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Classic Potato Salad


  • 8medium potatoes, cooked and diced
  • 1 1⁄2cups mayonnaise
  • 2tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2tablespoons sugar
  • 1tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄2teaspoon pepper
  • 2celery ribs, sliced
  • 1cup onion, minced
  • 5hard-boiled eggs
  • paprika


  • Boil peeled potatoes in salted water until done. Cool to room temperature.
  • Place diced potatoes in large bowl.
  • Mix mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in another bowl.
  • Add to potatoes.
  • Add celery and onions and mix well.
  • Stir in eggs.
  • Sprinkle a little paprika on top.


  • Leah K.

    Made this for a little Memorial Day Bar-B-Que, after agonizing over all of the available potato salad recipes on Zaar, but am sure glad that I picked this one. It was great, no not great, amazing!!! It’s a keeper, thank you for sharing.

  • **Tinkerbell**

    I searched for a potato salad recipe for a little BBQ we were having last weekend. I was a little inundated with all the recipes available, but I’m sure glad I went with this one.I made the salad the day before and just added a little more mayo right before serving. We got lots of comments on it. Thanks for the great recipe!

  • M&Mers

    Hi MizzNezz! I knew I couldn’t go wrong with a recipe of yours! I made this for my FIL’s 91st B-Day…it was a big hit. Sometimes the simplest ingredients are the way to go and this is an excellent example. Thank you for my go-to recipe for potato salad! M&Mers

  • Laurita

    Miss Nezz does it again! This is exactly as it says – a classic! I usually add sweet relish, just because I like pickles in potato salad, but I followed the recipe exactly and everyone thinks it is fantastic. I think it would also be great with a pickle relish, but it already has a little crunch, so that works for me. All the reviews and all the pictures can’t even show the ‘exactly perfect’ blend of flavors. You are one of my favorite Chefs on Zaar and now If I need a really, really good recipe, I just go to what Mizz Nezz does, she has never steered me wrong.

  • Hissy Hussy

    This was very good – all eaten up! I added 1/3 cup of sweet pickle relish because of personal like, otherwise followed recipe exactly!

  • Diane Brooks

    My family loved this. Thanks

  • RogerBaran

    For as far back as I can remember, I have always loved potato salad.
    I am pretty picky when it comes to potato salad and have tasted other versions of my memory’s favorite and have been sadly disappointed.

    This recipe ROCKS! It is clearly the best potato salad I have tasted.
    I did add 1/3 cup of Sweet Dill Relish – which for me has always been a key ingredient.
    It tasted exactly like I have always remembered a potato salad should taste.

    I will be making this recipe often!
    Thank you for posting this wonderful anytime food!

    Roger Baran

  • TommyGato

    Great recipe! I tried a technique from the Food Network of tossing the warm, diced potatoes with about 1/4 c. pickle juice and the other ingredients except the mayo. After chilling, they soaked up the liquid, I only needed a cup of mayo. Fantastic flavor, creamy and delicious!

  • ryli

    Classic potato salad…. As my family ( my sister, parents and my fiance) and I ate through the bowl of potato salad with our BBQ’ed chicken and hamburgers, we all smiled. I swear there was a moment when we felt that we were young again back at my parents old house laughing the summer evening away. I love the way a good meal can do that to a person! ***DEEP SIGH***
    The potato salad was great. I thank you very much for the recipe!

  • psych751

    When I read this recipe, it didn’t sound all that different than any other, but based on a 5 star rating by someone else, I tried it and my company did all but lick the bowl clean when I served it! Be careful with the salt. BE SURE to salt the water when you cook the potatoes! (I notice a lot of recipes don’t mention that anymore. A young cook doesn’t know to do this). I doubled the amount of salad dressing because (I used more like 10 or 11 potatoes)–but the eggs and it wasn’t dry the next day when I served it. GREAT potato salad!