How to Make Potato Salad

Perfect potato salad every time. We'll show you how to make the classic dish, plus give you the must-know tips for getting it right.

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Classic Potato Salad

Classic Potato Salad
Follow these simple steps to make this fan-favorite side. In our opinion, a potluck is never complete without the best Classic Potato Salad. Once you've mastered the original, try one of the recipe-twists below.

1. Cook the Potatoes

In a medium saucepan place potatoes, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and enough water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until just tender. Drain well.

How To Boil Potatoes

2. Make the Dressing

Meanwhile, for dressing, in a large bowl combine mayonnaise, mustard, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the pepper. Stir in the celery, onion, and pickles. 

3. Combine

Add the potatoes and eggs. Toss lightly to coat. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours.

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