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Chrissy Teigen's Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon Recipe

Chrissy Teigen's Potato Salad Recipe Has a Surprise Ingredient to Make It Extra Yummy


Potato salad is such a comforting side dish. I have so many fond memories of eating my grandma's potato salad when I was growing up, and to be completely honest, I can't re-create her recipe at all. Instead, I make Chrissy Teigen's creamy potato salad with bacon, because it's a little bit different but just as delicious. What I love about Chrissy's recipe — other than the bacon — is the jalapeño. The pepper adds just enough of a kick to make it interesting, which I'm totally a fan of. This recipe, from Chrissy's Cravings cookbook, is also easy to tweak if you want to make fewer servings. This time around, I cut it in half and made enough to last in the fridge for a couple days while I pick at it. Check out the recipe ahead, and make it for yourself at home.


Chrissy Teigen's Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon

Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen's Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon Recipe


  1. 4 pounds medium red potatoes
    Kosher salt
    12 ounces bacon
    1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
    3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    2 heaping tablespoons sweet pickle relish
    A squeeze of yellow mustard
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
    1/2 cup finely diced red onion
    1/4 cup thinly sliced scallion greens
    1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced


  1. In a large pot, combine the potatoes with water to cover. Salt it until it tastes good, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until you can pierce the potatoes easily with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and cool to room temperature, then cut them into bite-size pieces and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Cut the bacon into 1/4-inch pieces. In a medium skillet, cook half the bacon over medium heat until crispy, about 10 minutes.
  4. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining bacon.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, Dijon mustard, relish, yellow mustard, black pepper, and 2 teaspoons salt until smooth.
  6. Add the dressing to the potatoes along with the bacon, eggs, onion, scallion greens, and jalapeño. Gently toss to combine.
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