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Creamy Bacon and Tomato Potato Salad

Are you ready for Memorial Day and some great cookouts? Yes, I know Memorial Day weekend is about so much more than cookouts and barbecues, but for many this is the start of summer and family gatherings. And what better way to celebrate than with a barbecue.

Today we are celebrating with a virtual barbecue and I am bringing Creamy Bacon and Tomato Potato Salad. As part of this virtual Barbecue there is a contest involved and you can help choose the winner.

If you love my recipe please leave me a comment on this post, that is all you have to do to vote. I would love your help in winning and the voting only lasts 24 hours, so vote by leaving a comment if you can.

Now, I have mentioned many times before how much I love potatoes, so when I was asked to come up with a recipe using Philadelphia Cooking Creme I knew it had to be something using potatoes.

But I wanted to make something a little different than your normal potato salad, so I added in a little bacon, okay a lot of bacon, and some tomatoes. The combination of the cooking creme with the potatoes, bacon, and tomatoes was so good!

I might just have had thirds when I served this last week with grilled hamburgers. Yes, it was that good. Adding the Philadelphia Cooking Creme to potato salad is a fun and delicious way to change up potato salad.

Now as part of this virtual Barbecue there is a contest involved and you are helping choose the winner. If you love my recipe please leave me a comment on this post, but feel free to visit any of the other great bloggers and see what they are bringing to the virtual barbecue and vote for your favorite. Contest is over.

Come join the Virtual Summer BBQ, hosted by Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.

Enjoy browsing these great recipes.

Southwest Chicken Salad – My Home Sweet Home
Creamy BLT Pasta Salad with Pesto Sauce – 4Tunate
Shrimp Campanelle Salad – The Peaceful Mom
Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip – Savings with Shellie
Philly Creamy Deviled Eggs – Smockity Frocks
Lemon Berry Cheesecake Bars – Saving Dollars and Sense
Creamy Potato Salad – Mommy Hates Cooking
Creamy Italian Pasta Salad – Life in Grace

Disclaimer: I was sent free Cooking Creme to use in developing my recipe, but I was not compensated for my time for participating and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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  1. I think your recipes sounds absolutely wonderful!! I will definitely be trying it very soon. (I’ve got to get some cooking creme first.) I know my husband will love it!

  2. sounds good!

  3. Love your blog, read it EVERY day!

  4. Pagan O. says

    This recipe sounds awesome! You can’t go wrong with anything that has bacon in it! It’ll also be great to bring to my parent’s house since my mother cannot stand mustard and pretty much all potato salad recipes contain it. 😀

  5. Stephanie says

    A big fan of your blog. I have a pkg of cooking creme in my fridge. I think I may have to give this recipe a try. I have never been disappointed in your recipes! We love your granolas!

  6. The combination of the savory cooking creme, the mayo and sour cream is a stunner for a potato-styled salad. Great recipe.

  7. This looks great! We just tried your Creamy Bacon & Tomato Pasta last week & loved it.

  8. Looks delicious! As you say, bacon makes everything yummier.

  9. Sounds absolutely yummy! How could you go wrong w/bacon? Especially in my male dominate home! Will be a great addition to this weekend’s barbecue.

  10. Thank you for sharing this wonderful yummy sounding Potato Salad recipe!

  11. Your potato salad recipe sounds awesome!!! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂

  12. Your recipe looks so good, I love all the ingredients!

  13. This potato salad sounds and looks delicious! I will definitely be giving it a try.

  14. This looks amazing!! I can not wait to try this recipe!!

  15. Dee Johnston says

    Love your site! Recipe look yummy.

  16. Tammy Jones says

    This recipe sounds really good. May just have to try it this weekend!

  17. The potatoe salad we will have this week-end!! Sounds so very good can’t wait would make it today if I had all the stuff. Thanks for all your work and your site giving us the best on the web.

