Southern Potato Salad Recipe

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This potato salad recipe will be perfect for your next church supper or pot-luck supper. The sweet pickles add an extra sweetness to this special salad.—Gene Pitts, Wilsonville, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • Water
  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet pickles
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 377 calories, 26g fat (4g saturated fat), 169mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender. Drain and chill. Add eggs, onions and pickles; toss well. Stir in mustard, celery seed and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Chill until ready to serve. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Southern Potato Salad in Reminisce September/October 1991, p39

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bblatt01 User ID: 212914 231249
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015

"Great Recipe! I used Sweet - Hot pickles and spicy mustard. This is the 3rd time I've made this potato salad it it just keeps getting better!! Now one of my favorites!"

lee1briggs User ID: 7484018 222505
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"No green onions substituted yellow onions and added sweet relish instead of pickles. Only my second time making potato salad and it was relish!"

BaronsMom User ID: 7153325 12164
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

"This was very good, added a bit more mustard for our taste and chopped celery with the addition of celery salt. Took as a pot luck and brought home empty bowl."

FREDAGABLE User ID: 4105664 34561
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2009

"Oh I forgot to say, I also add yellow mustard or Horseradish mustard also to mine. Freda, From Vancouver, WA."

FREDAGABLE User ID: 4105664 71350
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2009

"I have made this salad for years. It is a tried and true one. I often substitute dill pickles or dill relish for the sweet pickles. I uise this same dressing for my macroni salads too. and always get YUMMMY coments. freda a Transplant to Vancouver, Wa. from Savannah, georgia."

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