Simple Potato Salad

Simple Potato Salad


"This was one of the first recipes I learned how to make. My aunt taught it to me; It's not fancy, but I like it!"


40 m servings 557 cals
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Original recipe yields 3 servings



  • Calories:
  • 557 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 35.6 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.1g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 164 mg
  • 55%
  • Sodium:
  • 1059 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. Place eggs in a saucepan, and cover completely with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, and cool.
  3. Peel the eggs and cut around the egg white; keep the yolk whole.
  4. Dice the egg whites and potatoes. Combine in a mixing bowl and add the salad dressing.
  5. Toss the potatoes and egg; crumble the egg yolk on top and serve chilled.
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  1. 48 Ratings


All of those reviews are just silly. If you want a potato salad with celery and onions and paprika and other things, I'm sure you can find such a recipe on this website. Why mess with one whos...

Thank you! I was looking for a base potato salad recipe just to get me started so I could make it to my taste. I added a teaspoon of prepared mustard, a teaspoon of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of vine...

This is like my mother used to make and what our family still makes using Miracle Whip Salad Dressing, except we add salt and pepper to taste, finely minced onion also to taste, about a teaspoo...

This recipe can be a five - with a few additions. I made exactly as directed - but added a couple tablespoons of mustard, some dill, salt, pepper, then of course the paprika on top! And it was...

This is the best recipe yet, because it's the basic. Then you have the option of adding your favorites to it. And that's the fun of cooking!

There are many adults who prefer a no onion recipe as I do. Thank you for submitting this recipe! It's really tasty!!!

This is such a great basic recipe. I double this every time I make potato salad then split it and keep half the basic recipe and the other half I add in some "adult" ingredients (onions, sprink...

This was a good recipe. I think it is a good base. I don't like lots of crunchy things in my potato salad. I would like more of a kick to the dressing - some kind of extra spice. Any ideas??...

I love this recipe... its so basic and I can tweak it anyway I want!