Homemade Potato Salad

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  • An easy, homemade potato salad with egg.

    homemade potato salad recipe

    Looking for a way to use leftover Easter eggs? Potato Salad! It’s the perfect way to use Easter leftovers including some of the condiments that may not have been consumed or used in other recipes like Deviled Eggs!

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    My Grandma’s famous Homemade Potato Salad uses a few key ingredients that you may have leftover after Easter including gherkins, mustard and eggs. Why not use them to make this delicious Potato Salad which is perfect for your next get together or as a side dish to enjoy all week long?!

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    There are a lot of secrets that make this easy potato salad with egg so amazing…and lucky for you, I don’t believe in keeping secrets.

    potato salad with egg

    The first secret to this recipe is baked potatoes. Unlike most homemade potato salad recipes, this recipe uses “baked” potatoes, not boiled. Even better – you can bake them in the microwave! Yes, my sister who makes Grandma’s potato salad often swears by baking them in the microwave to save time and effort. Win.

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    This homemade potato salad is especially amazing when it’s still warm, but you can serve it refrigerated.

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    How to Make Potato Salad:

    It’s so easy, but does require a bit of chopping. Bake potatoes, boil eggs, chop pickles and toss with “seasonings” in a large bowl.

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    The best potatoes for potato salad:

    With more than 200 varieties of potatoes available in the US, you may wonder what kind of potatoes are best for potato salad. We usually use Russet Potatoes, but you can use your favorite.

    homemade potato salad recipe

    Now onto the easy potato salad recipe:

    homemade potato salad recipe
    5 from 1 vote

    Homemade Potato Salad

    Easy homemade potato salad with eggs. This classic potato salad recipe is the perfect side dish for a large get together or a great way to use leftover Easter eggs!
    Course Side Dish
    Cuisine American
    Keyword 4th of July, easter, easy recipe, memorial day, mothers day, party, potatoes, spring, summer
    Prep Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    Servings 16


    • 8 medium baked potatoes cooled and peeled
    • 8 hard boiled eggs peeled and chopped
    • 1 1/4 c Miracle Whip
    • 2 Tbsp mustard
    • 1 1/4 c chopped sweet pickles
    • up to 1/2 c sweet pickle juice {to desired consistency and taste} {to desired consistency and taste}
    • 1/4 c sugar
    • 1/2 c chopped onion {white or yellow} {white or yellow}


    1. Combine. 
    2. Enjoy immediately at room temperature or refrigerated.

    Recipe Notes

    You can use an Instant Pot for hard boiled eggs

    We usually use Russet Potatoes, but you can use your favorite.

    Vlasic sweet midgets are the perfect crunchy pickle!

    If you try this recipe please share using my 5 star rating in the comments below!


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