This Homestyle Potato Salad recipe is tried and true. It comes straight from Mom’s recipe box and is always polished off at our family gatherings.
In fact, I can’t imagine a family BBQ, picnic, or trip to the lake without this delicious Homestyle Potato Salad as a side dish. It is my favorite potato salad in the world! I have never had a potato salad that even comes close to being this good. Forget about the nasty store bought stuff! See the video below to see how simple it is to make.
The dressing on the potato salad is key. I always use Best Food’s/Hellmann’s mayonnaise. It simply tastes the best.
We have picky eaters in the family that don’t like anything “crunchy” in their potato salad, but personally, I love adding celery and maybe a little green onion for extra flavor. There is also some debate in the family over pickles vs. dill weed. Again, the “crunchy” factor comes into play. I’m good either way, but I do love fresh dill weed in this salad. It adds a freshness to the taste that is hard to beat.
To chop fresh dill weed, remove the fern-like leaves and stems from the thick center stem. Use a large, sharp knife to mince the dill leaves to the desired consistency. If you don’t have fresh dill, you can also use dried dill weed. It’s always best to use dried seasonings within 6 months to a year of purchase. To get the best flavor from the dried dill, crush it between your hands before adding it to the salad.
It has been fun for us to get comments on this potato salad recipe and learn how many different ingredients people use in their potato salads. You may find something in this list that you would like to try – I know I have. Here is a list of ingredients that our readers have used in their potato salads: Cucumbers, radishes, celery, diced chives, chopped pimientos, dill relish, pickle juice, Italian dressing mix, shredded yellow or sweet onion (gives flavor without the crunch), spicy brown mustard, bacon, green pepper, and frozen green peas.
We know you will just love this Homestyle Potato Salad recipe. This really has been in the family for years. It is the one and only potato salad recipe that we use… it is THAT good. Enjoy!
- 5 medium potatoes, Russet or red
- 8 eggs, hard boiled (save 2 eggs to use for garnish on salad)
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1/2 c. mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
- 1/2 c. sour cream
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- mustard to taste
- 1/2 c. sweet pickle relish, or 5 to 6 diced baby dill pickles, if you don't like it sweet
- Dill weed or paprika optional
- chopped celery optional
- chopped red or green onion optional
Boil potatoes with peel on for about 40 minutes until potatoes are tender, but still firm. If you are using red potatoes, boil 25-30 minutes.
Peel and dice potatoes and 6 eggs.
Add salt and pepper and toss.
Mix remaining ingredients separately and fold into potato mixture.
- Slice remaining 2 eggs and layer on top of salad. Sprinkle top of salad with dill weed or paprika.
- Refrigerate overnight (or at least 6-8 hours).
This Homestyle Potato Salad Recipe Goes Well With…
This Homestyle Potato Salad is delicious with fried chicken, grilled or baked chicken, ham, sandwiches, hamburgers, and hot dogs. Some suggestions for grill recipes to enjoy with this potato salad are our Sweet Teriyaki Grilled Ham Steaks, Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Saucy BBQ Hot Dogs, and our Bacon and Blue Cheeseburgers.
Homestyle Potato Salad also pairs well with our Oven Fried Chicken, Ultimate BLT, Turkey and Brie Sandwich, and our Zesty Italian Wraps. I’ve also eliminated meat altogether and just had a vegetarian meal where I have served this salad with a big, fresh garden salad.