Mom's Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
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Mom's Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

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My mother used to make this potato salad. We all liked it back then— and now my family likes it, too!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 292 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, onion and red pepper. In a small bowl, blend remaining ingredients; add to potato mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Salad in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p39

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Celifastback 44648
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"Here's a tip I learned to prevent boiled potates from getting like mashed. Add several teaspoons of white vinegar to the water..a couple for a small pot to several for a large batch. Works every time to keep the potatoes from mushing up, no matter what kind of potato you're boiling!....and no, the potatoes don't taste like the vinegar:-)

I did a variation of the ingredients that was really tasty too. Substituted blue cheese dressing for half the mayo and added raisins instead of red peppers."

Cook_aholic 47133
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"I had the same problem. My sweet potatoes were more like mashed. I think this is the kind of recipe where they would say you should not even mix it too much so that the potatoes won't fall apart. It was tasty but I wouldn't try it again."

ashleyy 18303
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"My sweet potatoes turned into mashed sweet potatoes. However, the recipe was still tasty!"

IleneFaith 73983
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

"This recipe sounds EXCELLENT! All I need is the potatoes which I'll get at the store today. Can'i weait to taste them."

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