Bacon Corn Smashed Potato Salad

This Bacon Corn Smashed Potato Salad is a nice alternative to your classic potato salad. A big hit with my family. Also makes a great mashed potatoes side dish!

bacon corn mashed potatoes

Every Thanksgiving I am asked to bring a side dish to my Mother-in-Law’s. I would prefer to not bring the same dish over and over but bring something new & fresh so I can get some candid feedback on a new recipe. This year I brought this Bacon Corn Smashed Potato Salad.

potatoes in boiling water

I realize this is a big departure from the classic potato salad, but I think that if you give this recipe a try you will add it to your regular rotation. Yes, it’s that good!

bacon corn mashed potatoes

This potato salad is unlike any other side dish I have made before. What is especially unique about this potato salad recipe is that you can either eat it hot or cold.

I prefer to eat it warm while my wife enjoys hers a little cooler than room temperature. Go figure. In any case, both ways taste delicious in our opinion.

bacon corn mashed potatoes

If you’ve ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?

Pork Cuts Diagram

If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I’ve put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon – 3 Ways. Check it out! My preferred method is baking it in the oven.

And don’t throw away that bacon grease! Bacon is expensive and the grease is great for making Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Popcorn and even hash browns. It can keep up to 3 months if properly stored in the refrigerator.

air fryer bacon

You will need the following ingredients to make this Bacon Corn Smashed Potato Salad recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Red Potatoes, Russet Potatoes, Corn, Bacon, Parmesan Cheese, Sour Cream, Mayonnaise, Horseradish, Ground Dry Mustard, Lemon Juice, Salt & Pepper and Chives.

  1. Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, in a mixing bowl, mix together the parmesan cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, horseradish, dry mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Once the potatoes are ready, mash the hot potatoes with a potato masher.
  4. Add mashed potatoes to the mixing bowl used in the previous step along with the corn and bacon. Mix carefully.
  5. Garnish with chives and serve either warm or cool.

Printable Recipe Card

bacon corn mashed potatoes

Bacon Corn Smashed Potato Salad

This Bacon Corn Smashed Potato Salad is a nice alternative to your classic potato salad. A big hit with my family. Also makes a great mashed potatoes side dish!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Salads, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 353 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lbs Red Potatoes
  • 1 lbs Russet Potatoes
  • 1 ½ Cups Corn
  • ½ lbs Bacon, Cooked & Chopped
  • Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ¾ Cup Sour Cream
  • Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tsp Prepared Horseradish
  • 1 Tsp Ground Dry Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper, to Taste
  • Chives

Instructions
 

  • Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender.
  • While potatoes are cooking, in a mixing bowl, mix together the parmesan cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, horseradish, dry mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Once the potatoes are ready, mash the hot potatoes with a potato masher.
  • Add mashed potatoes to the mixing bowl used in the previous step along with the corn and bacon. Mix carefully.
  • Garnish with chives and serve either warm or cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 8gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 346mgPotassium: 643mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 255IUVitamin C: 10.3mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 1.2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Karen says:

    I have made this bacon corn smashed potato salad and have Eaten it both hot and at room temperature, but I must admit I likes it better at room temperature. I also brought it to a gathering and everyone love it. It was a great success. Very easy to make and very tasty.

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