Mom's Mashed Potato Salad
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!!
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
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
This is a really nice potato salad. Used sweet pickle relish rather than pickles and juice and used russet potatoes because that's what I had on hand. Takes quite a bit of salt and pepper. ;-) After eating a bite with crumbled bacon and olive slices that I added for garnish when taking a picture, I will DEFINITELY be adding both of those to the whole batch next time I make this!
Very simple recipe yet very, very tasty! Stayed true to the recipe and it was a hit. This one's a keeper!
This is a wonderful potato salad. I didn't have any sweet pickles, so I subbed sweet relish and then just used apple cider vinegar for the "juice". Was a hit at our Father's day dinner with everyone.
I've made this twice now. I used white potatoes both times, plus I subbed dill pickles (and juice) for the sweet, since we don't care for sweet pickles. This is a GREAT recipe. My family loves it, and that's saying a lot.
I make this several times a year. Yields about 2 quarts. This style of mashed potato salad is exactly what I was looking for. I grew up on this style and I can't find it this way in stores. I used about 800 grams of just normal, pealed russet potatoes (weight measurements are a good thing, folks -- 6 potatoes can vary bunches. I end up using about 7). Used a sprig of rosemary from the garden (everyone needs a rosemary bush in their garden/flowerbed/hedge/whatever). Added a little more mustard, celery and pickles -- 'cause I likes them. The potatoes do not need to be mashed. They fall apart on their own as the ingredients are mixed in. My Mom used sweet pickles, but my wife and I prefer dill. We even add a tablespoon of Lighthouse Dill. Better the next day. It firms up a little more and the flavors blend together after sitting in the refrigerator over night. Make this on the weekend and have cheap, tasty, and vegetarian lunch all week for work with some homemade chili beans, soup or PB&J sandwich. Better than anything you can buy at the local grocer. And did I say cheap? You can eat well on few dollars. Just takes a little research and planning and discipline.
Wow, this makes way more than 8 servings! My 6 potatoes were close to 4 pounds, so obviously I had to up the volume of pickle juice, mayo, and mustard. Way more. I also used extra pickles (I used dill instead of sweet, personal preference). It is very good though! I'd watch the onion though, it tastes a little strong, even with my 4 lbs of potatoes. Great base recipe though! I also suggest mixing the mayo/pickle juice/mustard combo while mashing to make sure it is nice and smooth. It helped me get the flavor of the potatoes right before adding everything else.
I made this for Memorial Day. I used sweet relish ( instead of pickles) and chives ( instead of onions). None of us knew about mashed potato salad, but it is now requested for the 4th. Very good and easy. Everyone loved it! This is my new potato salad.
I have been making this recipe for well over 50 years, tried making others but family rebelled. I also put in green onion and radishes.
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...
Made this for a potluck and the bowl was wiped clean! Only thing I changed was I added more mustard and eggs and didn't mash the potatoes. My husband is very picky about his potato salad and said this one was a winner. Thank you
I normally only sort of like potato salad, but I LOVED this one! I don't care for sweet pickles, so I subbed dill pickles instead. I made it a few weeks ago for a neighborhood cookout and folks really liked it. I took it to another cookout today and got several compliments. Good stuff!!
My family requested this all summer! There is something extra-comforting and delicious about potato salad that is mashed. I like to use a combination of sweet and dill pickles and juice, and I love the zip that it adds!
This recipe tasted great as I was putting in fridge to get cold. I used a small red onion and 4 eggs. Instead of the pickle juice I used vinegar. Used yellow potatoes and cooked till real soft. Just chopped them and not mashed. I'd like to try it with the skin on next and green onions. Good all around potato salad recipe. Thanks
Great recipe! Really just like my mom's and she was a wonderful cook!
Very good texture and overall flavor. Could have used some extra seasoning.
Have used this recipe a couple of times. I love using the pickle juice as I can my own pickles each year. I also cut up pickles and throw them into the mix. Very good recipe.
Definitely, the best mashed potato salad around. Almost the same as the one my grandma made. I will be making this one again. Thanks for a great recipe.
This was awesome!! I will def make this again. I did add an extra couple of eggs ... So delicious!! Thank You
Simple and delicious what more could I ask for? Great recipe! Yum!!
This is very similar to my own mom's recipe. She never made regular potato salad, it was always partially mashed. I left out the onion and celery because I don't like them, but stayed true to the rest of the recipe. Tastes just like mom's...thank you for sharing!
This does taste just like Mom's. Excellent recipe!
I was looking for a non Miracle Whip version of Mashed Potato Salad! This was just right! I have friend who's Mom always makes Mashed Potato Salad- hers is a little more basic than this but I just LOVE it. She cooks the peeled/cubed potatoes - drains them throws the minced onions on while hot, covers the pan for 5 minutes so the heat from the potatoes can soften the harsh bite of the raw onion. She mashes this and Then adds the Miracle Whip to the hot potatoes. I believe this step to be important as it keeps the salad light and not gluey.
Love it! Much easier than traditional (chopped) potato salad. I added mustard to taste and sprinkled in some celery salt.
I used Sweet Bread'n Butter pickles for a little different twist. Yummy recipe!! Brings back memories when my mom would fix Large White Beans and Mashed Potato Salad!!
This is tasty, thanks!
Really good basic potato salad recipe! Everyone loved it
No celery & I use dill pickles.Potato salad isn't mashed.
Easy and delicious! Great for a spur of the moment side dish, and a great way to use up potatoes at the end of the bag.
too mushy- I guess I just don't like this type of potato salad
This a good recipe and has a nice texture,but I left the potatoes chunkyit was gone in 1 day I will be making this recipe again....Thanks and Happy Cooking!
