This recipe was shown to me by my husband's grandmother. I make this on the family cookouts and holidays. It's very easy and only takes a few minutes to complete it. The family just loves it.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour 2 cups of warm water into a bowl. Stir in the instant potato flakes until well blended. Mix in the mayonnaise, milk, relish, mustard and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well, and refrigerate until needed.

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Nutrition Facts

90 calories; 2.3 g protein; 13 g carbohydrates; 3.8 mg cholesterol; 81.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2005
Oh this is a very great recipe...quick and easy... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/20/2005
I wanted to like this. Flakes never softened. It's a great idea- but next time I would cook the instant potatoes in the microwave like I usually do then add the mayo relish mustard & onion. Read More
(18)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 2 stars
11/19/2005
I wanted to like this. Flakes never softened. It's a great idea- but next time I would cook the instant potatoes in the microwave like I usually do then add the mayo relish mustard & onion. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2005
Oh this is a very great recipe...quick and easy... Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2009
ive made this type of potato salad with leftover mashed potatoes. this version is ok it didnt have alot of taste i had alot leftover. i wont make it again but its an ok idea. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2009
i made this last nite. good. my kind of recipe. fast and easy. i used the ingredients i had on hand. i didnt have milk. i wetted the flakes and microwaved it. then added mayo mustard relish salt. no measuring. it was good. it could be better but you cant beat the convenience. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2006
So easy and my kids love it!! This tastes so much like my mom's homemade Potato Salad but I can make it so quickly! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2010
This works well as a "mashed potato salad" if you're really broke and you want to make a cheap side out of whatever you have in your cupboard. Usually you'll always have potato flakes on hand. To make it a little....more pleasing I would recommend you use low sodium or organic chicken broth to reconstitute the potatoes and instead of milk you use a little sour cream. You can add what you would to this potato salad to make it more hearty just like you would a regular potato salad like chopped celery eggs and bacon. It's great in a pinch and it's always super filling and it's never the same as it was the last time. GREAT for White Trash Parties! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2011
i do not know if it matters what brand of instant potatoes you use but i used Kroger and this came out like potato soup. made an additional cup of flakes with one cup boiling water added to the cold first batch and it corrected the consistency problem but had to double all the other ingredients to adjust the taste. to each serving added a hard boiled egg a little fresh ground pepper and garlic salt and it was a nice quick substitute for potato salad from scratch. will play with the recipe and post my findings:) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/15/2007
I did not care for this. Mine tasted okay but the consistency was like loose grits. The amount of liqued in this recipe was twice what the potato box called for and I could never add enough additional potatoes to get it right. I don't think I'll be trying this one again easy as it is. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2010
This does taste like potato salad with the mustard and mayo but then all you can taste is the cardboard taste from the insant mashed potatoes. I had to add another half cup to cup of the flakes and I only added 1 tbls of the milk. I would not make this again my kids wouldn't eat it they said it looked like baby food. Read More
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