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Easy Potato Salad

Easy Potato Salad is the classic side dish for cookouts, holidays and family dinners. Tender red potatoes mixed with hard boiled eggs, pickle relish and a flavorful dressing for the best make ahead side dish!

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Potato Salad with green onions

Easy Potato Salad

Potato salad is a great make ahead side dish for busy weeknights. It goes with just about every meal like Fried Chicken Strips, BBQ Burgers and Smoked Baby Back Ribs. Make a batch over the weekend and enjoy it for several meals throughout the week. 

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Potato Salad with eggs and green onions

How to Make Easy Potato Salad:

  • Scrub small red potatoes and place in a dutch oven or large pan and cover with cold water. 
  • Bring water to a boil and cook for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. 

Boiled red potatoes in a colander

  • Drain and set aside to cool slightly. 
  • In the meantime boil the eggs. Peel and chop eggs. 

Step by step making potato salad

  • Cut cooled potatoes into bite sized chunks and place into a large bowl. 
  • Add chopped eggs and green onions. 
  • Mix dressing together by combining in mayonnaise, sour cream, yellow mustard and honey in a small bowl. 

Bowl of potato salad

  • Stir in pickle relish, garlic, dill, salt and pepper. Pour over potato mixture and mix well. 

White bowl with potato salad

  • Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. 

How long will potato salad keep?

Keep potato salad in an airtight container for 3-5 days in refrigerator. If potato salad has been at room temperature for more than 2 hours, you will need to discard it. 

Classic Potato Salad - spoonful

Tips for the Best Potato Salad:

  • The best potatoes for potato salad are small red potatoes or Yukon gold. Fingerlings are also a great option and russets will also work. 
  • If you have smaller potatoes, cook them whole. Start by adding your potatoes to the pan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and then lower heat and cook until potatoes are fork tender. Don’t overcook the potatoes or they will be mushy.
  • Drain immediately. Cool potatoes before dressing unless you are using a vinaigrette dressing. 
  • Chill potato salad well before serving. 

Easy Potato Side Dishes

Potatoes are a popular side dish for any dinner. A staple for every day meals, holidays and summer cookouts. These easy potato recipes are real crowd pleasers.

oval bowl of potato salad

Add this easy potato salad to your dinner plans this week. It’s creamy and delicious and full of flavor, a great compliment to just about any meal.

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Yield: 8 servings

Easy Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Easy Potato Salad is the classic side dish for cookouts, holidays and family dinners. Tender red potatoes mixed with hard boiled eggs, pickle relish and a flavorful dressing. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds small red potatoes
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 4 green onions, sliced green and white parts
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

Wash potatoes and place in a large pan, covering with cold water. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium high and cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.

Drain potatoes and set aside to cool.

Cut potatoes into bite sized chunks and place in a large bowl with chopped eggs and green onions.

Mix dressing together in a small bowl by whisking mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, pickle relish and honey together until smooth. Add in garlic, dill, salt and pepper, mixing well.

Pour dressing over potato mixture and stir well.

Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 596mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 8g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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2 Comments

  1. I love GOOD tater salad. This recipe sounds like it could be top shelf stuff. Many years ago I heard a rumor that in order to make great tater salad one has to make it with two different types of taters…and Red ones are one of them.It does make a difference. Try it Milisa .

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