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Best Store-Bought Potato Salad

15 Best Store-Bought Potato Salads: Ranked (Updated)

Last Updated on June 16, 2024 by Shari Mason

Crafting a yummy potato salad sounds easy, but boy, it can stump you! Mix in **salt**, **olive oil**, **apple cider vinegar**, **mayonnaise**, and **sweet pickle relish**—don’t forget a few other goodies—for a dish that’s all about balance.

Fortunately, many store-bought options are available anywhere.

Here’s a list of the best store-bought potato salad varieties our team has tried over the week.

Top 15 Store-Bought Potato Salads To Try

15. Wegmans Baked Potato Salad

Close Up Shot of Baked Potato Salad

Average Price: around $5-6 (16 oz) 

Initial Taste:

The bacon is the dominant taste in this potato salad. There are also the tastes of vinegar, spice, salt, cultured celery powder, and everything expected from potato salads.   

Final Review:

It reminds us of a loaded baked potato we had in Indiana. But this one is not our first choice to serve a large group.

14. Tops Horseradish Potato Salad

Average Price: around $5-6 (16 oz) 

Initial Taste:

This potato salad is more sophisticated because of its premium flavor. You would taste Dijon mustard and horseradish, with visible chives adding texture to the dish. 

Final Review:

It is the perfect potato salad for those who prefer a subtle horseradish kick in their side.

13. SE Grocers Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Average Price: around $5 (32 oz)

Initial Taste:

This SE Grocers Old Fashioned Potato Salad is perfect for those who are into overwhelming onion taste in a potato salad with a creamy dressing. 

Final Review:

The potatoes in this potato salad are over-boiled and need texture.

12. Reser’s Red Skin Potato Salad

Average Price: around $5 (16 oz) 

Initial Taste:

It balances the sweet and savory flavors imparted by the ingredients. It has added vinegar to balance the mayo-based dressing. 

Final Review:

The Reser’s Red Potato Salad comes in a container that seems like a homemade potato salad instead of a store-bought one. 

11. Reser’s Deviled Egg Potato Salad

Hand Holding Bowl of Deviled Egg Potato Salad

Average Price: around $5 (16 oz) 

Initial Taste:

We liked how the potato salad dressing was not too sweet, and adding dill imparted freshness.

Final Review:

The addition of deviled eggs resulted in the yellow tinge of the dish. It has large chunks of potato, making it easy to scoop up with a fork.

10. Publix Deli Southern Style Potato Salad

Average Price: around $5-6 (32 oz)

Initial Taste:

It has an excellent addition of salt and pepper in the seasoning, bringing in all the tasty potato flavor. 

Final Review:

This potato salad has a standard texture. Publix included hard-boiled eggs into this recipe, paying respect to the Southern grandmas all over [1].   

9. Publix Deli Homestyle Red Potato Salad

Average Price: around $5-6 (32 oz)

Initial Taste:

This potato salad has a comforting taste, combining a creamy mayo dressing and red potatoes. It is also flavored with mustard and dill. 

Final Review:

The dressing looked creamy enough, but the potatoes seemed to have a lingering soil-like taste at some point.

8. Publix Deli Baked Potato Salad

Baked Potato Salad on a Glass Pan

Average Price: around $4-5 (16 oz)

Initial Taste:

It is another baked potato salad option flavored with sour cream, bacon, and green onion. The ingredients make this one creamier than a traditional potato salad. 

Final Review:

The texture of this potato salad is one of our favorites, where the big chunks of potatoes are cooked enough without becoming gritty or mushy. 

7. Price Chopper Picnic Potato Salad

Average Price: around $3-4 (16 oz) 

Initial Taste:

The addition of dill made this potato salad more homemade. It also provides some nice flavors, but more vegetables could add texture and taste to the potato salad. 

Final Review:

The skin-on potatoes come in various shapes, giving this potato salad a good appearance.

6. Nojaim’s Mustard Potato Salad

Average Price: around $5 (16 oz) 

Initial Taste:

This potato salad goes well with the mustard, making you love and enjoy every bit of its crunchy celery and savory salad. 

Final Review:

This potato salad is made in-house and is better than other Nojaim dishes.

5. Metzger’s German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad on a White Glass Bowl

Average Price: around $3-4 (16 oz)

Initial Taste:

As a German potato salad, this one has a strong vinegar flavor.

“There is no one correct way to make potato salad; numerous regional variations exist, and virtually every American family has its own favorite recipe made with its own secret ingredient.”

– Susan Russo, Food Writer

Final Review:

German immigrants are believed to be the ones to introduce cooked potatoes dressed with vinegar, oil, and herbs [2]. Their inclination to sour, spicy, and sweet ingredients is present in this potato salad recipe. 

4. Kroger Southern Style Potato Salad

Average Price: around $3-5 (16 oz)

Initial Taste:

Adding carrots makes a nice contrast between well-cooked potatoes and creamy dressings. However, shredded carrots are too sweet for a potato salad.

Final Review:

It has a good seasoning, but the dressing incorporated sugar and carrots, making the potato salad too sweet.

3. Green Hills Farm Loaded Potato Salad

Average Price: around $5 (16 oz) 

Initial Taste:

The dressing was super creamy, with bacon’s subtle smokey and meaty taste. The nice bits of scallion combined it all in a delicious mix.

Final Review:

This potato salad features all the flavors of cheddar cheese, bacon, scallions, garlic, and pepper in a single serving.

2. Freshness Guaranteed Original Potato Salad

Average Price: around $4-5 (32 oz) 

Initial Taste:

This potato salad tastes excellent and can serve at least 3 to four people for an affordable price. The potatoes could be cooked more, but the overall taste is still good. 

Final Review:

It looked dull and plain, but it tasted decent as your side next summer party or family reunion.

1. Big M Overloaded Potato Salad

Overloaded Potato Salad on a Glass Bowl

Average Price: around $6 (16 oz) 

Initial Taste:

Everything about this potato salad is big, like the size of cheese, snips of chives, bacon, and big potatoes. You may also want to add black pepper to enhance the flavors. 

Final Review:

This potato salad may be expensive, but the taste was indeed worth it.

FAQs

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The best potato salad at Costco is none other than the Costco Potato Salad. It is a must-try side dish with a creamy texture and well-balanced flavors.

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Adding horseradish, fresh green or red pepper, or celery seeds could make a potato salad taste better. 

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You can freshen up store-bought potato salads by adding ingredients like fresh dill. 

In A Nutshell

The best-tasting potato salad varieties are available in almost any grocery and local store near you. If you need to save time to prepare other dishes, these options work best for you. 

These potato salads may not be as delicious as homemade ones, but you can always make minor adjustments.

References:

  1. https://www.southernliving.com/best-store-bought-potato-salad-according-to-readers-7378191 
  2. https://www.npr.org/2009/06/10/105166775/rethinking-potato-salad 
Shari Mason

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