a blue bowl filled with potato salad with a yellow towel in the background
Print Recipe
0 from 0 votes

Classic Potato Salad

An easy recipe for potato salad just like your grandma used to make! Only a few ingredients needed for this classic side dish recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: traditional potato salad
Servings: 12
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Natalie Dixon


  • 5 pounds Russet Potatoes
  • 1 large Onion finely diced
  • 3 Eggs hard boiled
  • 3/4 cup Hellman's Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
  • Paprika optional, garnish


  • Wash potatoes throughly and then place in large pot. Add water to cover and place over medium heat. Bring water to a rapid simmer and continue simmering until potatoes are just fork tender. Large potatoes will take about 20 minutes until the center is tender.
  • Once potatoes are done, drain water and allow to cool for a little until they're cool enough to touch. Remove peels and then roughly chop cooked potatoes into 1" cubes.
  • In a large bowl, add mayonnaise, sugar, salt and vinegar and stir to combine. Add diced potatoes and diced onions. Stir until well combined.
  • Dice hard boiled eggs and fold into potato mixture.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 822mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg