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Creamy Carolina Potato Salad Recipe

Creamy Carolina Potato Salad

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  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.
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Dec 02, 2012

Very nice potato salad with thick dressing. It's appropriately named because it is really creamy. This recipe had a lot of ingredients, but they all work well together. I was out of paprika, but I know the visual presentation would have been even nicer with a sprinkle of that. We enjoyed it!

Apr 05, 2013

LOVE IT! BEST potato salad i've ever had! Left out the celery seed because i didnt have it but i still love it! Thanks!


10 Ratings

May 27, 2014

I have tried quite a few potato salad recipes over the years but always fell back on my wife's recipe because nothing ever came close to how great hers is. Well, this holiday weekend, she was not feeling well so I decided to try this one and I am so glad I did. I stuck to the recipe and it is AMAZING. My 8 year old son and I cook together and whipped this out in no time and even my wife has rated it better than hers. I took some to our Memorial Day pool party and it was a hit with everyone one there too.

Mar 27, 2014


Sep 01, 2014

We loved this recipe! I substituted Top the Tater brand sour cream, added four diced radishes, a stalk of fresh chopped celery, some diced green peppers, 2 large diced dill pickles, and 3 tbs pickle juice. (Just like Grandpa Doug's Garden Potato Salad we grew up on!)

Aug 10, 2014

Excellent! I added some jalepenos and radishes, just because, used fresh celery as I didn't have celery seed. All in all fantastic, no leftovers!

Aug 03, 2014

Used 1/2 the mustard, added chopped bell peppers, fresh garlic,

Mar 01, 2014

This is really good but I leave out the celery seed and use finely sliced celery because we like it. Celery seed is a good alternative for people who (think) they do not like it. I also like to add some chopped sweet gherkins to this, and sometimes if I do not have enough eggs, use less eggs.


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  • Calories
  • 260 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 16.9 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 341 mg
  • 14%

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

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