Carmelized Onion and Pepper Potato Salad

Sharron Boerum


Was trying to think of how I could make potato salad without my usual ingredients and this popped in my mind. First the onions and then the rest developed as I went... it turned out really delicious!

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This creamy potato salad is unique in so many ways. The caramelized onions and peppers add a little something different to the salad. It's great for those who like onions in a potato salad but not their crunch. Mixing mayonnaise and sour cream are slightly sweet and tangy but at the same time has a mellow flavor. There's a hint of garlic that complements the caramelized onions and peppers. This salad doesn't have a ton of ingredients. You really taste the flavor of the potatoes. A delicious side dish for any cookout. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 6
    potatoes (about 2 lbs)
  • 4 clove
    garlic, whole
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • ·
    pepper, to taste
  • ·
    seasoned garlic, to taste

How to Make Carmelized Onion and Pepper Potato Salad


  1. Boil unpeeled potatoes and whole garlic cloves until potatoes are tender.
  2. Drain and run cold water over potatoes and garlic to cool. Drain potatoes and set garlic aside.
  3. Peel and chop potatoes into half-inch chunks. Season with salt, pepper, and seasoned garlic powder.
  4. Spray non-stick pan and add a tablespoon of oil. Saute onions and peppers on low with a tablespoon of water, cover. Check and stir every few minutes. When softened, turn to high and caramelize (brown) the onions and peppers. Turn heat down to medium if needed.
  5. Add softened cooked garlic cloves by squeezing over onions and peppers. Smash and mix in.
  6. Turn off heat and add sour cream and mayo to onions and peppers.
  7. Mix all together and add to potatoes.
  8. Turn into a large bowl and cover with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 or more hours. Tastes good warm too.

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About Carmelized Onion and Pepper Potato Salad

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American

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