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Mom's Mashed Potato Salad Recipe
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Mom's Mashed Potato Salad

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"Mashed potato salad that can be made with or without the chopped egg. This is the only kind of potato salad my dad will eat; try it and you'll see why."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings

Directions

  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, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl.
  2. Mash potatoes with a potato masher. Stir in onion, eggs, celery, pickles, salt, and black pepper. Mix mayonnaise, pickle juice, and mustard in a separate bowl; pour over potatoes and mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 40 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 25, 2012

I used chopped garlic dills and the juice from the garlic dill pickle jar instead of sweet pickles/sweet pickle juice. It's really just a personal preferance. I slightly mashed the potatoes to have a little more texture to the salad. Simple and delicious--my husband said it reminded him of his mother's potato salad. For those of you who have not tried mashed potato salad, you've got to try it.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 05, 2013

No celery & I use dill pickles.Potato salad isn't mashed.

 
Jul 13, 2012

This recipe was absolutely awesome. Made twice the batch and made enough for two different events. Keeps well, and was super popular!! Made no alterations to the recipe, made as is... perfect just the way it's written!! Thanks, and Happy Cooking!!

 
Jun 02, 2012

FINALLY...someone else that mashes their potatoes for potato salad...so much more flavour and makes for great presentation if you use an ice cream scoop and place on lettuce leaves for individual servings - thanks for posting your recipe Micke

 
Jun 07, 2012

Awesome very easy to make! Made it for dinner today and the family loved it. The only part I didn't like was peeling the potatoes but is was worth it! You got to try it.

 
Jun 24, 2013

This was my mom's recipe, but she used Miracle Whip instead of Mayo and dill pickles instead of sweet. For a meal, she would fry some baloney and fill them with warm mashed potato salad.

 
Jan 15, 2013

Love it! Much easier than traditional (chopped) potato salad. I added mustard to taste and sprinkled in some celery salt.

 
Dec 27, 2012

This is the recipe I've been looking for. I wanted a potato salad recipe that was simple, but tasty, and one that resembles my mother's. She got Alzheimers and never wrote down her recipe. This is the closest recipe I've ever found to what she used to make. Thank you so much!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 24 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 271 mg
  • 11%

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

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