Favorite Potato Salad Recipe

My hubby LOVES my mom’s cooking.

There is one thing in particular though that he loves above all else…. her famous Potato Salad Recipe. He craves it fortnightly and would always secretly hope she made it as a side any time we had a BBQ. The entire family loves it but everyone knows that you better save some for Lorin. :)

Even I admit that I do not like Potato Salad (in general), but I LOVE my mom’s recipe. My mom has actually helped me make it for several events in the past and any time I brought it to an event people asked for the recipe. Unfortunately, my mom just makes it from memory and without a recipe so I made her sit down and measure everything out so we could get it down all written out. Being two states away I can’t rely on her to make it anymore (insert sad face) so I’ve had to master this delicious Potato Salad recipe for the hubby. I’m happy to report I’ve made it at least 4 times since we’ve moved here (the last time being last week), and the hubby has declared it tastes just like my mom’s. Mission successful!! 😀

Mom's Potato Salad recipe - a family favorite! { lilluna.com } #potatosalad

If you’re a fan of Potato Salad, you will definitely want to try this recipe. It is perfect any time of year, but is especially wonderful any time you BBQ. Best of all, it saves really well and is a great leftover (if there are any leftovers that is – ha!)
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Favorite Potato Salad Recipe
  • 10-12 potatoes (we use a 5 lb. bag)
  • 6-7 boiled eggs
  • 1 can black olives (we use about 20 and slice)
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 3-4 TB pickle juice
  • baby dill pickles (diced)
  • 2 tsp. mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place your potatoes in a pot and bring to a rolling boil. Boil Potatoes for 40-45 minutes or until tender (a knife should easily pierce a potato).
  2. While potatoes are cooking, boil your eggs. Peel them and set aside.
  3. Let potatoes cool. Peel off skins and cube your potatoes. It's okay if they are soft or fall apart. Place in a large bowl.
  4. Cube eggs and add to bowl.
  5. Cut olives and desired amount of pickles (we used 3) into small pieces as well and add to your bowl.
  6. Add your mayonnaise and mustard and mix well (add more or less mayonnaise depending on what you like). Add salt and pepper and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (We like to make this the day before and let it refrigerate for 18 - 24 hours).

*NOTE: For a great tutorial on how to boil eggs go HERE.

The BEST Potato Salad recipe ever!

Like I said before, I am NOT a huge fan of potato salad, but LOVE this recipe. It is so stinkin’ good and is always gone in minutes wherever we take it. :)

For more yummy side salads, be sure to check out:

Pasta Salad - a family favorite and SO easy

Easy Pasta Salad

We love this Ramen Noodle Salad recipe!

Ramen Noodle Salad


Bowtie Pasta Salad

Oh, and one more I have to share because we always serve it with Potato Salad when we BBQ (and it’s delicious!!)

The BEST Baked Beans recipe ever. It's our family's favorite! { lilluna.com } #bakedbeans

Best Baked Beans Recipe

For all Salad recipes go HERE, and for all Lil’ Luna recipes go HERE.


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  1. 1

    This looks good! Perfect for summer BBQ’s!
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  2. 3

    Are you sure Lorin and I aren’t related? I swear we love the same exact things. Maybe our moms just cooked the same way! Potato salad is my favorite and the recipe my Mom (and I) make is like this. YUM!!
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  3. 4

    I love potato salad and will be making some for Easter Sunday. I never thought to put pickle juice into instead of using pickles! I love that idea and will have to try it out this weekend!

  4. 5

    Looks Amazing!
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  5. 6

    I love potato salad, this looks yummy.

  6. 8

    Yum this potato looks so good! I will have to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  7. 10

    YUM!!! Pinned! I’d love for you to share this at my Saturday Dishes Link Party this weekend! It’s a themed link up & this week’s theme is Memorial Day & Grilling! Feel free to share other posts that fit the theme as well if you have them! (: http://lifeisfantasmic.blogspot.com/

  8. 11

    How many does this recipe serve?

  9. 13

    This is amazing! So different from what I have made in the past and so much better. My husband ate a couple servings before it even made it to the table. Yum!!

  10. 15
    Nancy Maria G :

    Gong to try this next week. My sister uses sweet pickles in her salad. Have you ever made with sweet
    instead of dill?