Spicy Smashed Potato Salad With Colman’s

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Colman’s.

How do you take a perfect American classic dish and then make it even better? It needs HEAT, and Colman's is the one to bring it. #recipe #ad #HotMessAround

Question: How do you take a nearly perfect summer classic dish, and make it even better? Answer: HEAT!

When I was a kid, my parents would throw the most epic July 4th parties. Along with the seven of us in total, what seemed like hundreds of loved ones would arrive in twos and fours – armed with coolers, freshly baked pies, and cold summer salads. We had a giant, kidney-shaped pool and people would put out their towels on our lawn. I don’t think you could see even an inch of green lawn – because the entire lawn was covered by colorful towels and happy people. The food was memorable!

potato salad

After the sun went down, we would light sparklers and small fireworks. We would eat melting ice cream and then spoon up all the rainbow sprinkles that had sunk to the bottom of our “ice cream soup.” My dad would blast 38 Special out of the speakers he kept under our deck, and we’d all be swatting mosquitoes and enjoying shared stories. Sometimes, people would even go night-swimming. It was summer in a nutshell! Those are the memories I strive to make with my family.

Summer memories.

My sister loves macaroni salad, but potato salad was always my weakness. I remember the different variations of it over the years. I’d have the classic kind – with potatoes, mayo, and dill – and not much else – but then I remembered even more of the potato salads with a little (or a lot) something extra. I’m talking green crunch, and the potato skins still nearly intact.

Potato salad is a lifelong classic, but I’m all about taking things to the next level, and making a big mess doing so! Colman’s Mustard is no condiment – it’s a next-level-inducing active, HOT participant in your favorite summer dish. Whether you add a pinch to pasta or pizza, or to your potato salad, you are in for a treat. This recipe is your perfect summer party dish:

Spicy Smashed Potato Salad

Yield: 4-6

Spicy Smashed Potato Salad


  1. 2 lbs red potatoes, scrubbed and chopped
  2. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  3. 1/4 cup sour cream
  4. 1 tsp Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder
  5. 1 tsp Colman's Prepared Mustard
  6. 1/2 cup chopped celery
  7. 1 tsp salt
  8. 1 tsp pepper
  9. Scallions, carrots, peppers, etc. for garnish
  10. Dill for taste


  • 1. Bring potatoes to a boil in a pot of salted water and cook until tender and easily pierced with a knife
  • 2. Drain potatoes and return them to pot
  • 3. Add mayo, sour cream, Colman's Dry Mustard Powder, Colman's Prepared Mustard, celery, salt, pepper, and garnishes
  • 4. Smash using a potato masher
  • 5. Put in the fridge until chilled
  • 6. Adjust seasonings before serving
  • 7. Enjoy!
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by Yummly Rich Recipes

How do you take a perfect American classic dish and then make it even better? It needs HEAT, and Colman's is the one to bring it. #recipe #ad #HotMessAround

You may need to adjust your seasonings until you get your perfect taste. Start slow with your Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder and then work your way up to more. You won’t be disappointed!

I don’t know if this is the exact potato salad recipe of my youth, but it’s more like a combination of everything I ever loved about potato salad. Crunch. Creaminess. HEAT. And love – lots of love. What do you put in your potato salad?


How do you take a perfect American classic dish and then make it even better? It needs HEAT, and Colman's is the one to bring it. #recipe #ad #HotMessAround

Similar Posts


  1. Omg, I think one of my favorite comfort summer foods is potato salad. And I love trying homemade recipes, especially with red potatoes. So, I will definitely be trying this now and what can I say, but thank you my friend!! 🙂

  2. 4th of July parties are the best. I love the idea of smashing the potatoes instead of cutting them – will definitely have to try this.

  3. who doesn’t love potato salad and who doesn’t like to make it in all different ways? Your recipe looks delicious.
    I’m visiting from the Turn it Up Tuesday blog hop and really enjoyed your story telling. Great post- thanks

  4. You have lovely summer memories! I can imagine myself doing the same now.
    I love anything potato. My mom in law sometimes makes salad and I love it!

  5. When I was younger we didn’t really throw epic 4th July parties (since I spend most of my younger years in the Caribbean) but we did spend an unusual amount of time on the beach and threw beach parties. One thing you can always expect at a party is a potato salad. I have never tried it your way before but I will have to. Have never used Colmans either so will have to add that to my arsenal of spices that I need to keep handy.

  6. I am pretty sure you just made Jen’s Guys favorite kind of salad. Yum! As he says over my shoulder, “We should make this tonight.” 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.