The Original Potato Salad

Beth: "Easy to make and tastes good." Read More


  • 2 pounds potatoes ((5 to 6 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks)
  • 1 cup hellmann' or best food real mayonnais
  • 2 tablespoons red vinegar white white, wine,
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup celery (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup onions (chopped)
  • 2 eggs (hard-cooked, chopped (optional))
  • Add All to Shopping List
    Add to Meal Planner
    Made it


    1. Cover potatoes with water in 4-quart saucepot; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and cool slightly.
    2. Combine Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, sugar and pepper in large bowl. Add potatoes, celery, onion and eggs and toss gently. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
    Discover more recipes from Hellmann's

    NutritionView More

    Sodium43% DV1020mg
    Fat94% DV61g
    Protein8% DV4g
    Carbs7% DV20g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories650Calories from Fat550
    Total Fat61g94%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat550
    Total Carbohydrate20g7%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C40%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Beth 2 months ago
    Easy to make and tastes good.
    Carrie S. 2 months ago
    We loved thos! It was easy to make and the flavor was good.
    anthony reynolds 3 months ago
    really simple and tastes great
    shosh d. 3 months ago
    Used cider vinegar and an extra egg Came out great!
    Brandon Ball 3 months ago
    Turned out amazing. So simple. I used less mayo and an extra egg. Delicious!
    Hudock 4 months ago
    Pretty good, but I think it needed more potatoes for the amount of mayo-vinegar, or I will put less mayo next time.
    Edwards 4 months ago
    Excellent! Tastes just like summer!
    Laura 4 months ago
    Delicious! This is my new go to recipe for potato salad!
    Tomika R. 4 months ago
    A go-to favorite ! I added garlic and onion powder to the recipe and used a little Dijon mustard vs the yellow, just to make it my own
    Paredes 7 months ago
    easy to make and delicious
    Arabelle Clitandre 8 months ago
    it was tasty but dont think it needs all the ingredients.still tasty!
    Maggie 8 months ago
    a crowd favourite! use Sprite if you have alcohol-free guests for a bit of sugar. one can works perfectly
    Michael H. a year ago
    Simple yet delicious.
    Rwibutso a year ago
    easy,simple and delicious
    Sydnie Paproski a year ago
    Taste delicious, I put in mustard, paprika and garlic powder. Very yummy
    anna a year ago
    It turned out great. Thanks for the recipe
    Nina a year ago
    It turned out really good. I have to make this again. Me and My family liked it. Best potato salad i ever made for my family.
    Melissa a year ago
    I just made this to go along with a honey baked ham I cooked all day. My family absolutely loved this!... and my ham 😬 I will make this again!
    it turned out greatttttt :)
    Norm B a year ago
    Its a decent base recipe. use salad dressing instead of mayonnaise and green onions , apple cider vinegar, and add green peppers to the recipe and it will have a lot more flavor
    Annis L. a year ago
    The recipe was ok. I under-cooked some of my potatoes and substituted vegan mayo for my guest's dietary restrictions which clearly altered the taste.
    Nicholas D. a year ago
    I substituted apple cider vinegar for the wine vinegar. I also added some diced granny smith apples. I doubt that makes this a very helpful review, but it was tasty.
    Emily Peters a year ago
    suprisinly tasted i substitued vegan reg mayo for vegan mayo. My sister loved it.
    Lisa B. a year ago
    Great! I added a bit of mustard and some garlic, but it was awesome!!
    Ken R. a year ago
    Delicious. Made as the recipe. Coudnt hve been better!!!
    Kindell Jackson a year ago
    i left out onions, celery and added dill relish. yummmmmmm
    Adamo a year ago
    it was so tasty my husband had three helpings😉
    Aaron a year ago
    Great, I made modifications.
    Michael 2 years ago
    I only used 1 egg and it was super
    Peg 2 years ago
    This is just the way I remember my mom making potato salad. Absolutely delicious! The only thing I would change is to reduce the salt by 1/2 teaspoon.