Creamy and Cheesy Wisconsin Cheese Curd Potato Salad

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Creamy and Cheesy Wisconsin Cheese Curd Potato Salad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 21, 2023

This Wisconsin Cheese Curd Potato Salad is a delightful twist on the classic potato salad. Made with tender potatoes, crispy bacon, and fresh vegetables, this creamy and cheesy salad is perfect for summer picnics and barbecues. The addition of authentic Wisconsin cheese curds adds a unique and delicious flavor that will impress your family and friends. This recipe is easy to make and can be prepared in just under 30 minutes. Try this recipe today and enjoy a mouthwatering side dish that will leave everyone wanting more.


  • 3 pounds red potatoes, skin-on and cubed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup Wisconsin cheese curds, halved
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add the cubed potatoes and cook until tender, about 10-12 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled potatoes, Wisconsin cheese curds, crumbled bacon, green onions, celery, and chopped parsley.
  4. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the potato mixture and gently toss to combine, ensuring all ingredients are coated with the dressing.
  5. Cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Before serving, give the salad a quick stir and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve chilled.

Interesting Facts

  • Wisconsin is known as the 'Cheese State' and produces over 600 different varieties, types, and styles of cheese.
  • Wisconsin cheese curds are a popular snack in the Midwest and are often enjoyed deep-fried or in dishes like this potato salad.
  • The addition of cheese curds adds a unique squeaky texture to the salad, making it extra enjoyable to eat.