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The Best Potato Salad Recipe Ever

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 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. 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. 

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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548 comments on “The Best Potato Salad Recipe Ever”

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  2. I made a couple of tweaks with ingredients on hand  and used green onions and it was awesome! Served with shake and bake chicken thighs…a picnic at home. Awesome.

  3. This is my go-to, bookmarked potato salad recipe. Easy and modifiable!  Sometimes I substitute the relish and vinegar for some bread and butter pickles & brine. Most of the time I add some old bay or Cajun seasoning in the end. No matter what, it turns out great!  Sometimes I’ll add more Mayo/seasoning mix the next day if it seems to need more moisture but it’s always delicious 

  4. It’s 35 degrees with sleet and 4 inches of snow in the forecast, and we’re doing oven-baked ribs and potato salad to usher in the new year with a summer vibe! This salad’s flavor is great, even with me substituting red (waxy) potatoes and dill weed. (I was not feeling a trip to the store in this weather.)  Easy, highly versatile recipe with great flavor.  I will definitely make this again.

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  7. Amazing recipe to start. We added extra egg (accidentally but still good), minced garlic, cayenne, extra mustard and pepper. Tastes soooo good for our first time making potato salad together!! 

  8. I made it twice for my vegan husband and I love it. 

  9. My potato salad is exactly like this one,but, I use half Hellmans and half really thick Western sour cream. Fresh scallions, fresh chives; fresh dill; Hungarian sweet Paprika. I also toss in a few off the grill roasted red peppers and one cup of roasted asparagus tips.
    Personally, I like to crank things up a bit. The key to taste is letting it ferment in the fridge for a day.

    • Are you serious Mark saying it’s exactly like yours, this one has no sour cream yours does also no spices like you put in yours, I’m sure yours is good too but not the same salad. You’re joking right? I sure hope so because this is the most stupid comment I’ve seen on any sites. Ugh

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  11. Potato Salad is great! I just finished it last night and the result was unexpected, my wife and daughter both liked it, which made me happy. Thanks for your recipe

  12. I don’t know if I have ever left a comment on this site. I was just browsing the internet and found you again. I just want to say that your potato salad recipe is my go to for the last 3-4 years. It is the easiest and yummiest potato salad I have had that is the closest to what my grandma and mother make. Thank you for sharing this recipe with the rest of the world.

    Also, I love your carrot sheet cake recipe too. It is moist, flavorful and tender. That is a great cake for a potluck or gift giving.

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  16. This is legit the best potato salad recipe and the only one I’ll ever use. Went with the recipe’s alternative of using 1/2 yellow and 1/2 Dijon mustards which added a little kick. Super fast, super easy, and enjoyed by all!

  17. Hello. OMG!!!!!!IT’S TRUE, IT’S TRUE!!!!
    I’ve been cooking for a long time, potato salad was always a hit or miss for me.
    You will not miss with this recipe I didn’t have celery seed or paprika, but I made it work.
    And so can you. Thank you.

  18. I made this for a rehearsal dinner for my best friend’s daughter’s wedding. I added some ground mustard and creamy horseradish to spice it up. This is the best potato salad I have ever made and that’s no joke. Thank you for sharing this!!!

  19. This potato salad was SO GOOD!!! I made it the day before I served it and the flavors were so refreshing and delicious! The only modification I made was using dried dill since there was no fresh dill at the store.

  20. Hands down the BEST potato salad! I made it for a bbq and everyone raved! Thank you!

  21. I’ve been making potato salad since I was a teenager and this is by far the BEST recipe. A perfect mix of sweetness, hint of spice, and great texture. I’ve made this about 3 times now and I will never use another recipe ever again.

  22. This is a great recipe. The only thing I have changed and always change when it come to potato salad is the relish. Sweet pickle relish is just that, SWEET. I prefer dill pickle relish. It give mellower flavor vs sweet. Sweet is very dominant vs dill which gives flavor and is not over powering. If you have never tried dill vs sweet, you don’t know what you are missing.

  23. Good recipe. I ate two helpings and a few hours later the toilet paid the price. It stunk so bad I threw up in the sink. I’m talking about a deuce that would choke a donkey. It was really cool though because I ate some corn on the cob and my deuce was studded with corn kernels.

  24. My brother doesn’t like potato salad. . . or so he said. I made this one with some small changes and he asked for more before I left to come home. My Uncle also declared it to be the “best potato salad he had ever had in his life.” I added half sweet/half dill relish, half yellow/half dijon mustard with seeds, Slap Ya Mama seasoning, and some Melinda’s Cayanne Habenero wing sauce for some extra zing. SO good. . . and better the next day. Thanks for an awesome recipe.

  25. Hi, should I let potatoes cool before mixing all the ingredients?

  26. I have never made potato salad in my life, and this was the recipe that won a ‘click’ from me based on the reviews. It was absolutely amazing!! My 11 yr old had 3 generous helpings. I did cut the recipe in half since it’s just for the 5 of us and it still made plenty, plus leftovers! I didn’t have paprika on hand so I tossed in some “Everything bagel seasoning” bc that stuff is good on everything 😂

  27. I was skeptical but yeah, the reviews don’t lie. This was goooooood. Pretty much followed to a T & it was perfect. I also made an egg salad with the recipe and just as good. If you love Trader Joe’s egg salad this should be your go to potato and egg salad recipe

  28. Loved it! Absolutely delish. Thanks

  29. I have been making this recipe for years now and it always has been a hit for thanksgiving, dinners, potlucks, etc. I’m gonna make it for 4th of July too. This is my most used recipe. I know it by heart now that’s how many times I have used it. I add a little razzle dazzle with some of the seasonings I use, but I recommend this to anybody trying to make the most impressionable potato salad

  30. This is an excellent potato salad recipe. I have made mine with the same ingredients for years. I do add an additional 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar to my dressing and I soak the chopped onions in the vinegars for 5-6 minutes to take some of the bite out. Sometimes I make this recipe with dill relish for a more sour salad and sometimes with sweet relish when I want it on the sweet side. Yummy!

