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The Best Potato Salad Recipe Ever

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How To Make The Best Potato Salad Recipe – Today I’m sharing our secret family potato salad recipe. My mom’s potato salad recipe is hands-down the best potato salad I, or anyone else who’s tried it, has ever eaten!

Amazing bowl of the best side dish ever

The Best Potato Salad Recipe… Ever.

My mom’s potato salad is better than your mom’s potato salad.

There, I said it and I’m not taking it back! *wink*

Seriously though, my mother has magical abilities in the art of potato salad making. My mom makes traditional mustard, pickle, and hard-boiled egg potato salad. It’s simple, but I have never made or tasted another potato salad better than her version… And I’m not the only person to think so.

Over the years I’ve watched countless relatives and friends swoon over her classic potato salad.

The problem is, when you ask her for the recipe she has a hard time sharing it, because she doesn’t actually have a recipe written down. She makes it by feel.

It’s taken years of watching, assisting her, and asking questions to come up with what I consider to be her recipe.

Want to know mom’s secrets?

Spoonful of this family secret Best Potato Salad Recipe

Here’s What You’ll Need…

Making the most comforting potato salad, you need a few classic ingredients.

  • Yukon Gold potatoes or Klondike Goldust potatoes – or use Russets
  • Mayonnaise – your favorite brand
  • Refrigerated pickle relish 
  • Yellow mustard – or 1 part yellow + 1 part dijon
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Celery seeds
  • Paprika
  • Hard-boiled eggs – peeled and chopped
  • Celery stalks – diced
  • Sweet onion – diced
  • Fresh chopped dill
  • Salt and pepper
The ingredients needed to make this recipe

How To Make The Best Potato Salad Recipe

1) The key to making the best potato salad is to use starchy potatoes and let them get really soft, so they are partially mashed once mixed. This gives the recipe a rustic, yet thick and luxurious quality. I like to use Yukon Gold or Klondike Goldust potatoes. You can also use Russet potatoes if you like. Do not use new potatoes, because they hold their shape too well and will leave the dressing soupy.

Start the potatoes in a large pot of cold water and bring them to a boil to ensure even cooking. Make sure to salt the boiling water so the salty flavor gets deep down in the potatoes.

Once the potatoes are soft, drain off the water and peel off the skins. You can leave some of the skins on if you like the added texture.

Chop the potatoes when they are soft; this saves time on the peeling and chopping.

 Boiling the vegetables in a sauce pot

2) Next, mix all the dressing ingredients together in a large bowl. Use your favorite mayonnaise as the base.

I know better than to tell you what brand to use… Mayonnaise is an intensely personal condiment!

Here in the Carolinas, we use Duke’s Mayonnaise, but mom usually uses Hellmann’s. You can even go with Miracle Whip if that is your favorite.

Mix a large amount of sweet pickle relish into the dressing.

Use the good quality refrigerated relish that tastes fresh, has large chunks, and stays firm. Otherwise, the dense ultra-sweet shelved variety might overwhelm the flavor of the dressing.

If you can’t find “good relish”, finely dice firm refrigerated sweet pickles instead.

Make sure to use yellow mustard for flavor and color. Sometimes mom adds half yellow mustard and half dijon mustard, but if it’s going to be one or the other, you have to use classic yellow mustard.

Apple cider vinegar, celery seeds, and a little bit of paprika round out the dressing flavor.

dressing in bowl

3) Mix the potatoes and the dressing while the potatoes are still warm. Add chopped hard-boiled eggs for richness, celery for crunch, sweet onions for a zippy bite, and fresh chopped dill for a herbaceous punch.

The onions are a point of discrepancy in our family… Personally, I would always choose scallions over any other raw onion. However my dad insists on raw chopped sweet onions for crunch and flavor, so that’s what mom uses.

To his credit, they do provide a more potent onion essence and crisp texture when served on the second or third day.

4) Finally, potato salad, any potato salad, tastes better on the second day after the flavors have had ample time to mix and mingle.

When possible, make mom’s this recipe the day before you plan to serve it.

However, if you don’t have time to make it a day ahead, refrigerate the recipe for as long as humanly possible before mealtime.

dressing over potatoes

Get the Full (Printable) Recipe For How To Make The Best Potato Salad Below!

If you are determined to learn How To Make The Family Secret Recipe, give my mom’s recipe a try.

I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

 This family recipe before all the ingredients get mixed together

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type of Mayonnaise Should I Use?

The mayo is the base flavor in the dressing so it is a very important ingredient. I find most people have a favorite brand. Go with your family favorite. If you don’t usually buy mayonnaise, Hellman’s is very popular, but Duke’s mayo is the brand of the south. *wink*

Why Sweet Pickle Relish?

Most store-bought pickle relish is sweet. I like to use the refrigerated kind that has larger chunks. It provides a better texture and the sweetness adds a lovely balance to the salad. If you hate the idea of adding sweetness, find a tart pickle relish or add chopped banana peppers. 

Can I Peel the Potatoes Before Cooking?

Mom always cooked the potatoes with the peels, then pulled off some (or all) of the peels after cooking. This allows you to leave some potato skins in the salad, if you like, for extra texture. Also, it elements the need for a vegetable peeler because the skins will pull right off after the potatoes are fully cooked.

However, if you do not want to incorporate any of the potato skins into the salad, you can peel them beforehand. It’s a matter of personal preference.

Is This Recipe Gluten-Free?

Yes, as long as the mayonnaise is gluten-free, the whole recipe is. (Most brands are, but double-check your jar.)

Can I Make a Dairy-Free or Vegan Version?

Of course! This recipe is already dairy-free. However, to make it vegan, simply buy a vegan mayonnaise and then omit the hard-boiled eggs. 

How Long Does This Salad Last?

Stored in an airtight container in the fridge, this salad will last a week. 

Can You Freeze This Recipe?

I wouldn’t. The thawing process will change the texture and the dressing will not be as creamy.

Can I Add Other Ingredients to Mix Things Up?

Sure! Try adding: bacon, rosemary, scallions, chopped banana peppers, shredded cheese, or sour cream.

