Whole30 German Potato Salad (Instant Pot)

whole30 instant pot german potato salad

Whole30 German Potato Salad (Instant Pot) – a sugar free German Potato Salad, made super fast and easy in the Instant Pot!  Whole30 compliant and the perfect addition to any meal.

Recently I had a hankering for some tangy potato salad, and was reminiscing about a dish my Grandma used to make.  Her version of German Potato Salad was tangy and slightly sweet and included lots of bacon and green beans.  Although I’m not typically a fan of classic mayo/mustard based potato salad, I absolutely LOVE a German style salad with a tangy, bacon-y dressing.  However, most traditional recipes, including Grandma’s, have loads of sugar.   I set out to create a cleaner (and quicker) version without sugar, and came up with this winner!

To cut down on cooking time, I steamed the potatoes and green beans in the Instant Pot.  Super fast and easy!  I highly recommend using a steamer basket for this recipe – you’ll love the ease of this method if you haven’t already tried it.  While the potatoes are cooking, cook the bacon and whisk together a quick warm dressing.  Only a few basic ingredients are required and no sugar!

With Spring finally on the horizon and Easter just around the corner, you’ll want to add this dish to your next gathering.  It’s the perfect side to grilled meats or barbecue.  I also love it on its own – the leftovers make a great lunch!

If you love this recipe, check out How to Make Egg Salad Using the Instant Pot.  I’ll never go back to boiling and peeling eggs after discovering this quick hack!  What’s your favorite Instant Pot hack??

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top down bowl of whole30 german potato salad made in the instant pot

close up bowl of whole30 german potato salad made in the instant pot

instant pot german potato salad

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whole30 instant pot german potato salad
Whole30 German Potato Salad (Instant Pot)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

 Whole30 German Potato Salad (Instant Pot) - a sugar free German Potato Salad, made super fast and easy in the Instant Pot!  Whole30 compliant and the perfect addition to any meal.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 335 kcal
Author: Nikki
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs red potatoes cubed
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 ounces compliant bacon, diced see note below
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
Instructions
  1. Add the 1 cup water to the Instant Pot.  Place steamer basket in pot.  Add potatoes and green beans to the steamer basket.  Seal lid and set to Manual pressure for 3 minutes.  When cycle is complete, quick release the pressure and carefully remove the steamer basket.  Pour potatoes and beans into a large bowl.

  2. While potatoes are cooking, place the diced bacon in a skillet over medium heat and cook until crispy.  In the final few minutes of cooking, add the red onion.  Remove bacon and onion with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

  3. Drain off about half of the bacon grease.  To the remaining bacon grease, add dijon and vinegar, whisking well.  Cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add garlic, salt, pepper, and oil and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes.

  4. Remove the bacon dressing from heat and pour over potatoes.  Season to taste with additional salt and pepper.  Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.  Serve warm or cold.

Recipe Notes

For Whole30, look for bacon that does not have any added sugar.  Applegate makes a good compliant bacon.  For non-Whole30, use bacon of your choice.

Nutrition Facts
Whole30 German Potato Salad (Instant Pot)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 759mg 32%
Potassium 827mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 3.1%
Vitamin C 19.1%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Whole30.husband.and.wife
    March 30, 2018 at 10:38 am

    I think I’ll try this for Easter. Do you chop up the raw green beans before they go into the instant pot or do you just put them in whole and cut them up afterwards? Thanks

    • Reply
      Nikki
      March 30, 2018 at 11:49 am

      Yes, cut them first if using fresh. Or frozen cut beans works great too 🙂

  • Reply
    Priscilla
    April 9, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    I love this recipe! Never knew it could be this simple!

  • Reply
    Lorene
    April 9, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Such an interesting flavor. I am not a mustard lover, but my husband is, so I gave it a go and was pleasantly surprised! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply
    Maddy
    April 9, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Great recipe. I love experimenting with all the things my instant pot can do. Love it!

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