Cottage Cheese Potato Salad

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This recipe was handed down to me by my mother. It was always my favorite potato salad--so unlike any other I have ever tried. The creamy texture of the cottage cheese makes this potato salad a hit whenever I serve it!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs

  • 4 large potatoes

  • 1 cup diced celery

  • ½ cup sliced radishes

  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper

  • ½ cup diced green onion

  • 1 cup cottage cheese

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon sliced black olives

Directions

  1. Place the eggs into a saucepan in a single layer and fill with water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Cover the saucepan and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, remove from the heat and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 15 minutes. Pour out the hot water, then cool the eggs under cold running water in the sink. Peel once cold.

  2. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Rinse the potatoes in cold water, and allow to cool. Slice the cooled potatoes into a large salad bowl.

  3. Chop 2 hard-cooked eggs into the bowl with the potatoes, and mix in the celery, radishes, green pepper, and green onion. Stir together the cottage cheese and mayonnaise in a bowl, and pour over the potato mixture. Toss lightly to combine, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Slice the remaining hard-cooked egg, arrange the slices on top of the salad for a garnish, and sprinkle with black olives.

Cook's Note

I usually stir in the third egg (which I chop) and the sliced olives, and just sprinkle a bit of paprika on as a garnish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
16g Fat
28g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 700mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 37mg 187%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 735mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.