Magda’s Czech Style Potato Salad

While I’m out of town this week, Magda’s sharing her Czech Style Potato Salad…

Last month, I was in the Prague with my mom, visiting my hometown after an absence of over 42 years. It was wonderful! What a beautiful city and beautiful country.

One of the best things about visiting was all the wonderful food — foods my mom made as we were growing up.  Every restaurant and deli I went to, had these deliciously familiar foods and I did indulge. Many of the foods are quite heavy and best eaten in the deep cold of winter (though I could not resist even in the beautiful weather that we has), but there are some wonderful dishes for warm weather as well. Today, I share a recipe for Czech Style Potato Salad that I have been making since I was a little girl. My trip to Prague confirmed that it is indeed Czech style and not unique to my mother’s kitchen.

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Czech Style Potato Salad

Yield – 6 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes (+chill overnight)

Cooking Time – 20 minutes


  • 5 medium potatoes
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables, cooked
  • 1 dill pickle, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip light
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 125 grams ham kolbassa, finely diced


  • Place the potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 20 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain.
  • Peel, cool and chop into 1/4″ chunks.
  • Slice the kolbassa and then cut into small squares.
  • Chop the pickles.
  • Transfer potatoes to a large bowl, and toss with the onion, vegetables, pickle, and kolbassa. Stir gently.
  • Add the mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper and stir gently until evenly coated. Chill several hours or overnight before serving for best flavour.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning just before serving.

This potato salad is a great lunch on its own, with a Schnitzel, barbecued anything or with a sandwich. Enjoy!

Magda Stryk Therrien is a wife, mother and daughter who tries (and sometimes even succeeds) to be frugal.  She also loves to make things: dinner, artwork, books, crafts, etc. She is starting to blog about these efforts at and at


  1. Nadine says

    Hi Erin
    How can I print out this recipe? I would love to pass this on to my family because of our heritage.
    My great grandma from my mom’s side was from Czechoslovakia. She passed away many years ago.
    My mom was half irish half czech.
    Thanks a bunch!

  2. Nadine says

    Hi again ….
    I found the printer icon but it also has me print out all of the photos as well. I like the cover story of Magda and that’s what I want to include with the recipe.


    • says

      Hey Nadine,

      The recipes are set up to print recipe only. If you’d like to print with the story too, you’ll have to copy and paste the story and recipe into Word and then print…to avoid getting all the pictures.


  3. Wednesday says

    My mother in law taught me the same recipe. It a wonderful meal in itself. I’m African-American and my side of the family loves the recipe.

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