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Grandma’s Favorite Potato Salad

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
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 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-boiled large eggs, coarsely chopped


  • Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil over high heat. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until tender; drain and cool slightly. Slice potatoes into a large bowl.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 297 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 477mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • suefalk
    Dec 30, 2016

    A delicious, creamy potato salad. The combo of mayo, yogurt and sour cream caught my eye. Definitely a clever combination so it's not all mayonnaise. Don't forget to add this one to your recipe box!!

  • WonkyGirl
    May 25, 2016

    Hope it's ok to review but I did not have everything for this so had to substitute. Used russets and did not have yogurt or the horseradish. Used a packet of Arby's Horsey Sauce and a splash of pickle juice, also chopped some jarred red bell peppers to add for color. Everything else was as written and it was really delish. Will make this recipe from now on.

  • PrplMonky5
    May 8, 2016

    This was delicious! I cut it in half and it came out beautifully. I cut up the red potatoes, put them in a pot with cold water, brought it to a boil, then lowered temperature to a simmer for about 5 minutes. I used regular onion instead of green (personal preference). Also, I had to estimate on how many pickles to use, since I had baby dill and not spears. I think I didn't use enough (my fault). My husband and I also found that it tasted great with a little shredded cheddar on top! This is an all-around great potato salad that I know I will keep coming back to.

  • VictoriaElaine
    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!

  • bshowalter
    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!!

  • Mhavener
    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!

  • cpmitchell
    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.

  • barb312
    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).

  • barb312
    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.

  • barb312
    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.