Ten-Minute Tater Salad

My answer to store-bought potato salad. I've never been much of a fan of store-bought potato salad, but sometimes convenience foods are such time-savers – so, I came up with a compromise - my own version, featuring sun-dried tomatoes, bacon and Parmesan cheese.


4 cans (15 oz. ea.) small whole new potatoes
¼ cup pre-chopped purple onion
¼ cup packaged real crumbled bacon
1/3 cup sun-dried tomato strips packed in oil
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup good quality bottled Italian dressing

      The Recipe

Empty potatoes in a colander – rinse and drain. Cut into halves or quarters, depending on the size. Place in large salad bowl.
Add onion and bacon. With scissors, snip sun-dried tomato strips into small pieces and add to bowl. Sprinkle cheese in along with dressing and toss well to coat. Check for seasonings and add salt and/or pepper if desired. Serve at room temperature. Serves 4 – 6.
Notes: I've seen giant, industrial-sized cans of the small white potatoes in grocery stores – those are great if you're having a crowd over. Simply adjust the amounts of the remaining ingredients. This is a recipe to play with – you can add celery or chopped eggs or fresh dill or whatever you'd like (of course, that could make it an Eleven Minute Tater Salad!).



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