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Grandma's Favorite Potato Salad Recipe

Grandma's Favorite Potato Salad Recipe

I've never found a better potato salad recipe than this one handed down from my grandma. Like many grandmothers, mine cooked with a dash of this and a dash of that, so I estimated the measurements on this recipe. Feel free to change them according to taste, just like Grandma did! -Susan Plocher, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 to 7 medium red potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 to 3 dill pickle spears, chopped
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash onion salt
  • Dash garlic powder
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, coarsely chopped

Directions

  • 1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until tender; drain and cool slightly. Slice potatoes into a large bowl.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, yogurt, onions, pickles, mustard, horseradish, garlic and seasonings. Pour over potatoes and toss to coat. Gently stir in eggs. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 297 calories, 23 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 477 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Grandma's Favorite Potato Salad

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"Wow! I've tasted a lot of potato salads in my life, but this is my first time making one. The dressing has a fantastic taste & all the flavors meld together perfectly. I left out the yogurt & celery seed as I didn't have those on hand. But I did add in a stalk of finely chopped celery. It takes time & effort to make it, but it's worth it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"This was wonderful. I made it for Father's Day and everyone loved it. I added a few more dill pickles than the recipe called for. It is a keeper!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"Best potato salad I've ever had! Full of flavor! I made this for a July 4th party and it has now become my must have for BBQs!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"This is a very flavorful recipe. At first it seemed salty; but after I added the eggs and let it refridgerate for a couple hours, it was perfect! It got rave reviews from all who ate it at the BBQ. Highly recommend. Better than my old recipe by far."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"This is my favorite potato salad recipe. I use dill dip in place of the yogurt and dill pickle relish in place of the pickle spears. I think I use 1 to 2 TBSP of relish (to taste)."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 14, 2010

"I want to add that I use 1/2 C. dill dip instead of yogurt. I also use dill pickle relish instead of the pickle spears - I don't measure, just add to taste. It could be a tablespoon."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 14, 2010

"This is by far my favorite potato salad. I get lots of compliments when I make it. It's very creamy and tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"Loved this one. Just as it is it was fabulous, but next time I'm going to add just a touch of vinegar, or dill pickle liquid to give the dressing a bit more tang. But loved this, and it went perfectly with steak and a broccoli bacon salad for my summer bbq menu."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"This is very good. My mom always made her own potato salad because it was the only one she liked. I made this one, she tasted it, and now it is her new favorite recipe. When mixing ingredients, it seems as if it is going to be too gooey at first, but after chilling in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, it turns out perfect."

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