Cajun Potato Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
I have been making this mouthwatering potato salad for about 10 years. My family likes spicy foods, and thanks to a son living in New Orleans, we have a constant supply of Cajun sausage for this recipe. Made with extra sausage, it's a filling one-dish meal.—Margaret Scott, Murfreesboro, Tennessee


  • 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar, divided
  • 1/2 pound smoked kielbasa or smoked Polish sausage, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  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; cool completely.
  2. Cut into 1/4-in. slices; transfer to a large bowl. Add onions, parsley and 3 tablespoons vinegar; toss.
  3. In a medium skillet, cook sausage in oil for 5-10 minutes or until it begins to brown. Remove with slotted spoon and add to potato mixture.
  4. To drippings in skillet, add mustard, garlic, pepper, cayenne pepper and remaining vinegar; bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Pour over salad; toss gently. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 361 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 482mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.