Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is NOT safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Make sure the mayonnaise and sour cream are gluten-free.


"What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow." -Winnie the Pooh, Famous bear

The refrigerator light goes on...

I prefer to use waxy red potatoes or Yukon Golds in my potato salads. They just hold together better in a salad than russets or Idaho potatoes. I am also a skin-on guy when it comes to my potato salad, and that is not for everyone.

This smoky potato salad is amazing and a perfect addition to your summer picnic repertoire. The sweetness of the potatoes and red peppers is perfectly balanced by the rich umami flavor from the paprika. I like to use a lot of coarse ground black pepper in this recipe, as it really ups the aromatic flavor of the dish.


Smoked Paprika Potato Salad

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1 cup salad

Cooking time: 30 minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe is easily multiplied and keeps well for about 48 - 72 hours in the refrigerator.

4 quarts water
1 lb. Yukon Gold or red potatoes (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
3 Tbsp. reduced-fat mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. reduced-fat sour cream
3 tsp. smoked paprika
3/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
2 medium ribs celery (small dice)
1/2 medium red bell pepper (small dice)

Smoked Paprika Potato Salad from Dr. Gourmet

Place the water in a large stock pot fitted with a steamer basket.

Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat.

Add the potatoes and cook for about 20 minutes until slightly soft.

Remove and let cool for about ten minutes, then chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.

Place the mayonnaise, sour cream, paprika, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.

Whisk until smooth.

Add the potatoes to the bowl and fold together gently. Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 145 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5.5g 9%
    Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 14mcg Potassium 666mg