Side Dishes

Potato Salad for Two

March 6, 2017
Potato Salad for Two - perfect size side dish for two

Here is a creamy, cool, refreshing, and easy small batch recipe for potato salad that is downsized to feed just two people, or one if you are really hungry!  I love the flavor of the bacon, potatoes, egg, diced pickle, onion, and celery smothered in a simple dressing of mayo, seasoned salt, and pepper.

 

Potato Salad for Two - zonacooks

Oops I forgot to add the pickles in the ingredients picture.

Potato Salad for Two - zonacooks

I’m using a half pound of these tiny red and yellow potatoes.  I used the rest of the 1 1/2 pounds of potatoes in other recipes. That’s an easy way to cook for two and not waste any food. I like to dice my potatoes before I cook them. These potatoes only required being cut in half for me to get the size I wanted.

Potato Salad for Two - zonacooks

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Bring a small pan of water to a boil and add the diced potatoes. Mine were ready after 12 minutes of boiling. You can test for tenderness by poking a fork into a potato. If it slides in easy and feels soft or breaks in half, it is ready. Drain the potatoes then put them in the refrigerator to cool.

Potato Salad for Two - zonacooks

Add the egg to a small pan and cover with water. On the stove top, bring it to a boil. Once it reaches a full boil, cover the pan, then turn off the heat. Let it sit for 12 minutes. Then, drain the water and put the egg in the refrigerator to cool.

Potato Salad for Two - zonacooks

If using the bacon, heat a saute pan on medium heat and cook the bacon until crisp. I cut my bacon into bite sized pieces using scissors (I have one pair that is only used for food and can go in the dishwasher) before I cook it.  Then just stir it occasionally while it cooks. I like it better than crumbling the bacon after it’s cooked, but you can do it that way too. Drain the bacon on paper towel and let it cool. (I didn’t get a pic of this step.)

Dice the onion, celery, egg, and pickles. You can dice them large or small, just try to keep them the same size as each other if possible.

Potato Salad for Two - zonacooks

In a bowl mix together the mayo, seasoned salt, and pepper. Then toss together with the potatoes, egg, celery, onion, and pickles.

If using the bacon, stir in half of the bacon and then top with the rest and enjoy!

 Small Batch Potato Salad for Two - Here is a creamy, cool, refreshing, and easy small batch recipe for potato salad that is downsized to feed just two people, or one if you are really hungry!  I love the flavor of the bacon, potatoes, egg, diced pickle, onion, and celery smothered in a simple dressing of mayo, seasoned salt, and pepper.

 

Potato Salad for Two - perfect size side dish for two
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Potato Salad for Two
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Here is a creamy, delicious, and easy recipe for potato salad that is downsized to feed just two people, or one if you are really hungry! I love the flavor of the bacon, small potatoes, egg, and diced pickle, onion, and celery smothered in a simple dressing of mayo, seasoned salt, and pepper.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 596 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound potatoes scrubbed clean
  • 1 egg I use jumbo size
  • 2 slices bacon optional
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 stalk celery
  • 2 dill pickle spears
  • 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. I'm using a half pound of tiny red and yellow potatoes. I used the rest of the 1 1/2 pounds of potatoes in other recipes. That's an easy way to cook for two and not waste any food. I like to dice my potatoes before I cook them. These potatoes only required being cut in half for me to get the size I wanted.
  2. Bring a small pan of water to a boil and add the diced potatoes. Mine were ready after 12 minutes of boiling. You can test for tenderness by poking a fork into a potato. If it slides in easy and feels soft or breaks in half, it is ready. Drain the potatoes then put them in the refrigerator to cool.
  3. Add the egg to a small pan and cover with water. On the stove top, bring it to a boil. Once it reaches a full boil, cover the pan, then turn off the heat. Let it sit for 12 minutes. Then, drain the water and put the egg in the refrigerator to cool.
  4. If using the bacon, heat a saute pan on medium heat and cook the bacon until crisp. I cut my bacon into bite sized pieces using scissors (I have one pair that is only used for food and can go in the dishwasher) before I cook it. Then just stir it occasionally while it cooks. I like it better than crumbling the bacon after it's cooked, but you can do it that way too. Drain the bacon on paper towel and let it cool.

  5. Dice the onion, celery, egg, and pickles. You can dice them large or small, just try to keep them the same size as each other if possible.
  6. In a bowl mix together the mayo, seasoned salt, and pepper. Then toss together with the potatoes, egg, celery, onion, and pickles.
  7. If using the bacon, stir in half of the bacon and then top with the rest and enjoy!

      1. We are no much for potato salad in the winter months but we make them often in the summer months especially when camping~~~and this is definitely on my list!

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