Old Fashioned Potato Salad

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Creamy, old fashioned potato salad is the perfect side dish to serve at potlucks and summer barbecues.

Creamy, old fashioned potato salad is the perfect side dish to serve at potlucks and summer barbecues.

What would a summer barbecue be without a big bowl of old fashioned potato salad? This classic potato salad is one of the easiest side dishes that you can make for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any summer event.

Best of all, because it uses the same ingredients as macaroni salad, you can easily make the two dishes at once. Talk about saving time.

And, you’ll also save money by making sure all your ingredients are used up.

Creamy, old fashioned potato salad is the perfect side dish to serve at potlucks and summer barbecues.

This is a great starter recipe. Potato salad is something you can alter in so many different ways.

For example, if you want to add a bit of mustard for tang, you can do it.

Love bacon? Why not add some chopped bacon?

Sunflower seeds are another great addition.

Potatoes work well with so many different flavors that it’s hard to go wrong.

But, you can totally just serve up this old fashioned potato salad as it is as well and your guests will love it.

Old Fashioned Potato Salad Ingredients

Creamy, old fashioned potato salad is the perfect side dish to serve at potlucks and summer barbecues.

Begin by gathering your ingredients. For this recipe you will need:

  • 5 lb bag of potatoes – Yukon gold or white potatoes are best for classic potato salad. For a tasty twist try this red skin potato salad recipe, too
  • 4-5 Stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 5-6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1-2 cups Mayonnaise
  • ½-1 cup sweet relish
  • Salt
  • Old Bay Garlic & Herb
  • Parsley flakes

You will notice that I didn’t include exact measurements for some of the ingredients in the instructions. That is because you may add more or less depending on your preference.

How to Make Old Fashioned Potato Salad

A creamy old fashioned potato salad recipe great for potlucks and summer barbecues. This class side dish is made using mayonnaise, hard boiled eggs, sweet relish, celery, sweet onion, and spices.

Start by washing and placing your unpeeled potatoes into a large pot. Boil potatoes gently until they are tender when pierced with a fork (about 8-12 minutes). Strain potatoes and set aside to cool.

Once potatoes are cool enough to touch, gently peel their skin off. Then set potatoes aside to continue to cool.  I usually pop them into the fridge to speed up the process.

When potatoes are completely cooled, dice them into 1 inch pieces and place in a large mixing bowl.

A creamy old fashioned potato salad recipe great for potlucks and summer barbecues. This class side dish is made using mayonnaise, hard boiled eggs, sweet relish, celery, sweet onion, and spices.

Add remaining ingredients and stir gently to combine. Be careful to avoid stirring too hard because it will cause your potatoes to break.

A creamy old fashioned potato salad recipe great for potlucks and summer barbecues. This class side dish is made using mayonnaise, hard boiled eggs, sweet relish, celery, sweet onion, and spices.

Allow potato salad to rest in refrigerator for at least one hour for flavors to combine before serving.

I usually just make a big batch of this old fashioned potato salad the night before I plan on serving it so that it can sit in the fridge overnight, allowing the flavors to combine to the max. Yum!

Serve alongside a bowl of homemade creamed corn and coleslaw for a perfect barbeque side dish spread.

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Creamy, old fashioned potato salad is the perfect side dish to serve at potlucks and summer barbecues.
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Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 13 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Creamy, old fashioned potato salad is the perfect side dish to serve at potlucks and summer barbecues.

Ingredients
 

  • 5 pound bag of potatoes
  • 4-5 stalks of celery chopped
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 5-6 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1-2 cups mayonnaise
  • ½-1 cup sweet relish
  • salt
  • Old Bay Garlic & Herb
  • parsley flakes

Instructions

  • In a large pot, gently boil whole, unpeeled, potatoes for 8-12 minutes or until they are tender when pierced with a fork. Strain potatoes and set aside to cool.
  • Once potatoes are cool to the touch, peel off their skin. Then continue to allow potatoes to cool completely. You can speed up the cooling process by placing your potatoes in the refrigerator.
  • Once potatoes are cool, dice into 1 inch pieces and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add mayonnaise, relish, and spices. You may add more or less depending on your preference. Stir gently to combine. Avoid stirring too hard because it will break the potatoes.
  • Add sliced celery, diced sweet onion, and chopped egg. Gently stir into potato salad.
  • Allow potato salad to rest in refrigerator for at least one hour for flavors to combine before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 490kcal
Creamy, old fashioned potato salad is the perfect side dish to serve at potlucks and summer barbecues.

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