All American Potato Salad

This All American Potato Salad is just your classic potato salad recipe. It’s perfect for picnics or barbecues all year long.  Everyone loves a classic!

bowl of All American Potato Salad

All American Potato salad is a big-time favorite in my house.  My guys like a pretty basic kind of potato salad without a lot of extra goodies added in.  I understand that.  Sometimes simple is best.

But sometimes a classic potato salad with dill pickle and mustard and red onion and egg and celery is even better!  That’s this one!  This happens to be a very popular recipe.  Every time I serve it up at an event or party or gathering with friends, it’s always a bit hit.  There’s never any left, so I fully recommend you double the recipe so you get to enjoy some leftovers.  This is one of those potato salad recipes that tastes even better the next day.

Bowl of All American Potato Salad

I love the crunch in this All American Potato Salad.  The dill pickle gives it that classic potato salad flavor that the majority of folks out there enjoy so much.  And I always add extra hard-boiled eggs!  This is a good one- enjoy!

Here are a few more potato salad recipes you might enjoy:

All American Potato Salad

This is your classic, favorite potato salad recipe!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 199 kcal


  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (peeled or unpeeled), cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3 tablespoons dill pickle juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickles
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped finely
  • 1 large rib of celery, chopped finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large hard boiled eggs (peeled), cut into 1/4-inch dice


  1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with cold water to cover by 1-inch. Bring to boil over high heat, add 1 teaspoon salt, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes thoroughly and let cool in a large bowl. Mix 2 tablespoons pickle juice and mustard together in small bowl, drizzle the pickle juice mixture over potatoes, and toss until evenly coated. Refrigerate until cooled, about 30 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the remaining tablespoon of pickle juice, mayo, sour cream, pickles, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, onion, celery, celery seed and pepper. Add to the potatoes and toss gently to coat. Cover, and refrigerate until well chilled, about 30 minutes. Gently stir in eggs, if using, just before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • Be sure not to overcook the potatoes or the salad will be quite sloppy. Keep the water at a gentle simmer and use the tip of a paring knife to judge the doneness of the potatoes. If the knife inserts easily into the potato pieces, they are done.
  • Salad can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to 2 days.
  • Yukon Gold potatoes offer the best balance of sturdiness and flavor.
  • If preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just make sure that you are using brands of mustard and mayonnaise that are known to be GF.
Nutrition Facts
All American Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 708mg 30%
Potassium 518mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3.4%
Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 21.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Olga wrote:

    Thank you for sharing! I just made today homemade mayonnaise and was looking for american potato salad recipe. Can’t wait to try!