Mom’s Easy Potato Salad Side Dish

We are BBQ-ing a lot these last few weeks because I finally got brave enough to remove the small beehive from my grill! Ha ha! If the neighbors were looking out their window, I bet they were laughing at my girly screams and slamming of the grill top. But because we have been cooking on the grill, I have been craving my Mom’s Potato Salad. It really is so delicious and brings back so many memories of growing up, not to mention it is the easiest potato salad recipe I have ever made!

Serves: 10

Mom's Easy Potato Salad Side Dish

25 minPrep Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 8 potatoes, cooked and diced into bite size pieces
  • 8 eggs, hard boiled
  • 3/4 cup dill or sweet pickles, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup mayo (I like to use Light Miracle Whip... yes I'm a Miracle Whip girl)
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Salad supreme seasoning, optional to sprinkle on top


  1. Bring two pots of water to a boil. In one pot boil your potatoes for about 40 minutes, or until fork can easily pierce through the potato. Drain water off of potatoes and let them cool. In the other pot boil your eggs for 15 minutes. When they are done, drain and rinse them under cold water. Put in fridge to cool.
  2. Once done cooling, put your potatoes, diced celery, and pickles in a big bowl. Dice the eggs and add it to the bowl.
  3. Sauce:
  4. In a separate bowl mix your mayo, mustard, sugar, vinegar all together. Pour your sauce over the potatoes in the big bowl and mix. Add salt and pepper to taste. If it is dry, you can add more mayo to get it the texture you like. Top with salad supreme. Can also save 1 hardboiled egg to slice and add it to the top.
565 cal
28 g
74 g
9 g

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22 Responses to “Mom’s Easy Potato Salad Side Dish”

  1. This is similar to my Mom's. I have raised my kids on this. Most people who see or eat my Mom's potato salad say something like this..."hhhmmm, there is mustard in this POTATO salad"! It cracks me up every time. It tickles me that you make your Mom's potato salad and I make my Mom's and that they both use(d) MUSTARD in their POTATO salad. :P
  2. Judy Wood
    Very similar to what I remember my Moms' s recipe being like. She cannot remember how she made it, her memory going. So happy to find a recipe with similar ingredients that I remember. Cannot wait to serve it to my family.What kind of potatoes do you use for this recipe? Thanks!

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