  31. So good. I rarely leave reviews and saved this recipe 1-2 years ago when I made it the first time. So happy I found it again. I’m so impressed with this potato salad. It makes a lot so if making for dinner I halve the recipe. 

  32. Love this recipe and so did everyone else

  33. As a older, single man, I cook for a lot of my lady friends. I’ve found that good, home cooked meal goes a long way in the romance department. I use this recipe often along with my grilling and it always impresses! Simple AND truly delicious! 5 stars!!

    • “Well my names John Lee Pettimore/ same as my daddy and his daddy before” haha Copperhead Road! Love that song!

  34. I absolutely love this recipe, while I do make some small changes, it’s very easy to follow and has been delicious every time so far. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  35. This potato salad is absolutely amazing. I follow it to a “T”, and it’s simply perfect. Thank you for sharing! My family adores it. ❤️

  36. “Over the years I’ve watched countless relatives and friends swoon over here classic potato salad.” Here should be her. Misspelled. Recipe is solid. 5 stars. Made roughly 20 or so times with some variations here and there.

  37. I forgot to add that I have made this potato salad recipe at least 4 times and it has always been a hit every single time! 
    Commenting again so I can rate it!

  38. This is the best. Potato. Salad. Recipe. EVER. I only use yellow mustard and it’s so good. I also throw in some diced gherkins & 1/2 cup gherkin juice 😋

  39. That’s how my grandma and mom made it ! I think it’s the best way to do it Gotta love grandmas!

  40. What happened to the black olives . LT Dan doesn’t like black olives 🤠

  41. I can see why this has ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ SO GOOD!!

  42. This is ah-mazing and I don’t even like potato salad. I followed the instructions to the letter and made it the night before too. I had my doubts as I tasted it right after I made it but tasted it again this morning and it was beyond good!  Thank you, my new go-to potato salad recipe😀

  43. Just a quick question, do you let the potatoes cool before adding the Mayo mixture? I’ve always let potatoes cool whenever I made potato salad but this recipe doesn’t specify that. I’m worried the oils in the Mayo will separate if it’s added to hot potatoes. 

  44. ***** Absolutely delicious.

  45. Honestly the tastiest potato salad I’ve ever had! I changed and added a couple things: instead of apple cider vinegar, I used balsamic vinegar. I added about a half cup chopped red pepper and another couple tbsp of chopped fresh chives along with the French dill. I left out the salt and pepper (except for generously salting the water to boil potatoes). It was sooo good and I received tons of compliments!

  46. Delicious! 

  47. Most excellent recipe! Scaled for 10 servings. I used avocado oil mayo and Heinz sweet relish, which is all I could get in my country store. (It has high fructose corn syrup, so I will look for the good stuff when I’m in the city… OR, make my own!). Also used FOUR small farm fresh eggs. Next time I will use a little more mayo and pickle juice as it is very thick with all that egg, haha. But still totally delicious. This is a keeper. Thank you!

  48. Nummy. Excellent recipe. I made it as written and turned out creamy and flavorful.
    Next time around, I’ll add an extra teaspoon of Mustard and a little more sweet relish. I like it just a hair sweeter. Excellent recipe to start with and modify to taste. 
    The only problem with it, was I wanted to eat more of it than my smoked baby backs. I have to tell you, that’s quite the complement in my book. Thanks so much for this.

  49. Hands down~THE BEST~tater salad Ull ever eat! No, really! It was So Good! I did make just a few adjustments…
    1/2 sweet, 1/2 dill pickles 
    Little more onion (yellow)
    Little more paprika
    And fresh dill mixed in as well as sprinkled on top for presentation 
    WOW!!! HUGE HIT!!! Adding it to a restaurant menu THAT’s how good! 🙌

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  51. Awesome!

  52. Buying potato salad from the deli is so expensive so I decided I am going to make it myself. I came upon this recipe and made potato salad for the first time. Very easy and more important the BEST potato salad I have ever tasted. No more deli potato salad for my family!

  53. This tastes just like my Mother-in-laws potato salad; and it was also the best potato salad I had ever eaten.  Im so glad you shared this recipe.  

  54. Everyone loved this!! The flavors combined to make a delicious salad …. I highly recommend it.

  55. First time making potato salad and I followed this and it’s one of the best I’ve had!!!

  56. Made a half batch, used a sweet & spicey pickle relish, hellmans, half yellow & half dijon mustard. Was good but a lil too mustardy for me so will either use all dijon or back off on quantity next time. Will definitely make again cause all the other ingredients pair nicely!

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  58. It was sweet after 4 hours in the fridge, but the flavors blended well the next day

  59. I made this yesterday and followed the recipe as best as I could. The store I go to doesn’t carry the Claussen refrigerated relish (I LOVE Claussen pickles, btw), so I got Vlasic (🤮) whole sweet pickles and cut them up. Oh, and the store didn’t have Yukon gold potatoes, so I used red potatoes, and I used Best Foods Mayo (no Duke’s or Hellman’s in California). I made it sort of late in the day, but it was in the fridge for 4 hours like recommended.
    I wasn’t super impressed with it last night (I don’t really like sweet pickles, and their flavor was coming through overwhelmingly, plus, I had to add more Mayo cause it was kind of dry), BUT after being in the fridge all night, it’s pretty damn good today.
    Seriously though, better than store-bought! (Ow, I just hurt my arm patting myself on the back). I don’t really taste the flavor from the celery seeds, but they add a fun element to it, and I didn’t have to add any more salt (and I LOVE salt) for flavor, pepper is a different story (you can ALWAYS use more pepper!).
    Although, next time I make it (and I WILL), I would sub the relish/chopped sweet pickles for chopped up regular Claussen pickles (my hubby says sweet pickles/relish might be a regional preference), and I will definitely make it the day before to let the flavors marry

  60. This IS the Best Potato Salad EVER!!!! It tastes like my Great Aunt Judy’s and I’ve never found any recipe that was so spot on!!! 