Finished product of my mom's famous Best Potato Salad Recipe

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How To Make The Best Potato Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
How To Make The Best Potato Salad Recipe. My mom’s potato salad recipe is hands-down the best potato salad I, or anyone else who’s tried it, has ever eaten!
Servings: 16



  • Cut the potatoes into quarters and place them in a large stockpot. Fill the pot with cold water until it is 1 inch over the top of the potatoes. Set the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add 1 tablespoon salt and cook the potatoes for 13-15 minutes, until fork tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl mix the mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish including juices, mustard, apple cider vinegar, celery seeds, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Stir until smooth. Then chop the eggs, celery, onions, and dill.
  • Once the potatoes are very tender, drain off all the water. Remove the loose peels and chop the potatoes into 1/2-inch chunks. It's okay if they are soft and crumbly. Place the potatoes in a large bowl. Gently mix in the dressing until it coats the potatoes well. Then stir in the eggs, celery, onions, and dill. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with fresh dill and paprika.
  • Cover the potato salad and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. If you have time to make it ahead, it tastes even better on day two! Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week.



  1. If you can’t find golden potatoes, use Russets.
  2. For best flavor, make your potato salad a day ahead.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 317kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 360mg, Potassium: 643mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 335IU, Vitamin C: 16.8mg, Calcium: 63mg, Iron: 5.2mg
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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  2. This classic potato salad is superb!  Every time I make it, people rave about how perfect it is.  It is next level when I make the pickle relish used in the recipe from my hubby’s homemade bread ‘n butter chips.  SO much better than any store bought relish or even store bought bread n butter chips!  It gives a hint of sweet but not too much.  Other than making my own relish, I follow this recipe exactly.  You can’t improve on this perfection.  

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  4. OMG, this is the BEST potato salad I’ve ever made! The ingredients are mostly the same that I use each time, but the addition of dill and celery seed must make all the difference. This will be my go-to potato salad recipe from now on! YUMMMMMM!!!

  5. I have always loved potato salad but I don’t make it ever because it’s too good and carb loaded. My hubby was craving and wanted me to bring potato salad for a picnic. Thank you for your recipe! I had a lot of compliments and my family loved it! I couldn’t find a refrigerated pickle relish, so I used the regular one. This recipe will be in my rotation now. I’ll try not to make it always, but when I do I will give myself permission to indulge!

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  9. The only two things I would like to add to this are:
    1. Once the potatoes are nice and tender as directed, strain them into a strainer while they’re still steaming hot and add your salt and your vinegar SLOWLY as you drain and mix them, be very careful not to add too much vinegar. Doing this brings out the flavour of the potatoes SO MUCH MORE!
    2. WAIT until your potatoes have completely cooled off before adding your dressing to them, this way there’s no chance of it turning runny.
    Excellent simple easy recipe though!! I love it!!

  10. This is absolutely delicious! Although, we are not fans of sweet relish, so dill it was. I put dill in my egg salad and deviled eggs so it worked!


  11. Everyone loved it.  It does make a huge batch.  We had a 10 person party, everyone enjoyed and we had plenty BUT it was gone by end of night because this is the leftover everyone wanted.  This recipe will definitely be my go to in the future! 

  12. Everyone loved it.  It does make a huge batch but with a 10 person party, everyone enjoyed and it was gone because this is the leftover everyone wanted.  This recipe will definitely be my go to in the future! 

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  14. Just made this and it is so good! Can’t wait to try it after it sets for a few hours!!

  15. It was good, and I followed it exactly. I feel like it could have a bit more tartness or even more seasoning other than the salt and pepper. I will keep it but be changing the recipe to my liking.

  16. If you like you potato salad sweet, this is an excellent recipe for you.  If you prefer a more savory flavor, leave out the sweet relish.   It was way too sweet for me.  I ended up adding more vinegar and a ton of green olives for balance. 

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  18. I’m always looking for new potato salad recipes, and this one looks delicious! I love the combination of Yukon Gold potatoes, mayonnaise, pickle relish, mustard, and dill. I’m also intrigued by the addition of celery seeds and paprika. I’ll definitely have to try this recipe soon.

    One question I have is about the hard-boiled eggs. Do you think it’s important to peel them before adding them to the potato salad? I’ve heard some people say that the peels add a bit of texture and flavor, but I’m not sure if I agree.

    • LOL.  I know you’re joking about the term “peeling” as properly it might be “shelling”. For the sake of readers who lack a sense of sarcasm… eggs are always peeled/shelled, potatoes may or may not be peeled/skinned.

    • Hi Caspian!

      Definitely always peel/shell hard boiled eggs. The hard shells in the salad would not be very inviting… But I think you might have meant to ask about peeling the potatoes. I sometimes leave them on, or half of them on, for added texture. It’s totally up to you!

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  20. I actually veganized this recipe, using vegan mayo and omitting the eggs. Also used chopped up pickles as I couldn’t find relish in the Netherlands, used spring onions instead of regular onions and a bit less celery stalks. Everyone loved it!

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  22. The egg instructions seem totally bogus. I tried it twice. Once at 13 min instead of 10 and eggs were not even cooked. Tried a 2nd time for 15 min and eggs were barely soft boiled at best. Apparently water boils at lower temp where I live at sea level.

    • This recipe calls for already hard boiled and peeled eggs so this review is confusing as we don’t know what directions are being referred to; this recipe has none for that.  
      You can buy eggs hard boiled and peeled if you can’t find instructions that work for you. 

      It always seems a shame when people give bad reviews on the wrong recipe.

      I do them by putting the eggs in salted water, bringing to a boil, turn off, cover and let stand 15 minutes.  Then drain and cover with ice water.   Peel once eggs are cold.

    • This is my no fail way to boil eggs. I bring water to a boil then put in eggs that are room temperature. I use a slotted spoon for that. After eggs are in the water, let water come to a boil again then set timer for 14 minutes. While eggs are boiling, prepare a bowl of ice water. Immediately after eggs are cooked, place them in the ice water for about 10 minutes. Then they are cooked perfectly and should be easy to peel.

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  24. I love this recipe! I always try and make it a day ahead! I’ve finally written it down to keep in my recipe book- it’s that good! Thanks to your mama for creating this 🤌 

  25. I quite like this recipe.. Not overpowering with seasonings like a lot of recipe’s.. simple & delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  26. This REALLY is the BEST potato salad I’ve ever made. I didn’t use the hard boiled egg because I just don’t like them in potato salad, and I didn’t have any fresh dill, but otherwise made as directed. Just perfect🥰

    I’ll never hunt for a potato salad recipe again!

  27. I made my first potato salad ever last night for a BBQ. I decided on this one due to the reviews. I went to 3 different stores to find fresh dill! Well, all of my guests asked to take some left over potato salad home! I think that says a lot about how delicious this recipe is! Thank you for sharing it!

  28. Yes…!!!The best potato salad recipe 😋 I’ve made.Thank you!

  29. The best potato salad ever! I used russets and half regular and half dijon mustard. Everyone wanted your recipie!

  30. This truly is an amazing potato salad. I’ve made it several times and always get great responses!  Thank you

  31. LOVE IT! great tasting and easy to follow and prepare recipe

  32. My dad always made our potato salad and like your mom didn’t have a recipe. This one is just like his, minus the eggs. I know, I know but he never put them in! 

  33. This is PHENOMENAL potato salad!!  Thank you for sharing!

  34. The GOAT of potato salad recipes. The flavor is exactly what my mind thinks of when you say “potato salad.” My husband declared it “the best potato salad I’ve ever had” after one forkful and went on to eat about a pound of it! I took the advice of others who said to split the relish as half sweet and half dill. Perfection!

  35. It tasted like animal sauce. We threw it away. But adding a star because it was probably just me.

  36. This was awesome! I’ve never made potato salad before but have always loved my grandmas. However, I’ve never had anything come close to hers and this is better! :-) please don’t tell her. :-) PS my kids even loved it and they’re picky. 

  37. I’ve never made potato salad before so I looked for the highest rating on the recipes and found yours. It definitely deserves its 5 star rating. Everyone loved it. Even my husband that doesn’t like mustard. Thank you. 

  38. It was great. I did it without the pickle, my HUSBAND IS A DIABETIC so i did not want any sweet in my recipe
    overall amazy!!!!!

  39. This was a hit at my 4th of July bbq!! Tasted amazing!!

  40. This recipe was simple to make and we all enjoyed it. I couldn’t find refrigerated relish (can anyone give me a store or brand?) so I used the shelved jar kind and just eased off a bit. We all ate it cold but my daughter wanted hers room temp and now I’m thinking she’s on to something. I’m going to have leftovers today and try it that way. 

  41. super yummy!!! Thanks for sharing.

  42. This potato salad is AMAZING! Only thing I changed was I lowered the sweet relish to 2/3 cup instead. Turned out great! Thank you!!

  43. Made it following all directions- too much pickle relish, onion and celery for my family’s taste. Made it a second time with dill pickle juice, more mustard and a little less of the other ingredients.previously mentioned. It’s delicious. 

  44. Excellent. Followed recipe and used chopped yum yum pickles.  Will make again!

  45. I wanted to try something a little different from my normal potato salad for a cookout. I didn’t have celery seed so those were omitted and used 6 chopped scallions for the onion, added about 2 Tbsp of sweet pickle juice and made homemade mayonnaise for my dressing base. It was amazing!

  46. Potato salad and I have a love hate relationship. I just couldn’t find the one. I never eat it at functions or restaurants. I break down and buy the store brand a few times a year. I made your mom’s potato salad and you’re right. It is the best. I cut the recipe in half because it’s just the two of us. We tasted it warm and loved it. Don’t go without the dill. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  48. I made this for a large party and it was an absolute hit! It was one of the first dishes gone. My mom always made a similar potato salad, but the addition of the apple cider vinegar in the dressing added the perfect tang.

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  50. Classic dish and my mom loved it. I’ve been looking for a recipe she would like!

  51. I LOVE this potato salad recipe. I’ve made it three times so far, and though I used less mayo (1.25 cups,) I left the rest of the recipe alone because it’s *chef’s kiss.* Thanks for taking the time to blog such a winning recipe!

  52. I’ve made this quite a few times for various events and it’s always a HUGE hit! I prefer my potato salad a bit sweeter so I usually add a bit less mustard and a dash of my secret ingredient, maple syrup! Really great recipe

  53. This really is the Best Potato Salad recipe I have ever made. I was unsure about adding the apple cider vinegar and paprika, because I have always never tried that, but it was definitely a good change for me. I think the biggest difference in taste came from the way the potatoes were cooked. Salting the water after it came to a boil made them so much more flavorful than I’ve made them in the past. My husband is very picky about potato salad and he loved this recipe, so this will be the only recipe I use from now on. Thank you for this perfect recipe.

  54. Excellent! Reminds me of my grandma’s potato salad.

  55. Excellent recipe!! I read the other comments and ended up using a little less relish, and half sweet with half dill. Season it correctly and this is fantastic!

  56. Love this! I scaled it down to the two people who were around to eat it and made it with what I had in the house, so: two medium red potatoes, Blue Plate mayo, mostly sweet relish but because we ran out of that, a bit of India relish as well, and only dijon mustard, Everything else as written but scaled accordingly. Fresh dill! Such great flavor! I completely pre-chopped the potatoes and they took only about 8-9 minutes to cook. It came together very quickly. This will definitely be the potato salad recipe we use from now on. Thank you, thank you and thanks to your mom!

  57. I love this recipe!! BUT I hate that it says it only takes 40 minutes. It takes me several hours!! I must not be doing it right 🤣 but it is worth it.

    • Liz,
      It’s not only you, it’s me too 😵‍💫 I’ve been cheffing it up for over 40 year’s and my food is pretty dang delicious however, I rarely meet a recipe that is ready, set, spaghetti in the “time it takes!” Oh, no, no, no. Whatever time it says it takes I multiply by 4. Just saying…It may be late but it’s always worth the wait!
      Bon appetit!

    • I’d honestly say it’s about accurate. I started water for eggs, filled the water for the pot the potatoes were going into, washed the potatoes and added to the pot then started chopping vegetables. Pulled eggs 7 minutes after they went in, added to an ice bath, seasoned the vegetable mixture with the dressing ingredients, less the mayonnaise, cleaned up my board, peeled and chopped eggs, added, cleaned up my board, dried and seasoned steaks and put them back in the fridge, washed my hands, and checked potatoes — which were ready so I pulled them. Total time was probably 30 minutes, given I used whole medium and small sized yukon gold potatoes. I don’t see needing 10 minutes to break those down and fold into the rest of the igredients, but I did set a 10 minute timer to let them cool before moving on, so *shrug*

  58. Definitely not enough mayo for 5 pounds of potato. Very dry. Will add more mayo to the leftovers (which there’s a lot left because hardly anyone ate any) to see if that helps.

  59. Excellent recipe. First time making potato salad, and I’m very impressed 

  60. Made it for a family gathering.  Didn’t have pickle relish on hand so I chopped up some dill pickles in its place.  Big hit and a keeper.

  61. Great recipe. My family loved it and it didn’t last the weekend.

  62. FANTASTIC recipe! I omitted the sweet pickle relish and I had run out of celery, but the result was still delectable. Only thing is this makes a nice big bowl of potato salad and I’m one single man who forgot he was cooking for one lol.

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  64. This recipe is almost identical to what I make, except that since I’m a pickle hater from birth, I left out anything pickle. I’m also not much of a mustard person, so I halved the amount. It still had plenty of “tang”, it was pretty darn good! Oh, one more thing…I like to put in 2-3 radishes, sliced thin, mainly to add color. Yum!

  65. I have never tried potato salad and this is going to change after reading this post. have to try it to see how it tastes.

  66. The only changes I made, doubled the onion, added a bell pepper. This was SO good! I used russet potatoes and Wickles brand sweet relish. I didn’t have fresh dill but dried worked fine. We loved it!

  67. Made this today and couldn’t wait to try a bowl!
    It’s pretty tasty!
    Tmrw for Mothers Day will be amazing along with BBQ dinner.

    ( Miracle Whip) 😉

  68. I made this recipe as written with no substitutions or additions. Solid base recipe, however my husband and I thought it was a bit too heavy on the relish flavor. My mother however, loved it. I will admit, I was looking for a recipe that matched the flavor of my moms, unfortunately, this recipe didn’t quite get me there. – My moms potato salad recipe is my absolute favorite and has been passed down in our family. Unfortunately, I didn’t have access to it at the time so I decided on this recipe based on the stellar reviews. I am certain my taste buds are biased to the nostalgia of my moms recipe, so not discounting this recipe. If I did make this recipe again, I would use less relish, that’s it. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

  69. I used the recipe calibrated for 24 people and it was perfect. This is the real thing potato salad and the best one I’ve made for quite a long time.

  70. It is by far… the best potatoe salad recipe I have tasted! Amazing!

  71. This potato salad is actually the best. It’s so good in fact that I am here to print the recipe, because if I ever try to make it again and can’t find it online, I will be really sad. It’s that good.

  72. Excellent recipe!  I did double the apple cider vinegar for a little tangier flavor!  Reminds me of my Momma’s recipe! 

  73. This recipe is not the best potato salad ever. It’s mediocre and mostly bland. I did leave out the raw onion because that doesn’t belong in a potato salad but other than that it’s just ok.

    • All due respect Cindy, if you have omitted the onions then you haven’t tried this recipe, hence the reason it might have been blah. I personally have never had a potato salad without onions. Maybe that was the problem. You can’t have great potato salad without them.

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  75. The heck you say Dukes in the South! I’ve lived in Georgia, SC and NC almost all of my 74 years and that Dukes dukie has never crossed my lips. Hellman’s is REAL mayonnaise.

    • You were evidently born up north. No self respecting southerner would EVER use hellmans.  

  76. I’ll start by saying I normally hate potato salad. I’ve only ever had store bought and I find it to be awful. However, I know a lot of people love it, so I found your recipe and decided to make it as a side for one of my kiddos birthday parties. I couldn’t believe how much I loved it and so did everyone else! I make this at least once a month now. 

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  79. This was fabulous! It is slightly different from my Mom’s and I loved the changes. This will be my new go to potato salad recipe!

  80. “This is the best potato salad I’ve ever had, probably in my life,” said my husband just now!

  81. This recipe is SO GOOD. Left the tater skins on because I’m lazy and it was still bomb. 🤤

  82. Great Recipe! I added 3 heaping tablespoons of sugar and it’s perfect for my family’s liking!!

  83. Best potato salad I’ve ever made! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!

  84. I think the story behind this n all is very nice but I can’t handle sweet pickles 🥴 especially in my potato salad!
    Maybe swap out the pickles haha. I like the tips about cooking the potatoes, etc though 

    • Hi, Joe,

      It’s just as good with dill pickle relish and and aby other kind of onion. You’ll just have to watch it on the salt then.

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  86. I never made potato salad before. I used your recipe as a base, and modified it for my taste. I used 1 cup mayo / 1 cup sour cream. I diced up dill pickles instead of relish, and used 1 tbsp of pickle juice instead of vinegar. I didn’t have celery seeds, but used 1 tsp celery salt instead of plain salt. I didn’t have paprika, and I left out celery and onions for simplicity and my own personal taste. The eggs I’m serving on the side, because my husband does not eat eggs, but I like them! I tasted it before placing in the fridge to cool…absolutely delicious. And I’m shocked I pulled it off. Thank you for this recipe. My mom recently passed, and took all the yummy food she used to make with her…she never measured. I need measurements. So I am building my own versions of all the food I love! This one is checked off my list!

  87. How can you rate something 5 stars you didn’t make? Don’t skew the ratings!!!

  88. I like the flavor but in my opinion it is too much relish. I would recommend cutting the reliah down to half a cup.  I think it needs a little sugar too. 

  89. WOW! The title of this recipe is completely appropriate. By far the BEST potato salad I have ever tasted. The dressing is such a perfect balance of sweet and tangy. The crunch of the celery and onions is perfect. A really remarkable recipe. Definitely one of the top three of any recipe I’ve tried from the internet. Hats off to you and thank you! This one is a keeper. 

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  91. Amazing recipe! Truly the best potato salad I’ve ever made and will ONLY make from here on in! I did make a few changes based on preferences: halved the onion, substituted half the mayo (Hellmans) for sour cream, and added a heaping tablespoon of sugar. Out of five guests, three asked for the recipe and the other two don’t cook! Definitely a keeper. Thank you for sharing this. 

  92. Delicious and gets better as time goes on if there are leftovers. Huge hit at BBQ with large group of friends!

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  94. Turned out perfectly

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  96. Amazing! I make it vegan by omitting the eggs and using vegan mayonnaise. It’s delicious–I usually make it the night before to let the flavors meld, but I always have a hard time not eating it all before then!

  97. This was hands down the BEST potato salad I have ever made. The only thing I switched was I used pickle juice instead of the relish (or else the family wouldn’t have even tried it) 😂 Thank you!

  98. This is a good potato salad recipe! The only change I would make in the future is cutting the sweet relish down by 1/3. As written the relish does indeed overpower all the other flavor profiles but some people seem to prefer that based on reviews. It’s an easy to work around solution for people who like less relish flavor.

  99. I am very picky about potato salad and have been searching for “the perfect one” for several years. My search has ended in success! Thank you!!!

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  102. One of my first times making potato salad and everyone thought I have been making it for years – it was that good!! Recipe is a keeper – i used Duke’s mayonnaise because I was out of Cains (the mayonnaise of New England)

  103. Best potato salad I’ve ever tasted, except my mom’s 😉

    I actually was commissioned to make a batch for 30 people 😳 for Superbowl Sunday, lol. I’ll have to cook the potatoes the day before and finish it in the morning. I hope it’ll still be good….

