Creamy Jalapeno Bacon Potato Salad

Creamy Jalapeno Bacon Potato Salad may be your new favorite potato salad. Serve with grilled chicken, hot dogs, or burgers.
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I have a thing for jalapenos. Evidently, I have a thing for jalapenos and bacon as well. This a twist on my Jalapeno Ranch Potato Salad and it is so good.

This is my favorite potato salad. You only need four ingredients, not counting salt and pepper, and just a little bit of time. Also, like most potato salad recipes this tastes better the next day after the flavors have had a chance to develop a bit more.

This is one of the older recipes from the blog that I am updating with better pictures. I originally posted this way back in June of 2011. One of my readers asked me if I could post my go-to tater salad recipes but I already have most of my favorites on here already so I’m spiffing this up a bit,

Creamy Jalapeno Bacon Potato Salad

Don’t let the jalapeno put you off on the recipe. It’s easy to find mild pickled jalapenos now where you get the flavor without all the heat. In fact, that is what I used this time around.

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5 from 1 vote

Creamy Jalapeno Bacon Potato Salad

A new take on the usual potato salad. Tender potatoes in a creamy dressing meet crunchy bacon and a slight bite from the jalapenos.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Micha M


  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds potatoes , peeled and cubed
  • 3 or 4 slices bacon , crisply cooked
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 Tablespoons jarred jalapenos , diced if desired
  • To taste salt
  • To taste black pepper


  1. In a 3 quart or larger sauce pan cover potatoes with water, add salt, and cook over medium heat until fork tender. Drain potatoes and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl mix mayonnaise and sour cream, add potatoes and stir to combine. Add bacon, jalapenos, salt and pepper and gently stir.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

Creamy Jalapeno Bacon Potato Salad

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  1. This looks soooo good! I’ve never heard of this before, but I love bacon, jalapenos and potato salad. Must be wonderful! I’ll have to try it!

    I’m following on Twitter @StyleDecor as I did not see a GFC!

  2. Where have I been and how did I miss this recipe?! Better late than never, I’ll be trying this one soon.

  3. Visiting from Eat at Home. My husband would love this! I’ve never thought to add jalapeños to my potato salad, and of course bacon makes everything better. I’ll be pinning so I remember to try it. Thanks for posting!

  4. Thanks for stopping by and for pinning the recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    This looks SO tasty! I can’t eat carbs but I can sub in something else for the potatoes : ) yum pinned to my salad board–thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!


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