Taco Potato Salad


Taco Potato Salad

20 Min

Our Taco Potato Salad is a new take on an old-summer classic. It's got a Tex-Mex twist, with all your favorite taco tastes, like black olives and tortilla chips! The editors at the Test Kitchen loved this, and we bet your family will too! So the next time you're grillin' up burgers or hot dogs, change it up with our scrumptious potato salad recipe! 

What You'll Need

  • 3 pounds white potatoes
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 (1.25-ounce) packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
  • 1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed ranch-flavored tortilla chips

What to Do

  1. Place potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook 20 to 25 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain and let cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise and taco seasoning; mix well.
  3. Cut potatoes into ½-inch chunks and place in a large bowl. Add mayonnaise mixture and remaining ingredients to potatoes and mix until thoroughly combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 775
  • Calories from Fat 421
  • Total Fat 47g 72 %
  • Saturated Fat 8.4g 42 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 12g 24 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 46mg 15 %
  • Sodium 1,523mg 63 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 76g 25 %
  • Dietary Fiber 8.7g 35 %
  • Sugars 5.5g 0 %

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Me and my mother had tried this, and it was absolutely delicious! 10/10!

A real crowd pleaser! Delicious!

We loved it. Even my picky kids ate it. We have made it more than once this summer.

I think it would be better served hot

Loved this easy twist on an old favorate

It tasted so bad, I threw it out.

Made this as is then again using fajita seasoning, both are excellent. YUMMY!!!!!!

Yummy idea! No need to use regular mayo though, try Smart Balnce and low fat sour cream or even greek yogurt. I'll be adding things like sweet onion and cherry tomatoes...and some green chilies and roasted red pepper...also some corn and black beans ( Green Giant Southwestern Corn mix). Will need to make extra dressing...making my grocery list now.

I have made this potato salad for years and served it warm.

To really bring out the spice flavors, heat briefly in microwave or in a skillet before adding to mayo or sour cream. really makes a difference.

This sounds awesome. My grandchildren only like my potato salad and refuse any other. Well I'm certainly going to make this and I got a feeling that they'll love it.


eatmoreveggie............you DON'T have to make it or eat it, let us decide what we want to eat!!!

I made this potato salad for the first time a few days ago, to take to a family reunion. Everyone loved it! I'm a Hellman's Real Mayo guy, but substituted a cup of sour cream for half the Mayo. All else was unchanged. Fearing that the crumbled chips would get soggy, I took them along in a separate container, and then just sprinkled the chips on top at serving time. Now I'm wondering what it might be like made with fajita seasoning instead of taco seasoning!

have ALWAYS only made my mom's tater salad, this is the first one i have tried besides her's, made it today and we love it! i added some sour cream to the mayo and a dash of mexican chili powder, great.

looks good going to make it on Friday.

Yuck! Taco seasoning and ranch flavored taco chips are so full of sodium and preservatives (monosodium glutamate I am allergic to)! This doesn't even sound edible!

yummy..taco n ranch..if you can't eat it just keep it off your menu

You could always make your own taco seasoning and chips. No yuck MSG then!

McCormick has a delicious Perfect Pinch southwest seasoning that is salt and MSG free. I add it to ranch dressing and eggs...intend to try it in this recipe too.

Well, first I would omit the boiling the potatoes and do them in the microwave, quicker. I am not an officiando of mayo so I would use lite salad dressing. Haven't made it yet bu know it will be awesome!!

I was looking for something new to make when I found this. I fixed this for our church potluck PLUS we have 5 hungry sons in our household. This was a hit! I used Hellman's Mayo instead of sour cream and it was great. Needless to say, there are no leftovers!!

Sour cream was not an ingredient in the receipe.

I would add some Mexican or Spanish Sausage (Chorizo) also Green chilies peppers (NOT THE BELL TYPE) black or pinto beans and sour cream (no mayo) Taco blend cheese and maybe a little hot sauce like Cholula or the Green TabascoMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Different, but I and my whole family loved it.

This recipe does not say to first peel the potatoes......one should not have to assume......

Why would you peel them? They are white potatoes, not russets.

I have noticed that quite a few of your comments have the tone of "sarcasm and anger". I think that people can make the choice of whether or not they want to peel the potatoes. I know that I peel them sometimes and other times I leave the peels on. The comment about sour cream not being an ingredient in the recipe, I think people can figure it out on their own that this person added it. Several other comments also state that they added sour cream. Most people are smarter that you are giving them credit for. They do not need everything lttle thing spelled out--but then again, maybe you do. I hope you are happier in your life than what you sound. Have a great day! :)

I am going to try this but instead of olives which I hate I am going to put pinto beans in it.

We had this delicious potato salad yesterday at the a neighborhood cookout! WHAT A DELIGHT!!!! AWESOME!!!!

The sour cream idea is fantastic! Such a natural for ANY taco salad!! Will try that instead of mayo. Thank you, carann00!!!!

it was very good i brought it to a church supper it went very fast everybody just love it . thank you for all the good recipes ROCHELLE GONZALES

This potato salad is so good! I prefer it to regular potato salad and it will be my new potato salad!

Im definitly going to try this recipe, but instead of using the mayonnaise. Im going to use sour cream. Im not a mayo person, but I think this will taste OOH ITS SO GOOD with the sour cream. What do you think?.

I'm a (Hellman's) mayo person, but I do think that a blend of half/half mayo and sour cream would be excellent! A lot of dip recipes call for just such a blend.


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