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  105. I like this recipe, but I you do not need 2 cups of mayonnaise or even to sub that amount!!  Goodness, that would ruin it.  I only used about 1/3-1/2 cup of mayonnaise.  I also added a bit more Apple Cider vinegar because I like the acidity, and it needed more salt and celery.  I also added a tad more mustard than called for and did the 1/2 regular 1/2 Dijon.  Overall was really good!

  106. I made this with red potatoes with skins. It is awesome! Yukon potatoes would be great too. Easy. Perfect combination of ingredients. Thanks!

  107. I made this recipe…delicious, we loved it. The best i have ever made. Thank you for sharing. Would love to know the Mom’s name and yours for sharing. I give it 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 stars.

  108. This is amazing, i’d give 5 stars but I don’t want people to think I go around giving everyone 5 stars. Best one I ever made – thank you

  109. It is sitting in my fridge right now. I did not have any apple cider vinegar  and it still tastes great😋😋

  110. I have been making this recipe for the last year. It is amazing! My wife says I make too much for our family gatherings, but at the end of the day there is nothing left. That alone speaks volumes about this recipe, especially with my family of picky eaters.

    I have made one change to the recipe. Instead of 2 cups of mayonnaise, I use 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup of fat free yogurt. This is due to my wife’s intolerance to high fat foods because of a gal bladder issue.

  111. Guests always ask for this recipe. It often outshines the main course. I was recently introduced to someone who said, “You are the one who makes that excellent potato salad!” This one is a winner every time! I don’t change the recipe in any way.

  112. I must’ve been mistaken as I googled for a HEALTHY potato salad recipe. This was the first I saw with many 5-star reviews. I scrolled to lookTW thru ingredients and was horrified to see it called for TWO (2) cups of mayonnaise!!ntely
    Will definitely NOT be making this one!

    Mrs N Massy
    A cooking healthy cook

  113. Loves the recipie. The closet to the way my mom and sister make it. All my guest likes it very much. I rate it a 5.

  114. Great recipe! Taste better without the apple Cider. But still a really good recipe.

  115. So glad I found this recipe, and grateful for you posting it. Best potato salad I’ve ever made. I didn’t have Yukon gold, so used red potatoes, otherwise followed instructions to a T. Totally a winner.😀

  116. I made this recipe! I agree it’s probably the very best potato salad I’ve ever made!! I got rave reviews from family. You won’t be disappointed!! From now on it’s my go-to recipe for potato salad!!

  117. Just exactly like my Grandmother and Mom used to make, absolute perfection!

  118. Hi, I’d like to make this for Christmas lunch. Will it taste just as good if l make it 2 days before, as I’ll be very busy cooking the day before. Thanks. 

  119. Can I use red and russet potatoes? That’s all I have right now and want to make it asap?!?

  120. Seriously THE BEST! I have made this recipe for a few years now and every time it is LOVED! I had never added the apple cider vinegar till I found this and it really makes a difference! The only change I do is sub dill relish for the sweet. Thank you for sharing this recipe!! :)

  121. It was not an exaggeration, this IS the best potato salad I have made so far!

  122. Your mom’s recipe is amazing, yum!

  123. It’s 2022 and I’m still using this recipe. It’s been like 4 years now and everyone loves this. They think I’m some kind of potato salad god. Thank you for this.

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  125. My grand daughters 3rd birthday party is tomorrow and I decided to try to make potato salad one more time before I gave up completely, I chose this recipe because it sounds good and easy to follow directions, low and behold, when it was done….the best potato salad I’ve ever eaten. Everyone must have this recipe handy, I promise you’ll love it. Thanks for sharing your mothers recipe. I can’t wait to eat more tomorrow.

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  129. Our new favorite potato salad, great recipe!

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  139. I’m 66 years old and I had never made potato salad, but decided to go ahead and make it recently because my husband said something indirectly that made me realize I needed to step it up with some potato salad. Not only did I have a hit with this recipe, it was a grand slam! I made a half batch just not to have too much on hand, but that was a mistake. My family ate that down in 2 days – and there are no kids living here anymore – ha, ha! I’m always on a diet, so I think I ate about 1/2 a cup – he and a friend wolfed down the other 3 lbs and loved it.

    The one change I made was to dice up bread and butter pickles, rather than the pickle relish and that was a good suggestion. Thanks for the great recipe, because I’m back to make the full recipe this time and hope it lasts the weekend in a household of 2.

  140. This recipe is potato salad perfection! Thank you!

  141. Tried this for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner with his family. Everyone loved it!!! We are making it again this weekend just for us! First time trying to make potato salad and I will admit that I was a little nervous at first after tasting it while seasoning it before putting it in the fridge. Might have been the apple cider vinegar taste but after 5 hours of sitting, it was great! I did generously season it with paprika and pepper to our liking and used a very small amount of relish with the rest being chopped pickles. This time we’re going to add freshly cooked bacon bits and scallions. Thanks for a great recipe we will continue to make!!

  142. Fantastic recipe and one I have made multiple times now. The best potato salad I have ever tasted. Thank you for sharing!

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  144. I’m so glad I found this recipe.  Someone gave it to me many years ago and I lost it.  But now I found it.  It’s simply the best potato salad!  I made it today and it did not disappoint.  Thank you, Sommer!

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  146. This was so delicious, everyone loved it! Followed recipe except I only had new potatoes.  Still it was divine. Or as my teen said “I’d eat it again”.  No higher praise than that.  Thank you

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  148. Love this salad! Will definitely make it again. I omitted the dill because my family isn’t a fan and I chopped up sweet pickles rather than use relish. Thanks for sharing it!

  149. Made this for a football party with all of my neighbors! It was amazing and everyone fought to take home the leftovers!! The ingredients were perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing!! This will be recipe I use over and over again!

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  151. Eh. There’s something off about this recipe. We can’t put our fingers on it though. In the notes, it says it’s better the next day. Both my husband & I said that we liked it more the 1st day than the next, though still, it wasn’t great. It’s not bad but we’re definitely still on the hunt for the perfect potato salad.

    • One thing to consider.. sometimes, the difference between an eh recipe and a great one is the salt. Or even a pinch of sugar. I have noted this with my family, when they say it’s “off”, next time more salt and then it’s “wow” haha!

  152. WICKLES!  WICKLES Pickles Relish!

  153. I modified the instructions slightly to make the dressing in the large bowl and put the potatoes in after–one less bowl. I also found it took me closer to three hours to do everything, but totally worth it.

