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Old Fashioned Potato Salad

The Original Hellmann's Potato Salad Recipe!

Customer Rating: Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

6 Ratings    2 Comments

Yield: 8 servings

Preparation Time: 10 min; Cook: 15 min


2 pounds potatoes (5 to 6 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4- inch chunks
1 cup Hellmann's (or Best Foods) Real Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped (optional)

Nutrition Facts

Yield: 8 servings

Approximate Nutrient Content per serving:

Calories: 300
Calories From Fat: 189
Total Fat: 21g
Saturated Fat: 3.5g
Cholesterol: 60mg
Sodium: 650mg
Total Carbohydrates: 24g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 4g

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements, products and brands used to prepare the recipe.


Cover potatoes with water in 4- quart pot; bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.

Combine mayonanaise, vinegar, salt, sugar and pepper in large bowl.

Add potatoes, celery, onion and eggs and toss gently.

Serve at room temperature or cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. If desired sprinkle with paprika.

Recipe and photo compliments of Hellmann's

Please note that some ingredients and brands may not be available in every store.

Customer Comments

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Janine B Cocoa, FL

“This is the recipe I grew up on as a kid. .....and it is still the best. We didn't use all that salt, so I cut it in half. Also I added 2 extra chopped eggs. These ingredients bring out a wonderful flavor from the potatoes. Bon appetit.”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Earnestine W Rochester, NY

“o yes, i love this salad! My mother used to make it. It's awesome.”

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