Easy Southern Potato Salad

A classic Southern Potato Salad, just like Grandma used to make; this easy old-fashioned side-dish is creamy, tangy deliciousness. And, it’s full of crunchy dill pickles, yellow mustard, mayonnaise, and must-have hard-boiled eggs!

When I was a young kid, I loved being my mother’s helper in the kitchen, especially when she made her famous potato salad. I always beat my siblings to the front of the taste tester line on southern-style potato salad days because it was my absolute favorite!

What is southern potato salad?

When I think of southern-style food, fried chicken and potato salad immediately come to mind. I can’t imagine going to a potluck supper, a backyard cookout or holiday get together without a big bowl of potato salad and fried chicken front and center.


  • 3 pounds of russet potatoes
  • 1 cup of mayo (adjust if you want more or less)
  • ¼ Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • ½ cup sweet pickles
  • 1 stalk of chopped celery
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 4 large, hard-boiled eggs, cut into pieces

How To Make Easy Southern Potato Salad

  1. Fill a large pot with water and add potatoes.
  2. Bring the pot to a boil and cook potatoes until tender enough for a knife to go through easily.
  3. Once fully cooked, add the potatoes to an ice bath to shock and cool.
  4. Once the potatoes are fully cooled, peel off the skin and cut them into large chunks
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, and sugar.
  6. Pour mixture over potatoes and add in sweet pickles, celery, Vidalia onion, and the hard-boiled eggs.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Mix well and enjoy!

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