Potato Salad I

Potato Salad I

115 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    3 h 45 m
Recipe by  RAINEYJR

“I have been working very hard since I married to come up with a perfect potato salad. This is it - a sweet, creamy recipe made with red potatoes. Very tasty. You can substitute sweet pickle relish for the sweet pickle cubes.”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Place eggs in a medium saucepan, and cover completely with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, and peel under cold, running water. Chop, and set aside.
  3. Stir the eggs, celery, green bell pepper, sweet pickle cubes, prepared mustard, mayonnaise, onion and white sugar into the potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before serving.

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This is my favorite "traditional" potato salad recipe. I love all the stuff in it, and the dressing is a bit lower in fat ;) My only complaint is that it takes me longer than 45 min of cook/prep time and I use drained sweet pickle relish instead of chopping the sweet pickles. It makes a large amount, more than the recipe says it serves, but can be cut in half for a family of four with leftovers the next day.



I was looking for a Mustard-type potato salad and this is the "first" one that I came across. I added a bit more mustard for taste and for ease of preparing, i julienned the potato on a Pampered Chef slicer. The taters had a bit less texture to them, but boiled a lot faster. All in all, I was very pleased with this recipe, but you will probably need to add salt at the table. Slim down on the celery if the majority of your family isn't celery lovers. This recipe actually feeds more than what it says - i have half a bowl left over. Also, if you have the time and the room, make this dish 2 days before to make sure all the flavors blends. I made this 24 hours ahead of time, but it was even better Monday!



I didn't make 12 servings because I only had 4 potatoes. I kind of guessed at the proportions. Very tasty. I still like mom's potato salad made with onions and cucumbers but hubby is from the South and he grew up on this sort of relish/ mustard type of potato salad. He loved it. Much better than the store bought versions. Sweet (and dill) pickle salad cubes are sold in the South commonly alongside of the relish and used in salads often. Don't overdo the pickle cubes I thought the proportion in the recipe was a bit much. You can leave out the sugar too, sweet enough without it.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 299 cal
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs
  • 40.8 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 308 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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