Great American Potato Salad


Potato Salad is a great summer side dish. I’ve seen all different kinds of potato salad recipes here and there, and I’ll be trying some others out soon, but this time I just wanted to make a traditional, basic potato salad. I found this Great American Potato Salad recipe over at and it is really good! It’s a mustard-style potato salad and  has lots of good things in it like chopped hard-boiled eggs, onion, celery, and some dill pickle relish (if you prefer sweet pickle relish you could substitute that). The recipe didn’t say anything about peeling the potatoes, so I left the skins on–it’s nice not to have to peel potatoes if you don’t have to! 🙂 The potato salad is nice and creamy, and I like serving it over lettuce leaves, but it’s great by itself, too. Perfect for summer picnics and meals on the patio (although it’s been such a hot summer, I haven’t been on my very sunny patio much)!

GREAT AMERICAN POTATO SALAD slightly adapted from Kraft Foods

Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise,  light or regular (or substitute Miracle Whip® for the mayo)
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard (you can substitute dijon mustard or honey mustard, too)
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups cubed potatoes (about 5), cooked and cooled, peeled or unpeeled (you can use red potatoes if you like)
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1/3 cup dill pickle relish (or substitute sweet pickle relish, especially if you use honey mustard)

Mix the mayonnaise, mustard, celery seed, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix lightly. Refrigerate for several hours or until chilled.

Enjoy your potato salad, and hope you are enjoying your summer!

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7 thoughts on “Great American Potato Salad

  1. Mareeyah

    I love potato salads! They’re generally so healthy. I think it’s because of potato salads that I learned to love celery too. 😀

    1. nancyc Post author

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