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World's Best Potato Salad

Kaye Lynn

"This is the creamiest, richest potato salad you will ever try. The secret is in the homemade dressing. I get nothing but raves every time I make this."
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1 h 15 m servings 555 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 555 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 45.6 g
  • 70%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 315 mg
  • 105%
  • Sodium:
  • 790 mg
  • 32%

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. Place the potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 20 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain. Cool, peel and dice. Transfer to a large bowl, and toss with the onion, celery, 1 teaspoon of salt, and hard-cooked eggs.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, whisk together 2 eggs, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan. Stir in the vinegar, milk, and mustard. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the butter. Refrigerate until cool, then stir in the mayonnaise.
  3. Stir the dressing into the bowl of potato salad gently until evenly coated. Chill several hours or overnight before serving for best flavor.


  • Hard-cooked eggs
  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, and peel.

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  1. 715 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Thank you for trying my recipe and for your reviews! There is an omission in the recipe I want to correct: there should be 1 tsp. of celery seed added to the dressing. Also, you may increase the...

Most helpful critical review

YUCK! What a waste of time cooking this.

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Thank you for trying my recipe and for your reviews! There is an omission in the recipe I want to correct: there should be 1 tsp. of celery seed added to the dressing. Also, you may increase the...

My boyfriend wanted hamburgers and potato salad for his bday. I decided to make homemade. I've never made it before and was a little nervous. My mom made THE BEST homemade potato salad and I ...

This is fabulous! I would second some of the changes that have been recommended (I replaced the onion with 3 green onion bunches, doubled the cornstarch, reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup, and added...

This turned out awesome! After reading other reviews I made a few adjustments. First off, people complained that it was too "oniony" so I only used half a walla onion and 3 green onions. People ...

5 stars with my changes--see notes.

YUCK! What a waste of time cooking this.

After trying this recipe I've kept making it. Everytime I take it somewhere I get comments about how good it is. The dressing thickens up nicely once it's been cooled and then refrigerated. I...

Well, Kaye... here's another rave review for you. My husband went ga-ga over this, and I truly enjoyed it as well. Of course I made my changes... I used 9 potatoes, had to go with 3 bunches scal...

i have only tried to make potato salad 1 other time....and i have tasted few but i will tell you what this is the world's best and they mean it....kaye thank u so much for sharing....this is ab...