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German Potato Salad

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 50 min
  • serves: 24 people

A favorite at barbecues, picnics and buffets, this classic salad features a savory, sweet and sour dressing tossed with tender potatoes to make a flavorful side that's sure to impress your guests!

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $5.89

  • 10 medium Yukon Gold potato (about 4 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces (about 12 cups)
  • 2 1/4 cups Swanson® Beef Broth or 50% Less Sodium Beef Broth
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Step 1

    Heat the potatoes and broth in a 6-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.  Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

  • Step 2

    Stir the vinegar, onion, mustard, sugar, bacon and parsley in a large bowl.

  • Step 3

    Pour the potato and broth mixture into the bowl with the vinegar mixture and stir to coat.  Let stand for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Season to taste.

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  • Real German Potato Salad

    angel2late
    May 23, 2016

    i'm german and my mother made german potato salad all the time and this is no where near what she made. when I went back to Germany this definitely was not what I ate. I would not make this ever and remember, german potato salad is always warm...

    • Swanson
      June 3, 2016

      Thanks for your feedback. Our test kitchen team did revise the recipe to improve the flavor and make it more authentic, but we realize there are many variations and time-honored family traditions that make certain recipes treasured favorites.

  • This IS NOT German Potato Salad!!!

    BobK
    June 11, 2013

    It takes more than vinegar and celery seeds to make classic german potato salad. Where's the bacon? This recipe is not worth wasting your time or ingredients on. There are alot of better recipes for german potato salad on the the web, please keep looking and don't stop here!

    • Swanson
      May 24, 2016

      We appreciate reviewer comments, and our test kitchen team has retested and adapted our German Potato Salad recipe to be more authentic, with a classic, flavorful dressing made with bacon. This salad is delicious served warm immediately after preparation, or served at room temperature.

  • Not a go with this family!

    Kimberly M.
    June 27, 2017

    I will continue using the recipe that was given to me by a friend who has a traditional German Potato Salad recipe because this tasted nothing like what that one does! Sometimes trying to take a shortcut doesn't work and this was one of those times. To me and my family, this was a waste of time, money, and effort.

  • Season as you like and it is good.

    Cooktime
    May 31, 2016

    I am confused by all the comments about the bacon. Bacon is listed in the recipe. I served it warm and it was good. It was just a slight variation on the traditional.

  • Very good, family really enjoyed it

    Momnj
    May 24, 2016

    I guess they updated the recipe to add bacon, it is on list of ingredients as well as instrutions. Will make again

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    Made With

    Calories 92
    Total Fat 1 g
    Sat. Fat 0.4 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 3 mg
    Sodium 156 mg
    Total Carb 14 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Sugar 1 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 2 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 1 %DV
    Iron 3 %DV
    Potassium 8 %DV
    Calories 92
    Total Fat 1 g
    Sat. Fat 0.4 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 3 mg
    Sodium 116 mg
    Total Carb 14 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 2 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 1 %DV
    Iron 3 %DV
    Potassium 8 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.

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