Potato Salad for a Crowd

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

I make this for family reunions, weddings, graduations, and so on. Everyone asks for the recipe! It's a colorful salad that everyone likes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and dice the potatoes.
  2. Boil in salted water until just tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook eggs until done and cool immediately.
  4. Drain olives and pickles and chop finely.
  5. Chop onion.
  6. When potatoes are done, drain and cool quickly.
  7. Using a wire whisk, prepare dressing by combining mayo, sour cream, buttermilk, salts, and pepper.
  8. Peel the cooled eggs.
  9. Save the best looking 4-5 to slice for garnish, chop the rest and add to cooled potatoes.
  10. Add chopped olives, pickles, and onion to potatoes.
  11. Stir well.
  12. Add dressing and stir to coat evenly.
  13. Carefully slice eggs for garnish and arrange on top of salad.
  14. Sprinkle with paprika.
  15. Cover and chill through prior to serving.


Most Helpful

I made this Saturday for a crowd of family and friends and there was nothing left, they ate all 10 pounds! Several asked for the recipe. I put the onions, olives and pickles in the food processor and chopped them up and put the eggs thru a strainer to have a fine consistancy when they were mixed in. The result was a beautiful salad that when garnished with the egg slices and some fine diced green onion and seasoned salt (I was out of paprika )was almost to pretty to eat. I will be making this again soon.

carlaj June 10, 2002

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