Mama's Potato Salad

Mama's Potato Salad


"This is a recipe my boyfriend's mother always made for him growing up. I made it, at his request, for his birthday, and it was a huge hit at the party!"


1 h servings 285 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Calories:
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 19.8 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 23g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 370 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and place in a serving bowl.
  2. Stir the onion, salt and pepper into the potatoes while they are still hot. This allows the potatoes to absorb the flavor. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the mayonnaise, mustard and horseradish to the salad, and mix well. Gently stir in the eggs and dill pickles. Finish off with a generous grinding of black pepper on top. Chill for about 30 minutes before serving.


  • Hard-Cooking Eggs
  • Place the eggs in a saucepan, and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat immediately, and let stand covered in the hot water for 10 minutes. Cool, peel and use as desired.
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  1. 190 Ratings


This is a really delicious potato salad, especially with the background flavor from the horseradish and the kick from the freshly ground black pepper. I added celery (in equal amount to the oni...

Made this for the family and everyone gave it great reviews. To me though, it was just missing a little something. It was a very good potato salad and kept wonderfully for leftovers, but... T...

1st time making potato salad...Was a hit! I also added crumpled bacon..didn't have fresh horseradish but used horseradish sauce.

This salad was great I had a BBQ and it was one of the first things gone. I almost didn't get any thats how fast it went.

Yum, yum, YUM! This is soooo good. I'm not normally a fan of horseradish, but my hubby loves it, and he considers potato salad one of the main food groups. I made this with red potatos, and le...

Nice, basic recipe – classic American mayonnaise and mustard based potato salad, just the way Hubs likes it. But it was a little nondescript for me, so I had to tinker with it. I added the opt...

Hmm - it was good but I was hoping for a more spicy potatoe salad - I put double the horseradish and no one could tell it was there. Not sure waht the point was. It was good but not what I was l...

This recipe is 'wonderful'! Thank you so much for posting it to All Recipes for others to use and for sharing. Please post more of Mama's Recipes in the future :) Respectfully, URLGURL

thanks so much for this excellent recipe. the pickles and horseradish were a unique twist to plain old potato salad.