  154. Yep, this one’s the best!  Very close to what my mom made but I’ve never been able to get it right.  Always missing something.  Not any more!  😋

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  157. It was a good recipe but I had to make some changes. Way too much pickle relish for anyones liking at the party I took this to. I put in 1/3 cup and still too much. Also lowered the celery and mustard. 
    Not too bad a recipe though. 

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  160. Great recipe, I didn’t have relish so I just skipped that part. I probably could’ve gotten away with diced pickles but it tasted great without and didn’t want to jeapordize the outcome. I, however, do enjoy a bit of a kick in my food so I did add about a tablespoon of chipotle chili powder and a couple dashes of cayenne to taste and it was phenomenal part of me doesn’t even want to let it rest over night lol. My biggest gripe though is the time to peel the individual chunks, next time I’ll probably peel before boiling. It took waaay too long.

  161. My picky husband loved it!

    • I’ve officially found my go to potato salad recipe! Everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to potato salad, so I simply adjust the amounts of the existing ingredients to my liking. Absolutely delicious.

  162. Made this twice this weekend– First for a benefit and 2nd for us at home. My husband said it was the BEST he’s ever tasted…and he is very picky. I actually followed the recipe exactly and it turned out fabulous! Thank you!

  163. Added about six slices of chopped bacon.

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  165. JUST made this!! It is absolutely STELLAR. We don’t have sweet pickle relish over here, so I used what I had on hand = sweet/sour pickles diced, and a mild (Dutch) mustard. I don’t think it will even make it to the refrigeration stage, as I keep “tasting” it? LOL

  166. I really enjoyed this recipe! I made it for a special event but when I had heard about it I looked up this recipe because someone requested potato salad and I asked my neighbor Brittany if she had her mom’s recipe for potato salad her mom’s name is Sarah but she didn’t have the recipe so I used this recipe after my coworker Jared said he didn’t have his mom’s recipe so I made this recipe instead for the special event which was a house warming party for my son’s best friend but when I arrived I realized I forgot to bring the potato salad haha so I went home and got the potato salad out of the fridge and brought it to Waylon’s house and when I got there I discovered I forgot the potatoes! Next I went to the store to get potatoes and the cashier when I was checking out told me she forgot to put the potatoes in potato salad one time but do you know what she did? She hid the bowl of potato salad without potatoes until the guests left and she threw it out! I couldn’t believe my luck that day but overall it was a good recipe and I added jalapenos, cheese, cooked ground beef and corn syrup.

  167. This recipe is delicious! I JUST made this to bring to a neighborhood block party. I did have to make a few changes because our local store didn’t have some of the ingredients. I wasn’t able to add fresh dill (none in stock), I used dill pickle relish (only kind in the fridge section) and I used green onions in case people didn’t like onions (I love them and would use sweet onions for myself). They also didn’t have celery seeds, so I omitted them.

  168. Very good recipe

    I cut cucumbers and carrots into it
    Next time I will experiment with some of the excellent suggestions here

  169. This recipe was a hit with the family! I didn’t have dill but it still tasted heavenly. This recipe is definitely a keeper! 😋

  170. Thank you!

    Loved by husband and his dad. :)

    Used 3 lbs yellow potatoes, plant-based mayo, yellow & dijon mustard & omitted the vinegar & eggs.

  171. Was pretty good, i wouldn’t say “best” but it definitely was a tastier one! I used red potatoes and used dill pickles along with a sweet relish, did a sample batch with the apple cider vinegar and celery seeds, and ended up ditching both. Way too much celery seeds for my liking, and the apple cider vinegar with the dill pickles made it too acidic. Ended up adding a bit of sour cream to make it a bit creamier and did scallions instead of the sweet onion (just preference) 
    All in all, turned out decent. Everyone had a serving so that’s saying something. 

    • I think it’s ridiculous when people criticize a recipe when they didn’t even follow the recipe. Why even bother posting a review? If you want to review it properly then FOLLOW THE RECIPE.

      • Yup! Mark Miller, I totally agree!

      • Couldn’t agree more! “Reviews” like that shouldn’t be posted and such individual ratings shouldn’t be counted in the overall rating.

        I made potato salad based on this recipe, but used some substitutions and additions because of ingredients I had on hand, so I won’t rate it!!

  172. Sounds a lot like my moms but difference is 1/2 Mayo and 1/2 miracle whip. She would also add a little pickle juice. 

  173. I’ve made this several times. My SO and I, as well as anyone I’ve made it for think that this is the best potato salad they’ve ever had. This is my go to for pot luck type meals. Granted, not everyone likes complex flavors (or flavor for that matter), but if you do then you’ll love this. But hey, opinions are like a**holes, everybody’s got one. Mine is that I could eat all 5lbs for dinner.

  174. Left out the pickle relish, as I am not a fan,  and I diced my potatoes before boiling.  I did get the consistency you mentioned.  Very good.  Will make this again!

  175. OMG best potato salad ever! Thank you

  176. Made this today and it us the best. I used mayonnaise and mericle whip AND SOUR CREAM. Used Klausen refrigerated dills finely chopped And sweet relish. I also added sliced olives and smoked paprika. Best potato salad ever!

  177. I added double the pepper by accident but it was still delicious

  178. Ok, I haven’t made it yet.. I have friends coming for Dinner tomorrow. I love cooking for people and like trying new things.. Hope they love it..

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  181. These potato salad just make me mouth watering,haha

  182. Definitely the best potato salad! Made it for a family reunion and I received compliments from both young and old

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  184. Great recipe. However, I love the red potatoes.and slightly smashed them so the sauce clings to them. My family loved it!

  185. People should stop calling their recipes the “best”. Everyone thinks their recipe is the greatest, especially when it has an emotional attachment such as a family favourite.

    I didn’t care much for this recipe. My recipe is essentially the same but without the relish and apple cider vinegar, which I think ruins the dish. Too many competing flavours really take away from the already strong profile. To each their own. 

    • I don’t care much for your comment.

    • You seem like the type that orders a hamburger on a plain bun with nothing but mustard. Karen is likely a very appropriate name for you.

    • I liked this recipe. It was easy and straight forward. I used my own chunky zucchini relish because I made it last year and it is delicious. I also added dill pickles. Thanks for sharing.

  186. This is definitely a hit! I’m asked to make this for every family function. Everyone loves it!!

  187. I can’t find refrigerated sweet relish or sweet pickles what can I substitute with?

  188. Title was spot on- best potato salad recipe ever. My husband who is super picky about this simple side also loved it.

