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5 from 5 votes

Grandma's Potato Salad

A classic potato salad just the way my grandma used to make it. Simple, easy to make, and delicious! This is a side you can enjoy all summer long.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic potato salad, old-fashioned potato salad, traditional potato salad


  • 4 eggs
  • 4 red potatoes
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise I use Best Foods
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Peel and cut potatoes into small cubes. Add to cool water and boil until tender, about 8-10 minutes. Let cool at room temperature while boiling eggs.
  • Make hardboiled eggs using your preferred method. I like doing this on the stove-top. Peel and chop into bite-sized chunks.
  • Place chopped eggs and cooled potatoes in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Cover bowl and refrigerate until chilled and ready to serve. Top with paprika if desired.