  61. Best potato salad ever

  62. Fantastic!  Best I’d ever had.  I used Duke’s mayo, 1/2 yellow, 1/2 Dijon, and farm fresh eggs.  

  63. Very good I added a little sweet pickle juice and used sweet pickles instead of relish
    Very good potato salad

  64. Absolutely delicious! My mom’s is still the best though!😁😁

  65. I changed a small handful of things about the recipe due to personal preference, but it’s a great base recipe to make your own! Personally, I used regular dill relish (not sweet), no onions or celery/celery seeds, and ADDED 10 strips of crispy bacon. My friends ask for it every time they come to visit. It takes a while to make but it’s worth it. Thanks for the recipe!

  66. Best ever!!!!!!

  67. I didn’t think I’d like it with the vinegar and the dill first time I made it I made it without the vinegar second time I made it I put the vinegar in it’s wonderful

  68. We made it for 8 servings. Just for myself and wife. Too bad it only lasted 1 day. Saving this recipe for next time and we’ll do 16 servings. I took it easy on the celery and onions because usually they get soggy within a couple of days. I would like to add more sweet pickle relish next time. Adding a minced serrano peppers for some heat.

  69. Once again I was looking online for a fool proof potato salad recipe since my attempts have always been so-so.  This one is excellent!  Great taste, instructions  are very clear and I will never look for another recipe again.  Thank you very much!

  70. How much corn should I add? Also I was thinking of adding a can of chopped up sardines, , would that be a good addition?

    • Hi Bill,

      You can add anything you like! I suggest starting by making the recipe as-is. Then taste it and see if you would like to add corn, sardines, or something else. I always recommend starting with just a little of a new ingredient. Then add more to taste, if you like.

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  72. i just made this late last night. this is the best potatoe salad i have ever made.

  73. This is the best potato salad I’ve ever had. I followed the directions exactly except for the celery seeds because I didn’t have any. I used celery salt and omitted the regulat salt.
    My family all share my opinion. It’s delicious.
    Keep in mind this makes a huge salad. Enough for a party.
    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe. I will never use another!

  74. Raw onions and dill? Yuck. Disgusting

    • Wow, what a rude comment. It’s funny you’re the only one that thinks so……

      • I’ve made this recipe several times for our large family gatherings/cookouts and I thank you GREATLY for generously sharing. My family & friends absolutely LOVE it and I’ve always received many compliments! I’ll never try a different recipe for it now!! Thank you again! ❤

    • I made this last night and was very delicious!
      You probably are a very picky eater! Thats too bad! More for others then!! This recipe is such a hit!!!!!

    • Omg, I love both!! 😂

  75. My wife and I made this together — with these minor variations:
    1) We measured out 3.3 lbs of potatoes to scale to available bowls and fridge space. We adjusted the other ingredients to yield a little extra of the Mayo mixture, relative to the potatoes. Then we added most of the Mayo mixture to the potatoes, and gradually added more to fine-tune the consistency to our liking. 
    2) We used a combination of sweet pickle relish and diced sweet gherkins. We didn’t have enough relish, and needed to supplement with the gherkins. That worked out well — dampening the sweetness of the relish and adding delectable bits of gherkin to the mix.
    3) On my servings, I substituted a sprinkling of cayenne for the paprika.
    This is a GREAT recipe!  Can’t wait to make it again.

  76. Potato salad connoisseur here and this might be my favorite ever! My mom and grandmothers would be sad to hear that I’m saying this after growing up on their amazing versions, but this ones really special. It’ll be my new go to. The only addition I made was grating a medium carrot to add color and more variety, oh and I also omitted the egg and used vegan mayo as we’re all vegan in my house. No sacrifice at all, simply delicious flavors. 

  77. Super good! Everyone loved it.

  78. I first tried potato salad from Mcallister’s Deli over the weekend and have been craving it since. This is the first time I’ve made it and it turned out great. My husband is a connoisseur of potato salad and he said it was spot on! I didn’t have celery seeds and I used white distilled vinegar instead of apple cider. Can’t wait to taste it after resting it in the fridge. Thank you!

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  80. Your moms recipe is the closest to my moms- Pennsylvania Dutch, born on a farm in Washington State in 1908.  Except she added more herbs.. . parsley, some thyme, a little rosemary and it was the most-asked for dish in a big, big family! 🙏🏽

  81. Great! I halved the recipe and it turned out fabulous.

    Clearly there are certain people on here that have gone nutty from covid and quarantining.  Ignore the haters. 

  82. I made this recipe.  This is the best recipe for potato salad that I have come across.  This will be my go to recipe from now on.

  83. Delish! I used yellow & Dijon mustard, drained the relish… potato salad (ps) can get watery (yuk)  … a pinch of dill … a perfect traditional ps ! Thx You, everyone loves a good ps Easter Brunch will be delish!

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  85. Made this recipe, just halved – since it was for a small audience. Even before resting in the fridge, the flavors and textures are really great.

  86. I just made this recipe. No joke, it really is one of the best I’ve ever come across. The only change I made was that I stayed with only Dijon because, for my taste, the American yellow mustard is too strong. There will be a repeat. I’ve made German, French, and other American potato salads, but this was a pleasant surprise. This one ranks among the top. It doesn’t deserve 5 stars, it deserves 6 stars.

  87. My husband is a potato salad obsessed man. I made this recipe as my first attempt at the homemade stuff and woah, he was blown away. He is convinced this is the holy grail. I made it multiple times for many occasions in the past year. Two days ago when I went to find this page and I accidentally clicked a totally different recipe and by the time we were ready to eat, we were so disappointed because it just did not taste good. I finally found my saved recipe (this one) and realized where we went wrong! I will never stray from this recipe. Ever! 

  88. I made this tonight and it is delicious!  I omitted the onion.  Highly recommend and will make it again for sure!  

  89. Really delicious potato salad. I think it was the pickles and paprika for me! The changes I made, due to personal preference, included using chopped kosher dill pickles, smoked paprika, all dijon mustard and no fresh dill (only because I didn’t have any on hand). The cooking times and proportion of ingredients was ideal. Thank you!!

  90. I literally just got done making this recipe. This hands down has to be the best potato salad that I have ever tasted!!! I can’t imagine how delicious it is going to taste after I put it in the fridge over night and all the flavors come together. Will definitely make this again!! Thank you for this amazing recipe!!

  91. 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!

  92. This is the BEST potato salad recipe I’ve had in a very long time and I’ve had some good ones. It will be my “go to” from now on. I cut it in half as it’s just my husband and I and we ate it gone in three days. Yum!!

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  95. Love this recipe! So easy to make. I used red potatoes and they worked out great. I would ask, how many celery stalks equals .75 ? Would be better if said 3 to 4 stalks, for the novice cook (which is me). Am adding this to my internet recipe cook book and will make this for summer barbeques

  96. This is now my go to potato salad recipe! I made it twice this month already and I rarely cook the same recipe twice in a month. Thank you for sharing the recipe 

  97. You almost lost me at the mere mention of Miracle Whip – Nasty! And then you say to use ‘sweet’ pickle relish – Blasphemous! I suppose you’re one of those naive millions of people who believe ‘Sweet Tea’ is a great thirst quencher, too, eh? Use Dill Pickles Inly – Always! At least you are ½ right about the mustard: but use Dijon only – think Deviled Eggs. You also messed up on the paprika: for this large of a recipe you should use at least 1 tablespoon and ½ or more of that should be smoked paprika.

    I know how you bloggers get your high ratings – by weeding out the low scores. So I’m giving you 4 stars and daring you to post my critique…

    • David don’t knock it til you try it! The recipe doesn’t call for Miracle Whip, she merely was saying use whatever you like, she uses Duke’s Mayo & her mother uses Hellman’s. I have personally made this recipe EXACTLY as directed and it was a HIT at every party so far. I’m talking empty bowl, guests looking for more kinda hit! There is NO comparison to store bought as you suggested to others in response to their comment. This is far superior. And there are 421 that’s FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE comments here, so your theory about her weeding out low scored comments doesn’t hold water. Too bad you are such a negative closeminded person as demonstrated by your need to comment & reply to others, when your opinion is of no value since you never bothered to try the recipe. 421 positive reviews. You stand alone in your dissent. That speaks volumes right there! Lol

      • Hi Lia, first off I want to thank you for your response to my critique of this Potato Salad recipe: You tell me not to “knock it” until I’ve tried it. Well, as a professional it is not necessary for me to “try it” before I critique it. I can taste the outcome without trial. I’m also aware the author didn’t ‘suggest’ to use Miracle Whip – the mere fact that she approved it as a substitute disqualifies her legitimacy: Miracle Whip is NOT an option – ever! Also, store bought ‘can’ beat homemade especially if you choose to use sweet pickle relish – nasty. You say your guests empty the bowl every time? Well, set out two bowls – one with sweet relish and one with dill pickle and see which goes first – thank me later.

        You are wrong about something else, too: I am not close minded nor do I have a need to make negative comments. I am merely trying to educate people as to better choices than to follow someone like you and the author whom are ignorant.

        However, you are right about one thing, and I commend the author: this is one of the few recipe sights that does NOT weed out negative reviews. I think we can all appreciate, and learn, and respect that honesty.

      • Don’t worry Lia, I don’t know where David is a “PROFESSIONAL “ at but if he doesn’t enjoy miracle whip, pickle relish sweet tea or this recipe, I certainly don’t want to EVER run across his “PROFESSIONAL “establishment . This potatoes salad is the bomb.  If it wasn’t so delish , people wouldn’t eat and ask for more!

    • I take it you’ve never publicly posted a recipe before? Author pro-actively addressed the questions she would’ve gotten for alternative ingredients. David, I hope you choke on your tater salad for being ignorant.

      • I made this potato salad today and, of course, taste tested it. Even without letting it set, it is delicious. Some people claim to be some sort of connoisseur. Seems as if a chef would know that adjusting recipes to suit personal tastes is done all the time and in no way means that the original recipe was somehow “less than.”

    • david i realized you were not bright when you were critical of sweet tea!!

    • David Martin, love your point-blank honesty, but you have never told us your credentials. Are you a professional Chef? If so, where? Why have I never heard of your name before?

      • I don’t know why you haven’t heard of me before. I guess you don’t get around much in culinary circles. There are several of us well known professional chefs that share the name David Martin. One of us died. That’s not me, even though the vitriol leveled against me indicates that some of you wish that were so. So, obviously I’m not going to divulge which David or Dave I am…

    • Hey thanks condescending guy. You come across wildly unlikable and pompous.

      ..Great recipe btw.

      • Martin David Martin calls other ‘naïve and ignorant’ and then has the chutzpah to call others ‘condescending, unlikable and pompous’!?!

    • It’s nice to know that professional David Martin can tell us what is, or what is not acceptable ingredients for a potato salad. A salad that he, by his own admission, did not even bother to assemble. Thanks David! We are forever in your debt for educating we naive and ignorant millions!

    • If only we had lost you at Miracle Whip, eh?

      This David dude is full of it. Pay him no min. He’s just a child seeking attention

  98. This potato Salad sounds great

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  100. This is the one thing I never learned to make from my Mother. She passed away in 2003, and I haven’t eaten it since. Love your recipe sounds yummy! Question can I just peel potatoes before boiling?

  101. Are there any substitutes for using fresh dill as garnish? Can we try using cilantro?

  102. This is my go to recipe for Potato salad. Love it.

  103. One of the better potato salad recipes I have tried. I will be sure to make it again.

    • David…421 comments say different. No matter how many times you say it’s nasty it will NEVER be true. This is the BEST potato salad recipe ever. I didn’t think any recipe could top my grandmothers. I was wrong. THIS one did. Once I tasted this I can confidently say…it doesn’t get any better than this recipe. 

  104. This recipe was amazing! Not a big fan of bla potato salad, and this one was definitely very savory. Waiting at least a day before eating is a great idea, even though it was super yum right after making it. You can’t go wrong…

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  106. Potato Salad Recipe is awesome! I just finished it last night and the result was unexpected, my wife and daughter both liked it, which made me happy. Thanks for your recipe!

  107. Next week for the Superbowl

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  111. This potato salad is The Best! I’m not sure why – the way the potatoes are cooked, the apple cider vinegar – whatever it is I highly recommend giving it a try.

  112. Just made this today and had it with shrimp burgers from cook’s illustrated site. OMG!!! So delicious. I have always thought of potato salad as “ho hum”…always about the same. This totally blows me out of the water. This will be our “go to” recipe from now on!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  113. This is the first potato salad recipe I ever tried and it is absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing it!

  114. Thank you for sharing. It looks so yummy.

  115. I just love potato salad, but mine just never came out very good and I always did according to the recipe. Well it’s been a long time since I’ve made potato salad, so I followed your recipe and let it set over night and “DANG” your mama’s recipe is the”BOMB” Thanks for putting your recipe out there. ( Thank your mom for me too) HAPPY HOLIDAYS to and everyone.

  116. Thank you for this receipe, one great factor is its sheer simplicity.

  117. This reicpe looks very delicious. A perfect morning recipe for me. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  118. Wow, your recipe is so amazing. I have never known this recipe. Thank for sharing. I will share this recipe for my friends and my family. I think they love it too.

  119. Excellent recipe! My entire family LOVES it
    Thank you for sharing

  120. Just found this recipe and made it for the first time. WOW, it was amazing, it’s gonna be my “go to” simple yet irresistible show stopper for any visit to a friends house or visitor ANNND it’s going to be my “hand me down to the family” recipe. Every ingredient compliments each other and the several tastes that come through not like just any other ordinarily potato salad… This one really is top of the mark.

  121. I’m making this right now!! Yesterday I boiled a few eggs for my fiance to have for his tuna sandwiches for lunch today… well he made the tuna and seriously took off this morning without the eggs, soooooo I’ll be making this today and I’m positive this will be my go to recipe from now on! I do think I will sautee the onions though!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  122. Your recipe is awesome! This recipe is definitely a keeper in my kitchen! Thank you for sharing!

  123. Seriously, Karen? 

  124. Is the egg yoke used in this recipe?

  125. I make mine just like this except I’ve never used apple cider vinegar. And I use Duke’s mayo, yellow mustard,a little ground mustard and celery seed. Me and my mom make our own sweet pickles so I cut them up and it’s delicious.

  126. I made this recipe for a BBQ today. I can’t wait for my friends to try it out! Simply delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  127. Absolutely the best! I am so glad I came across this recipe and took the plunge. It brought back some good childhood memories. 

    Change nothing. Add nothing. Take away noting. Those who have it less than 5 stars adulterer this recipe thus making it an unfair review/marking.

    Thank you for sharing this classic beauty <3

  128. This is a great recipe!! Mahalo for sharing!

  129. I thought it was a bold claim that this potato salad is better than my mom’s. I stand corrected. This is the best potato salad I’ve ever made. 

  130. Hi! I already read a comment asking where the video was, but I think it’s missing! I see something that says ‘Video’, but there is nothing attached. Could you attach it, please?

    Lili <3

  131. It’s been years since we’ve had good potato salad. On a whim I googled “Great potato salad” and yours was the first up. Now we can say we’ve enjoyed  Great potato salad. Bar none it’s the best!!! We would give it many  gold stars,  if possible.

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  133. So, this recipe is amazing. I’ve made it several times now and it’s been my go to all summer long. The thing I do differently is that I peel and dice the potatoes and place in a steamer basket and place the eggs on top and cook in my Instant Pot for 4 minutes on high pressure with quick release. I mix up the dressing as written while it’s cooking and add potatoes once done & dice the eggs! Great every time. I might add a teeny bit more mustard too, but that’s just personal preference.

  134. “The man who has nothing to boast of but his ancestors is like a potato – the only good belonging to him is under ground.”

  135. Omg with is good!!! Thanks

  136. Made it and loved it. This recipe will be my go to for potato salad. The only changes I made were slightly more yellow mustard because my hubby and I both love a little extra, an additional boiled egg (we love that too), and most importantly ( this is crucial), Tony Chachere’s more spice seasoning. We live in south Louisiana and we love some extra spice. The addition of Tony’s made a huge difference on the flavor layers. Excellent stuff!!!

  137. Should the potatoes cool first?

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  139. This was so delicious!! But I must say that if you dare use miracle whip instead of Duke’s, ah well, prepare to be massively disappointed (my sister-in-law is my southern Duke’s mule).
    When I add boiled eggs I make them into egg salad first so it’s creamier. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe!

  140. I was looking for a classic potato salad recipe and this is it. I made it with 3 pounds of yellow potatoes instead of 5, but because I made the dressing separate I was able to add just the right amount without it being too runny. I probably had a cup or less less over of dressing.
    I made this 2 days ahead of when I am going to serve it.

  141. This recipe is almost identical to the way I have always made my potato salad.

  142. It is easy to make, but was not sure about gold potatoes ! I could only find store brand, seemed to work fine, but I think we like flavor of the reds a bit more. Good idea to make ahead, especially when for a BIG picnic right here ! This is great, don’t have to make sauce and mix day of. Thanks for the recipe.

  143. Easy and delicious! Thanks!

    (in the South, but Jewish. So Hellmans. :-)

  144. Amazing! It truly is the best ever! Follow the simple directions. You will not be disappointed.  Thank you for Sharing. 

  145. Just made this for a Labor Day grill out and it was a HIT. Here in south Louisiana potato salad is a staple with gumbo, so it is a hard to task to make the one everyone loves. I was told this is THE BEST. Thank you!!! 

  146. We went through a 1/4 of it at home before it Even made it to the party … we had a bouncy castle …. a bouncy castle and all anyone asked about was the potato salad. I’d give if 6 stars if I could 🙋🏻‍♀️

  147. Love this recipe! I make it a couple of times a year and everybody raves. I substitute dill relish instead of sweet, both ways are great!

  148. I made the potato salad yesterday and had rave reviews. The entire bowl was consumed! I made one little change. Switched out 1 cup mayo for 1 cup horseradish mayo. Adds a suttle spicy kick. AMAZING!

  149. This was indeed the best potato salad we’ve ever had!!!  My husband said to keep this recipe and he’s a big potato salad guy. I followed the recipe to a T and it was perfect. Thank you for sharing this fantastic potato salad! 

    • This potato salad is so doggone good. The only differences I made to it was to pan crisp (a really good crisp) and brown my unpeeled baby red and yukon potatoes in a little butter and seasoned with paprika and garlic powder. Also, I didn’t have any celery or sweet relish. But I used a some chopped dill pickles. Me and my 11 year old son love potato salad so I am always trying different ways to make it. He said it was so good that it is like hugging your mother, lol. I can’t wait to do it again with all of the ingredients. This is a keeper. Thank you.

  150. This is, by far, the best potato salad I’ve ever had. My husband even agrees so you know it’s gotta be something special! I use unpeeled, small red skin potatoes. Hellman’s mayonnaise makes it perfect — just like my Mom’s!

  151. I haven’t made this yet, but it sounds delicious. I rated it 5 stars so the two-faced Potato Salad Cop/Hypocrite can get in her soapbox. Oops…I mean ‘on’. If you don’t care for a recipe, don’t make it. In addition, don’t butcher it to the point of losing its essence, and then continue to post comments about people who haven’t made it but leave 5 star reviews. Wasabi mayo and cayenne pepper in potato salad is offensive…such blasphemy. 

  152. I made this tonight and it was delicious as-is. You seem really uptight over potato salad, Jen. 

  153. Delicious!
    Loved by all. 
    The first time I made it according to the recipe. 
    The second time I used diced dill pickles in place of sweet relish. 
    Still loved by all. So whether you like it sweet or not sweet it’s delicious. 
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. 😊👍

  154. Just made this potato salad and it tastes eerily similar to the potato salad my mom made when I was a kid (she does NOT have a recipe for hers, either). Thank you for this awesome recipe, it is sure to be a hit with the family! 

  155. I just made this for a soccer game watch party happening this afternoon. I wish I had made it yesterday but, oh well. I was tasked with making it this morning so I didn’t know ahead of time.

    I think this is a good base recipe but it’s a little bit bland on its own for me. I think its probably fine for most folks and for anyone who doesn’t like things too spiced, and I don’t necessarily mean hot/spicy.

    I added a tbsp of turmeric for color, a couple tbsps of wasabi mayo, tripled the amount of paprika, added a tbsp of cayenne. I used a whole sweet onion AND and an entire bunch of green onions And a few tbsps of Montreal Steak Seasoning. Those additions blended well with the base recipe.

  156. Hi Sommer, just made your potato salad yesterday and it was awesome!! Followed the recipe exactly, with your helpful tips along the way…I am a Dukes mayo fan as well!! My old man really liked. Finally found a potato salad that tastes incredible. Thank you for sharing. Linda

  157. This is my favorite recipe for potato salad. I don’t change a thing except I add a little ranch dressing. 2 thumbs up for this!

  158. Should I leave yoke from eggs or take out?

  159. This reicpe looks very delicious. A perfect morning recipe for me. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    • Jen is a potato salad cop.

      • If she doesn’t make potato salad much, or never has, it could certainly be bland to her. Not everyone eats southern bbq or is even American. It could be a cultural thing. Your assumptions and intolerance and policing of other peoples opinions and preferences says more about you than anything Jen said.

  160. I made this for the first time last night and the family loved it. I believe even the non-potato person in my family enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe.

  161. i like potato! thank for sharing

  162. I was tired of eating the potato salad out of the deli of the grocery store, so I decided to make it myself. I searched through Google for “The Best Potato Salad”, and yours popped up among a few others. I chose your recipe based on a 5 star rating and the ingredients I had on hand . WOW, this is the best potato salad, its absolutely delicious – so flavorful!! It’s my go to favorite!!

  163. I have never loved a recipe so much that I felt the need to leave a comment! I have 7 children and a big family….boy let me tell you we love it!! Thanks so much for sharing a relatively simple yet DELICIOUS recipe. I have been making this now for my family on a regular basis due to its high demand haha. Thanks!!

  164. I wasn’t sure about this until I ate it. This potato salad is DELICIOUS! It’s the potato salad I didn’t know I wanted. 

  165. This is the best potato salad I ever made! I used both, sweet and dill relish for this salad, as I dont like sweet relish. It worked out great! Thank you for sharing your mom’s recipe!

  166. How many russet potatoes do you recommend?

  167. Wow!! Made this for a family bbq and it was a HIT! So much flavor and everything works so well together. I also added diced radish and gherkins along with a few tbsp of pickled gherkin juice. DEFINITELY will be making this again… very soon!

  168. This is the BEST potato salad by far!!
    My family and friends LOVE it.

    Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe :)

  169. I haven’t made it yet but it sounds wonderfully delicious! I can not wait to make it!

  170. This is a great recipe. I love Wickles pickles, so that’s what I used. Perfection! P.S. I was a lifelong fan of Hellman’s mayo until someone recently turned me on to Duke’s-now I’m a convert. :)

  171. Outrageous!! Sets a new standard for potato salad. While I don’t measure, I used everything you suggested. Had a couple of old baking potatos. I found a sweet relish we like at Walmart of all places, Great Value brand, it is really very good and dirt cheap (price is nice but we don’t consider it usually regarding food). Immediately returned to grab half a dozen. Everyone who has tasted it thinks its the best potato salad they ever had. Thank you so much.

    • Wow! I have made this twice now this month. The 1st time I made it for the 4th of July for a get together and let me just say this there were no left overs so i made it again tonight and i am betting it will be gone again before i know it. This will be my go to recipe for potato salad from now on. ❤ it! 😋

  172. I know you state using Yellow mustard, but I grew up in Upstate NY and Weber’s Horseradish mustard is a great ingredient if you like a bit of kick.

    So that was my only substitute and loved it.

  173. This recipe is spot on, the only change I made was we chopped up Walmart Spicy Bourbon Smoked pickles for our relish! Try these pickles! Also great for Bloody Mary’s

    • I just recently discovered those Walmart Spicy Bourbon pickles are they are DELICIOUS!! I hadn’t thought to try them in a potato salad but now after seeing your comment I think I may give it a whirl!

  174. Good w/exception of “sweet” relish. Completely changes flavor. Next time I’ll use regular dill pickle. All else pretty solid. 

  175. Absolutely fabulous. Best potato salad ever. My new go-to recipe.
    Thank you.

  176. I had to improvise because I didn’t have pickles or celery salt. Instead, I added chopped green onion and cooked celery root with potatoes. I added mustard from New York, mellow and pickle like and mustard from Russia, sweet and spicy. Waiting for for the next day to taste flavors. Thanks for sharing.

  177. This is a great recipe.  I did have to make a couple of changes because of the ingredients I had in the house:  I only had Idaho potatoes and no celery seed, but had celery salt so I used that and left out the salt in the recipe.  Maybe it’s the wine vinegar or the 1/2 yellow and 1/2 brown mustard – but this recipe is a hit!

  178. Tried this yesterday 7/10/2020 and it was DELICIOUS! I added some cayenne pepper, because that’s what I do, and it was absolutely perfect. Thank you for sharing this recipe. My wife thinks I know how to cook now. ;)

  179. Absolutely the BEST potato salad I have ever made or eaten!

  180. Potato’s are boiling now! :)

  181. Made this for the 4th. Came out amazing, I can’t believe I made it and it tasted so good 😋

  182. Indeed, this is the best potato salad I’ve ever had! If there’s ever a recipe to write down in a recipe box, this is definitely the one.

  183. Made this for dinner today, but left out the egg and used vegan Earth Balance mayo (I’m vegan and hubby and I both have egg intolerance anyway), fresh chopped sweet and dill pickles instead of relish, and opted for the half yellow/dijon choice in mustard. Fantastic flavor! The addition of the celery seed made it extra tasty! Will be my go to for potato salad from now on!

  184. It was rather average, sorry to say. Everyone said the same thing : “it’s missing something”. Perhaps the spices need to be amped up. Not sure. Potato cooking method is excellent.

  185. Best potato salad recipe. My 18 year old son hates onion so I finely chopped the onions and he didn’t even notice. He ate my whole bowl before I could get a second serving. Thank you 

  186. First time making potato salad. This recipe was a fantastic and so easy to do!! It’s been added to my recipes and I’m so happy I found it! I did half it as I was feeding fewer people! 

  187. I made the recipe as per directions and it is a tasty “5 stars” however, I peeled the cooked potatoes which adds to the 40 minute time.

    While I have you attention;

    Mayonnaise on Waldorf Salad.
    Miracle Whip in Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

    Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip May appear similar but the are not interchangeable.

  188. This tastes like my Moms with some modern additions. Delicious. This is the second recipe I’ve done from your website and another tasty, delicious recipe!! Well done!!! 

  189. One thing was left out how many potatoes to use for the ingredients ?

  190. What if I don’t have apple cider vinegar? I have red wine vinegar and white.

  191. A really a good mix of flavors,it was perfect view

  192. Made this to go with dinner tonight. What I did different, I used dill pickles with some juice for the relish. I then used pickle juice for the vinegar. Only used one stalk of celery finely chopped, and finely chopped the sweet onion. Also used russets because it is what I have. 

  193. Do mix the fresh dill in the mix, or just put it over the top when done? Can you use dill in the bottle because that’s all i have.

  194. I used to wonder why my potato salad never turned out and I hated eggs in my potato salad, well gee, what binds everything together well are the eggs. I tweaked this recipe a bit, as 5 lbs of potatoes is quite a bit for a party of 2. I also used a small shallot instead of the onion and a finely diced dill pickle as my taste buds prefer sour than sweet. I definitely would not use russet potatoes as a waxy potato is best and holds it’s texture well. Also, your preference of mayonnaise makes it or breaks it. The creamier the better. Some fancy mayonnaise brands just don’t hold up well enough. Thanks for the recipe:)

  195. I love this recipe!! Like with all cooking I add a few additional ingredients to amp up the flavor; fresh chopped garlic and garlic powder. This is absolutely my favorite potato salad recipe. It’s a MUST try.

    • I was curious about adding garlic myself! This recipe is fantastic as is! I just love garlic in anything. I was hesitant to try first time around but I will definitely try it the next time around! Thanks for leaving your comment it was what I was looking for! 😊

  196. I’m 43 years old and I have NEVER made potato salad before. We had out-of-town guests (a family of 6) in town and I decided to pick a recipe online. I found this and it was a massive hit. So tasty and fresh and the kids loved it. 

  197. This was a big hit on Father’s Day. I used 1cup mayonaise and 1cup greek yogurt instead of all mayonnaise. Originally, everyone said they didn’t like mayonaise. However, they kept coming back for seconds. They loved the egginess of it and it was definitely a winner over the German Potato Salad which was yummy but not as fondly remembered.

  198. This was my first ever attempt at potato salad, I followed the recipe exactly and it was FANTASTIC! Folks you can’t go wrong with this one.

  199. So easy to make and absolutely delicious.  Just made it for the first time and I got so many compliments! Thank you ❤️

  200. Best recipe EVER!!! Everyone asks me to bring this to BBQ’s. I leave the skin on the potatoes, but other than that followed the recipe to a “T”. Thank you for sharing.

  201. This recipe is great. Very pro-relish in any mayo-based salad. The negative reviewer below must not relish the deliciousness of living the good life.

  202. Awesome! The only thing I added (because my Grandma always did) is a cucumber (chopped with seeds and liquid scooped out of the cucumber).
    This recipe is almost perfect. The cucumber makes it perfect. lol
    Thank you!!

  203. I really like this recipe! It is very close in taste to how my mom always made it. I’m sure it will be a big hit with my family tomorrow!

  204. This recipe was a total HIT. In fact, family begged me to make it again for Father’s Day this weekend. Followed it exactly. This recipe rocks, thank you!

  205. This is a good recipe. I didn’t add the celery seeds and didn’t have an regular mustard so I only added 1 Tbsp of dijon. It’s a pretty good recipe. It’s a little sweet for me. If I make it again I will do half sweet relish and half chopped dill pickle.

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  207. This reicpe looks very delicious. A perfect morning recipe for me. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  209. What if I only have celery salt???

    • Made this a few times as is and it was great.  The last time I made it I decided to add a tweak.  I mashed 1 avocado and added it and it brought a new flavor and creaminess to the overall dish.  5 stars all the way!

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  211. Just finished making this recipe. My husband said that it’s tasty. I didn’t have any dill on hand. Will make sure that I have dill in making this recipe again. The texture is just right. Mixing the other ingredients together and then adding to potatoes is spot on.

  212. Thank you for making this recipe “adjustable.” I am a single person who enjoys cooking for myself, and it really helps to not have recipes that serve a crowd.

  213. This is the BEST potato salad recipe ever. My family loves this so much that I am making it regularly during the hotter days-it is the perfect side for any summer dish. I added a cup of chopped bacon, and substituted the 1 cup of sweet relish with half a cup of chopped dill pickles and the half a cup of sweet relish, it was so delicious and everyone loves it. In the past I never knew exactly how mush mustard, mayonnaise, relish, & hard boiled eggs to use. The balance of measuring this recipe was key for me. 

  214. Tried this yesterday … added some small chopped carrots that was on hand and dill pickles . Everything else was same  … my dad is very hard to please in food, but this actually got him going for seconds … which means it’s a GRRRREAT recipe . Everybody loved it. Thank you for sharing 

  215. It really is the best potato salad!!!!

  216. This is truly the best potato salad that I’ve ever made. The last time that I made potato salad was a disaster. Your recipe helped me redeem myself. I’m so glad that I found your recipe. I’ll be using it as my go to potato salad recipe from now on. Thank you. 👏👏

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  218. Has anyone cooked the potatoes and eggs in an instant pot? If so, did it turn out well? And for how long? 

    • Yes! Put the trivet that comes with the instant pot into the bottom of the pot, add 1 cup water. If you have a steamer basket, that would work too, but I don’t so I fold a piece of foil to a circle, and punch small holes in it. Place on top of the trivet, then fill with peeled and cut potatoes. Nestle the uncooked eggs into the potatoes at the top, put on the lid and seal. Set for Manual and cook 4 minutes. Quick release when done, remove eggs and put into ice bath until cool. Potatoes should be done and ready to mix the other ingredient into!

  219. This Potato Salad is delicious 😋 I didn’t have sweet pickle relish so I substituted for dill pickle relish and I used chives instead of sweet onion, I also forgot the celery, but it was still delicious😋5/5*

  220. Can’t wait to make this tonight! Sounds wonderful. And to the “new Englander” that posted…the  “New England style” potato salad sounds borrrring. Bet if you served both styles, the “southern style” would go faster.

  221. Wow – this potato salad tastes AMAZING. I read through many of the comments. I like vinegar and tang – so I added 3T. apple cider vinegar, 1.5 tsp sugar, 1.5 tsp salt. I used scallions instead of red onions.

    At first I was weary of the mayo and relish like some ppl said.. so I started w/ 1 cup mayo and 1/2 cup chopped up bread/butter pickles (all the relishes had high fructose corn syrup). But it was the tiniest bit dry.. so I added the rest (another cup mayo and another 1/2 cup pickles + juice).

    It tastes VERY good. I think I could add more vinegar, salt, and pickles; but I’m going to see how it is tmrw and tweak as needed.

    Thanks for this amazing recipe!!

  222. Delish! A keeper!

  223. I didn’t think anyone could top my Grandma’s potato salad. Your mom’s recipe certainly did! I made it exactly as directed except I used dried dill because I couldn’t get fresh. Came out fabulous. Def my go to recipe from here on out. Thank you for sharing! 

  224. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing

  225. Hey this is MY mom’s recipe. Just joking but it is very close.   Right down to the celery seed.  Thanks for sharing.  I used your mom’s recipe and it was fabulous!

  226. Excellent salad. However, I did not find it easier to peel the potatoes after boiling. I actually started laughing at how messy my hands and cutting board were… I quit halfway through and just left the skins on half. I’m curious if you have a special way to do this? Next time, I’ll skin them first. 

  227. Everything is good except the amount of relish, which made the flavor far too pickly. I would recommend cutting the relish down to 2/3 cup.

  228. I was shocked that you added pickle relish to potato salad. Yuck. No. Bad. You left out the boiled eggs and onion. But your spice mix is the best.

    • I was shocked to see that you are a proof reader when clearly you did not read this recipe correctly, for if you had you would’ve seen that she did NOT leave out the eggs or the onions. 

  229. Easy and very delicious!!!  

  230. Wouldn’t it be easier to peel and chop potatoes BEFORE boiling? Is there a reason it must be done after?

  231. I usually don’t like potato salads but this is recipe is delicious. Thanks for the recipe. The only thing I altered was using a little celery seed and added sugar. Amazing! 

  232. This was my first time making potato salad. This recipe is amazing. Might be the best potato salad I’ve ever tried. Thanks for sharing!

  233. First time making potato salad. This recipe is amazing! Might be the best potato salad I’ve ever had. Thanks for sharing

  234. Excellent potato salad. It reminds me of the one my mom used to make. Thank you so much for sharing. I will definitely keep this one if the recipe book. 

  235. This recipe is SO delicious. I saved it so that I can make it again. The dill adds the perfect touch. I’m not a fan of sweet pickle relish so I only used half at first but then ended up using the whole amount that the recipe called for because the sauce tasted great. I already can’t wait to make it again! The next time I make it, I’ll definitely do it the night before because I know potato salad always tastes better the next day.