The Original Potato Salad Recipe

The Original Potato Salad Recipe

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Want to make potato salad just like your mom used to? Our Original Potato Salad recipe is so great because it’s made with our real mayonnaise, which makes the perfect potato salad dressing!
  • 8 People

    Servings

  • 10 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 15 Mins

    Cooking Time

  • 25 Mins

    Ready In


  • 2 lbs. potatoes (5 to 6 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped (optional)
  • 4 slices bacon,crisp-cooked and crumbled (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives (optional)


  1. COVER potatoes with water in 4-quart saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.

  2. COMBINE Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, sugar and pepper in large bowl. Add potatoes and remaining ingredients and toss gently. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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