Dilly Potato & Egg Salad Recipe
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Dilly Potato & Egg Salad Recipe

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Everyone has a favorite potato salad, and this is mine. As a young bride 36 years ago, I was eager to learn how to cook and make things that my husband would love. I combined my mom's and his mom's recipes, and this is the delicious result. —Angela Leinenbach, Mechanicsville, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 4 pounds medium red potatoes (about 14), peeled and halved
  • 5 hard-boiled large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Paprika

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 326 calories, 22g fat (4g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 413mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain; cool completely.
  2. Cut potatoes into 3/4-in. cubes; place in a large bowl. Peel and chop four eggs; peel and slice remaining egg. Add chopped eggs, pickles and onion to potatoes. Mix mayonnaise, celery seed, salt and pepper; stir gently into potato mixture.
  3. Sprinkle with paprika; top with sliced egg. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Dilly Potato Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p33

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irishfancy User ID: 6137249 228657
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"I make this but adding mustard and without celery seed or paprika. It's my family's favorite. In fact, one of my grandsons ate 2 lbs of it a couple of nights ago."

catlady90632 User ID: 8429782 228652
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"I make a much demanded version of this but add 1/2 cup of mustard and 2 Tblspoons of pickle juice."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 168357
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"I made this exactly as written. It was delicious and I loved the change from using my regular celery to using the chopped pickles."

frambroise User ID: 7257707 168356
Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"good for summer when added dill and scalions."

melinanie User ID: 1702764 166898
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2013

"Our family loves this recipe. easy to put together and super good. It's my go-to recipe now."

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 166703
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012 Edited Sep. 17, 2013

"This is the best potato salad recipe I've ever made! The dill pickles are what make it so delicious. I tried putting some fresh dill in it and it turned out great!"

s_pants User ID: 174050 166893
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"I really liked this potato salad, but seemed like it needed more seasoning...more salt/pepper maybe?"

dmalberter User ID: 6010718 154521
Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"My family LOVES this potato salad - as soon as the weather gets nicer everyone starts asking when we can do a cookout so I can make my potato salad :)"

mrswvwoodchuck User ID: 3740415 78888
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

"This is one of the best potato salad recipe ever, my family gatherings are not the same without it"

katiebrown User ID: 2094405 152625
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"I always am asked for the recipe when I make this. It's a summer staple for our family!!"

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