9 Best Potato Salad Recipes

Summer is potato salad time! This creamy and delicious side dish or main dish salad is perfect for hot summer days. There's something about tender potatoes enveloped in a velvety and smooth dressing that is so comforting and delicious. You can add just about anything, and you can use just about any potato. These best potato salad recipes, whether traditional or made with a twist, are all quick, easy, and delicious.

  • 01 of 09

    Mother's Potato Salad

    Potato salad with eggs
    Linda Larsen

    This is the best potato salad we've ever eaten. The dressing has the perfect combination of velvety smoothness, luscious creaminess, and mild, fresh flavor. And the potatoes -- you must use red potatoes, boiled until tender. They become creamy and perfect and blend so well with the dressing.

  • 02 of 09

    Roasted Potato Salad

    Roasted potato and green bean salad
    Linda Larsen

    This salad comes in second our rating. It's easier to make, because you cube the potatoes, then roast them with onions and garlic. We like to add green beans, cherry tomaotes, and sometimes chicken to this salad to make it hearty and perfect for dinner.

  • 03 of 09

    Buffalo Chicken Salad

    Buffalo chicken salad
    Linda Larsen

    If you don't have time to boil and peel all those potatoes, use Mother's potato salad dressing with frozen or refrigerated hash brown potatoes. You can all of the flavor with none of the work!

  • 04 of 09

    Bacon Deviled Egg Potato Salad

    Bacon deviled egg potato salad
    Linda Larsen

    We saw this salad at a deli and had to reproduce it. We used a variation of Mother's potato salad dressing recipe and added bacon, of course. This is simply sublime.

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  • 05 of 09

    Hot German Potato Salad

    Hot German potato salad
    Linda Larsen

    A hot potato salad! This one is perfect for those cool summer evenings that come along every now and then. We think that the sweet-and-sour balance in this recipe is perfect with the slightly spicy sausages and tender and creamy potatoes.

  • 06 of 09

    Sweet Potato Salad

    Sweet potato salad
    Linda Larsen

    This fabulous salad is easy to make and you don't have to use any heat at all! Canned sweet potatoes, plus Durkee's sandwich spread, are the secret ingredients in this flavorful and cool salad.

  • 07 of 09

    Buffalo Potato Salad

    Buffalo potato salad
    Linda Larsen

    Well, who wouldn't like the flavors of Buffalo chicken wings in a potato salad? Blue cheese, hot sauce, and celery add flavor to frozen steak fries that are baked until tender yet crisp on the edges. This is one of my all-time favorite potato salads.

  • 08 of 09

    Creamy Roasted Potato and Tuna Salad

    Creamy roasted potato tuna salad
    Linda Larsen

    A cream cheese-based dressing is the secret behind this fabulous potato salad. Use the best quality tuna you can find for a simply outstanding recipe.

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  • 09 of 09

    Pesto Potato Salad

    Pesto potato salad
    Linda Larsen

    We always have to include a pesto recipe on a "best of" list! This recipe is hearty and delicious, with just the right blend of flavors. You can leave out the chicken and have a fabulous side dish for your next cookout.