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Potato Salad Recipe

Potato Salad Recipe

I made this potato salad recipe when I worked in a small hospital. It was served in the cafeteria and to patients that were on diabetic, AHA and regular diets. —Dorothy Bayes, Sardis, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 4 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 3/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika


  • 1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, celery, onion and relish. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, celery seed and pepper. Pour over potato mixture and toss to coat.
  • 3. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Top with eggs and sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 163 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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golfbaker User ID: 2682197 242077
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

"This was a great. I didn't have sweet relish so added dill relish and a teaspoon of horseradish. I also mixed in the eggs. Even those who don't care for potato salad raved about it."

OneofOne User ID: 7830373 69170
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

"Didn't like the pickle relish in it; otherwise, it was OK"

nastynova User ID: 5265189 61913
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

"Even my husband liked this potato salad and he is very picky."

cutetoo User ID: 7213041 134519
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"The way my mom always made it with the exception of twice as many boiled eggs and dill relish. Made it tonight her way and it was fabulous. Thanks for reminding me that Southern is the best Potato salad!"

1TinTX User ID: 6709231 134514
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

"This is the same recipe I have used for years. Got it from my Mom. Love it!"

rwippel User ID: 4262008 81351
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"This potato salad is pretty good. Standard potluck dish."

millsfam4356 User ID: 7044182 54199
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"just made this potato salad and could not wait to review it. it is simply the best potato salad I have ever had! Only change was I incorporated the hard boiled eggs in with the potato salad. So yummy!"

aho User ID: 3033206 69169
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

"Love the basic principal of the recipe. I omitted the pickle relish and egg. In place of mayo I used greek yogurt with 2T sour cream. I also added a touch of cayenne pepper and sea salt. Overall this is a tasty recipe and fun to place with."

Ldeponceau User ID: 6225919 53440
Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"Very tasty! My husband even enjoyed it and his picky about his potato salad."

ConnieK User ID: 282614 54198
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"I have been trying to cut back on fat/calories but missed some of my classic recipes. I was so excited when I found this recipe. This is even better than the "regular" version I had been making and you DO NOT miss the fat/calories. This is now my favorite recipe for potato salad."

Travlnman02 User ID: 5805527 58226
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"I made this twice. First time exactly as given and it is delicious. The second time I cooked four slices of bacon in the microwave till crisp and when cooled crumbled it up. Then I small diced a half of a sweet red bell pepper and stirred it in at the end. I replaced the diced onion with thin sliced fresh green onion (4 of them) I use fresh ground pepper in everything I make that calls for pepper and I used sea salt. This is great pototo salad, good at barbeques and quick to make. I made it the night before and put it in a covered bowl and refrigerated it to let the flavors merge."

jsouba User ID: 1788691 58224
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"delicious! Big hit at dinner party!"

Omm User ID: 6114809 133325
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

"This is the best potato salad I've ever made. I'm so glad I found this recipe. I used prepared mustard, more celery and red onion and it was great. There was more dressing than we needed so we'll save it for another salad. Thanks!"

toddapril10 User ID: 5690210 58407
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"Loved it! Simple to make, tastes great! Substituted prepared mustard for the ground mustard because I didn't have any ground on-hand."

nelda h. till User ID: 2769024 134512
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"Delicious!!! Have made it 3 times and will be using this recipe all the time. I used prepared mustard and added a tsp. of turmeric to give it a yellow color. My husband really likes it, also. Nelda"

nelda h. till User ID: 2769024 141018
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"We love this!!! Probably don't need another recipe for potato salad."

mysti1 User ID: 5403611 100791
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"This a great potato salad! If I don't have the sweet pickle relish I use finely chopped bread N' Butter pickles."

sbuffman User ID: 1497756 61910
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"My father who has cancer says nothing tastes good anymore. I decided to make this for a Fourth of July family picnic and he ate almost the whole bowl. He said it was the best he ever ate and trust me, at this point it is a true compliment! Anyone else that got to taste it loved it also. I will always use this recipe now and it will hold a great memory for me."

DaniCalifornia User ID: 2091154 133324
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"This is a delicious potato salad with a bit of bite to it!"

Allspice_Mo User ID: 760690 112899
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2010

"Really good-I didn't have mayo so used Miracle whip, didn't have any relish so used finely chopped candied dill strips. Will try next time with mayo but I do usually use miracle whip in salads but will trythe mayo anyway. Thanks for posting, we all loved it."

maratha User ID: 3821544 81347
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"great recipe. Will try prepared mustard next time."

james a User ID: 4224782 138617
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2009

"i goofed my tator salad is swimin in sauce what do i need to do james a"

tncottonaz User ID: 2733230 58375
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2009

"I use chopped cucumber instead of the sweet relish. I use 2 ribs of celery instead of adding celery seed too. everyone seems to like it alot. mcsoutherngirl"

Tgene User ID: 3405834 100790
Reviewed May. 24, 2009

"It would be good with dill pickle relish or chopped dill pickle, a little less sugar I would think."

adshad User ID: 4117414 147316
Reviewed May. 3, 2009

"I added 1-Tbsp of mustard to my potato salad, for a slight tangy taste. It is wonderful!


florinda92986 User ID: 3135809 81327
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"delicious. I added a tsp of dried dill weed and I substituted seasoned salt for plain salt and it is SO yummy!"

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