Easy Southern Potato Salad
Backyard barbecues and summer picnics call for a tasty helping of potato salad, and this is the best recipe for classic Southern Potato Salad! Just like Grandma used to make, this Southern-Style old-fashioned potato salad recipe is creamy, deliciousness, with crunchy dill pickles, tangy mustard, and hard-boiled eggs!
Servings Prep Time
10servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
10servings 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 3pounds boiled russet potatoes or any other white potatopeeled and cubed (About 7-8 medium size potatoes)
  • 2tsp kosher salt
  • 4 hard boiled eggspeeled and chopped
  • 1/2cup hamburger dill pickleschopped
  • 2Tbsp hamburger dill pickle juice
  • 1/2cup Vidalia or sweet yellow onionfinely minced or grated
  • 1cup mayonnaisepreferably Dukes or Hellman’s
  • 1/4cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4tsp Kosher salt and pepper
  • dash paprikafor garnish
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. When the water starts to boil add 2 tsp of kosher salt and the potato cubes and cook for approximately 10 minutes. The potatoes are cooked when you can take a piece of potato and mash with a fork with little resistance. Drain the potatoes in a colander.
  2. Pour the drained and cooked potatoes back in the pan and use a potato masher to mash them 3-4 times. This step makes your potato salad even creamier and ensures that the potatoes soak up more of the mayonnaise mixture.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, onion, pickles, pickle juice, hard boiled eggs and salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix well. Add the potatoes and fold in.
  4. Garnish with a dash of paprika.
  5. Refrigerate and serve chilled. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Easy Southern Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 617mg 26%
Potassium 470mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 2%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.