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Aunties Potato Salad

"I have enjoyed this recipe for years since I was a child, and now it has gone with me through the years. The secret to this recipe is the sweet pickles. You can also trade the mayo for salad dressing."

Aunties Potato Salad

Servings – 8 Prep Time – 25 Minutes Chill Time – 15 Minutes

Chill Time - 3+ Hours Ingredients:

  • 5lbs potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 10 eggs

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar sweet pickles, drained and chopped

  • 2 cups mayonnaise

  • Paprika for garnish, optional


Place the potatoes in a large pan of water and boil over medium-low heat until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain the potatoes, and place in the refrigerator to cool.

Place the eggs in a saucepan of cold water over medium heat and bring to a full boil. Turn off the heat, cover the pan, and allow the eggs to sit in the hot water for about 15 minutes. Cool the eggs thoroughly under cold running water and shell them. Chop the cooled eggs and place them in a large salad bowl.

Stir the onion, sweet pickles, and mayonnaise into the eggs, and let the mixture chill in the refrigerator at least l/2 hour to blend the flavors.

Add the chilled chopped potatoes to the egg and mayo mixture. Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour, 3 hours to overnight is best.

Sprinkle with paprika. Serve cold.


Calories 788 / Total Fat 51g / Saturated Fat 9g / Cholesterol 253mg / Sodium 806mg / Carbohydrate 72g / Dietary Fiber 7g / Sugars 20g / Protein 15g / Vitamin C 58mg / Calcium 127mg / Iron 4mg Potassium 1397mg

"This is the potato salad I grew up on. There were three of us, the oldest liked it plain no pickles and onions, the second oldest didn't like it at all, and the youngest (me) ate it with everything. Whenever there was a cookout, my request was always Aunties Potato Salad and Mom's Macaroni salad (minus the celery salt - then... Now I like it). This one... instantly brings me back to childhood. It's Excellent!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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