How to Make the Best Potato Salad Recipe

Looking for how to make the best potato salad? I have a great recipe for you. It’s easy and delicious.

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Today, I am sharing How to Make the Best Potato Salad Recipe. Come on, I’ll show you.

Potato Salad in a bowl
How to Make the Best Potato Salad Recipe

Oh my goodness! This is one of my all time favorites and it didn’t last long after the photos were taken. I love this easy and delicious family favorite. I always thought that I hated potato salad.

My mom always made a huge Tupperware bowl of old fashioned potato salad all summer long. She put pickles and onions in it. I definitely don’t like pickles and onions in my potato salad.

How do you make potato salad taste better? There are no rules, you can make it however you want to. I try to limit my carbs, so I came up with this easy and delicious sweet potato salad, it’s even better than the traditional potato salad.

Yep, you read that right.

I use golden sweet potatoes in my potato salad recipe.

sweet potatoes, hard boiled eggs, bacon, grey poupon mustard, How to Make the Best Potato Salad Recipe
How to Make the Best Potato Salad Recipe

One of my favorite things about being a grown up is making food the way that I like it.

Luckily, my husband is so easy to please and he loves just about anything that I put in front of him. Early on, we made a deal that I wouldn’t cook with his three least favorite foods-black olives) because he grew up on a sheep ranch and they looked like…enough said) mushrooms-because they grow in stuff that looks like said olives and eggplant.

This delicious sweet potato salad recipe has few ingredients and you are definitely going to love it.

What is potato salad made of? I use golden sweet potatoes, bacon, hard boiled eggs, mayo, Grey Poupon mustard, salt and pepper, just a touch of honey and I garnish it with fresh parsley. You can add your favorites to this recipe and remove anything that you don’t like.

Diced sweet poatoes, How to Make the Best Potato Salad Recipe
How to Make the Best Potato Salad Recipe

Is it better to boil potatoes whole or cut up for potato salad?

I thought this was a really weird question, but you would be surprised how many people ask google this question. I peel my potatoes and then cut them up into small bite sized pieces.

They cook much faster when they are cut up first. I put just enough water in my pan to cover the potatoes, then I cook them just until they are tender. You don’t want to overcook the potatoes or you will get a consistency closer to mashed potatoes.

After the potatoes are cooked, I drain off the water, rinse them and then let them sit in cold water until they are completely cooled.

This stops the potatoes from cooking further and the heat from the potatoes doesn’t change the consistency of the mayo and mustard.

diced hard boiled eggs
How to Make the Best Potato Salad Recipe

Do you have to put eggs in potato salad? No, but I like eggs in my potato salad.

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After the potatoes are cooked and chilled, I add the diced hard boiled eggs, bacon, mayo, Grey Poupon, honey, salt and pepper.

I add a bit of finely chopped parsley and mix well. I garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley on top.

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Potato Salad in a bowl

The Best Potato Salad Recipe

Renae Frey
Looking for how to make the best potato salad? I have a great recipe for you. It's easy, delicious and perfect for BBQ's, picnics, summer and holidays.
Course Salad, Side Dish


  • 3 medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 8 strips Bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • 1 c Mayonnaise, add more if you like a creamier potato salad
  • 1/3 c Grey Poupon Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 T Honey, optional
  • Fresh Parsley


  • In a medium stock pot, add diced potatoes.
  • Add enough water to cover the potatoes.
  • Cook until potatoes are just tender.
  • Drain off water. Rinse with cold water.
  • Let the potatoes sit in cold water until they are completely chilled.
  • Drain water
  • In a medium bowl, add chilled potatoes, diced eggs, bacon, mayonnaise, mustard, honey, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix well.
  • Enjoy!
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Recipe Rating


Saturday 14th of May 2022

I love potato salad and my Mom use to make it too and bring it in a huge green Tupperware bowl. I still have that bowl.

I’ve never heard of golden sweet potatoes. I’m going to have to give them a try.

Renae Frey

Monday 16th of May 2022

I don't eat regular potatoes. I prefer the golden sweet potatoes to the orange ones.


Saturday 7th of May 2022

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Renae Frey

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Thank you so much, Cecilia.

Barbara at Mantel and Table

Friday 6th of May 2022

Mmm sounds good! Your husband's food preferences made me laugh - we all have our favorites, and not so favorite! :) Thanks for the recipe.

Renae Frey

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

He is a funny man. Hugs to you.


Thursday 5th of May 2022

I never heard if sweet potato salad. Love this, Pinned

Renae Frey

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Thank you, my friend. Hugs to you.


Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

Is that supposed to be 1/2 pound of bacon? Can you give an estimate of how many cups of diced white sweet potato you used? Sounds intriguing!

Renae Frey

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Five slices of bacon and 5 medium sweet potatoes. You will love this recipe.