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Cajun Potato Salad

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Cut into 1/4-in. slices; transfer to a large bowl. Add onions, parsley and 3 tablespoons vinegar; toss.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • styff2015
    Dec 13, 2015

    My family just didn't care for this meal

  • n_holsinger
    Jun 30, 2014

    This is a great potato salad for those that like it hot---in more ways than one! Unfortunately, I don't make it very often (or very "hot") anymore...age/time have given me the gift of acid reflux, so I have to tame it down. It still tastes good, but I miss the original flavor.

  • pareporter
    Aug 31, 2012

    Love this recipe! Have made numerous times and everyone asks for the recipe. I have made both with smoked kielbasa and spicy andouille (cut down on cayenne!) Yum!

  • Eleana214
    May 10, 2010

    My husband is not a fan of vinegar but he could not quit eating this recipe. He thought it was wonderful.