Rating: 4.53 stars
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

My momma always made this for those hot summer days we would all go to the creek or floating on the many creeks we have around here.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook until tender enough to pierce with a fork, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool slightly. Remove the peels and cut into cubes. Set aside to cool completely.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the onion, salad dressing and mustard. Stir in the hard-cooked eggs and cooled potatoes. Try not to mash the potatoes very much. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 42.6g; fat 16.4g; cholesterol 122.7mg; sodium 514mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (33)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2012
I needed something simple--this fit me well for both time and money. I cut this recipe in half. Because I don't use Miracle Whip I substituted in Hellman's mayonnaise. Besides a few seasonings (onion powder garlic powder fresh ground pepper little hot sauce) I kept to the recipe. Out of the whole bowl only one serving remains. My husband ate three helpings. My son did say that this would be perfect if you added in pickles--I think he's right. NOTE: From start to finish this recipe took me less than a half hour to make. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/25/2011
It was pretty good. I only had 3 pounds of potatos so i put the serving to 7. IT TOOK 2 HOURS to make this but i boiled my own eggs. I followed the recipe to a T except i put paprika in it. Read More
(7)
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
This is exactly what my mother made during the 50's and to the present. Make sure your potatoes are fork tender, I boil them with the skins on and use brand name Miracle whip, regular yellow mustard, and sweet Vidalia - or dry minced onion and plenty of salt and pepper makes this taste good. Best when made the day before you plan to serve it so the flavors really meld together. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2012
I needed something simple--this fit me well for both time and money. I cut this recipe in half. Because I don't use Miracle Whip I substituted in Hellman's mayonnaise. Besides a few seasonings (onion powder garlic powder fresh ground pepper little hot sauce) I kept to the recipe. Out of the whole bowl only one serving remains. My husband ate three helpings. My son did say that this would be perfect if you added in pickles--I think he's right. NOTE: From start to finish this recipe took me less than a half hour to make. Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2008
I LOVE this recipe. I've been looking high and low for a perfect tater salad recipe and this one is absolutely perfect. My family prefers dill potato salad my husband prefers sweet salad. I modified this for my husband and added sweet gherkins 1/4 C sugar and some celery seed. For my family I added garlic salt and dill pickles. Both batches were devoured. This is an absolutely perfect base recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2010
This is good back lacking something so I added al little bit of sweet pickle relish and paprika and tasted better. I also put a little chopped celery. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2007
easy way to get some decent potato salad without cracking any eggs. I added celery relish and some minced garlic. Its plain otherwise. Might want to half this one unless you want a gallon of potato salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2009
I chose this recipe because it is very similar to the one my mom makes and everyone raves about. She just eyeballs the measurements of everything and I have a hard time with that. The only difference is I didn't use onion and I chopped dill pickles to go in it. I also russett instead of red potatoes. I'll try the red next time. It was so creamy. It was delicious! My hubby said it's the best potato salad he's had. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2010
I've made this recipe for years but with my own twist. I add diced onion & celery and mix the Miracle Whip with Ranch Dressing. Everyone loves this and its great for get-togethers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2009
I really enjoyed this potato salad such a different flavor. I do love Miracle Whip only with certain foods never thought of potatoes though. Only change I made was to add an extra egg otherwise made as written. This is a very nice change from the basic mayo based salad. It's sweet yet savory and is really nice. Thanks I will use this again:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2012
We had been invited to a cook out at a friends house and I was looking for a great potato salad to take with me. As I live in North Arkansas I saw this recipe and thought it would be perfect! I added some garlic powder and paprika as suggested in other reviews and I used mayonnaise rather than miracle whip but otherwise followed the recipe exactly as it was written. It was very easy to make and didn't take too long. I made it the day before as recommended by someone else and it was delicious. It was a hit at the cook out and my daughter has pleaded with me to make another batch. It was lovely and creamy with a very nice flavor not overpowering at all. I will definitely be making this regularly much to my daughter's delight.... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/25/2011
It was pretty good. I only had 3 pounds of potatos so i put the serving to 7. IT TOOK 2 HOURS to make this but i boiled my own eggs. I followed the recipe to a T except i put paprika in it. Read More
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