Warm Pantry Potato Salad

Pantry Potato Salad is perfect for winter because it uses items you have in your cupboard.  It goes together in a snap and tastes delicious.Pantry Potato Salad uses mostly items in your cupboard, including canned potatoesMy family loves potato salad and would eat it all year long.  The problem is, I hate, hate, HATE to peel and chop potatoes.  I think it stems from my teen and young adult years when my mother and mother-in-law both would assign me that job at big family gatherings.  “Here, Kristen, take this 15 pound bag of potatoes and peel them all for dinner.”  I may or may not have exaggerated the memory over the years, but the fact still remains that I do not enjoy peeling potatoes.

So what’s a girl to do?  You got it.  I cheat when I can get away with it.  Canned cubed potatoes are a staple on my shelves.  I use them in hash, soups, casseroles and any other time I think I can.  It was a touch of inspiration that led me to use them in this potato salad.  Pantry Potato Salad uses mostly items in your cupboard, including canned potatoesI spent a lot of my childhood in places where warm German potato salad was served at just about every picnic.  While I usually eat regular mayonnaise and mustard coated potato salad, every once in a while I get a craving for the other, less common variety.  To make this salad, I used bottled salad dressing and pre-cooked nitrate-free crumbled bacon.  There was no cooking, other than a quick stint in the microwave.  In less than 10 minutes I had a great side.

Warm Pantry Potato Salad
  • 4 14 oz cans cubed potatoes, gently rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • 1 2.8 oz bag pre-cooked bacon crumbles
  • 1 cup sweet onion salad dressing (I used Ken's)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 mini sweet peppers, chopped
  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the potatoes, green onion, bacon and peppers.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour the dressing over the potato mixture.
  4. Microwave for 4 minutes or until warmed through.
  5. Serve.



6 thoughts on “Warm Pantry Potato Salad

  1. This is such a great recipe, Kristen. I love potato salad but don’t make it often because it seems to take so long. Using canned potatoes is a great idea and since this potato salad comes together so quickly, I can see making this in the very near future.

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