American Potato Salad- Three Little Foodies

American Potato Salad

My American Potato Salad recipe is a family favorite for picnics and parties. The added ingredient of peppers, gives a slight sweet taste that balances this creamy potato salad and pairs perfectly with any potluck entrée, making this our go-to side for any get-together

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12


  • 2 lbs potates, cut in cubes leaving skin on
  • 5 eggs hard boiled, chopped
  • 1/2 pound bacon, crumbled
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup yellow pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • salt and pepepr to taste


  1. Leaving skins on; cut up potatoes and add to a large pot. Fill pot with salted water, and bring water to a boil. Cook potatoes 15 minutes so that potatoes are tender but still firm.

  2. Place eggs in a saucepan filled with cold water. Bring water to a boil, then remove pan from heat. Let eggs stand in hot water for 12 minutes. Remove eggs and transfer to an ice bath to cool.

  3. Cut bacon into little strips with kitchen sheers and add to a pan. fry bacon; set aside for later use.

  4. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl. Mix together and taste. Add extra salt and pepper if needed. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.