Super-Simple Picnic Potato Salad

Super-Simple Picnic Potato Salad

Frozen hash browns are the key to this convenient recipe. No picnic is complete without potato salad!

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

5:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

1
bag (32 oz) frozen southern-style diced hash brown potatoes
1/4
cup water
2
tablespoons cider vinegar
1
tablespoon yellow mustard
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
5
eggs
1
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2
cup chopped celery
1/3
cup chopped onion
Paprika, if desired
  1. In ungreased 3-quart microwavable bowl, mix frozen potatoes and water; spread evenly in bowl. Cover tightly with microwavable plastic wrap. Microwave on High 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are hot and tender, stirring once halfway through cooking.
  2. Add vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper to hot potatoes; mix well. Spread evenly in bowl. Cover, refrigerate at least 5 hours or until completely cold.
  3. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, place eggs in single layer. Add enough water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat to boiling. Immediately remove from heat; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water. Place eggs in bowl of ice water; let stand 10 minutes. Drain. Peel eggs. Reserve 1 egg for garnish; chop remaining 4 eggs.
  4. Stir mayonnaise into cold potato mixture. Add celery, onion and chopped eggs; toss gently to mix. Spoon mixture into large serving bowl. Slice reserved hard-cooked egg; arrange on top of salad. Sprinkle with paprika. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.
Makes 16 servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Do-Ahead
The flavors in this potato salad will improve in the refrigerator. Prepare the salad a day in advance; cover and refrigerate it until serving time.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 200
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 350mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.