Potato salad is a classic side dish that is perfect for any occasion. This old-fashioned recipe features tender potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and crunchy pickles tossed in a creamy dressing. It's simple, delicious, and sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


  • 3 lbs. potatoes (Yukon Gold or red potatoes work well)
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Wash the potatoes and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Place them in a large pot and cover with water. Add a generous pinch of salt to the water.
  2. Bring the potatoes to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a large bowl. Let them cool to room temperature.
  4. While the potatoes are cooling, make the dressing. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  5. Add the chopped eggs, pickles, onion, and parsley to the bowl with the potatoes.
  6. Pour the dressing over the potato mixture and stir until everything is well coated.
  7. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.


  • For a tangier dressing, add more apple cider vinegar.
  • If you prefer a sweeter salad, add more sugar.
  • This potato salad can be made a day ahead and refrigerated until serving.


This old-fashioned potato salad recipe is a tried-and-true classic that will never go out of style. It's perfect for picnics, BBQs, potlucks, or any occasion that calls for a delicious and comforting side dish. Give it a try and see why it's been a favorite for generations!

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