Classic Potato Salad

My classic potato salad recipe is made with tender potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, apple cider vinegar and a special blend of seasonings. It’s the best best potato with egg ever!

My idea of pure bliss is a paper plate loaded with grill-fare and a heaping scoop of this classic potato salad! I love the creamy texture and the incredible flavor.

This easy potato salad recipe is just like the recipe that my mom used to make when I was a kid. It’s perfectly delicious in every way.

Classic Potato Salad Recipe

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Potato Salad with Egg

The last potato salad that I had at a friend’s cookout was made without hard-boiled eggs.

I’ve found that I just really love the flavor and texture that the eggs add to potato salad recipes. In my opinion, eggs are a must!

Do you like your potato salad with egg? Inquiring minds (well, just mine) want to know. Let me know in the comments below! :)

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The one ingredient that my mom’s classic potato salad recipe did not include is the celery seed.

I’ve found that I absolutely love the extra flavor that celery seed adds to the recipe and I never leave them out. Another recipe that I always add celery seed to is my perfect “>restaurant-style coleslaw. If you’re looking for a fast and easy coleslaw recipe, don’t miss it!

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It’s spring here in Ohio, but it’s been far too cold to consider having a cookout. Just leave it to our crazy Ohio weather to mess with my grilling plans!

You can bet that the first warm day we get I’ll be firing up the grill, making some burgers and whipping up a big batch of this classic potato salad recipe for my family to enjoy.

I’m really in my happy place during the summer on those lazy Saturdays when I can relax in the backyard with my friends and family.

RELATED: Looking for another delicious summertime side dish? We also have the BEST sweet macaroni salad and a wonderful cold spaghetti salad!

My simple three bean salad recipe is also a great choice.

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How to Make Classic Potato Salad

If you’re ready to fix a large bowl of this tasty potato salad, you’ll need to pick up a few ingredients including:

  • 8 medium Yukon gold potatoes, cooked, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs diced or sliced
  • optional, paprika for garnish

To make your potato salad, just follow our simple instructions:

  1. Boil potatoes in salted water 15 to 20 minutes or until done. Cool to room temperature and peel.
  2. Dice the boiled potatoes and put into a bowl.
  3. In another bowl mix together mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, celery seed, and pepper until well blended. Add the diced potatoes, celery and onions to the mixture and stir until everything is coated.
  4. Stir in the eggs.
  5. Sprinkle with paprika, optional.
  6. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Stir before serving, and enjoy!

Best Potato Salad Tips

I always choose Yukon Gold potatoes when making my mom’s classic potato salad recipe. These are nice and creamy but they don’t fall apart when you cook the potatoes. The peels also come off easily after cooking which makes everything so much easier!

Add your potatoes to cold water before bringing to a boil, and don’t forget to salt your water!

This adds so much flavor to your potatoes. You might even want to add a little more salt than you think is necessary.

Friends, you’re going to thank me for sharing this delicious family recipe with you. I hope your family loves it as much as mine does!

I’d also like to challenge each of you to really soak up every moment of spring and summer this year. THESE are the good old days, and every single second that we can spend with our families are moments that we should treasure.

This yummy classic potato salad just makes those moments a little bit more delicious. :)

Looking for potato salad that’s a little more adventurous? Don’t miss my loaded potato salad!

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Classic Potato Salad

This creamy classic potato salad is easy and delicious. Whip some up for your family cookout!

Ingredients:

  • 8 medium Yukon gold potatoes, cooked, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs diced or sliced
  • optional, paprika for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Boil potatoes in salted water 15 to 20 minutes or until done. Cool to room temperature and peel.
  2. Dice potatoes and put into a bowl.
  3. In another bowl mix together mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, celery seed, and pepper until well blended. Add the diced potatoes, celery and onions to the mixture and stir until everything is coated.
  4. Stir in the eggs.
  5. Sprinkle with paprika, optional.
  6. Refrigerate until chilled.
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