American Potato Salad

rich, creamy potato salad
Rich, creamy potato salad
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5 pounds Potatoes red
6 Eggs
2 cups Mayonnaise
1 Onion diced
2 Green onion thinly sliced
1 small Green bell pepper seeded and diced
3 stalks Celery thinly sliced
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black pepper

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American Potato Salad


This American Potato Salad is a great recipe to make when you are planning a barbecue or cookout. It is very filling and makes 12 servings which means it is a great side dish when you are cooking for a crowd. There are many variations of potato salad and there is no one correct way to make it.

My recipe combines potatoes (of course!) with eggs, mayo, onion, green pepper, celery, salt and pepper to make the creamiest, tastiest potato salad you’ll taste! Some people opt for potato salad without mayonnaise, but I think the mayo makes it and couldn’t imagine eating a mayo-less salad.

To make my version of American Potato Salad, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for American Potato Salad

So, how do you make American Potato Salad?

Steps to make American Potato Salad


Boil the potatoes


Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the potatoes and cook them until they are tender, but still firm. This should take about 15-20 minutes. Drain them and once they have cooled down, cut them into cubes.


Cook the eggs


Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover them with cold water. Once the water has come to a boil, take off the heat and cover with a lid. Allow the eggs stand in the hot water for about 10-12 minutes.


Slice the eggs


Take the eggs out of the hot water. Allow the eggs to cool. Peel and chop.


Combine the potatoes and eggs


Mix the potatoes and eggs together in a large salad bowl.


Add the remaining ingredients and season


Stir in the mayonnaise, chopped onion, green onion, green bell pepper, and sliced celery. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.




Cover the potato salad and chill in the refrigerator for a number of hours or overnight.



Serve this salad in a large bowl.

This American Potato Salad is the best potato salad to make for a barbecue! Try it at the next cookout you organise and please leave a comment below to let me know what you think.

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Total Reviews: 13
Kelsie Wininger

Jeff always has the coolest recipes that taste amazing not even shocked this turned out to be scrumptious :) keep making things for us to try!

Abbigail Gooler

I'd recommend letting it sit for three hours in the fridge if you really want everything to soak in.

Maisy Coar

Very delicious and simple though I did add less celery and eggs there was just too much for two people.

Amiya Kubicek

Not too shabby and affordable so I enjoyed it.


The texture is a bit off for me its too mushy compared to the american macaroni salad.

Aryana Gicker

Easily one of my favorite potato salad recipes goes great with everything.

Greta Lannie

This American potato salad has been on my table every single Thanksgiving! One the easiest and most simple salads to make for any time of the year.

Devyn Fedigan

Well it's good for sure but without some extra spices it can taste really bland.

Coraline Allrich

Loved it tasted amazing and you can add anything you want to it, i chopped up some honey pickles and tossed them inside.

Nya Kley

My kids hate any and all salad except for potato, so glad you guys provide recipes for all.

Elodie Buechele

Needed more spices so I add red chili flakes and parsley to it.

Ryann Cowen

I made this alongside some cheesy garlic bread and sirloin strips for the family, huge crowd pleaser.


Thank you, Jeff! Approved!

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