Country Cottage Potato Salad Recipe -
Country Cottage Potato Salad Recipe
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Country Cottage Potato Salad

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"A very unusual potato salad, but it is fabulous! It is, by far, one of the easiest potato salads to make, and everyone always wants the recipe. Don't be fooled by the ingredients, it is full of flavor! This is a must try. When taking to a pot luck, make sure you have copies of the recipe with you."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    8 hrs 40 mins


  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, slice about 1/4 inch thick; refrigerate until cool.
  2. Spread about 1/2 cup of mayonnaise on the bottom and up the sides of a large salad bowl. Place half the potato slices into the salad bowl in a layer. Generously season with salt and black pepper. Sprinkle half the green onions over the potatoes; layer half the cottage cheese and half of the remaining mayonnaise. Repeat layers and end with mayonnaise; spread the mayonnaise over the salad to seal in the layers.
  3. Sprinkle black pepper over the top of the salad, and cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight. Toss well before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 24, 2011

This last spring I went to a potluck that had this potato salad and it is far better than it sounds. The only variation was that the other cook's version included chopped black olives, diced tomatoes and finely minced basil. She said that sometimes she uses cilantro instead of basil and once even used minced capers (just a few) and even that was a slamming success. You are in for a big surprise with this potato salad =]

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 08, 2012

brought this salad to the 4th of july get together before trying it out, honestly the look of the cottage chhese in the salad was a turn off. Liked the scallions and red potatoes but will never make this again.

Oct 24, 2011

This is a terrific recipe. Every time I've made this, I've gotten bigger then HUGE red potatoes that I should half and then slice. Something about the cottage cheese and the mayo make this recipe just stand's creamy-goodness. The only thing my kids don't like, its the skins. However, they all love this recipe very much. Other then the skins...I haven't changed the recipe not one bit. Love the flavor, love the creamy-ness and love the fact that it's really easy to put together. It's worth trying. Ty and also another note...I only use Helliman's mayo...ONLY.

Oct 24, 2011

I am sorry but I have to add this YOU MUST use Hellmans Mayo it does not work for some reason with other MAYOS!!!!!!!!!

Nov 26, 2011

Brought me back to my childhood- Now I know how mom and nana made their potato salad! I halved the recipe, but used 4 medium potatoes. We found this to be a little too "dressed" despite the additional potato, and so will reduce the mayo & cottage cheese the next time we make it. I can't thank you enough for this recipe!

Apr 06, 2012

Increased amount of potAtoes and used russet potatoes. Decreased amount of mayo and cottage cheese and it was still creamy enough. My husband couldn't believe it wasn't store bought. I think next time I will add celery and maybe radishe for color and crunch

Feb 17, 2012

I will be making this, as I've ALWAYS loved potatoes with cottage cheese!!! BTW, for those of us west of the Mississippi...HELLMANS=BEST FOODS and YES I only use Best Foods mayo, it's the only one!

May 27, 2012

This was excellent. I cant stop eating it. I didnt read the directions fully so I ended up mixing the mayo, onions, and cottage cheese in a bowl. Then I tossed in the potatoes. Still amazing. This is my "go to" recipe from now one.


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  • Calories
  • 564 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.4 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 38.2 g
  • 59%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 575 mg
  • 23%

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

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