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Grandma's Simple Southern Potato Salad

A creamy Southern staple, Grandma's potato salad uses traditional ingredients and is a synch to whip up. It can be made ahead of time, or in a breeze at the last minute making it perfect for potlucks, picnics, & parties.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 467kcal


  • 4 1/2-5 lbs russet potatoes scrubbed & peeled
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • pepper to taste


  • Add the potatoes to a large pot, and add water to cover them.
  • Heat on high heat, and boil the potatoes until fork tender. This can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes, depending on the size of the potato.
  • Transfer the cooked, but not mushy potatoes, to a colander. Run them under cold water to stop the cooking process and to cool them.
  • Once cool, slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch coins. Add them to a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients. Whisk the dressing together until smooth.
  • Transfer the dressing to the bowl with the potatoes, and toss to evenly combine/coat.
  • Serve the potato salad as is, or cover & refrigerate to chill before serving.
  • Season with salt & pepper, to taste.


Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 865mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg