German Potato Salad – Kudos Kitchen Style

German Potato Salad Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Where does the time go? It feels like we just started October a day or two ago, and already it’s almost over. But before it’s gone, and we officially move into November, please allow me to share with you another Oktoberfest recipe for my German Potato Salad – Kudos Kitchen Style

This potato salad can be served at room temperature, cold, or I think it’s best slightly warmed through to bring out all the flavors. Also, for optimal flavor, and if you can, I suggest making it in advance (up to 8 hours) so all the flavors have a chance to marry and come together as one.

Serve this potato salad alongside this amazing recipe for Bratwurst and Apple Kale Kraut Sandwiches by my dear departed friend Elle of Elle’s Kitchen:

Or how about my very favorite Pork Schnitzel:

Or, what about a plain old hot dog on a bun with maybe a touch of sauerkraut? Whatever way you choose to pair up this potato salad doesn’t really matter…just that you do!

German Potato Salad Recipe - Kudos Kitchen Style

Cut and boil 4 pounds of red potatoes until fork tender. Drain and keep warm add the red onions and cooked bacon. Shake the ingredients for the dressing together in a jar with a lid and pour the dressing over the warm potatoes.

German Potato Salad Recipe with bacon, stone ground mustard, onion and dill weed.

Servings: 10-12     Prep and Cook Time:  20 minutes

4 pounds red potatoes, cut into bite sized chunks
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 pound bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled. Set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon grease
1 medium red onion, chopped
1/2 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
2 teaspoons dried dill weed
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
chopped fresh parsley for garnish

-In a large stock pot, boil the potatoes until fork tender in enough water (with 2 teaspoons salt) to cover. Drain and cover to keep warm.
-Gently stir in the red onion and the cooked bacon.
-In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, dill weed, brown sugar, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and the bacon grease. Shake to thoroughly combine and pour the dressing over the warm potatoes. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
-Garnish with fresh parsley.
-Serve cold, at room temperature or warm.

German Potato Salad with bacon, stone ground mustard, dill weed and onion.

Now, what goes better with good German food than a nice icy cold beer? Not much I’d have to say!
I painted these items to depict two full glasses of beer. They’re actually empty. I would however, encourage you to fill them with the real thing 🙂

Green Man custom painted beer glasses
If there is ever anything I can paint for you, please don’t hesitate to contact me or visit my shop. Custom orders (like this one) are always welcome. I will gladly work from any photo or description you send my way.
Kudos Kitchen by Renée ~ Where food, art and fun collide on a regular basis.

Until we eat again,


  1. Making this tonight to go with our roast beef. I can't wait to taste it!

  2. OK, I just have to say . . . . DELICIOUS!!!! Exactly the combination of flavors I've been looking for. I added a little red onion and a little more salt for our taste. Honestly, I could have eaten all of it by myself. But I tried to show some restraint. For Dale and I one pound of taters was plenty – and I do have a bit leftover for tomorrow! This is a keeper!!

  3. Those glasses rock! German potato salad is my absolute, hands-down favorite kind of potato salad, and your version sounds amazing. I'm really wishing I had a triple scoop right about now. I know it would go perfectly with a Woodchuck and one of those sammies in memory of Elle. 🙂

  4. I love a good potato salad – it's my go-to side dish for so many dinners. Great recipe, Renee!

  5. My hubby would be all over this German potato salad, looks amazing! He'd love those glasses too!

  6. I used to prefer mayo based potato salad, but I've done a 180 and now love German potato salad! Yours looks perfect!

  7. If I'm having potato salad, it needs to be german potato salad. This is by far the best way to make it. Looks great!

  8. Love German style potato salad! Of course, I like the traditional with mayo too, but it's great to have a change now and then. This will be perfect with the brats we're grilling this weekend 🙂

  9. I never met a potato salad I didn't like. I love the flavor combination here and I know this would go PERFECT with your pork schnitzel!

  10. I know! I can't believe that October is almost over!! Ps Thomas will love this!

  11. My grandma made the best German Potato Salad and the recipe is lost with her. I can't wait to try your GPS and stir up some old memories