  18. You know you’re my go-to girl for great, family-pleasing recipes! 🙂

  19. Looks and sounds great will be adding this to my cookout this weekend!

  20. This sounds so yummy! Can’t wait to give it a try. Perfect timing with the nice cookout weather upon us.

  21. I love cream cheese anywhere. I am going to make this for our Memorial day picnic.

  22. This sounds great! Can’t wait to try it.

  23. Jessica M says

    This sounds great! Bacon makes everything better =)

  24. I always use bacon in my potato salad but I never thought to use Philadelphia Cooking Cream in it. I will definitely be trying this soon.

  25. This potato salad sounds like a winning entree for the Memorial Day Weekend! Bacon is a treat in our house and so everyone would love it.

  26. Mmm, sounds good!

  27. Ooooooh, that sounds really yummy!!! Hubby was just saying yesterday that he’s ready for a meal of salads, and this would be a fun variation from the traditional potato salad! Thank you!

  28. Yum, this recipe is a keeper! I can’t wait to try it. I have saved so many great recipes from you over the months or should I say years now. I know I have received your emails at least a year now.

  29. Sounds like a great recipe. Looking forward to trying it this weekend.

  30. This sounds amazing!! I’ll be trying it really soon. So far, none of your recipes have let me or my hubby (who is VERY picky LOL) down. Everything I have tried so far are keepers! I’m sure this one will be, too. 🙂

  31. @TKeep123 says

    I think I have more of your recipes than anyone else, and this Potato Salad is going into the stack!


  32. Yum! I am adding Philadelphia Savory Garlic Cooking Creme to my grocery list.

  33. I like the color the tomatoes add. Plus I just love tomatoes. Great idea.

  34. Oh, I am so making this tonight. We’ve turned our downstairs ac off to save some money (here in central TX it tends to run constantly) and man I have been looking for dishes to make that are cold to eat! So excited!!!

  35. Bacon and cream cheese in my potato salad? Yes please!

  36. Brittany Levesque says

    This sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to try it; thanx for sharing!

  37. Looks delicious! I will have to try it this summer!

  38. Sounds delicious!

  39. Looks so delicious! like all your recipes Lynn! i will be trying it on saturday, thank you very much that is salad sorted!! xx

  40. Michelle B. says

    This recipe looks great-will definitely try it over Memorial Day weekend! Veggies & bacon-what’s not to like??

  41. That potato salad looks amazing! I especially love the bacon factor. 🙂

  42. this recipe sounds DELICIOUS! you have 3 of my favorite foods, potatoes, tomatoes and BACON! This will be great for a big family gathering we are planning potluck style – thank you for sharing it! 🙂

  43. Michelle says

    So delicious!

  44. All of your recipes sound wonderful and this one sounds especially good! How can you go wrong with potatoes, bacon and Philly Creme? 🙂 Thanks for sharing. You get my vote!

  45. deltalady6 says

    Sounds yummy! I love potato salad!

  46. Kimberli says

    This sounds delish!! Love all your recipes and have made quite a few of them. THX!!

  47. A keeper for sure. Thanks

  48. Sounds fabulous:) can’t wait to try it and I hope you win! Love your site and I look here regularly for recipes

  49. YUMMY! Bacon is always a winner at my house!!

  50. Karin Goodman says

    I plan to make potato salad for our BBQ on Monday. Will have to add cooking cream to my shopping list. This is a slight variation on what I usually make. I add chopped dill pickles, that is ones we can. Never have added bacon to potato salad, but will try, sounds very good. My family loves bacon.

  51. Rita Ann Williamson says

    I love potatoes also and absolutely cannot wait to try your recipe. By the way you really have some wonderful recipes and I really enjoy all your articles. Thank you so much for the time and engery you put into this. It makes my day when I get your email.

  52. Sounds delicious. Never thought of using cream cheese in my potato salad. I will try it.

  53. Sounds absolutely yummy and I am really not a huge fan of potato salad. This is one I’ll have to try for sure!!!

  54. Love your recipes, Lynn!

  55. Melissa Miller says

    This sounds very yummy, we are going to try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  56. this sounds like a fun take on regular potato salad!

  57. I love you AND your recipes! 🙂

  58. Margaret says

    What a brilliant idea! This sounds wonderful.

