Side Dishes

Potato Salad Recipe for Two

This Potato salad is a creamy, cool, refreshing, and easy small batch recipe that is downsized to feed just two people, or one if you are really hungry!

Potato Salad

 

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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.

 

Serve it with these Grilled Beer Brats or these Steak Kebobs.

 

I’m using a half pound of these tiny red and yellow potatoes.  I used the rest of the 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.

diced potatoes on a cutting board, also on the side are celery, egg, onion, knife and bacon

 

Click here for a cutting board.

 

How to make Potato Salad for two:

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.

diced potatoes boiling in a sauce pan

 

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.

one egg boiling in a sauce pan

 

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.

 

onion, celery, egg, and pickles diced in a square black bowl

 

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!

 

Potato Salad for Two small batch

 

 

5 from 2 votes
Potato Salad for Two - small batch
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
Keyword: how to make small batch potato salad, potato salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 577 kcal
Author: Zona
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. Dice potatoes into bite sized pieces.

  2. Bring a small pan of water to a boil and add potatoes. Cook about 12 minutes. Drain and place in refrigerator to cool.
  3. Add egg to a small pan and cover with water and bring 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.Drain the bacon on paper towel and let it cool then crumble it.

  5. Dice onion, celery, egg, and pickles.

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

  7. If using the bacon, stir in half of the bacon and then top with the rest.

Nutrition Facts
Potato Salad for Two
Amount Per Serving
Calories 577 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 80%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 847mg 35%
Potassium 588mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 16.9%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 23.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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. #PotatoSalad #SmallBatch #RecipesForTwo #SideDishForTwo

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather McLean
    March 6, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    This looks and sounds really yummy~~ thanks

    • Reply
      Zona
      March 7, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Thanks Heather, I hope you enjoy it if you get a chance to make it!

      • Reply
        Heather McLean
        March 7, 2017 at 12:59 pm

        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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