    I modified volume of some ingredients based on our personal taste, but I didn’t modify the type of ingredients used. This is a keeper- thank you for sharing!

  189. Amazing! The best potato salad I’ve ever made the fresh dill and relish and mustard combination is great

  190. I love this recipe- one thing I’ve learned about the onions is that while they add great flavor some people  don’t like them in it. So I still add them but grate a small amount of onion and add it to the dressing- they don’t know and it gives the extra flavor!

  191. While some may like potato salad that tastes this way, this style of potato salad is this reason I thought I hated potato salad for so many years. I actually like potato salad, but not like this. Too much egg and celery. 

  192. In the summer I make this a couple of times a week. Great taste. I do bake my potatoes in the microwave, then plunge in cold ice water. Once cooled peel and cut. Really a time saver.

  193. Fantastic recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

  194. Just made this and it is already amazing without refrigeration! Used Yukon gold potatoes.  Kept the peels on while cooking and when I cut them them up if the peel stayed on so be it.  It gave it good texture.  
    1. Used Duke’s Mayo.  Added an extra 1/2 cup.
    2. Used Mt. Olive dill pickle relish so I omitted the vinager
    3.  Used mild German style mustard. So it had that yellow mustard flavor with a more creamy texture.  Added an extra tablespoon. 
    4. Added garlic powder and cracked black pepper to the Mayo 
    5. Used sweet vidalia onion. I food processed it to a mush!  Lol We have “texture” issues and are not huge fans of crunch in our potato salad.  I stirred it right in with the Mayo so we had a great onion taste that is not over powering.  
    6.  Omitted the raw celery…yuck!  Lol
    7. Used 7 hard boiled eggs
    8. Used a regular paprika in the mix, BUT topped it with a smoked paprika and the dill. 

    • So in other words, you just made your own recipe. These kind of comments are so rude to the original blogger. Comments are for reviews of THE ORIGINAL RECIPE or minor tweaks, not “I changed basically everything in some way”. That would be for your own blog.

  195. I realized I used “dill pickle relish” instead of sweet relish.  Anything I could use to cut down on the taste? 

  196. does your mom go to college?

  197. Add a dash of Worcestershire to it 

  198. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe. People usually brag about their recipes but this is hands down GOOD. REALLY GOOD!
    I absolutely love it.
    Thanks again

  199. I’m looking forward to making your potato salad recipe next week!  I read all the reviews and I just know it will be a hit at my daughter’s Bon Voyage party.  
    I plan on making it exactly by the recipe, otherwise it’s not YOUR recipe!
    HINT:  hard boiled eggs are no problem to peel if you add baking soda to your pot!  Shells basically slide off the egg!

  200. For some strange reason, I had a taste for Potato Salad!
    Since, I’ve tried this recipe before, I decided to make again.. Thankfully, I had everything on-hand, except the celery seeds (which I’ve yet to use.. ever)…
    Of course, a test taste was done, and still Delicious, though Only 5 potatoes were used (remember, only a small portion was being made)…
    Currently, my salad’s ‘chilling’ up in the refrigerator… til the pork shoulder steaks & broccoli is done..
    This Recipe is Definitely a Keeper… Must be, since I’m Back!
    Thanks for Sharing!!

  201. I’m 39 and have never eaten potato salad. My husband requested I make some and so I used this recipe. He LOVED it. So I decided to try it. It’s so good! It’s the best I’ve ever had because it’s the only I have ever had, but it’s the only recipe I will eat from here on out. It’s so good! I would recommend 24 hrs of refrigerated time though! 

  202. We can’t get enough of this potato salad! Some of us northerners have been using dill pickle relish in our potato salads and didn’t know what we didn’t know.
    Thanks for enlightening us.
    John and Jill in SLC

  203. Delicous! I loved it. I add at the end some Sour Cream to make it extra creamy. :)

  204. I make a similar potato salad. One thing you might consider is cutting in half about a cup of cocktail olives and throwing them in. Be careful not to add too many. You want one every 3 or 4 bites to give you an olive bomb taste.

  205. Omg this is sooo yummy i just made it i changed it up a little because i didnt have some things so i didnthave dill and relish but i had yumyum pickles so i just used that  plus we dont have celery and i added bacon as well and i cant say it enough its sooo good 

  206. I made this recipe for a family get together and everyone raved about it. I’ve already had a request for the recipe. I will make it again for sure. I didn’t allow enough time to have it in the fridge for four hours so I’ll allow more time next time I make it.

  207. We like our potato salad “freshly made” and a little bit warm. We just think it has more flavor when it is not cold. We are sometimes known to even nuke our leftover, refrigerated potato salad to take off the chill. Try it next time right after you prepare it!

  208. Just made this and taste tested. Best potato salad I ever made. (Thank you!) I’m not a fan of Mayo so I did use Miracle Whip and turned out great. Can’t wait until tomorrow after it has “brewed” overnight.

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  210. It’s indulgent and delicious, for sure.  Beats my mom’s hands down, but then, she was always on a diet! I love using Yukon Golds.  I was so happy to find the recipe when I searched!  No problem peeling after boiling (one reason why I love Yukons) and the texture was perfect.  Made 1/2 batch but precisely to recipe.  Love the fresh dill.  Would never consider anything but sweet relish here in Amish/Mennonite area of PA.  Hard boiled eggs are quickly done in Instant pot (peel easily), or as one clever reviewer mentioned, boil with the potatoes. Much better than what our farmer’s markets sell as potato salads.  

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  212. This really is the best potato salad! It’s full of flavor and we all loved it so much. Making it again for out 4th of July party!

  213. That’s a lot of celery seeds! (maybe it’s okay, I don’t know) Other than that, it looks spot-on. Miracle Whip won’t work as the base (it’s too sweet and too light) but if you use real mayonnaise and it tastes good but is a little too dry, you can use MW to loosen it up; it won’t take much. Most of my egg/chicken/potato/etc salads end up with a lot of mayo and just a little Miracle Whip.

    Do you think fried or poached eggs would work instead of boiled? I hate boiling and peeling eggs. I can’t think of a reason hard fried eggs wouldn’t work if you chop them up. Thanks.

    • They have boiled eggs that you can buy Already cooked and peeled normally where the regular eggs are

  214. Yummy base recipe and good techniques!  Added garlic powder and horseradish powder (we like the kick!) and subbed out chopped dill pickles for the relish (we’re a more savory than sweet crowd). We used red onion (because it’s what we had on hand). Thanks for sharing! I halved it but next time would make a bigger batch. I don’t think it will last more than a couple of days :) 

  215. This was spot on!  Delicious! I used cut up Daves sweet and spicy pickles and a little juice 
    Other wise followed recipe. 

