Warm Potato Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
My mother-in-law was from the Bahamas and famous for her cooking, including this warm potato salad. Everyone knew her affectionately as 'Momma'. Every Sunday after church she set out a feast not just for her family, but for anyone who was hungry in her neighborhood. —Pamela Vitti Knowles, Hendersonville, North Carolina
Warm Potato Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain potatoes and place in a large bowl. Add the eggs, celery, onion and green pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the remaining ingredients; add to potato mixture. Toss gently to coat. Serve warm. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
Warm Potato Salad Tips

How can you hard boil eggs for warm potato salad?

There are five ways to make hard-boiled eggs for warm potato salad: in an Instant Pot, oven, slow cooker, air fryer or on the stovetop. Be sure to start out with eggs that aren't super fresh so it's easy to peel the hard-boiled eggs. Another trick for easy peeling is to drop the hard cooked eggs in an ice water bath after cooking.

What else can you add to warm potato salad?

Other ingredients that you might add to warm potato salad include capers or chopped pickles, dill weed, pimientos or chives.

How should you store warm potato salad?

Just like most cold potato salad recipes, store this salad covered in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave until warm.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 291 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 219mg cholesterol, 593mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.