Blue Cheese and Bacon Potato Salad Recipe -
Blue Cheese and Bacon Potato Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Blue Cheese and Bacon Potato Salad

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"This is a scrumptious combination of a favorite Southern restaurant's green bean side dish and potato salad. It's fabulous and your family will thank you. You can serve it right away, but it does well for a few hours in the fridge. Eat cold or at room temperature."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Fill a large bowl with iced water. Line a baking sheet with a dish towel.
  2. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 18 to 20 minutes. Add green beans to the boiling water; blanch for just 1 minute. Drain potatoes and green beans; transfer to bowl of iced water to stop cooking process, about 5 minutes. Remove from iced water with a slotted spoon and place on prepared baking sheet to dry. Cut potatoes into quarters.
  3. Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool bacon slices on paper towels; crumble.
  4. Whisk vinegar, olive oil, mayonnaise, and mustard together in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper. Add potatoes and green beans; stir to coat. Top with bacon, blue cheese, and green onions; stir once to incorporate.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 26, 2012

Very good! I did cook my green beans longer than called for b/c we don't like when they are crunchy, and used a few more slices of bacon than called for. I only had red wine vinegar, so I went w/ that. This was wonderful both at room temp and cold. Loved the creaminess of the dressing. Make sure you season it w/ salt and pepper (especially salt b/c it needs it, IMO). I also added a some garlic powder. This was a hit tonight and I will def be making it again! Thanks for sharing. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 30, 2014

Again, I'm not sure why my reviews are being edited considering my opinions are always fair and non judgmental. You win some, you lose some. Every reviewer should have the opportunity to write a fair, unbiased review and likewise, cooks should use their best judgment and understand that not every recipe will be a winner for everyone. So, here's my second attempt at writing an honest review. I thought this was just OK. My in-laws and (potato salad hating) hubby liked this, so maybe it's just me??? I guess I prefer a slightly sweet potato salad, or at least a less tangy one. The mustard vinaigrette was just a little overkill for me - and ditto for the blue cheese (and I LOVE the stuff!). All in all, this was decent, but nothing to write home about. Thanks anyways, Krissy. :)


11 Ratings

Oct 13, 2012

I made this for my Son as he does not like sour cream in a potato salad, all the other family does, i do not like blue cheese, so the recipe had to be tested on him, he said it was wonderful as did his partner, they are both cheese adicts, they took the recipe home with them so they could make it and take it to another bbq the next day, where there were more cheese adicts, the verdict from that bbq was brilliant and why didn't they bring a bigger dish, as there was none left, much to my sons sorrow, he made more so they could take to work for their lunch the next week, so that is why i gave it 5 stars.

Jul 01, 2013

This recipe is fantastic. I doubled it with no problem, the tip about putting the potatoes on a kitchen towel really worked and completely removed the moisture from them. The dressing is easy to make and tastes fabulous. To be fair I did not add the olive oil, and it was still very good. My family loved how fresh it tasted, not heavy. I quartered some hard boiled eggs and decorated the top with them. Big hit in this household! Thank you for posting this recipe, we loved it.

Aug 09, 2012

I thought, "Green beans in potato salad?", but it's really good. I used 3 1/2 oz of smoked blue cheese because that's what I had. I think the smoked cheese amplified the impact of the bacon. I also cooked the potatoes in a pressure cooker and the beans in the microwave to save prep time.

May 26, 2014

I loved it!! Just starting to like blue cheese so a nice change from the normal boring potato salad. my hubbie thought it too tart; shave down the vinegar a bit for his liking

Aug 30, 2015

Really good dressing! I added hard boiled eggs!

Jul 01, 2014

The green beans could have been cooked longer and the sauce was just tangy and vinegar-like.


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  • Calories
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 541 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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