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Grandma’s Creamy Potato Salad

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


  • 8 medium red potatoes, cubed
  • 4 to 5 hard-boiled large 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 483 calories, 39g fat (8g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 284mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • jobrig2
    May 27, 2020

    I have been making this for years! The BEST!!

  • Sandie
    Apr 21, 2020

    Excellent!!! I don't usually post reviews but this potato salad is so scrumptious I had to tell you about it. I've been using a Martha Stewart recipe for years but, sorry Martha, this is a step up. I didn't have dill pickles so used Vlasic Dill Relish, just added a bit more to make up for not having pickle juice. My new favourite!!!

  • Tom
    Jan 16, 2020

    Delicious! I live alone, so I cut the recipe in half and still had enough for 3 days. It is a calorie bomb, however.

  • SusanGore
    Feb 12, 2018

    love this recipe one of my favorite of all times. Go to pot luck recipe!

  • theresahill
    Aug 29, 2017

    Love, love, love this recipe. This is my new favorite potato salad. I highly recommend you try this.

  • parisgirl0812
    May 16, 2017

    Made this for Mother's Day and everyone loved it, will absolutely make it again!!

  • kellys1061
    Mar 31, 2017

    I am craving this so much right now...LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • Kasha
    Nov 8, 2016

    This is our go to for potato salad!

  • PrplMonky5
    Mar 30, 2016

    I boiled the potatoes for only 7 minutes. I also cut it in half and it works out well. If I cut it in half again, I will use 3 eggs. Next time I may add some celery and some garlic powder. It's pretty good, but I need to change it a bit to suit our tastes. I will definitely make this again :)

  • cheezhed68
    May 31, 2015

    This is the BEST potato salad ever!