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Mashed Potato Salad Recipe

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Mashed Potato Salad Recipe

© Peggy Trowbridge
It's not mashed potatoes per se, but it's not a traditional potato salad either. Like German potato salad, this mashed potato salad is served warm or at room temperature. Waxy potatoes such as Red Rose and Yukon Gold are best for potato salad recipes because they hold their shape and do not disintegrate as easily as Idahos and russets.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1-1/2 pounds red potatoes (about 5 small potatoes), scrubbed but unpeeled, cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
  • 1-1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes (about 5 small potatoes), peeled, cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 rib celery, finely diced
  • 1 cup finely-diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


Place red and gold potato chunks in a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Drain potatoes and return to the pot. Add mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream, celery, red onion, pickle relish, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir with a large spoon, lightly smashing potatoes, but leaving large chunks.

Serve mashed potato salad hot or at room temperature.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Mashed Potato Salad Recipe Photo © 2007 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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 5 out of 5
Very close to what I had in Ireland, Member jdsmith98

When I was in Ireland, I had mashed potato salad on several occasions and I knew I had to make it when I got home. As I was searching for recipes, I was surprised there were very few out there. This one sounded close to the ingredients I tasted, so I gave it a chance. It is terrific. It's a great change to regular potato salad and will be my new summertime side.

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