Classic Creamy Potato Salad

(from kylerhea’s recipe box)

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Source: Cooking Classy

Categories: June2016, Potatoes, Salads, Summer


  • Salad
  • 3 lbs russet potatoes, peeled, rinsed and diced into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 Tbsp salt, then to taste
  • 4 eggs hard boiled, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red onion, rinsed under cool water and drained
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2/3 cup chopped baby dill pickles
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • Dressing
  • 2/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 3 Tbsp milk, then more as desired


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot. Cover with water (water level should come about 1-inch above potatoes), season with 1 Tbsp salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until potatoes are just tender all the way through, about 10 – 15 minutes (don’t over cook them). Drain potatoes then transfer to a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap while leaving an opening on the edge for heat to escape and chill 30 minutes.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, mustard, pepper, celery seed and 3 Tbsp milk. Season with salt to taste (about 3/4 tsp+).

  3. Add eggs, red onion, celery, dill pickles and dressing to bowl with potatoes. Toss everything to coat. Thin with more milk as desired 1 Tbsp at a time. Preferably chill 1 hour. Serve cold and sprinkle top with fresh parsley if desired.

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