Anna Schnuck's Potato Salad | Schnucks

Anna Schnuck’s Potato Salad

4th of July, Salad & Slaw, Side Dish

Looking for a place to sell Anna Schnuck’s famous potato salad, Edwin and Anna Schnuck opened their first store in 1939. That potato salad recipe–well, it has stood the test of time!



Way back in the 1930’s, Edwin Schnuck and his wife, Anna, were looking for a place to sell Anna’s potato salad, a family favorite. Edwin owned his own wholesale meat packaging business and worked out of the family kitchen. Anna’s potato salad accompanied many meals and was shared with friends and neighbors. Edwin and Anna had dreamed of opening their own store. And so, in 1939, they opened their first store in North St. Louis. Their friends and neighbors became their customers and that potato salad recipe–well, it has stood the rest of time!


  • 4 lbs. red potatoes
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 3/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes


  1. Wash potatoes, peel and dice 3/4 inch.
  2. Boil potatoes in salted water (one teaspoon per gallon) for eight to ten minutes. Cook until done, but firm. Drain and cool.
  3. Chop bacon, cook, drain and hold.
  4. Chop tomato and basil.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream and seasonings.
  6. Add bacon, onion and tomato to bowl.
  7. Fold in potatoes.
  8. Refrigerate.

Cook's Wisdom

Use less bacon or substitute turkey bacon as a healthier alternative.

      Nutrition Facts

      300 CALORIES Per Serving

      FAT: 25G



      SODIUM: 610MG


      FIBER: 3G

      SUGAR: 1G

      PROTEIN: 7G

      Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe.