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The Original Potato Salad with Real Mayonnaise

The Original Potato Salad with Real Mayonnaise

"For picnics or potlucks, sometimes the basics are best: a creamy dressing made with real mayonnaise is the perfect complement to this potato salad with hard-cooked eggs, celery and onion."
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25 m servings 437 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 437 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 33.1 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 883 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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(R) or Best Foods(R) 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.


  • Also terrific with Hellmann's (R) or Best Foods (R) Light or Canola Cholesterol Free Mayonnaise.

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  1. 60 Ratings

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Great base recipe to put your personal spin and embellishment on. I wish I had a nickel for every time Mom made this as I was growing up and then myself after that. We never add sugar, but we ...

Most helpful critical review

This was just okay. I didn't have any celery and I think that may have helped a lot. May have to try again and re-rate.

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Great base recipe to put your personal spin and embellishment on. I wish I had a nickel for every time Mom made this as I was growing up and then myself after that. We never add sugar, but we ...

Great base for potato salad! This is classic picnic food and I made this to go with pork ribs. No matter what your personal preference potato salad is always a hit! I add more eggs and use gr...

This is still the best recipe for potato salad. The only thing I do differently is add less salt, more like 1/2 tsp.

Absolutely perfect recipe. This needs no additions or substitutions. Exactly what potato salad should be.

I have been using this recipe for several years. I started using it when I ran across it on the back of a Hellmann's jar. It sounded perfect because I do not like mustard. Family and friends ...

A little bit bland as written. I added some sweet pickle relish, dry mustard and green onions. Would make again with these additions... some have said they added radishes... I LIKE THAT IDEA!

I have been making a very similar recipe for years, but I omit the salt, sugar and vinegar and substitute a chopped medium large garlic pickle with the brine. Be sure to toss this with the pota...

This is how my mom made hers. I don't recall her using vinegar. She did add chopped sweet pickles.

This is the recipe my mother made most often and is the one I refer back to in a pinch when I am short on time. Sweet pickles can be added to taste. It's creamy, old fashioned flavor is perfect ...