Sandra Lee's Bacon and Scallion Potato Salad

Sandra Lee is best known for her semi-homemade cooking -- recipes that, in her words, "combine 70 percent store-bought/ready-made products accompanied by 30 percent fresh and creative touches allow anyone to take 100 percent of the credit for an incredible result."

Below is her quick and easy recipe for a terrific potato salad for your Memorial Day weekend festivities.

Bacon and Scallion Potato Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Serves 4

One 16-ounce package precooked rosemary and garlic potatoes
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup real bacon pieces (plus more for garnish, optional)
2 scallions, finely chopped (plus more for garnish, optional)
1 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
1 teaspoon bottled crushed garlic 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


Place potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; microwave on high setting (100 percent power) for 5 to 7 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, 1/4 cup bacon pieces, the 2 finely chopped scallions, the tarragon, garlic, mustard, and vinegar. Add cooked potatoes and toss to combine.

Garnish with bacon pieces and chopped scallion (optional). Serve warm or chilled.

Recipe courtesy of "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade: Grilling.