Family Round-up Potato Salad Recipe - A Flavorful Twist on a Classic

Family Round-up Potato Salad

Family Round-up Potato Salad Recipe - A Flavorful Twist on a Classic
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 8


Family Round-up Potato Salad
Family Round-up Potato Salad

Family Round-up Potato Salad is a classic dish that is perfect for gatherings and potlucks. This recipe is a delicious combination of potatoes, vegetables, bacon, and walnuts, all mixed together with a creamy dressing.


Potato salad has been a popular dish for generations, with variations found in many different cultures around the world. This particular recipe has been passed down through the author's family for years, making it a beloved favorite at family gatherings.


How to prepare

  1. Peel and cook potatoes. Chop and put them in a mixing bowl (about 6 cups).
  2. While potatoes are still warm, pour over Italian dressing.
  3. Allow to cool.
  4. Add chopped and sliced vegetables.
  5. Combine mayonnaise and sour cream. Pour over potatoes and vegetables.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Chill to blend flavors.
  8. Top with crumbled bacon and walnuts just before serving.


  • Add diced hard-boiled eggs for extra protein.
  • Substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream for a healthier option.
  • Mix in some Dijon mustard for a tangy twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to cook the potatoes until they are just tender, as overcooking can result in a mushy texture.

- Mixing the dressing with the warm potatoes allows the flavors to absorb better.

- Toasting the walnuts before adding them to the salad enhances their flavor and adds a nice crunch.

Serving Suggestions

This potato salad is perfect as a side dish for grilled meats or as a main dish for a light lunch.

Cooking Techniques

Boil the potatoes until just tender.

- Toast the walnuts in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use red potatoes instead of white potatoes for a creamier texture.

- Substitute pecans or almonds for the walnuts.

Make Ahead Tips

This potato salad can be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the potato salad with extra chopped parsley or a sprinkle of paprika for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Family Round-up Potato Salad with grilled chicken or burgers for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or enjoy cold.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Family Round-up Potato Salad contains approximately 350 calories.


Each serving of Family Round-up Potato Salad contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Family Round-up Potato Salad contains approximately 20 grams of fat.


Each serving of Family Round-up Potato Salad contains approximately 10 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C from the vegetables and potassium from the potatoes.


This recipe contains nuts (walnuts) and dairy (mayonnaise and sour cream), so be cautious if you have allergies to these ingredients.


Family Round-up Potato Salad is a balanced dish that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, along with essential vitamins and minerals.


Family Round-up Potato Salad is a delicious and versatile dish that is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. With a creamy dressing, crunchy vegetables, and savory bacon, this salad is a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

How did I get this recipe?


The first time I saw this recipe, I was drawn to it like a magnet. It was a hot summer day, and my family was hosting a big BBQ at our farm. I was in charge of making the potato salad, a task I always took great pride in. As I was flipping through my old recipe book, I stumbled upon a handwritten note tucked between the pages. It was titled "Family Round-up Potato Salad" and had a list of ingredients and instructions that piqued my curiosity.

I had never seen this recipe before, and I had no idea where it came from. But something about it called out to me, like a lost family heirloom waiting to be rediscovered. I knew right then and there that I had to make it for the BBQ, even if it meant stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something new.

I gathered the ingredients and got to work in the kitchen, following the instructions carefully. The recipe called for red potatoes, boiled and diced, along with crispy bacon, hard-boiled eggs, diced celery, and a tangy mustard dressing. As I mixed everything together, the colors and aromas filled the kitchen, creating a sense of warmth and nostalgia that I couldn't quite place.

As the potato salad came together, I couldn't help but feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. It was like I was channeling the spirit of a long-lost family member, passing down a cherished recipe through the generations. I knew that this potato salad would be a hit at the BBQ, a true crowd-pleaser that would bring everyone together in a shared love of good food and family.

When the time came to serve the potato salad, I watched as my family and friends eagerly filled their plates. The first bite brought smiles and nods of approval, confirming what I already knew in my heart – this recipe was a winner. The flavors melded together perfectly, creating a harmonious balance of creamy, crunchy, and savory that left everyone coming back for seconds.

As I sat back and watched the joy on everyone's faces, I couldn't help but reflect on the origins of this recipe. Where had it come from? Who had first created it, and why had it been passed down through the years? These questions swirled in my mind as I listened to the chatter and laughter around me, feeling a deep connection to my family's past and the traditions that bound us together.

After the BBQ was over and the last traces of potato salad had been devoured, I tucked the recipe back into my old recipe book, a new addition to my collection of culinary treasures. I knew that this recipe would become a staple at future family gatherings, a symbol of love and togetherness that would always remind me of that hot summer day when I first discovered it.

In the years that followed, I made the Family Round-up Potato Salad countless times, each batch bringing back memories of that fateful BBQ and the joy it had brought to my loved ones. I shared the recipe with friends and neighbors, spreading its magic far and wide, always with a twinkle in my eye and a story to tell about its mysterious origins.

And so, dear reader, that is how I learned to make the Family Round-up Potato Salad – a recipe that has become a cherished part of my culinary repertoire, a link to the past that will always hold a special place in my heart. And as I pass it down to future generations, I hope that they too will feel the same sense of pride and connection that I do whenever they make it, creating new memories and traditions to treasure for years to come.


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