Creamy Bacon Potato Salad

DRAGON BITES carb-counted recipe

A family-friendly, mostly healthy (sometimes treat-y!) easy recipe for families living well with Type 1 Diabetes.

Potato salad with bacon... just the way Dad likes it!

Quick. Easy! Great for Father's Day, or any day.

Need a yummy BBQ side? Or a quick and easy picnic take-along? Try this creamy bacon potato salad… it’s dad- and kid-approved, carb-counted and a favourite of every member of our family!

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Low-Carb? No
Gluten-free? Yes
Dairy-free? Yes
Nut-free? Yes

Active Time: 10-15 min
Cook: 25 min
Ready in: 35-45 min

Total Yield: ~9 cups of potato salad
Carb Content: 12g of carbs / cup

Note that high fat food can lead to high blood sugar later that is resistant to correction – you may need to cover the fat content in this dish with extra insulin, especially if you do not regularly eat foods high in fat. For more information on this, check out How Fat Affects Blood Glucose?


4 medium-large red potatoes, skin-on 1

4 eggs 2

2/3 cup onion, finely chopped 3

2/3 cup mayonnaise 4

2 tbsp yellow mustard 5

2/3 cup bacon crumbles 6

salt and pepper to taste



  1. 100g carbs for potatoes
  2. 4g carbs, 20g fat for eggs
  3. 6g carbs for onion
  4. 0g carbs, 116g fat for Hellman’s Olive Oil Mayo
  5. 0g carbs, 0g fat for mustard
  6. 0g carbs, 16g fat for Hormel Crumbled Bacon



Cut potatoes into ~1cm thick slices.


Boil potatoes until cooked through, but firm (about 15 mins).


Hard-boil the eggs for 10 minutes over high heat.


Once cool, cut potatoes and peeled eggs into chunks.


Mix mayo and mustard in medium bowl.

Fold in onions, potatoes and eggs.


Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and crumbled bacon.


Total yield: ~9cups of potato salad (~1000g finished weight)

Total carbs: 110g
Total fat: 152g

Nutrient Content per cup: 1 cup of potato salad (~111g weight) contains 12g carbs and 17g fat

Nutrient Content by Weight: 100g serving of potato salad contains 11g of carbs and 15g of fat, which means:

Carb Factor = 0.11
Fat Factor = 0.15

Should We Measure Ingredients by Cup or by Weight?

Should I Give Insulin to Cover the Fat???

What is a Carb Factor? How Do I Use It?

Please don’t rely exclusively on my carb counting! Nutritional information is given for general information only, and will vary depending on the amount, type and brand of ingredients you choose - Please verify your carb and fat content when you make your own version of this recipe.