Slow Cooker Hot German Potato Salad Recipe

Crock Pot German Potato Salad

If you don’t like potato salad you’ll probably like this Slow Cooker Hot German Potato Salad Recipe! Sick of the mayo and cold potato salad?! I don’t know about you but I’m not a big fan and so recently I made this new slow cooker recipe and tried it out on my friends. Yup, it’s fun to have guinea pigs! Guess what my friend Lynda said,

“I don’t like regular potato salad but this is great!

Yup – another reason we’re friends! (As in we share the same interests not that she compliments my cooking!)

If you’re headed to a potluck bbq or outside event this is a great crock pot hot German potato salad to bring with you and as it doesn’t need to be served piping hot, you don’t need to take your slow cooker with.

I have two crock pots and so if I was making it for a weeknight I’d probably make this in the smaller one and something like Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken legs in the other one.

How to make Slow Cooker Hot German Potato Salad Recipe

Slow Cooker Hot German Potato Salad Recipe

Slow Cooker Hot German Potato Salad Recipe


  • 6 medium potatoes cut into thick slices
  • 1 large onion chopped into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of cider vinegar
  • 2 TBS wheat flour
  • 2 TBS sugar (I used brown)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 4 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled or a TBS bacon bits


  1. Spray your crock pot with butter spray.
  2. Add the potatoes and onions in and stir.
  3. Mix the other ingredients except the bacon and pour over the potatoes and onions.
  4. Cover and cook on low for around 6-8 hours or high for about 4 until potatoes are cooked.
  5. Stir in bacon and serve.

Crock pot German Potato Salad

Another Slow Cooker Recipe

You could also have another crock pot going and serve with Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Legs.

Crock pot BBQ Chicken Legs

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  1. Elizabeth Pratt says:

    TY TY TY for the slow coker recipe for hot German potato salad. I love this food but often have no time to mess with it, this recipe is the answer to my prayer. Even though I do not use flour as a thickner when I make this the regular way, I will try it using your recipe. ( I use a well beaten egg, mixed with the vinegar, sugar and water in the regular recipe.) This is how I was taught to make it by my Pa Dutch grandmother.

  2. I make a German potato salad, recipe from my German mother. It uses pickle juice, any kind. I first cook,, peel and slice thinly 5 pounds potatoes. While they are cooking I prepare the other ingredients. Fry quarter pound cut up bacon, remove bacon and into hot bacon fat put in one cut up onion. In sauce pan heat 1 cup pickle juice, 1/3 cup salad oil, 1/3 cup cider vinegar with a beef or chicken bouillion cube. Over hot potatoes put hot liquid, just quickly reheated onion in bacon grease and crumbled bacon. Then add dill pickles, cut up small, chives or parsley. Before serving I add a sliced egg or 2 on top. Some in family do add a tbs. of sugar to liquid.. If more liquid is needed make it heated pickle juice.
    This potato salad has gone to colleges with my kids and is the dish we are asked to bring to any picnic or gathering. It is known as Mimi’s potato salad.

    This potato salad has gone to colleges with my kids and is always what we are asked to bring to any picnic or gathering

  3. Alex Bond says:

    Does the hot potato salad have to be made in a slow cooker?

    • Nope but I LOVE using my slow cooker to make sides on hot days! I’ve never tried on the stove or in the over to know details on that sorry

  4. I just printed the recipe for German Potato Salad. What can I substitute for the wheat flour. Wife unable to eat wheat.

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