Ham 'n' Cheese Potato Salad Recipe
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Ham 'n' Cheese Potato Salad Recipe

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This is one potato salad that's hearty enough to be a main dish. My family especially likes to take it along when we go on picnics. -Tamara Sellman, Barrington, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:16-20 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 2-1/2 to 3 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 204 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 408 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large salad bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, celery seed, salt and pepper; mix well. Cut potatoes into cubes. Add to mayonnaise mixture and toss to coat. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Ham 'n' Cheese Potato Salad in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p37

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Reviewed May. 21, 2014

"This is by far the best potato salad...ever . A little bit of prep work but it is worth it!"

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"This recipe is great! You can also use diced chicken in place of ham."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"This recipe is by far my husbands most favorite potato salad recipe. It is not wimpy or skimpy. My husband loves his meals and is a fairly picky eater. This he is crazy about. Try it!! You won't be disappointed!!"

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