Easy Potato Salad With Mayonnaise Dressing

Basic potato salad with mayo

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
330 Calories
21g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 330
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 4g
Calcium 29mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This uncomplicated potato salad recipe is prepared with diced cooked potatoes, chopped vegetables, and a simple seasoned mayonnaise dressing.


  • 3 pounds potatoes (red-skinned, round white, or new potatoes)
  • 1 large green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons onion salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for potato salad
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  2. Cook the cubed potatoes in boiling salted water for about 15 minutes, or just until tender.

    Cubed potato
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  3. In a large bowl, combine cooked potatoes, green pepper, and onion.

    Combine ingredients in bowl
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  4. In a medium bowl, blend together the remaining ingredients.

    In medium bowl, combine ingredients
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  5. Add the mayonnaise mixture to the vegetables. Stir well to combine flavors.

    Add mayo to mixture
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  6. Cover, refrigerate, and chill potato salad thoroughly.

    Potato salad
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  7. Serve and enjoy!