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Dilly Potato & Egg Salad

Everyone has a favorite potato salad, and this is mine. As a young bride, 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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Cut potatoes into 3/4-in. cubes; place in a large bowl. Chop 4 eggs; slice remaining egg. Add chopped eggs, pickles and onion to potatoes. Mix mayonnaise, celery seed, salt and pepper; stir gently into potato mixture.
  • Top with sliced egg and sprinkle with paprika. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 326 calories, 22g fat (4g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 413mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Jean
    Aug 17, 2020

    My potato salad is a lot like this one but I add chopped celery when I have it and just a tablespoon of mustard. I have even been known to use dill weed when I don't have pickles on hand. Have to make do with what is on hand in kitchen. Love the salad.

  • DDPLoeches
    Jun 18, 2020

    I skipped the onions, served the pickles on the side (my son doesn't like them), and forgot the paprika. I added bacon and served it warm. Yum!

  • volson
    Jun 17, 2020

    This is very similar to what I make, but I add 3 chopped celery stalks, 1/4 cup of dill pickle juice and 4 1/2 tsp mustard. Best ever!

  • Lana
    May 17, 2020

    This is very close to a family favorite of mine too. I just added thinly sliced radishes and chopped cooked bacon. Delicious!

  • Judie
    Feb 23, 2020

    I made 2 different potato salads from this site on the same day to test them. The other was way tastier, as it included bacon. This is an easy recipe with a potato taste and very few other ingredients. It is plain.

  • Jeri
    Jul 17, 2019

    Awesome potato salad! Thank you for the recipe.

  • slbailey
    Jun 30, 2019

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  • hummer1216
    Jun 26, 2019

    Ashaline, I do not care for celery seed., So I use thinly chopped celery. I left out the dill pickles and used fresh dill. Start with a good tablespoon of chopped dill. I love dill pickles and when I use dill pickles I only use half a cup. Hope this gives you ideas. Use sweet onion or green onion.

  • rebelwithoutaclue
    Jun 20, 2019

    If you need to save some time, use a 36 oz bag of cubed hashbrown potatoes, thawed and bake till slightly crisp. Nobody will know you didn't cube them yourself.

  • P vinod
    May 26, 2019

    Love potatoes and eggs-my maidservants child also love potatoes-will try to get it done at home or will try having it a lovely eatery.thanks for recipe?