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Growing up, I wasn’t a big fan of potato salad.  It probably stems from the fact that I’m not a big fan of mayonnaise.  Making a sandwich?  Hold the mayo please!  Tuna salad?  I love it – as long as there is minimal amount of mayo.  Pasta salad?  YES!  As long as it isn’t mayo-based.

If there was ever potato salad brought to a family dinner or a potluck, I’d just skip it.  With limited space available on my plate, I just didn’t want to dedicate any of it to potato salad.  And I never really found one at a grocery store that I cared for.  Too much mayo in some.  Too much mustard in others.  And another used Miracle Whip.  Miracle Whip and Jayme don’t mix.


So, I finally bit the bullet and tried to make my own. I stumbled on the right combination for me.  Perfect ratio of mayo to mustard to pickles to sweetness.

It definitely takes some time to make – mostly because you have to boil eggs and potatoes and wait for them to cool.  So it isn’t a “whip it together in 5 minutes” kind of recipe.  It doesn’t take a lot of time, but you do have to think ahead and prepare for it.


Try it – you’ll love it!  I can’t guarantee it, but I think you will.

Easy and Delicious Potato Salad

This is a classic potato salad recipe with pickles and eggs.  Can easily be doubled to feed a big crowd.


  • 4 potatoes, cooked and diced into bite size pieces (about 4-5 cups once cooked)
  • 5 eggs, hard boiled
  • 2/3 cup mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon pickle juice
  • 3-4 dill pickle spears (about 1/2 cup), diced
  • 1/8 onion, diced
  • Paprika, to sprinkle on top (if desired)


  1. Prepare potatoes. Peel potatoes, dice into small pieces. Boil for about 20-25 minutes until well cooked. Drain and let cool.
  2. Boil eggs. Bring a pot of water to boil. Add eggs and boil for 15 minutes. When done, put in fridge to cool. When cool, peel and dice.
  3. In a big bowl, mix mayo, mustard, sugar, pickle juice, pickles, onions.
  4. Add potatoes and eggs and mix well.
  5. If too dry for your taste, add more mayo or mustard.

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She coupons, price matches and meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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