Mcalister’s Potato Salad recipe

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I love lots of dishes served at Mcalister’s such as their Broccoli and Cheddar soup, McAlister’s Club sandwich, and others, But they have a side dish that is super delicious and the creamiest potato salad I have ever tasted, the Mcalister’s potato salad.

I made this copycat of Mcalister’s potato salad recipe from scratch using their instructions, They used a creamy dressing made with mayonnaise, boiled eggs, and yellow mustard, This dressing made this potato salad more special by giving that creamy textures when mixed with it.

As for potatoes, it is simple, just use a waxy potato like red potatoes, and you’re good, But like is said the dressing should be made perfectly because it’s the main factor for this Mcalister’s potato salad.

What is Mcalister’s potato salad?

It’s a beloved side dish with a creamy texture. Made of chunks of waxy potatoes and a delicious dressing, The dressing is made of mayonnaise, boiled eggs, and yellow mustard. What makes it so delicious and cherished at McAlister’s is its perfect balance of creaminess and tanginess, If you’re a fan of potato salad, this recipe is a must-try and can be paired with so many dishes.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds of potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika for garnish

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Large pot for boiling potatoes
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Serving dish

How to Make Mcalister’s Potato Salad?

Step 1:

Begin by peeling and cutting the potatoes into chunks. Place the potato chunks in a large pot and cover them with water. Add some salt to the water and Bring the pot to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for about 10-15 minutes. Once they are done, drain the water and let the potatoes cool before moving on to the next step.

Step 2:

While the potatoes are cooling, prepare the dressing. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of yellow mustard, and the chopped hard-boiled eggs. Season the mixture with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Stir everything together until it turns so smooth.

Step 3:

Once the potatoes have cooled, arrange the chunks on a serving dish. Pour the creamy mustard and egg dressing over the top, making sure to coat all of the potato pieces. Use a spatula to toss the potatoes, ensuring they are thoroughly covered with the dressing.

Step 4:

For a finishing touch, sprinkle a little paprika on top of the potato salad as they serve at McAlister’s and Enjoy.

Some Tips!

  • Try to get waxy potatoes like red potatoes. They hold their shape better during cooking compared to starchy potatoes.
  • Don’t forget to Cut the potatoes into evenly sized chunks to ensure they cook at the same rate.
  • To perfectly hard-boil eggs, place them in a pot of cold water, bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let sit for 10-12 minutes.
  • If you want a smoother dressing, you can whisk the mayonnaise and mustard together before adding the chopped eggs.

How to Store Leftovers?

Leftover potato salad can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 24 hours. Before serving again, give it a good stir as the dressing may separate during storage.

What to Eat with this Mcalister’s potato salad?

You can pair your McAlister’s potato salad with some BBQ dishes, like a juicy steak or with baked wings, The salad will add creamy delicious flavors to this dish. This is a potato salad, the options are endless, I think you can pair it with any meal, I love it with Fricassee Cake, especially If I make it with chicken. and if you plan to enjoy this potato salad as a light meal, you can add some crunchy slices of bacon on top, or add some tuna as well.

FAQ

What is McAlister’s potato salad made of?

McAlister’s potato salad is made with waxy potatoes, mayonnaise, boiled eggs, yellow mustard, and seasonings like salt and pepper.

How can I prevent the potato salad from becoming watery? Be sure to drain the cooked potatoes well after boiling them. Additionally, letting them cool completely before adding the dressing helps maintain the salad’s texture.

What are some optional add-ins for extra flavor?

Since you make it at home, Consider adding chopped celery, green onions, pickles, or bacon bits to customize it.

What should I do if my potato salad seems dry after chilling?

If your potato salad appears dry after chilling, you can add a small amount of additional mayonnaise and Mix to incorporate without mashing the potatoes.

Can I make McAlister’s potato salad without eggs?

The eggs are necessary for the dressing, But If you prefer not to use them, you can omit them from the recipe. The potato salad will still have a creamy texture from the mayonnaise and mustard dressing.

Conclusion

Mcalister’s potato salad is one of the best and creamiest potato salads that you need to taste and enjoy, the recipe is easy and anyone can make it, If you love it, please share it with your friends and family! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more delicious potato salad recipes.

McAlister’s potato salad recipe

Recipe by CourtneyCourse: SidesCuisine: Southern, AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

250

kcal
Total time

35

minutes

McAlister's Creamy Potato Salad features tender chunks of potatoes topped with a rich and creamy mustard and egg dressing.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds of potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (adjust to taste)

  • Paprika for garnish

Directions

  • Begin by peeling and cutting the potatoes into chunks. Place the potato chunks in a large pot and cover them with water. Add some salt to the water and Bring the pot to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for about 10-15 minutes. Once they are done, drain the water and let the potatoes cool before moving on to the next step.
  • While the potatoes are cooling, prepare the dressing. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of yellow mustard, and the chopped hard-boiled eggs. Season the mixture with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Stir everything together until it turns so smooth.
  • Once the potatoes have cooled, arrange the chunks on a serving dish. Pour the creamy mustard and egg dressing over the top, making sure to coat all of the potato pieces. Use a spatula to toss the potatoes, ensuring they are thoroughly covered with the dressing.
  • For a finishing touch, sprinkle a little paprika on top of the potato salad as they serve at McAlister's and Enjoy.

Notes

  • Try to get waxy potatoes like red potatoes. They hold their shape better during cooking compared to starchy potatoes.
  • Don't forget to Cut the potatoes into evenly sized chunks to ensure they cook at the same rate.
  • To perfectly hard-boil eggs, place them in a pot of cold water, bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let sit for 10-12 minutes.
  • If you want a smoother dressing, you can whisk the mayonnaise and mustard together before adding the chopped eggs.
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This blog is all about delicious easy-to-make recipes. I aim to make cooking enjoyable, especially for those who, like me, may not be expert chefs but have a love for trying new things in the kitchen.