Classic Potato Salad

Potato salad in a bowl
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
315 Calories
23g Fat
23g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 663mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 6g
Calcium 38mg 3%
*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 classic potato and egg salad is dressed with a seasoned mayonnaise dressing and garnished with chopped green onions and tomatoes, making it visually appealing and flavorful at the same time. For an alternative, you can try a classic potato salad with red-skinned potatoes.

If you're desiring something a little more adventurous, you might try red, white, and blue potato salad or potato salad With dill relish.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, or more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 5 to 6 medium potatoes, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds, peeled, cubed, cooked
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 eggs, hard-boiled
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped green onions to garnish (optional)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, sugar, and pepper in a large bowl.

  3. Add remaining ingredients; toss gently to combine well.

  4. Cover and chill for 2 or more hours for best flavor.

  5. Garnish with chopped green onion if desired.