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Old Fashioned Bologna Salad

Old Fashioned Bologna Salad uses a homemade cooked dressing instead of mayonnaise or Miracle Whip.  The sweet and tangy dressing perfectly compliments the classic ingredients of bologna, relish, onions, celery and hard-boiled eggs. Serve it on humble sliced bread or on crackers for a vintage dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bologna salad, old fashioned bologna salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 1 pound bologna
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 hard boiled eggs

Homemade Cooked Dressing

  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 egg yolks


  • Grind bologna, and chop onions, celery and hard boiled eggs. (See notes for an easy shortcut.)
  • Combine ground bologna, diced veggies and eggs and pickle relish. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, cook sugar, flour, salt, pepper, ground mustard, vinegar, butter and egg yolks until just boiling and thickened. Let cool.
  • Combine cooked dressing and bologna mixture.
  • Eat on crackers on as a sandwich.


  • To easy grind bologna and chop veggies, add them all to a food processer and pulse until you get the desired texture. 
  • Substitute ground ham for bologna, if desired.
  • Use more or less sweet pickle relish to taste, or use dill pickle relish for a whole new spin.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese would be a great addition to this sandwich spread recipe.
  • Omit onion or add more to desired tastes. 
  • Use yellow mustard instead of ground mustard, if desired. 
  • Try our Bologna Salad with Miracle Whip too!


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg