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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 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

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

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

Nutrition

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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740 comments on “The Best Potato Salad Recipe Ever”

  1. 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. 

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

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  4. 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!! :)

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

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

  8. 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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  11. 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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  15. Our new favorite potato salad, great recipe!

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  25. 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.

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

  27. 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!!

  28. 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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  30. 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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  32. 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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  34. 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!

  35. 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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  37. 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!

  38. WICKLES!  WICKLES Pickles Relish!

  39. 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.

  40. 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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  43. 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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  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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!

  49. Added about six slices of chopped bacon.

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  51. 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

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. Very good recipe

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

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

  56. Thank you!

    Loved by husband and his dad. :)

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

  57. 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!!

  58. 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. 

  59. 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.

  60. 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!

  61. OMG best potato salad ever! Thank you

  62. 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!

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

  64. 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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  67. These potato salad just make me mouth watering,haha

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

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

  71. 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.

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

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

  74. 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!

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

  76. 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!

  77. 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. 

  78. 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.

  79. Fantastic recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

  80. 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.

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

  82. does your mom go to college?

  83. Add a dash of Worcestershire to it 

  84. 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

  85. 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!

  86. 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!!

  87. 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! 

  88. 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

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

  90. 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.

  91. 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 

  92. 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.

  93. 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!

  94. 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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  96. 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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  98. 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!

  99. 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

  100. 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 :) 

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

  102. 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…

  103. 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. 

  104. 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!

  105. 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. 

  106. 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.

  107. 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!!

  108. Best potato salad I have ever made.

  109. 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!

  110. 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!

  111. 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. 

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

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

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

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  116. 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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  118. 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!

  119. 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. 

  120. 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.  

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

  122. 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

  123. Really loved this potato salad recipe :)

  124. 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

  125. 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

  126. 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

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

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  129. 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!

  130. 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.

  131. 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!

  132. 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.

    Thanks!

  133. 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!

  134. 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!

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

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

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  139. I used a pickled hard boiled egg which added just the right amount of tang (in place of the cider vinegar).  All I had were russets and they were fine.  Didn’t have any dill but I’m sure that would have made a wonderful addition.  A yummy recipe which I will make again.  Thanks

  140. This is only the second time I’ve made potato salad. The first time was back in the 90’s. I followed this recipe, making it a day ahead of time. It is delicious, if I do say so myself! I’m glad I decided to make it myself, rather than buy a prepackaged or even deli brand. There is no comparison. I can’t wait for the compliments I’ll receive when I bring it to the BBQ! Lol

  141. I think this potato salad recipe has saved my life! I have a potluck this weekend, and I’m in charge of bringing a salad type of dish, but I wasn’t sure what to take. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  143. My first attempt at making potato salad and, I must say, it is SUPER delicious! And that’s without time to set and merry all the flavors, so I can’t wait until it has that time. I will probably tweak it a tad next time and try some smoked paprika and add more salt to the potatoes during the boiling stage. I also used chopped green onion instead of sweet for the pop of color. I’ll be making this again, for sure!

  144. Good recipe but I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand so I made some substitutions.

    #1 didn’t have potatoes so I used shrimp instead #2 didn’t have mayo so I used ketchup #3 didn’t have sweet pickle relish so I used horseradish #4 didn’t have yellow mustard so I used Worcestershire sauce #5 didn’t have apple cider vinegar so I used a few dashes of hot sauce. Overall still a good recipe with the substitutions.

    • Doug you are hilarious, I loved your comment.  Reminds me of many other comments on recipe sites where the commenter didn’t like the recipe  for reasons exactly like the ones you listed.  

    • Omg!  That is hilarious!  I am right there with you!  How do you rate a recipe when you alter it!  Lol

    • I don’t think your comment was hilarious at all. Why don’t you go to the grocery store and buy the ingredients for the potato salad, make the potato salad, and then try it! Maybe you’ll be just like Mikey and like it! That’s just my opinion.

      • Nancy – I think Doug was joking???

        Just made this for Sunday Family BBQ. 
        Almost like my moms. I did not have relish but I did have bread and butter pickles. So I diced those up and use the juice instead of vinegar. I only had dried dill on hand but I had some fresh parsley I threw in as well. I struggle between the sweet onion and the green onion and went with the sweet onion and chopped fresh celery. I also added the diced boiled eggs. First time I’ve thrown the warm potatoes into the mayonnaise. It really did suck up the flavor. Very nice. I can’t wait to share it with my family, thanks.

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  147. I made this today and against my gut feeling added the apple cider vinegar and wish I hadn’t. I can taste it in every bite. It over powers the other spices. I also omitted the onions per request of another person and substituted for onion powder. I think it turned out well but I wish I hadn’t added the vinegar. When I make other salads like chicken or tuna I add a little pickle juice which tastes great so I this might be fine, but I wouldn’t recommend it in potato salad. My grandma made the best potato salad and I wish I’d wrote her recipe down before she passed away. I will say this is pretty close.

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  149. This is my recipe already … however I always add hot sauce in the Mayo mix. My husbands family changed over to my potato salad recipe once they had it. It is a good one 👍🏼

  150. Thank you. This potato salad was the hit of our Super Bowl party. I have been doing my own version of potato salad for over 50 year, so I thought I’d try something different. I did exactly as the receipt said and it was fantastic. From your recipe I have started with a few slight variations, but none of that would have been possible without your original. Thanks 

  151. So I just made this and am so happy with how it tastes even with a few minor tweaks . I used what I had in the house like Russets instead of Yukon and did not have relish so used a dill pickle. This is so good I can not wait until tomorrow when it has had the chance to cool down and blend the flavors together better.

  152. why does everyone feel the need to write a novella before we can read the list of ingredients and instructions? Great potato salad tho

    • Mike,
      Just an fyi….there’s usually a “jump to recipe” option listed under the name of the recipe…
      When I’m not pressed for time, I enjoy reading about the background of the recipe, the inspiration, the little tips, etc., etc.
      Otherwise, I just get to the ingredients and directions…
      JS

  153. It is potato salad. Good potato salad. Maybe not life changing but it is mutch better than what you will find in the store and as good as I can get at a top notch deli. Advantage here is you can adjust to taste. You can add anything you want to that store bought crap. Cant subtract. Thanks! Added to my favorites.

  154. Best potato salad I’ve ever made. This is now my go-to recipe.

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  156. Thiz iz guud patato salid iz yum. I mayk at leest wons a munth. Mi fayverit part iz the pikels. I lice pikels soo much so thiz iz mi fayverit. Hav u tyied adin green olivs 2 yer patato salid? Iz vary gud! Tank u so much u r now mi fayverit frend!

  157. Well balanced mix of ingredients, always looking for a good mayo based blend…I only made 1/2 recipe and was plenty for several meals for 2 of us.( I left out the celery as I think it makes leftovers kinda watery…)

  158. This is the best potato salad I’ve ever made!!! I only had about 3.5lbs of potatoes but I still used the same amount of dressing, it came out delicious. It’s a little on the wet side but that makes it even better imo. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  161. Thanks for sharing. I have got so much here and i’m so glad i found this today. I will share my outcome with this recipe.

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  163. 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.

  164. 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 

  165. 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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  168. 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!! 

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

  170. 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

      • If that’s the stupidest thing you’ve read on any of the sites you have frequented, then you do not read very much or you are so unhappy that you feel compelled to be mean. Use your words carefully and be kind. Comments like the one you made are inappropriate and unnecessary. I hope you find the happiness in your life that allows you to treat others with more kindness.

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  172. 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

  173. 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.

    • Loosely followed this recipe and it absolutely turned out to be the best potato salad I’ve ever had! Black magic?! Perhaps. I used a potato
      peeler on carrot instead of cutting celery because that’s what i had, and i was out of yellow mustard so I skipped all mustard altogether. So damn good. Excellent potato salad guide, but the photo aids in determining the amount of condiments for your dressing.

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  177. 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!

  178. 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.

  179. 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!!!

  180. 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.

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

  182. 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.

  183. 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.

  184. 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.

  185. 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.

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

  187. 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 😂

  188. 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

  189. Loved it! Absolutely delish. Thanks

  190. 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

  191. 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!

  192. 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. 

  193. Love this recipe and so did everyone else

  194. 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!

  195. 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!

  196. 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. ❤️

  197. “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.

  198. 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!

  199. 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 😋

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

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

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

  203. 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😀

  204. 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. 

  205. ***** Absolutely delicious.

  206. 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!

  207. Delicious! 

  208. 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!

  209. 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.

  210. 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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  212. Awesome!

  213. 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!

  214. 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.  

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

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

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

  220. 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

  221. 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!!! 

  222. Best potato salad ever

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

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

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

  226. 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!

  227. Best ever!!!!!!

  228. 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

  229. 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.

  230. 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!

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

  234. 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!

  235. 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!! 😂

  236. 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.

  237. 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. 

  238. Super good! Everyone loved it.

  239. 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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  241. 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! 🙏🏽

  242. 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. 

  243. 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.

  244. 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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  246. 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.

  247. 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.

  248. 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! 

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

  250. 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!!

  251. 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!!

  252. 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!

  253. 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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  256. 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

  257. 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 

  258. 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?