German Potato Salad Recipe

German Potato Salad

Perhaps the ultimate potato salad to be served at room temperature and not chilled, this German Potato Salad is the perfect addition to any cool season meal. I usually make this recipe from memory so when I made the recipe last night to serve with our Tony Packo hot dogs I was sure to measure ingredients so I could share. My family likes this dish served with sausage or on the side of a warm Ruben sandwich.   Whatever you serve this with be sure to use the Yukon Golden Potato variety.

German Potato Salad

Below you will find the super easy ingredients and how to create.  Be sure to take advantage of the printable recipe option and add this to your cookbook for your family to enjoy.

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German Potato Salad Recipe


  • 2 pounds of Yukon Gold Potatoes (about 10-12)
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion (diced)
  • 1/2 pound of thick bacon (cooked and chopped)
  • 1/3 cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of Dijon mustard


  1. Bring to boil 6 cups of water.
  2. Add sliced and cleaned Yukon Gold Potatoes.
  3. Once potatoes are cooked drain water.
  4. In skillet fry up bacon.
  5. Drain all but 4 tablespoons of bacon grease after removing the bacon.
  6. Chop bacon and put on side.
  7. Saute diced onions in the bacon grease for about 5 minutes.
  8. Add onions to the drained potatoes.
  9. In bowl add vinegar, sugar and Dijon mustard mixing.
  10. Pour mix over the potatoes in serving dish and gently fold in bacon pieces.
  11. Serve immediately.


About the Yukon Gold Potato :

Yukon Gold Potato named by Gary Johnston and Charlie Bishop. Initially named “Yukon” by Johnston for the Yukon River and gold rush country in Northern Canada. Bishop suggested adding Gold to better reflect the appearance of the potato.  ( more at Idaho )

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This is a super easy recipe… I’d love to hear what your favorite German themed dishes are so please comment below.


5 thoughts on “German Potato Salad Recipe”

    • I created this because I was craving the Tony Packos german potato salad. It taste as close as I can get it! I’d love to hear if you try it and any suggestions you may have.
      Thanks for commenting Eric!

      • Thanks for responding, Bren. My wife and I love the German Potato Salad at Tony Packos. We’ll probably give this a try next weekend – I’ll let you know the results!

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