German Blue Cheese Red Potato Salad

German Blue Cheese Red Potato Salad - red-skinned, white-fleshed potatoes nestled with crispy bacon and blue cheese in cider vinaigrette.

Last Updated on December 20, 2020

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Independence Day

When Spane and I went to the store and I picked out our 4th of July dinner, I got to thinking that I really missed German Potato Salad. When my family was stationed in Kaiserslautern in Germany, it was something that we had quite often. I’ve had it since coming back to the United States, but it never seemed as good. I thought maybe I could improve on it.

But, why would I want to have German Potato Salad on a holiday that celebrates Independence from British rule? Well, because there were plenty of Germans involved in the Revolutionary War, among them Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. There were also French involved in helping us win, hence the inclusion of Blue Cheese

German Blue Cheese Red Potato Salad

German Blue Cheese Red Potato Salad

German Blue Cheese Red Potato Salad

German Blue Cheese Red Potato Salad - red-skinned, white-fleshed potatoes nestled with crispy bacon and blue cheese in cider vinaigrette.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: German
Servings (slide to adjust): 6 servings
Calories: 290kcal


  • 8 medium Red potatoes
  • 2 slices Bacon
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Blue cheese crumbled
  • ¼ cup Italian parsley chopped


  • Have ready a steamer large enough to accommodate the potatoes. Prepare the pan with water.
  • Cut the potatoes in eights, cut each in half, then those halves, and half again. Put them into the pan. Put the potatoes on to heat.
  • While that is happening, cook the bacon until crisp in a skillet, or microwave. Do NOT throw away the fat!
  • When the potatoes are fork-tender, put them in a bowl with the chopped onions. Crumble the bacon overall.
  • If you cooked the bacon in a pan, heat the pan on low, then add the vinegar and mustard to the pan, and whisk until well mixed. Then add the mayonnaise and whisk briskly to combine. If you used a microwave oven, put the fat in a saucepan, and heat it as previously described.
  • Pour the mixture over the potatoes, and toss to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, add the crumbled blue cheese, and chopped parsley.


Quick notes
Try to get German whole grain mustard. Yellow mustard will not work in this, it's too sour.
If you want to make this vegetarian, you could use olive oil instead of bacon fat, and add walnuts for crunchiness.


Nutrition Facts
German Blue Cheese Red Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 218mg9%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  2. Alexis Cooper says:

    It’s nice to have something different once in a while. I never had potato salad with blue cheese in it, and I have to say, it was really good. It was good warm, and it was good cold the next day. This is definitely on my summer salad list. Thanks!

    • I know how you feel, Alexis. When I was thinking about making this, I wanted to have something a little out of the ordinary. We’re glad you liked it.