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Bacon and Caramelized Onion Potato Salad

A unique take on Potato Salad with Caramelized instead of raw onions...plus bacon!
Course Salads, Dressings, Marinades and Sauces
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 470kcal
Author Barb


For the Potato Mixture

  • 4 pounds red baby potatoes
  • 8 oz bacon chopped. Reserve 1/4 cup for garnish.
  • 2 cups onion diced
  • ¼ C. brown sugar

For the Dressing

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. Whole grain Dijon mustard
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Parsley optional


  • Clean (but do not peel) the potatoes and cut into 1" cubes. Immerse in salted water; bring water to a boil and boil for 7-10 minutes, testing potatoes to see if they are done. They should be firm but easily penetrated with a fork.
  • Drain and cool slightly.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, sauté the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove to drain on paper towels, reserving 1/4 cup for garnish. Remove all but 2 Tablespoons of the drippings, add the onions and sauté them for about 10 minutes until translucent and soft. Add the brown sugar and continue to cook an additional 5 minutes.
  • Combine the potatoes, bacon and onions.
  • Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, and lemon juice. Add to the potato mixture and gently toss together. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with remaining fried bacon and parsley. Best if allowed to chill for an hour or more.


Serving: 18 | Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 312mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g