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Old Fashioned Potato Salad for Memorial Day Weekend!!!

by Cindy Rippe

This is a recipe I get asked for A LOT! This is a good, old fashioned, down home potato salad recipe that will bring back memories of picnics in the park and family gatherings. Wonderful as it is-- or make it your own by adding additional ingredients of your choice. Sometimes I add crumbled up bacon and pimentos and sprinkle paprika on the top!

Old Fashioned Potato Salad


5 lbs. potatoes, peeled and chopped into large pieces (or you can use red potatoes and leave skins on)

1 large onion, chopped

1/2 cup sweet pickle relish

6 boiled eggs, peeled and chopped

1 cup mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip, which ever you prefer- sometimes I use both)

1/2 cup sour cream (or more if needed)

1/2 tablespoon dill weed

2 teaspoons celery seed

1 teaspoon garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste

paprika (enough to sprinkle over the top, if desired. I didn't use in this recipe, but I usually do)


Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add chopped potatoes and cook for about 20 or 25 minutes, or until tender, but still firm.

Drain. Let cool. Place potatoes in a large bowl.

Add chopped onion

sweet pickle relish

chopped boiled eggs

sour cream, mayonnaise, spices and salt and pepper.

Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.