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Homemade Potato Salad Recipe

I find my family being invited to many barbecues and picnics now that Summer has come to call.  To me a barbecue isn’t a barbecue without Potato salad.

Homemade Potato Salad

I just love homemade potato salad.  Funny enough,  I had my first homemade potato salad experience when I joined my husband’s family.   It was perfect.  I loved the combination of the eggs and pickles and the crunch of celery.  When the next party rolled around, I asked my husband if he knew how to make it.  My husband can make anything,  and sure enough he taught me how to make homemade potato salad.

Homemade Potato Salad Recipe

Although this recipe is for a crowd, don’t worry, you can make it in a smaller batch by cutting the amounts in half.
Homemade Potato Salad Recipe
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Homemade Potato Salad for a crowd
Recipe type: Sides
Serves: 20-24
  • 5 lbs of potatoes peeled and cut into squares
  • 1 dozen hardboiled eggs diced
  • 1½ cups of real mayonnaise
  • ½ jar of dill pickles spears diced (I find spears easier to cut)
  • 1 cup of celery diced
  • 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • onion and olives optional
  1. Boil potatoes in salted water until tender. Let cool.
  2. In large mixing bowl, add diced eggs, pickles, and celery. Mix gently
  3. Add cooled potatoes to egg mixture.
  4. When thoroughly combined, add mayonnaise and mustard. Gently mix.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Keep refrigerated until served

 Try this Roasted Marinara Sauce Recipe, next!

Tanaya S.

Wednesday 19th of June 2013

I love my mom's recipe and this is close to hers. She uses relish instead of pickles though.


Tuesday 11th of June 2013

This is similar to mine except I use relish instead of pickles. Homemade potato salad is the way to my husband's heart.

Jennifer Lawson Keime

Monday 10th of June 2013

Sounds great! My hubby loves potato salad, and I have kind of just made up my own...but, this looks so much better!

Denise Taylor-Dennis

Saturday 8th of June 2013

Sounds delicious I haven't had potato salad in a long time.

Sandy VanHoey

Saturday 8th of June 2013

Your recipe is pretty similar to mine and it sure does look good.

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