Chipotle Bacon Potato Salad #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Today for #SundaySupper we teamed up with Idaho® potatoes to bring you a variety of different kind of potato salads.  To me a summer picnic is not the same unless you have a delicious, creamy, potato salad to side with your hot dogs and hamburgers.  So today I am bringing one of my newest creations and I have to admit I think it is one of the best potato salads I have ever had, it is my Chipotle Bacon Potato Salad.
Chipolte Bacon Potato Salad #SundaySupper
This potato salad has is all, Idaho® potatoes, greek yogurt, mayonnaise, chipotle peppers and bacon. After all everything is better with bacon! The potato salad is creamy, thick, a little bit healthier then the average potato salad and has just enough heat from the chipotle peppers with crunchy little bits of bacon. It is amazing! I was told by a few that it is the best potato salad they ever had. Score!!
Chipolte Bacon Potato Salad #SundaySupper
I wanted to share with you safety tips for potato salad. After all anytime you’re using mayonnaise and greek yogurt in potato salad you should take precautions,especially if you’re serving this outside.

  • Use commercial mayonnaise instead of making from scratch as the egg ingredient has been pasteurized and the additional lemon or white vinegar is acidic and has quite a bit of salt. All these ingredients help when paired with a low acid food such as potatoes.
  • Raw eggs are a possible safety hazard when left out, and can develop salmonella bacteria when left at room temperature. If adding sliced eggs, make sure they are hard boiled and therefore fully cooked.
  • I was always taught, hot food hot and cold food cold (and from my mentor when running a food service operation “get the money in the bank”). These temp guidelines are important in warm weather, but also remember to start with clean utensils, bowls and ingredients with no cross contamination, especially from the cutting board when chopping the potatoes.
  • Once the salad is finished being prepared, chill in the refrigerator for several hours, four is ideal.
  • Pre-chill the cooler for the potato salad with cold water or ice before dumping and adding in the finished salad.
  • Bring along a larger bowl and make a nest of ice to place the bowl of potato salad into, keep it covered until service and remove once the buffet line has gone through (you can always place it out later for seconds). Also, it is very important to keep the potato salad out of direct sun light.

All of this information along with freezing potato salad and tips on making potato salad call all be found on the Idaho® potatoes website. Check it out for more information
Chipolte Bacon Potato Salad #SundaySupper

Chipotle Bacon Potato Salad
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 8 servings
  • Serving size: ¾ cups
Prep time: 
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A creamy, rich, lightened up potato salad with a kick of heat from the chipotle peppers and chock full of little bits of bacon.
  • 11/2 lbs. Yellow Idaho® potatoes, peeled, diced into bite size pieces.
  • 1 cup greek yogurt, plain
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 tbsp. chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • ½ tbsp. dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • ½ cup purple onion, sliced thin
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  1. Add potatoes to a pot of cold water. Over medium heat bring to a boil and cook the potatoes until fork tender. Drain the potatoes and place in a bowl until cooled.
  2. In a medium bowl, add greek yogurt, mayonnaise, chipotle peppers, chipotle sauce, lime juice, dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. In bowl with potatoes add onion and bacon. Carefully fold in yogurt mixture until combined. Stir in cilantro leaves. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Calories per ¾ cups: 232, Fat: 13, Cholesterol: 2.5, Sodium: 148, Potassium: 480, Carbs: 22, Fiber: 2, Sugar: 2, Protein: 7

Chipolte Bacon Potato Salad #SundaySupper

Have you Guys heard about the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, FL on July 18th – 20th? Well why not win yourself a trip to go?  The  Idaho® Potato Commission is having a contest for developing or re-inventing breakfast potatoes. You should so enter!!  You want more information on the Food and Wine Conference or more detail, you can go here.

We are proud to announce this contest thanks to the  Idaho® Potato Commission, a platinum sponsor of the conference:

When: April 17 to June 27, 2014

First place winner will receive:

  • $500 gift card
  • Reimbursement for their full conference pass to the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, FL.
  • The recipe will be a featured side dish of the conference.
  • The recipe also may be featured on the Idaho® Potato website.

Second place winner will receive:

  • $300 gift card
  • Reimbursement for their full conference pass to the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, FL.
  • The recipe may be featured at of the conference.

Third place winner will receive:

  • $200 gift card
  • Reimbursement for their full conference pass to the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, FL.

Grand Prize:

One of the winners will also be eligible for an expense paid trip to Idaho September 29 to October 1, 2014.

What a great contest!!  I’m entering!!

You can also find the Idaho® Potato Commission website and social media sites:

I hope you enjoyed today’s potato salad and make sure you check out what the other members created!  I am always looking for new ways to change-up my potato salad.

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!



Chipolte Bacon Potato Salad #SundaySupper

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Idaho® Potato Recipe Contest

This post is sponsored by the  Idaho® Potato Commission. All opinions are my own.


  1. I can’t wait to make this for my husband. He has been a on chipotle kick for a while and I’m sure he would love this too.

  2. Chipotle and bacon – yes please! I love that you used Greek yogurt to lighten up the potato salad.

  3. We love adding spice to our food so this potato salad with chipotle peppers AND bacon sounds incredible.

  4. Such a great twist on classic potato salad! Love it!

  5. Jennifer this looks amazing!!! I would eat the whole bowl!

  6. This is a great looking potato salad. Love the tang of greek yogurt in here and the spice of those chipotles!

  7. Michael loves his food spicy, so I know he’d go nuts for this! Now I know what to do with my leftover russets!!

  8. Oh. My. Goodness. I’m in love!! Such great flavors in here!

  9. What an absolutely fantastic combination! I am in love!!

  10. I love the twist on this potato salad! Great job!

  11. Your potato salad is a Southwestern cuisine triumph, Jennifer! Adding Greek yogurt to the mix is brilliant, too =) Bravo!

    Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  12. oh my goodness, love this!!! love the greek yogurt, chipotle peppers and bacon!! looks fabulous and can’t wait to try this!

  13. What a beautiful potato salad with a kick 🙂 Yum

  14. There is absolutely no way you can go wrong when you combine potatoes with chipotle and bacon – SCORE indeed!

  15. Betsy @ dessertsrequired says:

    You are completely right everything is better with bacon. I cannot wait to make this for the next barbeque.

  16. My daughter would love this, just the right amount of spicy!

  17. Great safety tips to know for potato salad, but an even greater recipe! Wow, Jen – I want you to come to my summer backyard parties, and bring this along!

  18. I can almost taste the smokiness from the chipotle and bacon in here. I need to make this for my next picnic.

  19. Though I don’t eat bacon, I love the rest of the flavors you used!

  20. Chipotle AND bacon? Sign me up!

  21. I am just loving these flavors! What a delicious potato salad!!

  22. Terrific combination of chipotle spice and smoke paired with bacon! Sounds and looks amazing!

  23. Bacon? Chipotle peppers?! yowza I need to try this!

  24. Mmm! I totally want to try out the kick of chipotle in this salad! 🙂

  25. Can I just say….Mmmmmmm. And again….mmmmmm.


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