Family-favorite American Potato Salad

by | Jul 31, 2022 | Soups & Salads | 0 comments

As a passionate food enthusiast, I’m always looking for new recipes to add to my blog. This family-favorite American Potato Salad recipe is a classic that I’ve been making since I was a kid. My mom used to make it for us on special occasions and it’s always been a hit with my family. I love the way the creamy dressing coats the potatoes and the crunch of the celery and eggs. It’s a perfect side dish for any meal.

I recently decided to make this classic potato salad for a picnic I was hosting. I had all the ingredients on hand and it only took me a few minutes to put it together. I boiled the potatoes until they were just tender, then I added the celery, eggs, and dressing. I stirred everything together until it was fully combined and then I let it chill in the refrigerator until it was time to serve.

When it was time to eat, I served the potato salad with a side of grilled chicken and a fresh green salad. Everyone loved it! The creamy dressing was a hit, and the celery and eggs added a nice crunch. It was the perfect dish to bring to a summer picnic, and I know I’ll be making it again and again.

Variation 1: For a creamier dressing, add an extra ¼ cup of mayonnaise or sour cream.

Variation 2: Add in ½ cup of diced cucumber for a refreshing twist.

Tip: For best results, chill the potato salad for at least 2 hours before serving.

A close-up of a bowl of homemade potato salad with red potatoes, celery, and eggs.

Family-favorite American Potato Salad

Delight your family with this classic American Potato Salad recipe. #potatosalad #familyrecipe #americanfood
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Large pot, large bowl, whisk, peeler, knife, large spoon, cutting board


  • 4 cups red potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 0.5 cup mayonnaise
  • 0.25 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • null Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil and add the potatoes. Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the potatoes are just tender. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  • Add the potatoes, celery, and eggs to the bowl with the dressing, and stir until fully combined.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.


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