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Potato salad served in a clear glass serving bowl with a spoon.
Traditional Potato Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
2 hrs
Total Time
35 mins

Traditional Potato Salad made with Yukon Gold potatoes, hard boiled eggs, and a simple creamy dressing. An easy recipe perfect for any party or BBQ!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, pound, ribs, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 10
Calories: 165 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
For the salad
  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard (or half dijon)
  • 2 dill pickles , minced + splash of pickle juice)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 ribs celery , chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion , chopped
  1. Place the whole, unpeeled potatoes in a large pot of water. Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender.

  2. Drain the water completely from the pot and then cover the pot with a lid to allow the potatoes to steam for 5-10 minutes.

  3. Peel potatoes, if desired, and cut them into 1 inch chunks.

  4. Separate egg yolks from the whites of the hard boiled eggs and place the yolks in a bowl.

  5. Mash the yolks with a fork and then stir in the mayonnaise, buttermilk, mustard, a splash of pickle juice, and salt and pepper, to taste.

  6. Pour the dressing over the warm potatoes. Chop the egg whites and add them to the potatoes along with the celery, onion, and pickles.

  7. Stir well, cover, and refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to blend.

Nutrition Facts
Traditional Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 359mg 15%
Potassium 638mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 3.3%
Vitamin C 19.6%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 26.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.