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Creamy, classic old fashioned (hard boiled egg) Potato Salad Recipe like the kind from your childhood that disappears first at picnics and gatherings.
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3.7 from 13 votes

Potato Salad Recipe

Classic old-style Potato Salad like grandma's ~ potatoes, hard boiled eggs, crispy bacon, blended with creamy real mayonnaise.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic potato salad
Servings: 4


  • Approximately 2 pounds Yukon potatoes OR 5 medium russets
  • 2 eggs hard boiled
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise Hellman's recommended
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard ballpark/hot dog style mustard
  • Small sprinkle of salt (no more than 1/4 teaspoon) or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill or to taste
  • 3 slices bacon cooked to crisp and crumbled OR 3 tablespoons of REAL Hormel bacon bits (crisped in the micro or skillet before adding)


  • Cut the potatoes and cook with the skins on in boiling water seasoned with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Hard-boil two eggs.
  • Finely chop the onion and celery and add them to a large bowl.
  • When the potatoes are tender, drain them into a colander and cool to room temp.
  • Dice the potatoes into bite-size pieces adding them to the bowl, leaving several of the potatoes with the skins on.
  • Cool and dice the hard-boiled eggs into the bowl. Fold in the Hellmann’s mayonnaise, dill, pepper, mustard, ground mustard and a small sprinkle of salt.
  • If using bacon bits, place them in a small bowl, cover with a paper towel and microwave them for 8-10 seconds until they’re crisp then add the bacon bits to the bowl, combining.
  • Vigorously blend the potato salad, giving it a good stir, allowing some of the potatoes to smash while others remain in their diced form. Taste and adjust salt if necessary. Optional: garnish with dill and additional bacon. Refrigerate at least 1-2 hours before serving.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg