American Potato Salad

American Potato Salad


"Just a good old fashioned, down home potato salad recipe that brings back memories of picnics in the park and family gatherings. Wonderful as it is or make it your own by adding additional ingredients of your choice."


3 h servings 329 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 329 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.4g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 721 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender but still firm. Drain, cool and cut into cubes.
  2. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
  3. In a large bowl, combine chopped potatoes and eggs. Mix together mayonnaise, chopped onion, green onion, green pepper, and celery. Season with salt and pepper, then mix well. Cover, and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
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  1. 229 Ratings


Greetings all! :-) Thank you for trying my recipe, and for your reviews. This is a good, basic recipe and best when made a day ahead to allow the flavors to blend. What fun to read what others h...

I have three favorite potato salads from this site but decided to try this one to start the 2007 summer. We loved it and made minimal changes. To make this quickly - first start cooking the eg...

Good, but needed something. I added 2 more eggs and 6 tablespoons of deli mustard and used red onion. Delicious.

Amazing! I add 2-3 tsp dill, parsley, 2-3 tsp of spicy mustard and an extra egg and paprika for the top. i also mix all the spices and mayo in a small bowl, minimizing the mixing of the potatoes...

Great base recipe. My grandmother used to make a potato salad similar to this and I had a terrible time finding this recipe! I add some dill relish and a little yellow mustard. Some garlic po...

I took it to my Fathers Birthday party and every one loved it and wanted the was a great hit..thanks for sharing itwith everyone.

Makes a large amount of salad (larger than I expected). Simple to make. Could use a bit more something to add flavor but is definitely edible the way it is too!

This is the perfect recipe. You can leave it the way it is,and it is great, or you can add almost anything you want to it! I added a bit of mustard, and I loved it. Living in Europe, I was serio...

I get rave reviews with the following changes: omitted the bell pepper: increased the eggs to one dozen: mixed the mayonaise with 1 Tblsp salad vinegar: 1 Tblsp sugar: 1 tsp Lawrys seasoning s...