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Grandma's Creamy Potato Salad Recipe
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Grandma's Creamy Potato Salad Recipe

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My grandma makes the best potato salad, but she doesn't use a recipe! So I watched while she put together "a little of this and a little of that" and jotted a recipe that comes close. The creamy dressing also works well for making deviled eggs.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 medium red potatoes, cubed
  • 4 to 5 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil; cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl; add eggs. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Pour over potato mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Grandma's Potato Salad in Taste of Home June/July 1999, p37

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Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"This is the BEST potato salad ever!"

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Mmmm - used russet potatoes, onion powder, organic mayo, skipped the sour cream, balsamic vinegar. That vinegar turned the salad a somewhat dark color but it still tasted awesome."

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"My favorite recipe I've used since it was first published back in1999. Everyone loves it. We put some crumbled crisp bacon in it too. Really good!!"

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"I use this recipe whenever I make potato salad. I use regular Idaho potatoes with the skin on, and it always turns out fantastic. The key is to let it sit in the refrig so that the flavors marry. Tastes best the next day, but sometimes I just can't wait!"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"This has become my go to recipe for potato salad. I made this over the holiday and everyone loved it! The flavors are wonderful. I even used low fat mayo and low fat sour cream and it was perfect."

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