Country Cottage Potato Salad

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."


8 h 40 m servings 564 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 564 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 38.2 g
  • 59%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 575 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 20 Ratings


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 to...

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 recip...

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

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 addi...

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...

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 nex...

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 ...

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. Th...

I love this salad and have taken it to so many potlucks and it's always GONE!!! I use quite a bit less mayo in mine just a preference...