Great American Potato Salad

This mustard-style Great American Potato Salad is a traditional, basic potato salad—perfect for a Memorial Day picnic or any summer meal. It’s such a great summer side dish. I found this recipe over at and I think it’s really good!

This potato salad 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! 🙂 I also added just a bit more relish. I like the texture of this salad—it’s nice and creamy, and it’s great served over lettuce leaves, too.

Great American Potato Salad

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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GREAT AMERICAN POTATO SALAD by NancyC, adapted from Kraft Foods

Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings                                           Great American Potato Salad @ NancyC

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise,  light or regular (or substitute Miracle Whip® for the mayo)
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 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 to 1/2 cup dill pickle relish (or substitute sweet pickle relish)

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.

Recipe from NancyC |

Are you a potato salad fan? Do you have a favorite way of making it?

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18 thoughts on “Great American Potato Salad

  1. Pingback: Great American Potato Salad — NancyC | My Meals are on Wheels

  2. Jhuls

    I think it’s potato salad season as I am seeing a lot of potato salad recipes. Ahhh! Your potato salad looks incredibly good! This makes me want to make one, too. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!


  3. goatsandgreens

    Sounds delicious – I’d really like mustard in my potato salad. Truly a good idea here. (I also like potato salad recipes that incorporate hard boiled eggs, too.) Seasonings make this seem quite worth the making! Something tasty to consider bringing to a couple summer outdoor potlucks I’ll be attending… Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday!


  4. Miz Helen

    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday Top Ten this week! Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you have a great week.
    Miz Helen


  5. Miz Helen

    Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 485!
    Miz Helen


  6. Margy

    That sounds a lot like my recipe (the one in my head). I have been making it more often now that we have sandwiches for dinner at least once a week. – Margy



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