Patio Potato Salad

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


8-10 servings

Updated: Oct. 02, 2022
A sweet and creamy cooked dressing lends old-fashioned goodness to this side dish that goes well with any entree. Since the flavors need time to blend, this is a nice make-ahead salad for family barbecues, potlucks and picnice. -Romaine Wetzel, Ronks, Pennsylvnia


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 7 medium red potatoes, cubed and cooked
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • Lettuce leaves and paprika, optional


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, mustard, salt and celery seed. Stir in the milk, vinegar and beaten egg until smooth. Add butter. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Cool. Stir in onion and mayonnaise.
  2. In a large bowl, combine potatoes and hard-boiled eggs. Add dressing and toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. If desired, serve in a lettuce-lined bowl and sprinkle with paprika.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 208 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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