Red Potato and Egg Salad

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + chilling


17 servings (3/4 cup each)

Updated: Jul. 20, 2023
This flavorful red potato salad recipe with egg is the perfect side for summer cookouts. The red potatoes really dress it up. —Margaret Blomquist, Newfield, New York


  • 5 pounds medium red potatoes, halved
  • 5 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place potatoes in a large kettle; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain and cool. Cut potatoes into 3/4-in. cubes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery and onion. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over potato mixture and stir gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
Red Potato Salad Tips

Should you peel the potatoes for this red potato salad recipe?

You don’t need to peel the potatoes for this red potato salad recipe! That’s because they have a thin skin that’s easy to bite and chew. Just be sure to give the spuds a good scrub with a veggie brush before using to remove any residue.

Is it better to boil red potatoes whole or cut up?

You can boil potatoes whole or cut up, but the process will go more quickly if they are cut.

Is it OK to boil eggs with the potatoes when making this red potato salad recipe?

Yes, it is OK to boil the eggs with the potatoes! Because the potatoes take longer to boil, add the eggs when there are 9 minutes left. If you want to try a different egg salad, then try this deviled egg potato salad.

How long will this red potato salad recipe last in the fridge?

This red potato salad recipe will last in a covered container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. In fact, making it ahead allows the flavors to blend nicely, giving the salad great taste! Want more salads with red potatoes? Check out German potato salad, baked potato salad and Southwestern potato salad.

What can you serve with red potato salad?

Red potato salad pairs well with so many main dishes. Try it with fried chicken and baked ham. Or serve the cool, creamy salad with a hot-off-the-grill fave, like steak, ribs or a classic hamburger.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant and Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 276 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.