Finding a recipe for potato salad can be challenging, but a good potato salad recipe will be a family favorite for years! Most every family and friend group has that one person that always has to be the one that brings the potato salad. Over the years, I have started experimenting with different potato salad recipes and love finding new ones!
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Now most potato salad recipes have the basics—potatoes, Mayo, mustard, and, most times, hard-boiled eggs. I never made a potato salad until 2016; I went from never being asked to make it to now being asked to make the gourmet versions! Trust me; the process is easier than you are making it out to be in your head if you have never made it.
Kitchen Equipment For Making Potato Salad
How To Make Potato Salad
The first step is the potatoes; you wash and dry them before doing anything. You can then boil them whole or bake them, peel them, and slice the potatoes inside.
You will create the mayo sauce for the potato salad or the dressing. The salad will usually need hard-boiled eggs o go with it as well.
After the potatoes are cooled, everything is combined, refrigerated, and served!
best recipes for potato salad
Easy Classic Potato Salad– Easy to make traditional potato salad that will be a crowd pleaser.
Grandmas Potato Salad-Just like your Grandma’s Potato Salad, this will be a hit no matter where you take it! Easy enough to make at home as a side or to take to a cookout or potluck as a dish!!
Loaded Potato Salad–A delicious twist on a loaded potato into salad form. Make this the day before to allow the flavor to set in fully.
Smoked Potato Salad– Use smoked potatoes to make this tasty twist on a classic potato salad. The smoke flavor adds a fantastic flavor to the dish.
Sweet Potato Salad-How to make the best homemade roasted sweet potato salad recipe that absolutely everyone will love. This recipe is packed with healthy and delicious ingredients!
Instant Pot Potato Salad– A creamy Pot take-on potato salad that can be made all in one pot!
Red Potato Salad-Use red potatoes to make this twist on a classic potato salad! The red potatoes stay firmer than regular potatoes in potato salad
What To Serve With Potato Salad:
If you are heading to a potluck, I recommend checking out my Pasta Salads and Potluck Desserts list! So many tasty ideas to take along. Also, What to Bring To a Cookout is an idea if it’s an outside BBQ or cookout.