Rosemary Bacon Potato Salad

This coming weekend marks the unofficial kick off to summer. Which means it’s the unofficial kick off to summer BBQs, potlucks and picnics. And just in time for all those BBQs, potlucks and picnics I am sharing with you a twist on everyone’s favorite summer side: potato salad. This one is creamy and loaded with fresh rosemary and crispy bacon.

This week is shaping up to be rather busy. You see, this Saturday we are celebrating something. Our littlest dude is turning 1.

Gosh, just typing it I can’t even believe it. I can’t believe that it’s been one whole year since he decided to make his dramatic entrance into this world a whopping 7 1/2 weeks early.

I can’t believe that that little 4 pound 7 ounce baby is now over 20 pounds and cruising around the house. He is growing so fast, absolutely loves his big brother and is becoming quite the little mischief maker already. I’m in for it with these two for sure.

With two pretty much mobile little ones, who rarely nap, I’ve been having less and less time to spend in the kitchen testing recipes to share. However, once in a while I can get a quick one in and this Rosemary Bacon Potato Salad is just that. It comes together in about half an hour.

It’s great warm or cold.

It makes a great side dish.

It’s creamy thanks to a tip that I got from The Pioneer Woman’s recipe for potato salad. She uses a food mill to get hers nice and fluffy. I use a masher, a step I’ve never done before with potato salad, but I’m pretty sure I will never skip that step again!

This salad also just screams summer with the fresh rosemary.

And well…bacon.

It’s got a lot of things going for it, really. And should totally be on your table this summer. :)

Rosemary Bacon Potato Salad Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 6 slices thick cut bacon diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 5 medium red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper



Cook bacon until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.


While bacon is cooking boil potatoes in a large pot of water until fork tender. Drain.


Place potatoes in a bowl and use a potato masher to mash leaving a few larger pieces.


In another bowl whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, rosemary and garlic powder.


Pour dressing over the potatoes. Mix well. Mix in bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to eat.



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  • Reply
    May 19, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    YUM! This is perfect for memorial day! In my opinion potato salad isn’t complete without bacon and the rosemary is a genius addition.

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    Marsha Powell
    May 19, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Yum! I’ll have to make it this weekend. Thank you!

  • Reply
    May 19, 2015 at 8:50 am

    You had me at bacon! this potato salad looks so delicious, and I am not even normally a huge fan of rosemary!

  • Reply
    Ali @ Home & Plate
    May 19, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Love this easy recipe. Looks delicious and perfect for summer bbqs or grilling season.

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    Kaitie Lawlor
    May 19, 2015 at 4:09 am

    I feel like potato salad is a staple of summer picnics & bbqs. In saying that it can get pretty boring if you’re stuck eating the same thing time and time again… I love how simple this is (as in I have all the ingredients on hand), but that it’s not the basic potato salad. I can’t wait to make it for my family and I’m pretty sure everyone will eat it right up! :) cheers!!

  • Reply
    Pam Armstrong Greer
    May 19, 2015 at 4:07 am

    I love all the flavors in this. Especially the bacon :)

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