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Potato Salad

Tender potatoes and hard boiled eggs make this traditional potato salad the BEST.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 5 lb red potatoes
  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 c. Miracle Whip
  • 3/4 c. whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 c. white vinegar


  • Peel and dice potatoes. Place in large stock pot and cover with water. Bring to rapid boil, turn down to medium heat and boil 5-7 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes and let cool.
  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk whipping cream for 1 minute. Stir in Miracle Whip, mustard, sugar, salt, pepper and vinegar. Mix until combined.
  • Pour mixture over cooled potatoes. Peel and dice three hard boiled eggs and add to potatoes. Mix until combined.
  • Peel last three hard boiled eggs and slice and place on top of salad.
  • Refrigerate until thoroughly cooled.



  • Traditional potato salad usually uses Mayonnaise instead of Miracle Whip. The Miracle Whip will give it a slightly sweeter taste. You can totally substitute Mayonnaise for the Miracle Whip if you prefer that.
  • If you’d like onion, add in 1/2 c. sweet onion finely diced.
  • Another great addition if you like pickle relish is adding in 1/2 c. sweet pickle relish.
  • Many people like to add in 1 Tbsp celery seeds or 1 tsp celery salt. You can even finely dice a few stalks of celery if you want that crunch!
  • I’ve also seen fresh chopped dill added to create another flavor profile.
  • Another option is to roast your potatoes like we do in this recipe.
  • Or, you could add bacon and ranch to it like we do in this one!
  • Make sure you boil your potatoes until just tender, over tender potatoes will crumble when you mix everything together.
  • We prefer using Yukon Gold potatoes, but red potatoes will work too. Just make sure your potatoes are starchy!
  • Make it ahead of time! Did you know it tastes better then next day after it’s been chilled because the flavors come together? Perfect for party planning!


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 925mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 16.3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.8mg