Rating: 4.75 stars
91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Mashed potato salad that can be made with or without the chopped egg. This is the only kind of potato salad my dad will eat; try it and you'll see why.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl.

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  • Mash potatoes with a potato masher. Stir in onion, eggs, celery, pickles, salt, and black pepper. Mix mayonnaise, pickle juice, and mustard in a separate bowl; pour over potatoes and mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 19.7g; fat 24g; cholesterol 89.9mg; sodium 222.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (74)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2012
I used chopped garlic dills and the juice from the garlic dill pickle jar instead of sweet pickles/sweet pickle juice. It's really just a personal preferance. I slightly mashed the potatoes to have a little more texture to the salad. Simple and delicious--my husband said it reminded him of his mother's potato salad. For those of you who have not tried mashed potato salad, you've got to try it. Read More
(75)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2015
Made this per instructions with the only change being that I substituted low fat mayo for regular mayo. Very bland and flavorless...still cannot beat Publix' mustard potato salad. For future potato salads I will stick with the Mediterranean Potato Salad from this site...it is very flavorful with far less fat. Wanted to like this but it was a miss for me... Read More
(1)
91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2012
I used chopped garlic dills and the juice from the garlic dill pickle jar instead of sweet pickles/sweet pickle juice. It's really just a personal preferance. I slightly mashed the potatoes to have a little more texture to the salad. Simple and delicious--my husband said it reminded him of his mother's potato salad. For those of you who have not tried mashed potato salad, you've got to try it. Read More
(75)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2012
This recipe was absolutely awesome. Made twice the batch and made enough for two different events. Keeps well, and was super popular!! Made no alterations to the recipe, made as is... perfect just the way it's written!! Thanks, and Happy Cooking!! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2012
FINALLY...someone else that mashes their potatoes for potato salad...so much more flavour and makes for great presentation if you use an ice cream scoop and place on lettuce leaves for individual servings - thanks for posting your recipe Micke Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2012
This is the recipe I've been looking for. I wanted a potato salad recipe that was simple, but tasty, and one that resembles my mother's. She got Alzheimers and never wrote down her recipe. This is the closest recipe I've ever found to what she used to make. Thank you so much!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2013
This was my mom's recipe but she used Miracle Whip instead of Mayo and dill pickles instead of sweet. For a meal she would fry some baloney and fill them with warm mashed potato salad. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2012
Awesome very easy to make! Made it for dinner today and the family loved it. The only part I didn't like was peeling the potatoes but is was worth it! You got to try it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2013
My Mom has always made Mashed potato salad!!! I never knew anyone else made it this way! I love it because it is creamy and our family could eat every bite she made. When I would call it "Mashed potato salad" people would say "Yuck" but they never tried it! Once they tried it, they loved it! You CANNOT get creamier potato salad, and it is addicting! Lol! Thank you for this recipe! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2013
I'm from Idaho and I've had my share of potato salad. I made this for a gathering at our church and doubled it and it was gone so fast. People kept coming up to me asking for the recipe delicious! I used yellow potatoes and didn't peel them. Everything else was exactly like the recipe. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2013
Very simple recipe yet very very tasty! Stayed true to the recipe and it was a hit. This one's a keeper! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2015
Made this per instructions with the only change being that I substituted low fat mayo for regular mayo. Very bland and flavorless...still cannot beat Publix' mustard potato salad. For future potato salads I will stick with the Mediterranean Potato Salad from this site...it is very flavorful with far less fat. Wanted to like this but it was a miss for me... Read More
(1)