  216. Hey Sommer,
    Thanks for this wonderful recipe. I personally like potatoes very much and this recipe filled my mouth with water.

    Keep sharing more awesome recipes with us. Love ya…

  217. I used dill relish instead of sweet (because, gross). Overall it was okay. I liked the texture a lot but it called for way too much celery seed. It was overwhelming. My guests seemed to have liked it but I could not stomach all the celery seed. 

  218. Made this yesterday for a Memorial Day gathering for family and friends and everyone raved about how delicious this was. I am always asked to make potato salad for gatherings (kinda my dish), but wanted to try something a little different and went with this recipe. Everyone commented, “You always make great potato salad, but this is out of this world good. What did you do different?” I will make this my staple potato salad recipe from now on!

  219. Great flavor! Fresh dill is a must! Used red potatoes skin just cleaned and not removed also used full green onion verses sweet onion. Delicious! Day ahead is also a vert good suggestion. 

  220. I made this recipe and it turned out excellent. Would be great to bring along on a trip to avoid the terrible food that you sometimes encounter while traveling.

  221. I’ve made this recipe twice and it turned out making me seem like I have a clue what I’m doing…The first time I made it, I didn’t have all of the ingredients directed, so I made do with what I had and it turned out great! The second time, I was pretty close to the recipe as described. Once again great! Great thing about this recipe is the ability to scale to your liking and it still turns out excellent!

    Thanks to your Mama!!

  222. Best potato salad I have ever made.

  223. Very similar to what my Mom used to make, too, though we always used dill pickles/juice vs sweet relish and vinegar! One trick I’ve learned over the years to hard boil the eggs is to (gently) scrub them and put them in the pan with the potatoes. They come out perfect every time!

  224. This is my go to potato salad! I make the day before and let it chill in the fridge overnight. It’s even better on day 3!

  225. I just made this potato salad and it is delicious! I can’t wait to serve it tomorrow after it has chilled overnight. Thank you for the recipe. 

  226. I’ve been making versions of my moms for years. Switched to yours.  It truly is the best potato salad ever. 

  227. I added sliced olives & shedded mild chedder cheese for colie.

  228. Very good, loved it, I made this a day ahead, let it sit in the fridge, was so tasty, thanks

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  230. Why do you keep the peeling on while boiling? I always peel my potatoes before I boil them.

    • Hi Nancy!

      You can peel them ahead of time if you like. I find peeling them after is actually faster and no tool required. The skins just pull right off. Also, some people like to leave some of the skins on for texture.

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  232. I made this at Easter and now again for a church potluck.  The flavors blend well.  I used both mustards.  I added chopped celery, scallions, and hard boiled eggs extra.  I added salt in boiling potato water but no salt in sauce, only pepper. Both batches were made with honey gold bite sized potatoes. (One bag 24 oz and I used 2 bags)
    This really is the best potato salad ever!

  233. So I didn’t even break out measuring cups but 45 yrs of experience! I got it pretty close  Lol
    I didn’t have fresh dill so I used dried dill.
     I also put in sliced sweet pickles.  I had to use Russets, but I love Yukons❤️. I used a brown spicy mustard and regular mustard mix. ❤️
    It taste so fresh and comforting!! Was a hit. 
    Next time I will use some of our canned cowboy (jalapeño) candy relish in place of SOME regular relish.  I don’t like hot, but enjoy the flavor and warmth. Thanks it’s a keeper. 

  234. I make my potato pretty much the same way and get rave reviews every time. I just use some of the pickle juice instead of vinegar and use dill pickle, not sweet, and celery diced up small, no celery seed. I LOVE this recipe.  

  235. You’re right – your Mom’s IS better than my Mom’s. Outstanding recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  236. This is truly the most amazing potato salad ever.
    I’ve made it like 10 times already. The crunch of the celery and sweet pickles just give it so much flavor.
    I must say it takes a bit of time to prepare and the deal is my husband have to peel the potatoes if he wants me to make it.
    We keep it in the fridge for the whole week and just can’t stop eating

  237. Really loved this potato salad recipe :)

  238. I made this for Mother’s Day and there’s no doubt. It IS the best!

    • First time making potato salad for a crowd. I loved the taste and textures of this recipe. However I didn’t like that I left the skin on the potatoes until after they were boiled. Unless you are going to leave the skin on in the salad I felt like a lot of potato was wasted trying to peel and cut once they were soft. Next time I’ll spend the extra time peeling before boiling. Will use the recipe again tho 

      • This is only the second potato salad recipe I’ve tried, and I won’t be looking any further. It’s excellent! I skipped the celery seeds and dill and can’t imagine the taste being much better with them. I love the celery and onion. Be careful wuth the sweet relish because it can over power the taste

  239. I was skeptical about the relish. So I added it a spoonfull at a time to taste and ended up using only about 1/2 cup. I don’t mind the tangyness of it but thought a cup would definitely overpower it. Perhaps it was the type I’m using.
    Tastes really good though

  240. It is very good, but I think next time I might try dill relish and may less fresh dill. It may be the sweet relish I used. Could not find refrigerated sweet relish

  241. Why would you not peel the potatoes before boiling?

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  243. So I made this with someeee altercations, banana peppers instead of relish, redskin potatoes, more eggs, a whole onion, bacon, and a few other seasonings + garlic but let me say, absolutely delish! Definitely worth the make!

  244. We would give it a -5 stars, it was the worse potato salad I ever had. My son made sure I threw the recipe away. It was like water and not much taste.

  245. Great potato salad. I didn’t have fresh dill so used dried dill weed that I had on hand. I followed the rest of the recipe as written. Very good flavor!

  246. Made this for a nurse potluck at work…amazing. 5 lbs of it gone in under 30 mins!!! People were fighting over the last servings, lol.


  247. This is a great recipe. Made it for my husband and I for lunch along side a burger. He liked it and so did I. I’ve saved it to use again.
    Thank you!

  248. Great recipe! I had to tweak some things to make it vegan, mainly just using a homemade mayo and replacing the egg with chopped up Just Egg. It was great! I’m going to make it again, but this time I’ll experiment with adding celery salt and using all colored bell peppers instead of celery. This was a gem! Thanks for sharing!

  249. This is a delicious recipe. Closest to my mother’s I’ve found yet. Bookmarked as my go-to.

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  251. I love this recipe! Made it 2 times already! Thank you so much!

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