I left some chuncks of Potatoes out and added at the end after I mixed it all up. Turned out Great Loved it and easy to make
Loved this! I'm not a fan of sweet pickles so I used dill and also added olives. Overall a good recipe.
Great, simple recipe! Couldn't find a few things locally so I substituted the sweet pickle with relish and mayonnaise with Spanish salad mayonnaise. Flavor was pretty good too!
Added chopped sweet hot jalapeno flavored pickles and actual pickled jalpenos---awesome addition! This is our standard family potato salad now!
Very good whether or not you truly mash the potatoes!
Loved it and my guests and family loved it
This was absolutely delicious. It even tastes good warm. I almost couldn't stop eating eat. The only thing I did different was use celery salt instead of regular salt. 5 ??????????up!
Delicious. It has been very hot where I live and I do not have air conditioning, so I definitely did not want to boil potatoes! I microwaved the potatoes whole until tender. Then I cut them in half and scooped out the insides. Kept the house cool and was super easy.
I will make it again. I added some mustard seed and a bit of sweetener to counter the taste of the onions.(I didn't have any sweet onions, so I used a different kind). The celery was a bit to much crunch for me, so I will probably use celery salt the next time.
Totally easy to make! The only thing I did different was I added more celery than the recipe called for because my family loves celery! As we say in New Hampshire "It was Wicked Good!"
I added more pickles and more miricle whip.
The easier and quickest and tastiest potato salad. I had a leftover container of prepared mashed potatoes to use. Turned out great and only took a little time to do the chopping of veggies. Definitely a keeper
Who would have thought that a mashed potato salad could be so delicious, especially considering that cold mashed potatoes are normally so unappetizing? This recipe is wonderful.
This was so good! I made it for our family 4th of July get-together. What little was left was sent home with a couple of family members. I also made Magnificent Macaroni Salad and Three Bean Salad all on allrecipes.com! Thanks for a great recipe!
This recipe will always be used in my home!
This is just like my 86-year old mama makes it. My family loves this. We don't specify the potato, but usually use the cured red potato. Sadly, all we can buy at our grocer is the small new red potatoes. So we've switched to the russets...going to try the Yucon Gold and see how that works. We also use chopped sour or dill pickles, substituting apple cider vinegar when we don't have any pickle juice. Pickle juice is preferred.
This is the potato salad I grew up with. My family uses dill pickles in place of or along with the sweet pickles and perhaps a little more mustard. To be honest I don't think anyone in five adult generations of my family measures anything. We all grew up with it and just throw it together and and it always comes out right. It's good to see someone that does measure post this great recipe. We usually add some paprika on top when finished along with a few slices of boiled eggs for presentation. Try this recipe. My guess is you will get rave reviews from your family and friends.
I have made this recipe so many times. My family prefers kosher over sweet pickles so I substitute. I also add some dried dill to mine and a pinch of ground red pepper. Always go fast. Thanks for a great recipe!
I made this when we had company coming over and everyone loved it. This is going to be my go to potato salad recipe.
It was a fantastic recipe. I left the eggs out because my fella doesn't care for them in potato salad.
Fantastic. I'm always asked to bring this to gatherings. I follow the recipe but omit the pickle juice. Instead of pickles I use hot dog relish.
This seemed odd to me at first....but it turned out delicious! I doubled the recipe since I'm taking it to a family cookout and I followed the recipe exactly and added some chopped flat leaf parsley. I haven't gone to the cookout yet, but my husband tested it and said it was a keeper ;-)
tweaked this recipe a bit. used banana peppers as well. used a local mountain man spice. really good!
A former colleague made mashed potato salad and it was the best I ever had.
Followed the recipe. It was okay. Nothing to write home about. Made it for 4th of July. No wow factor, it is potatoes salad after all.
Absolutely wonderful! I made instant mashed potatoes and jalapeño mustard with a sprinkle of smoked paprika on top. Delicious and easy! I like that you can eat it hot or cold.
Very close to my mom and dad's recipe. I can still only eat that recipe for potato salad. I don't like chunky potato salads. Grew up with mashed. My recipe calls for a can or small jar of red pimentos, and chopped onion instead of the celery. Mama used Miracle Whip, but I prefer mayo and dill pickle relish or chopped pickles.
This was my first time making any potato salad and it turned out GREAT! I will definitely make it again! Thanks for the recipe!
I am not the best cook so I wanted something easy to make for a party. A friend of mine's mother used to make this all the time & I loved it because it didn't have big chunks of potato in it. The only change I made was to mash the potatoes slightly and I used sweet pickle relish instead of sweet pickles. I thought it was a bit dry, so next time I make it I will add a touch more mayo. All of my friends loved it! Thank you for sharing MICKE.
Thanks for sharing your Mom's recipe.I have been looking for a recipe like this for years now!It is so--ooo darn good!It's a keeper in my house now.
I make a great potato salad but didn't have all the ingredients. I made this with dill pickles and Dijon mustard. My husband loved it!!! He didn't even know there were pickles in it. I'll make this again with a bit more mayo so it's moister.
Absolutely perfect! Made the recipe as is except didnt have sweet pickles used dill pickles. Great flavor it was a hit. It will be my new go to.
Really interesting take on traditional potato salad. My only suggestion would be to cut your potatoes into equally-sized pieces before boiling to create a more even texture/doneness in your mash.
Just exactly what I was looking for. This recipe is simple and simply delicious. I have made it as written and put our own family spin. Using the same amount of of potatoes, mayo and mustard ;I chopped parsley, dill pickles olives , green onions. Will make this salad a summer time staple.
My mom always made This. Have been searching for a recipe. The sweet pickle juice is key. Thanks.
This is how I make my potato salad, but I also add bacon and black olives. Never had any complains :0
This potato salad was very very yummy. Didn't change a thing. On my make again list for sure!