow is July 4th. Are you ready? I know I am. I’ve got all my sides, mains, desserts and cocktails ready to go. All I have to do is buy some fireworks and apply some sunscreen … haha… because we’ll be out by the pool all day!

On a side note, how they heck are we already a month into summer! It’s crazy! I guess time flies when you’re having fun, and we definitely have been. I just got back from Mexico celebrating my husbands 40th and in like 10 days we leave for Florida with the kids.

I can’t wait for that trip though, it will be our first all together family trip without bringing the parents or meeting family in a long time! (and the 1st with maddie!)

Ok, let’s get to the goods shall we? Food! Today’s recipe is an old one that I updated slightly and then also gave the photos a facelift. Everyone needs to have a go to classic potato salad recipe on hand, and I guarantee this will be yours!

creamy easy potato salad recipe with bacon on a plate

How to make Potato Salad?

  1. Place diced potatoes in a large pot, completely cover potatoes with water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Let potatoes cook for 10-15 minutes, until fork tender. 
  3. Drain potatoes and let sit.
  4. In the meantime, to a small bowl add stone ground mustard, dijon mustard, greek yogurt, lemon juice, thyme, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Add potatoes to a large bowl along with diced hard boiled eggs, diced bacon, chives, and creamy mustard sauce.
  6. Gently toss potato salad until everything is coated with sauce.
  7. Serve!

Can you make Potato Salad the day before?

Yes you can definitely make it a day ahead of time. When using a creamy based sauce it is best to dry the potatoes when they are completely cooled. This will keep the potato salad creamy instead of drying out.

How long will Potato Salad last?

If stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator, potato salad will last up to 3-4 days. The key is not letting it sit out on the counter or in the heat if it is a mayo or yogurt based sauce.

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process of how to make creamy easy potato salad with bacon

The days of potato salad that are drenched in mayo are long gone. A new era has arrived! The era of greek yogurt and mustard! Oh my gosh you guys. I love a good mayo based potato  salad, but this mustard potato salad is my absolute favorite!

In this Easy Potato Salad I kept the same base ingredients my mom always used hard boiled eggs, chives and bacon! Then I added in a little bit of greek yogurt instead of mayo to save on the calories as well as fresh thyme, mustard, lemon juice and a little honey to balance out the flavors. The Creamy Mustard Sauce will blow your mind, I’m straight up addicted and you’ll love the two different kinds of mustards I use. What I love about this salad is the sauce is the star of the show but its not drowning the potatoes, it just a light coating to give you the taste you love!

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This recipe makes a huge portion so you could totally cut it in half if you’re serving it to just family but I think a recipe like this is meant to be eaten with a large group of family and friends gathered round! I hope you makes an appearance at your summer parties, especially on the 4th of July! 

Bon Appetit friends!

What goes with Potato Salad?

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Creamy Easy Potato Salad with Bacon

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 cups (20 servings) 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes, Gluten Free, 30 Minute Meal, Holiday, Patriotic Recipes
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


One of the best potato salad recipes I’ve ever made! An easy potato salad with bacon, hardboiled eggs and a creamy homemade mustard sauce.


  • 3.54  lbs of yukon potatoes, cut into 1/4” thick cubes
  • 5 hard boiled eggs, sliced or diced
  • 5 strips of bacon, diced
  • 1/3 cup of chives, diced

Creamy Mustard Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh thyme, diced
  • 1/2 cup of stone ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup of plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Bring a skillet to medium high heat, add diced bacon and cook until crispy. About 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove bacon from pan and place on a place with paper towel to soak up the grease. Set aside.
  3. Place diced potatoes in a large pot, completely cover potatoes with water. Place on medium high burner, bring to a boil.
  4. Let potatoes cook for 10-15 minutes, until fork tender. (meaning you can poke potatoes with a fork because they are tender)
  5. Drain potatoes and let sit.
  6. In the meantime, to a small bowl add stone ground mustard, dijon mustard, greek yogurt, lemon juice, thyme, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
  7. Add potatoes to a large bowl along with hard boiled eggs, bacon, chives, and creamy thyme mustard sauce.
  8. Gently toss potato salad until everything is coated with sauce.
  9. Serve!


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 103
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 106 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 55 mg

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45 comments on “Creamy Easy Potato Salad with Bacon”

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    Jacquelyn Hastert

    Love this! I would have to double the bacon though cause in my family you can never have enough of that!

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    Megan Ancheta

    What a perfect recipe for summer! I love your addition of bacon, and your food photography is gorgeous!

  3. This was the perfect side dish with our barbecue dinner last night! Looking forward to having this again today!

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    Veena Azmanov

    This salad is so flavorful. Love the combination of ingredients and creaminess to making it. Surely tasty and a must try salad for sure.

  5. What a savory side dish with dinner! I know what I will be making tonight! This looks amazing!

  6. oops…just saw the previous comment and read it…sorry….I only used like a TBSP in mine tonight and it was very good still

    1. hey Diane, yes it is alot but this recipe makes a TON so it needs all the “sauce” it can get. Mixed with the yogurt and the other ingredients it will become mild with the rest of the potato salad, but yes thats the right measurement. Thanks for asking! 🙂 Hope you like it!

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    Kalee @ The Crowded Table

    I love that you used greek yogurt to lighten it up! Summer barbecues just aren’t the same without potato salad. 🙂

    1. Right.. its like a staple at all bbq’s so might as well lighten it up so you can indulge on the rest of the stuff there! 🙂

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    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen

    This looks so good, Krista, I’m going to give it a try for the 4th! I love replacing mayo with Greek yogurt and this version is totally calling out my name! Hope your trip was awesome, I’ve always wanted to go to St. Lucia!

    1. It was wonderful, if you ever get the chance go!

      Hope you enjoy this salad on the 4th, I think it will be a hit! 🙂

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    Kennedy Cole@KCole's Creative Corner

    Mmm! I love potato salad. I make mine with the red potatoes, too! I thin I might use Dijon mustard, though.

    I recently made a cooking and baking blog, too.
    I would greatly appreciate it if you would check it out!
    Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks so much Kennedy! Mustard potato salads are the best!

      So awesome that you just started food blog, you will love it! Its so fun and has turned into my passion! Best of luck!

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I can’t wait to hear all about your vacation to St Lucia! I went once and have been wanting to go back. In the meantime, I can’t wait to try this potato salad recipe. I love the bacon and thyme mustard sauce!

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    Oh I found out writing them only a week in advance is the fartherts I can write them or exactly what you described will happen! I sit there. Blank stare and just type random stuff hoping some words come together!

    And I CANNOT wait to hear about your trip! I am trying to plan a trip post baby and I have been DYING to go to St Lucia. So write it up because I am anxiously waiting!

    1. hahaha…. totally agree! I am the same way, about a week is all I got! 🙂

      I can’t wait to share the stories from our trip, you and the hubs would love st lucia! Perfect place to relax!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner

    I’m right there with you on writing posts ahead of time, it feels so weird. I can’t wait to hear about your trip to St. Lucia, how fun! This potato salad is a must make for me this summer, love the bacon and mustard sauce!

    1. Thanks Danae! So glad someone else understands! 🙂

      Pumped your like the potato salad, hope you get a chance to try!

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    Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates

    Welcome back Krista!! Can’t wait to hear about your trip! Loved following along on instagram!
    And this light potato salad looks amazinggg!! Pinning!

    1. Thanks girl! I can’t wait to tell you! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the pics on instagram! It was so hard to capture all the fun and beauty that we saw, but I tried anyway! 🙂 Thanks for the pin!

    1. Thanks Michelle, the thyme in this is such a fun flavor that sneaks up on you as your eating it. So delicious!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Summer pasta and potato salads are great but usually so heavy! I love that you used yogurt and mustard for the dressing on this delicious looking salad. Perfect picnic food for sure!!!

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    heather @french press

    I have always loved potato salad, but never make it because I just will not use mayo – this version sounds SO much better, and well there’s bacon

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    Justine | Cooking and Beer

    I’m a sucker for a good potato salad! So happy this one isn’t of the borrrring variety. 😉 Pinning!

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    Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen

    Great Minds think alike! I totally made potato salad last night. After reading this I think I am going to add some eggs! Your salad looks utterly amazing.

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    I write posts in advance and hate it for the reasons you mentioned! BUT I also love not scrambling the night before!
    On another note, I have recently found a love of potato salad and this lighter version with Greek yogurt protein goodness is so calling my name! Pinned!

    1. Exactly! Its a two sided coin, both with equal perks or dislikes. Oh well… life of blogging! 🙂 At least I can just stuff my face with this potato salad! Thanks for the pin girl!