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Mom’s Easy Potato Salad Recipe

Everyone loves a good potato salad on a hot summer day! If you haven't made it for awhile, this is a new recipe you NEED to try!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ side dish recipe, Best potato salad recipe, Six Sisters favorite recipe, Traditional potato salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 305kcal


  • Pot (2)
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Bowl
  • strainer


  • 8 potatoes cooked
  • 8 eggs hard boiled
  • ¾ cup dill or sweet pickles diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (you could also use Miracle Whip)
  • 3 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Salad Supreme Seasoning optional to sprinkle on top


  • Bring two pots of water to a boil. In one pot boil your potatoes for about 30-40 minutes, or until fork can easily pierce through the potato, but not too soft that they just fall apart. Drain water off of potatoes and let them cool (I usually put the potatoes in the fridge to cool).
  • Once your potatoes are cool, peel and dice. Place diced potatoes, diced celery, and pickles in a large bowl. Dice the eggs and add it to the bowl (sometimes I will set aside 1 egg and slice it to put on top of the potato salad for presentation - totally not necessary, it's just what my mom always did).
  • In a separate small bowl, mix your mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, vinegar all together. Pour your sauce over the potato mixture in the big bowl and gently fold together. 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 seasoning. As mentioned before, you can also save 1 hard boiled egg to slice and add it to the top.


Tips to make this salad even better:
 This recipe doesn’t call for onions, but onions chopped really small make this recipe taste delicious! 
 You can make this potato salad with sweet or dill pickles. Both ways taste delicious!


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 989mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg