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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  • Very Good
    Thank you, basic and simple. - 7/18/18

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  • Delicious!! - 7/10/17

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

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  • Very Good
    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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