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The Best Homemade Potato Salad Around

The Best Homemade Potato Salad Around

Homemade Potato Salad

Brace yourself–this may be the best homemade potato salad around. It’s delicious and it is a super simple recipe. 

We met my husband’s family at the park for Easter lunch this year, and I was asked to bring some potato salad. (The great thing about living in Florida, is that the weather is already hot enough to get out and grill for the holiday).

The Best Potato Salad Around

In the past, I’ve always run down to the grocery store and picked up a couple of containers of pre-made potato salad. But, after I saw the price tag, I decided it was time to learn to make homemade potato salad.

It’s not the fastest recipe around, but I kinda think it’s one of the best. I decided to combine a couple of different recipes, and my husband–my official taste tester–loved it! 

If you love potato salad give Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw a try, or Jiffy Cornbread with creamed corn

Potato salad is a great side to chicken, hamburgers, and hot dogs at a barbecue, picnic, or at a church potluck. The fun thing about the recipe is that it can be changed and adapted for a more southern, old-fashioned, or spicy flavor. 

What ingredients do I need for potato salad?

  • Chopped celery 
  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Hard boiled eggs (diced)
  • Potatoes (cubed)
  • Green onions (diced)
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Full printable recipe at the bottom of the post

Step-By-Step Instructions for Potato Salad

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Firstly, peel and dice the potatoes and boil until they are almost tender. Drain and place in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. (They are easier to stir into the ingredients when they are cold).

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Thirdly, dice the celery and green onions. 

Fourthly, add the celery, green onions, sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, apple cider vinegar, green onions, mustard, and milk, to a medium-sized bowl, and mix. 

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Finally, add the eggs and potatoes and mix. Pop it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it. 

It takes about an hour to complete the potato salad, but it’s worth it. Try not to eat it all before you get it to the table! 

The best potato salad around goes great with:

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Where did potato salad originate?

According to Wikipedia, potato salad has its roots (no pun intended) in Germany and brought to the country many years ago.

Potato salad is usually served cold and people love to eat the dish at picnics, potlucks, lunches, and on most summertime holidays. 

Check out the Potato salad recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start preparing! I love this recipe and I think you’ll love this one, too. 

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your potato salad on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us.

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Yield: 8

The Best Homemade Potato Salad Around

Potato salad with eggs in a glass bowl on a towel

Brace yourself--this may be the best homemade potato salad around. It's delicious and it is a super simple recipe. 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped celery (or more if you like it a little crunchier)
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp mustard
  • 5 hard boiled eggs (diced)
  • 3 lbs potatoes (cubed)
  • Small handful green onions (diced)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

    1. Cube the potatoes and boil until they are almost tender. (Make sure they are not too soft or they will turn to mush in the mix).
    2. Drain the potatoes and place in the refrigerator for two hours.
    3. Cook and dice the eggs and set aside.
    4. Chop the celery and green onions and set aside.
    5. In a medium-sized bowl combine the celery, sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard, green onions, apple cider vinegar, milk, salt, and pepper.
    6. Add the eggs to the mix and combine.
    7. Add the potatoes and combine.
    8. Return to the refrigerator for at least an hour.
    9. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 1092mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Meghan Burke

Friday 10th of July 2020

What’s the best type of potato to use for this?

Julie Pollitt

Friday 10th of July 2020

Hi Meghan, I used a russet potato for this recipe.

Mary

Friday 10th of July 2020

just curious.........here in the South we usually use sugar...is this a misprint? lol

Julie Pollitt

Friday 10th of July 2020

Too funny! Not a misprint on this one. But, I've had a few people tell me I'm wrong about putting sugar in cornbread, lol! But, it's always an option to put it in or leave it out. (I'm always partial to sugar, so I like to add it to lots of things). :)

Nana

Friday 10th of July 2020

Your potato salad sounds great. The only thing I do differently is add a little sweet pickle relish. Over my years though I have noticed that everyone thinks either theirs, grandmas's or their mama's is best. One gal at work once told me Walmart's was the best. I drew the line there and introduced her to mine andshe never again disputed the point.

Julie Pollitt

Friday 10th of July 2020

Ha ha! I love it! And adding pickle relish would be popular at my house!

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Carlee

Sunday 8th of March 2020

There is nothing like a homemade potato salad. I love trying all of the different twists and I can't wait to give yours a go!

Julie Pollitt

Monday 9th of March 2020

Hi Carlee! Thanks so much and I hope you love it!