Mamaw Thelma's Instant Potato Salad

Mamaw Thelma's Instant Potato Salad

Traycee 5

"This recipe was shown to me by my husband's grandmother. I make this on the family cookouts and holidays. It's very easy and only takes a few minutes to complete it. The family just loves it."


15 m servings 90 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 90 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 13g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Pour 2 cups of warm water into a bowl. Stir in the instant potato flakes until well blended. Mix in the mayonnaise, milk, relish, mustard and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well, and refrigerate until needed.
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  1. 12 Ratings


I wanted to like this. Flakes never softened. It's a great idea- but next time I would cook the instant potatoes in the microwave like I usually do, then add the mayo, relish, mustard, & onion.

Oh this is a very great recipe...quick and easy...

ive made this type of potato salad with leftover mashed potatoes. this version is ok it didnt have alot of taste i had alot leftover. i wont make it again but its an ok idea.

i made this last nite. good. my kind of recipe. fast and easy. i used the ingredients i had on hand. i didnt have milk. i wetted the flakes and microwaved it. then added mayo, mustard,relish,...

So easy, and my kids love it!! This tastes so much like my mom's homemade Potato Salad, but I can make it so quickly!

This works well as a "mashed potato salad" if you're really broke and you want to make a cheap side out of whatever you have in your cupboard. Usually, you'll always have potato flakes on hand. ...

i do not know if it matters what brand of instant potatoes you use, but i used Kroger, and this came out like potato soup. made an additional cup of flakes with one cup boiling water, added to t...

I did not care for this. Mine tasted okay, but the consistency was like loose grits. The amount of liqued in this recipe was twice what the potato box called for, and I could never add enough ad...

This does taste like potato salad with the mustard and mayo but then all you can taste is the cardboard taste from the insant mashed potatoes. I had to add another half cup to cup of the flakes ...