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Mom Florence's Mashed Potato Salad

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“This is how Mom Florence made her potato salad; uses instant mashed potatoes; it is good and it was just put together by taste; yes, another one of those, lol. You can use leftover mashed potatoes for this recipe; that is what Mom did.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 13 cups water
  • 34 cup milk
  • 2 12 cups instant potato flakes
  • 12 cup Miracle Whip
  • 3 eggs, hard boiled, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 12 cup pickle relish, sweet or 12 cup dill, you choose
  • 14 cup onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Make the potatoes by boiling water, milk, and pepper; add instant potato flakes.
  2. should be pretty stiff
  3. Add Miracle Whip or mayonnaise if you prefer.
  4. Dice up hard boiled eggs.
  5. Add mustard to taste.
  6. Add relish. Mom started out with sweet relish but switched to dill after Dad got diabetes.
  7. Add onion.
  8. Now you may need more Miracle Whip, depending how you like it; adjust to taste.
  9. Chill.

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