  59. This looks wonderful! I was looking for a dish to bring to a cookout this weekend – putting together my grocery list now 🙂

  60. Looks delicious!

  61. Jenni R. says

    YUM! Bacon in potato salad? Yes, please!

  62. This sounds like the best potatoe salad. I will be making this. I would never have thought to add cream cheese for creaminess.

  63. Sounds like a great summer recipe!

  64. Trying this for our celebration in Saudi Arabia this holiday. I am hoping turkey bacon works!!!! This recipes reads like a winner to me. Thank you for sharing!!!!

  65. Tgis looks grat. I may even have to try the cooking cream, if the specs on it arent too terrible. Good luck!

  66. Who doesn’t love bacon in anything we eat,the recipe sounds awesome,I will be trying this one.Email me some the next time you make it.

  67. I love your recipes!

  68. This sounds like something my boys would LOVE! I’ve never tried the cooking cream, but might have to pick some up for our next BBQ! Thanks for sharing!

  69. Melanie Carvell says

    Can’t wait to try this salad

  70. Martha Artyomenko says

    That sounds really good!!! I love that you don’t have mustard in it!

  71. This looks delicious! Not something I would ever have thought up on my own, but I can’t wait to try it!

  72. Connie Polysou says

    Yuuuum! I haven’t had potato salad in ages! Interesting additions you have made, I bet it would be good with the healthy crunch of celery too!

  73. It looks very good… looking forward to trying it

  74. I am going to try this one on Saturday!

  75. This looks delicious! You can never go wrong when you add lots of bacon! 🙂

  76. Kelly Garay says

    Sounds yummy!

  77. Susan Cox says

    This sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to try it!

  78. This recipe sounds really good! Can’t wait to try it!

  79. Donna Lambeth says

    I don’t think I would like the tomatoes in the potato salad, but then I don’t like tomatoes. Other than that, it sounds really good.

  80. Amanda Spencer says

    This looks amazing!!! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

  81. I can’wail to try this salad it sounds wonderful thanks for sharing.

  82. darlene waggoner says

    Im not much for the Standard Potato Salad… Yours Sounds Great….can’t go wrong with bacon & cream cheese…. gonna give this a try.

  83. It looks really good and easy. I am single so I will cut it down so I can have left-overs without having to dispose of some , but I will keep the whole recipe for pot-luck or company use.

  84. Thanks for the recipe. It looks delicious. I’m sure I’ll be making it this summer with my tomato harvest.

  85. You definitely got my vote on this one!!

  86. cassandra m says

    Amazing looking potato salad! Trying it this weekend, thank you.

  87. Looks yummy! Always need more potato salad variations.

  88. yum! can’t wait to try this!

  89. Cooking up the components to take camping this weekend, will throw it all together before dinner on Saturday! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  90. Stephanie S says

    Love the bacon addition!

  91. This looks great! I’m going to have to try it.

  92. Rebecca R. says

    Looks delicious enough to consider buying the Philadelphia Cooking Creme for the first time!

  93. I can’t WAIT to try it!

  94. Can’t wait to try this! Sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for all your great recipes & ideas. LOVE your blog!

  95. I like the idea of using the Philadelphia cooking cream not only to make the salad creamier, but as a quick flavor booster. Add in some bacon and YUM, I will try this one.

  96. Caroline says

    This potato salad looks and sounds yummy. I will definitely have to try it. Your recipes and tips are always wonderful. Thank you.

  97. I really like the sound of this recipe and will plan to try it next weekend for a graduation party.

  98. This sounds dee-lish! Thanks for all your wonderful family pleasing recipes Lynn:)

  99. Holy Cow!!! That was AWESOME!!! I just made it for dinner tonight and LOVE it! This is the first time I have made potato salad. The only reason I tried it, was because of the bacon. 🙂 I love bacon. Just wanted to say thanks for the new recipe!

    • I am so glad that you liked it and thanks for letting me know. And I agree I love bacon. It makes everything taste better. 🙂

  100. MARY SLOAN says

    What a wonderful idea. I love those sauces but this is the best way to use them in a cold dish. Unique! Thank You Lynn, you make regular food just a little better.

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