Creamy Carolina Potato Salad


Possibly the tastiest potato salad ever. It's a family favorite! The dressing can be prepared in advance and left in fridge overnight if desired. Potatoes can be peeled or unpeeled depending on your preference.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds red potatoes

  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • ½ (4 ounce) jar chopped pimento peppers

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 2 slices cooked bacon, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon celery seed

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 pinch paprika, or as desired


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain, cool, and chop potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Combine chopped potatoes and eggs in a large bowl.

  2. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, pimento peppers, green onions, bacon, mustard, sugar, vinegar, salt, black pepper, celery seed, and garlic powder together in a bowl. Pour dressing over potatoes and eggs; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle potato salad with paprika.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
16g Fat
22g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 307mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 599mg 13%

* 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.

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