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Cottage Cheese Potato Salad Recipe

Cottage Cheese Potato Salad

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"This recipe was handed down to me by my mother. It was always my favorite potato salad--so unlike any other I have ever tried. The creamy texture of the cottage cheese makes this potato salad a hit whenever I serve it!"

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Place the eggs into a saucepan in a single layer and fill with water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Cover the saucepan and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, remove from the heat and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 15 minutes. Pour out the hot water, then cool the eggs under cold running water in the sink. Peel once cold.
  2. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Rinse the potatoes in cold water, and allow to cool. Slice the cooled potatoes into a large salad bowl.
  3. Chop 2 hard-cooked eggs into the bowl with the potatoes, and mix in the celery, radishes, green pepper, and green onion. Stir together the cottage cheese and mayonnaise in a bowl, and pour over the potato mixture. Toss lightly to combine, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Slice the remaining hard-cooked egg, arrange the slices on top of the salad for a garnish, and sprinkle with black olives.
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  • Cook's Note
  • I usually stir in the third egg (which I chop) and the sliced olives, and just sprinkle a bit of paprika on as a garnish.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 01, 2010

Absolutely fabulous..The only changes that I made was that I used 1/2 yellow onion (only because I didn't have green onions), and I mixed an entire can of blcak olives into the salad. Deliciously simple. My brother said it was "clean" Potato salad.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 08, 2011

Hmmm...just OK. Very bland for me. I left out the olives because I didn't have any and maybe that would have given me more flavor. I think what I was missing though was mustard and cheese! Good to try something new though.


15 Ratings

Jun 01, 2010

This potato salad is absolutely delish---a refreshing change of pace from more traditional recipes.

Apr 26, 2011

This was really good, my sister raved about it and forced me to leave my leftover with her. Asked her what she thought and she said it was "clean" which is interesting that she mimicked another reader here. We liked the freshness of it, each ingredient carried it's own flavor. I added almost a full can of black olives. Will make again.

Feb 04, 2011

This is a very good potato salad, with a very different dressing. I'm used to a dressing that has vinegar and sugar in the ingredients, so what I noticed most was it lacked a "tangy sweetness". I'm not a big fan of radishes, but really liked the zing they add to this recipe. I will be making this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jun 28, 2010


Sep 11, 2011

I love this just as it is written, no need to alter. It's light and oh so yummy. I did mix the "sauce and seasonings" thoroughly in a separate bowl before adding them to the other ingredients. The second time around I added some fresh dill that I had on hand and it was even more tasty. Fresh herbs are the one thing this recipe seems to lack. I too also added all the egg chopped. Will make this again and agian - Go Radishes!

May 29, 2011

Wonderful! Super-easy to make. I left out the radishes, peppers and olives because I'm not a fan and threw in a little apple cider vinegar to spice things up a bit, took it to a party, and it was all gone halfway through the meal.


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  • Calories
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 700 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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