Basic Potato Salad


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 222.6
  • Total Fat: 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 113.1 mg
  • Sodium: 190.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 6.2 g

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Husband's family recipe -- it's the only potato salad I'll eat since most people put onions into it and I'm allergic Husband's family recipe -- it's the only potato salad I'll eat since most people put onions into it and I'm allergic
Number of Servings: 8


    6 baking potatos -- peeled and cooked until firm but tender
    4 large eggs -- hard boiled, cooled and peeled
    Light Mayonaise -- enough to moisten; anywhere from 8 to 10 tablespoons (the recipe is calculated at 10 to be on the safe side)
    4 tablsespoons of Paprika (approximately; enough to sprinkle on top)
    3 tablespoons of dried Parsley
    Salt and Pepper to taste


Peel and chop potatos into approximately one inch cubes. Cook potatoes until potatos are tender, but not mushy (about an hour). Boil eggs for 15 minutes, allow to cool and peel. Chop eggs and mix with cooked potatoes.

Mix potato and eggs with light mayonnaise and dried parsley (as well as salt and pepper if you choose). We usually add about 6 tablsesppons of mayo and mix and then add a little more until the consistency of the total mixture is moist throughout but not wet. The final product is mostly potatoes and eggs and not mostly mayonnaise!

Spread in large food storage container, sprinkle with Paprika. Refrigerate and chill for at least an hour. Serve chilled and keep cool because any foods with mayonnaise can go bad quickly; particularly in summertime).

Makes eight LARGE servings (big serving spoon used to scoop up and slap on plate).

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LWYRBABE.


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  • Mine's the same with the addition of 1 TBSp of mustard or so for color and more flavor. Add some dill weed and voila! - 1/8/12

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  • This was delicious, thank you - 8/21/11

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  • This is close to my Mom's recipe. My dad likes it sour, so we add a splash of vinegar and dill relish. I'm the only non-onion eater in the family and no one misses them in this. - 5/24/11

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  • Tastes great. Just made some for a bbq @ work and everyone loved it. - 8/5/10

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  • This was wonderful, added some sweet onion for some crunch and it was loved by the whole family! - 3/21/10

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  • This was very good. The family enjoyed it and didn't believe that it was with light mayo. I will make this again. - 3/10/10

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  • This was wonderful! I like the fact that there wasn't much mayo in it. My picky eater said it tasted just like my MIL used to make. Thanks for sharing! - 3/8/10

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  • I made this with fat free helmans it was great! - 5/23/09

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  • This is how I make it also. Only I add diced olives in mine. :) - 4/9/09

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  • Very good! Just like my grandma makes. I do like onion in mine tho, so I added some green onions and regular onion. - 4/7/09

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  • Yummy !! I usually use dry mustard instead of Paprika and usually add onions, but this was very tasty per the recipe. Thanks for sharing. - 3/28/09

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  • Thanks for sharing. This is a lot like I normally made it, but just using less mayo. I also put some dill pickles and green onion in mine. - 3/22/09

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  • Tastes just like my family's full of fat and sodium recipe but so much better for you!!! - 8/30/08

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  • This Is exactly the same way I make my potato salad except I put Kosher Dill Spears In bite size pieces In mine With a couple of teaspoons of The Pickle Juice in It Very Tasty! - 8/29/08

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  • This was very good. I did add a little green onion, but other than that followed recipe and was tasty. My oldest son actually had 3 large helpings of it! Thanks for shareing. - 8/3/08

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  • I'll have to try this when I have a bbq. I normally don't eat potatoe salad, but like to serve it at parties. Thanks for sharing! - 8/2/08

    Reply from LWYRBABE (8/2/08)
    This is the ONLY potato salad that I'll eat... many people put onions in it and I'm allergic so my late mother-in-law used to make it for me without (a special portion).

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