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.

Classic Potato Salad

Follow these simple steps to learn how to make potato salad with egg and mayo, a fan-favorite side. In our opinion, a potluck is never complete without the best classic potato salad. Once you've mastered the original homemade potato salad recipe, try one of the recipe twists below.

Get the recipe for our Classic Potato Salad

1. Cook the Potatoes

Boiling water to cover potatoes

In a medium saucepan place potatoes, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and enough water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Wondering how long to boil potatoes for potato salad? They'll be done in no time! Simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until just tender. Drain well.

How To Boil Potatoes

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

Get the recipe for our Herbed Potato Salad

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

Get the Potato-Cauliflower Salad recipe

Potato Salad Recipes to Try

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