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 User ID: 7836051 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 User ID: 797539 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 User ID: 5286396 18303
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

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

IleneFaith User ID: 2814240 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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