Southern Potato Salad Recipe


  • 3 pounds Russet, Yukon gold or red potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickles chopped, or sweet relish
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs shelled and diced
  • 4 green onions finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks finely diced
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Add the potatoes to a large pot and cover with cold water. Set over high heat and cook just until fork tender. Be careful to keep an eye on the potatoes because if they overcook they will get mushy.
  2. When the potatoes are soft, drain them in a strainer and let them cool while you prepare the other salad ingredients.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add mayonnaise, yellow mustard, chopped pickles, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and garlic powder. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add the potatoes to the mixing bowl along with the diced hard-boiled eggs, green onions, and celery. Stir gently to combine.
  5. Taste and season with the desired amount of kosher salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 373

Carbohydrates: 31g

Protein: 8g

Fat: 25g

Saturated Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 128mg

Sodium: 300mg

Potassium: 866mg

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 5g

Vitamin A: 334IU

Vitamin C: 16mg

Calcium: 51mg

Iron: 2mg

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