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Hot German Potato Salad Casserole

Hot German Potato Salad Casserole

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Passed down from my German/Dutch Grandmother. A hot potato salad with bacon, cheese and a creamy/vinegar sauce makes this a wonderful dish to serve with bratwurst on a cold fall day in Deutschland or wherever you might be. I usually double the bacon and sauce to make this extra flavorful.

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  • Calories:
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 668 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring potatoes to a boil in a large pot of salted water. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain; transfer potatoes to a large baking dish.
  3. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels; crumble and sprinkle over potatoes.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir celery and green onion until celery is tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer vegetables to baking dish.
  5. Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, and black pepper in a bowl until smooth. Pour mixture over potatoes and stir until well mixed. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, 20 to 35 minutes.
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Made this for Recipe Group...We loved it! I did boil the potatoes whole before peeling/cubing b/c I don't like how they get when I do it the other way. I wasn't sure what to saute the onions and celery in, so I used some of the bacon grease and that added great flavor. I also reduced the salt a bit, but that was a personal preference. This came together very easily, and, in fact, I made it earlier in the day and just refrigerated it until I was ready to bake it. This was a nice twist on the usual German potato salad, and one that I will be making again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)


Recipe Group Selection: 13, October 2012 ~ This is a different type of German Potato Salad than what I grew up on. That being said, different is good. I think I would have preferred to boil the potatoes first, and then cube them. They got a little mushy by cubing then boiling. The sauce mixture was a nice amount for 4 cups of potatoes. I used white cheddar cheese because that is what I had on hand. I think this will be a recipe that the leftovers will be even better than the first time around. My DH wishes I would have sautéed the celery and onions a little longer as he didn't appreciate the crunch in the dish. We both liked this dish and I would make it again. Thanks LizgraEva for sharing your version of Hot German Potato Salad.


Made for Recipe Group 10/13/12. I would suggest cooking the celery mixture a little longer on low. I did not like the little crunch while eating the finished product. It made for a lot of dirty dishes. This did have alot of flavor because of the sauce.