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Best Potato Salad Recipe with Eggs

My mother-in-law makes the best potato salad recipe. As promised, I am sharing it with you with her permission.

I think she calls it “American Potato Salad”, but Mike said the only acceptable name was the “Best Potato Salad.” In any case, it’s a sure crowd pleaser.

Potato salad in a green container.

The recipe she gave me is enough to feed a large gathering. This was my first time making it on my own, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

I don’t want to alter her ingredients or instructions in any way, but keep in mind if you make it – it’s large. It filled my large Pampered Chef collapsible bowl to the top.

Best Potato Salad Recipe with Eggs
Eggs, potatoes, and other ingredients to make potato salad in a collage.

The Best Potato Salad with Eggs Recipe


  • 3 lbs red skin potatoes
  • 2 eggs per potato, plus 1 extra
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3-4 ribs celery
  • 1/2 English cucumber (seedless)
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 can black olives
  • Salt & pepper
  • Paprika
  • Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning Salt
  • Parsley flakes (generous amount)
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups Hellman’s mayo


  1. Boil potatoes until they are tender to poke with a fork. Peel, and cut into bite sizes. Place into a bowl and salt and pepper them.
  2. Hard boil eggs, remove shells and cut into medium pieces. Add to potatoes and salt and pepper them.
  3. Finely chop the onion and roughly chop the celery and cucumber. Drain olives from can and cut them in half. Add all of this plus the sweet pickle relish in a separate bowl. Season generously with paprika, Mrs. Dash, and parsley flakes.
  4. Add relish mixture to the potatoes and eggs. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Add enough mayo to reach a creamy texture.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle paprika and parsley over top.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Tastes best the same day as you prepare.
Container filled with egg salad topped with paprika.

My 3lb bag of potatoes contained 17 potatoes. That meant I needed 35 eggs! Definitely feel free to adjust this recipe down unless you are feeding a large bunch.

Although, this best potato salad recipe is so good you are going to want it more than one day!

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Monday 18th of May 2015

Yum, yum! Thanks for sharing at Idea Box

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

Sunday 17th of May 2015

Potato Salad is always better with hard boiled egg in it...just like my mom used to make! :) Great recipe. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we're looking forward to what you have to share next week. :)

~Lorelai Life With Lorelai

Sandra @ Heavenly Deviled Eggs

Saturday 16th of May 2015

This sounds so delicious! I love potato salad. It also looks easy to make. Thanks for sharing!


Tuesday 12th of May 2015

I am a huge potato fan! I'll be pinning your recipe to try - And I will be featurning your post on our next Brag About It party. Hope you'll join us next week. Party starts Monday @ midnight :) ~Laurie


Friday 24th of April 2015

Sounds so good! Thank you for sharing on Idea Box link party!

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