Homemade Potato Salad

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  • An easy, homemade potato salad with egg is the best way to use up all those extra eggs from the Easter holiday. This potato salad recipe uses a few key ingredients including gherkins and mustard, and one little secret technique! It is a creamy, dreamy side dish for your family and friends.

    homemade potato salad with eggs in a white casserole dish with wooden spoon

    My Grandma’s famous homemade potato salad was the inspiration for this recipe since it uses a few ingredients you may have leftover from the Easter holiday. 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!

    But the best part is that one little secret that makes this easy potato salad with egg so amazing…and lucky for you, I don’t believe in keeping secrets.

    Homemade Potato Salad Ingredients

    • Potatoes – Russet or Yukon Gold work well, but you’ll learn about the secret behind the best potato in just a second!
    • Hard-Boiled Eggs – leftovers from Easter, or quickly boiled in your Instant Pot
    • Sweet Pickles & Pickle Juice – I really enjoy the flavor of gherkins, such as Vlasic sweet midgets
    • Onion – white or yellow, whichever you prefer
    • Miracle Whip
    • Mustard – Dijon mustard works best
    • Sugar

    homemade potato salad with eggs in a white casserole dish

    The Best Potatoes (and a little secret)

    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.

    I choose Russet potatoes because the 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.

    homemade potato salad with eggs in a white casserole dish

    How to Make Potato Salad with Egg Recipe

    1. Bake the potatoes in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes, or until completely cooked through. Cool completely and peel.
    2. Hard boil the eggs in an Instant Pot (or use the leftover eggs from Easter, which saves you a step!). Peel and chop.
    3. Chop the sweet pickles and onion.
    4. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, pickles, onion, pickle juice, Miracle Whip, mustard, and sugar. Enjoy warm or refrigerate until ready to serve!

    I really enjoy this homemade potato salad is when it’s still warm, but you can serve it refrigerated.

    homemade potato salad with eggs in a white casserole dish

    How Long Does Potato Salad Last?

    The potato salad with egg will last 3-4 days, covered, in the fridge.

    Serve it as a side dish throughout the week or bring it to your next get-together with family and friends.

    homamade potato salad with eggs in a white bowl

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    Homemade Potato Salad

    An easy, homemade potato salad with egg is the best way to use up all those extra eggs from the Easter holiday. This potato salad recipe uses a few key ingredients including gherkins and mustard, and one little secret technique! It is a creamy, dreamy side dish for your family and friends.

    Course Side Dish
    Cuisine American
    Keyword 4th of July, easter, easy recipe, homemade potato salad, memorial day, mothers day, party, potato salad with egg, potatoes, spring, summer
    Prep Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    Servings 16
    Calories 146 kcal

    Ingredients

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

    Instructions

    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!

    Nutrition based on 1/2 cup pickle juice.

    Nutrition Facts
    Homemade Potato Salad
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 146 Calories from Fat 27
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 3g5%
    Saturated Fat 1g5%
    Cholesterol 95mg32%
    Sodium 386mg16%
    Potassium 503mg14%
    Carbohydrates 23g8%
    Fiber 3g12%
    Sugar 8g9%
    Protein 6g12%
    Vitamin A 235IU5%
    Vitamin C 13mg16%
    Calcium 55mg6%
    Iron 4mg22%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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