Hash Browns Potato Salad

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

My family would rather have their potato salad made this way than any other and it's so easy I sure don't mind. I can't remember where I learned this but I've been doing it this way for years. No peeling, chopping, boiling, etc. Except for the potatoes I'm just making a guess on the amounts listed. I never measure but I had to put in something to get the recipe posted.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Poke some holes in the hash brown package with a fork; microwave on High 6 minutes.
  2. Shake bag to "stir" potatoes; microwave another 6 minutes.
  3. Open bag and pour into a bowl.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add mayonnaise, mustard, chopped onion, pickle relish, chopped boiled eggs. (Use whatever combination your family likes in their potato salad.).
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Most Helpful

I had never made potato salad before because I was too lazy to do all the work. When I saw this recipe I just had to try it. I loved the ease of the recipe but this turned out just OK for us. I followed the recipe exactly as written and it was on the dry side. I ate it but everyone else tried it but said they didn't care for it.

bmcnichol March 11, 2013

Brilliant concept! I also used my usual recipe, merely substituting the hash browns for the tedious peeling, boiling, chopping of fresh potatoes. I've passed this idea along to others who also love it!

DeniseMB November 01, 2012

Loved the ease of this potato salad. You can fix it anyway you want your salad- but starting with frozen hashbrowns?? GENIUS!!!

kellychris January 30, 2012

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