Classic Mustard Potato Salad

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Classic Mustard Potato Salad

I love mustard potato salad and this is, by far, my all time favorite recipe.  It’s a got a secret ingredient in it that makes all the difference!  This salad gets better the longer it sits in the fridge, so feel free to make it a day in advance.  If you don’t want to make it that far ahead, plan well because it does need some chilling time.

Classic Mustard Potato Salad

2 cups Idaho potatoes, cooked, peeled, and diced (about 1 inch chunks)
2 eggs, hard boiled and finely diced
1/2 cup sweet onions, finely diced
1/4 cup celery, finely diced (about 2 stalks)
1/4 cup dill pickles, finely diced (or use dill pickle relish)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbls yellow mustard
1 tbls pickle juice
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 tbls sugar

In a large bowl, combine the onion, celery, pickles, mayo, mustard, pickle juice, salt, pepper, and sugar.  Stir well to combine.  Add in potatoes and eggs.  Stir gently until well coated.

Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or up to overnight.  Keep this in the fridge until ready to use and make sure it doesn’t sit out too long during the party!


  1. tonygreene says:

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  2. Yum! I need to start trying potato salad recipes. Although, not everyone in the family enjoys it.

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  4. I make this just like this minus the sugar. I’ll have to try that.

  5. I love a good mustard-based potato salad too, and your recipe looks like it fits my family preferences perfectly, especially for the holiday weekend! Thanks for posting this……I’d like to cordially invite you to stop by my blog and link this up on Fresh Food Friday and/or Seasonal Saturday. We feature 5 recipes each week! Now following you too (I forgot to say that in the beginning!)

  6. This is one of those Potato Salad’s that says Classic All American. This is a great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  7. Sugar huh? Gonna try a small sample in my salad right now, it’s just sitting in the fridge waiting for the 4th!

  8. Hmmmm Yummy! I love it, that seems to be a delicious one ever. Oh, well thanks for sharing your secret recipe I will probably try this at home very soon.

  9. mdurbin says:

    I was looking for recipe to match the potato salad that my grandmother had made. When I tasted your dressing, I knew I had found it!! I made it Mother’s Day weekend, and 2 weeks later one of my daughters was asking me to make it again!! Thank you for helping me recreate my grandmother’s potato salad, she has been gone 11 years.

  10. I went to the store to buy some mustard potato salad, but a small portion cost way too much…living on a tight budget. So I decided to make my own and I came across your recipe. I had never made it before and I have to say that it turned out pretty good and it cost a lot less and got a lot more……………..Thanks for your recipe


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