Makeover Cleo's Potato Salad Recipe
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Makeover Cleo's Potato Salad Recipe

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This recipe is perfect for family gatherings, and now that it's much healthier, you can enjoy it all summer long. Joan Hallford — North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 6 large potatoes
  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, diced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups fat-free Miracle Whip
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 medium celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 215 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 407mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Scrub and cube potatoes; place in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Add sugar and flour to the pan; stir in water until blended. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly.
  3. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool completely. Stir in Miracle Whip and vinegar. Fold in cream.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, celery, eggs, onion, celery seed and salt. Add dressing and bacon; stir until blended. Chill until serving. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Makeover Cleo's Potato Salad in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010, p24

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Ron07 User ID: 5239194 187870
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"yes i would make it again love it. Also i am looking to make Wanda Sage's Surprise Pudding. I do not know how to get it. Sounds delicious and can't wait to make it. Please help. Thanks Roni07"

Eighty-Six User ID: 4860710 173533
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"If you don't think the recipe is for you, SHUT UP. The rest of us will decide for ourselves whether to make ir again or even once."

tombraider1947 User ID: 5593546 191598
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"The picture doesn't do justice to the potato salad. The colors match the salad and make it look unattractive; contrast color is needed to show the salad at its best. Wanda, I also would love to have your Surprise Pudding recipe. I'm new here so don't know how TOH handles requests like this. And you're right, moderation is the key."

tombraider1947 User ID: 5593546 173446
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"The picture does not do justice to the potato salad. All the colors are pale and there is no color contrast with the salad to highlight it. I'd make the salad and enjoy it but again, Wanda is right, moderation is the key. It's not something to eat daily."

hashas User ID: 6038600 173398
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"This recipe is DEFINITELY NOT healthy by my, whipping cream. Yikes!!"

Regi M User ID: 4585753 187868
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"VERY WELL SAID Red Hat Milli! You must have been typing the same time as I was - otherwise I'd have included you in my comment about agreeing with the Wanda and Lucie. For the writers of the negative comments here's the words of one of my kitchen plaques: "Dear Lord, help my words to be tender and loving today - For tomorrow I may have to eat them!""

Regi M User ID: 4585753 121821
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"My views about negative comments already expressed by LucieLaRenta and wanda sage!!! I'd make it again and use the regular Miracle Whip as I just did. I agree the photo could be more appealing and it does look better with chopped green onions, thin slices of radish and a few cherry tomatoes in a few groups around the edge of the serving dish. If you don't like that combo you could add some small groupings of diced yellow, red and green peppers around the edge. Doing it that way, someone who doesn't care too much for peppers can scoop from the centre. Be creative - use your imagination! Hey, wanda sage how do we get copies of your "Surprise Pudding? I want to knock some socks off too!"

Red Hat Milli User ID: 4954609 187867
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"To those who have or are thinking about writing a negative comment about this or any recipe not tried yet, this is for you. Assuming you can cook then you must know recipes are not written in stone. An experienced cook knows they are a guideline to make as is or modify based on your personal cooking level or dietary needs/likes. It is not a one size fits all. In consideration for others (if you can get past yourself) keep your personal opinions to yourself. Your negative attitude I'm guessing is not just limited to recipe reviewing and will come back to bite you faster than a piece of bacon or whipping cream. Recipe reviewing is not Dear Abby. We don't want to hear your life woes camouflaged by recipe reviewing. We want to cook and appreciate others sharing their finds with us. You use some and some you don't. If you don't use one then you have nothing to offer us other cooks about it."

LucieLaRenta User ID: 3139596 106130
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"I agree with others - If it's not to your taste or liking - don't try it, BUT don't write negative things just because you would not try it. Some of you need to look at your profiles/recipe offerings, etc. Negative attitudes only hurt your outlook on life. Positive attitudes are a "healthier option". Try "that recipe"."

wanda sage User ID: 3615998 190253
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"I have a recipe for Surprise Pudding that would knock your socks off, it's made with lots of heavy cream, brown sugar, and an egg batter. The crowning glory is sweetened heavy whipped cream. It would make Paula Deen proud. It's been made by my family for over 100 years, and it is made about twice a year. Moderation is the key."

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