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Grandma’s Potato Salad

Our Fourth of July feast wouldn't be complete without this chilled old-fashioned potato salad. It's my grandma's treasured recipe. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour + chilling
  • Makes
    24 servings


  • 6 pounds medium red potatoes
  • Water
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup Miracle Whip
  • SALAD:
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
  • Paprika


  • Place potatoes in a stockpot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain. When cool enough to handle, peel and slice potatoes; cool completely.
  • For the dressing, in the top of a double boiler or metal bowl over barely simmering water, heat 1 cup water, butter and vinegar until butter is melted. In a small bowl, beat eggs; add sugar and cornstarch. Add to butter mixture; cook and stir until thickened, 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Stir Miracle Whip into cooled dressing mixture; fold in whipped cream. Stir in onion, green onions, salt and pepper. Add potatoes; toss lightly to combine. Refrigerate, covered, until chilled.
  • To serve, top with hard-boiled eggs; sprinkle with paprika.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 197 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Sylvia
    Nov 20, 2020

    We couldn't stop eating the potato salad..My second year for Thanksgiving a winner winner dinner don't do without this grandmother potato salad..Absolutely divine incredible delicious..sylvia and John reed

  • Sharon
    Oct 10, 2020

    Everyone loved this potato salad! It is a little more work than most potato salad recipes, but well worth the time if you have it!

  • Deanna
    Aug 16, 2020

    My grandma used Miracle Whip in her potato salad and it was the BEST in the Pacific Northwest!! I am so grateful for Grandma teaching me how to make it. I make it for my family and when I attend potlucks I always come home with a big empty bowl.

  • homemadewithlove
    Jun 4, 2020

    Best potato salad I've made. The whipping cream makes it really creamy. I also used mayo.

  • Kelli
    Sep 1, 2019

    For those claiming this is not grandma’s’s the submitters Grandma’s recipe.

  • Christopher51
    Jun 22, 2019

    This is a decent recipe, however, grandma’s recipe never included butter, heavy cream and definitely Miracle Whip; which is not even classified as mayo. Other than that, not bad.

  • hkarow9713
    Apr 22, 2017

    This is a must have at all family gatherings! Very creamy! I used mayo instead of miracle whip & it was amazing. Everyone came back for seconds.

  • Bristoltn63
    Apr 11, 2016

    Delicious potato salad

  • Scooterrocks
    Apr 10, 2016

    This is the recipe my Grandma used for years. Brings back great memories. Yummy??

  • kirkloriwilli
    Oct 13, 2015

    Humm, this is the most unique and interesting potaoe salad recipe ive ever seen. I'm definitely interested in trying this ! Thanks for sharing.