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potato salad

Potato Salad

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This easy potato salad is a classic, family-favorite recipe that will have everyone asking you to share the recipe! It's creamy, flavorful, and super simple to make.


  • 2 - 2 ½ pounds potatoes (gold, red or Russet potatoes), peeled or unpeeled and cut into quarters
  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard (or yellow mustard)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoons black pepper
  • 5 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, diced
  • 5 green onions, chopped (white & green parts)


  1. Boil the potatoes: add the potatoes to a large pot and fill it with cold water until the water covers the potatoes by about 1 inch. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the water. Bring the pot to a boil. Boil the potatoes for 15 - 20 minutes, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain and set aside.
  2. Make the dressing: while the potatoes cook, in a large bowl stir together: mayonnaise, lemon juice, dijon mustard, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  3. Mix: once the potatoes have cooled, cut them into roughly ½ inch pieces. Add the potatoes to the bowl with the mayonnaise along with the eggs, celery, and green onions. Stir gently to mix.
  4. Serve: serve cold, optionally topped with a sprinkle of paprika or chopped chives.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salad, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: eggs, mayonnaise, potato salad