Creamy American Potato Salad

Creamy American Potato Salad Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Patty Jablonowski


My dad was the official taster when we were growing up. There was always something wrong the first taste, needed more salt, pepper, mayonnaise, etc. We finally figured out his complaint earned him a second taste. Note: he didn't just have a spoonful, he had a small dessert dish full.
Everyone who has tried this potato salad raves about it. Even people who profess to not like potato salad eats this one.

★★★★★ 1 vote
10 - 15
45 Min
45 Min


Add to Grocery List

5 lb
1 large
sweet onion finely chopped
celery stalks including leafy tops finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 stick
butter or margarine, melted
good quality mayonnaise (i prefer hellmans, but kraft works as well)
hard boiled eggs (optional)

How to Make Creamy American Potato Salad


  • 1Place potatoes in a steamer basket over simmering water. Steam until just tender. Allow to sit until cool enough to handle.
  • 2Peel potatoes. Cut into 1/4 - 1/2 inch cubes. Place in large bowl. (You should almost be able to peel them with your finger nails.)
  • 3Mix in the celery and onion. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour melted butter over top and gently toss to combine and separate the potato cubes.
  • 4When the butter has been absorbed, add enough mayonnaise to coat the salad. Usually 2 - 3 cups works for me. Add chopped hard boiled eggs if using.
    Chill at least 1 hour until ready to serve.

Printable Recipe Card

About Creamy American Potato Salad

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Potato Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

Leave a Comment

22 Spudding Awesome Potato Recipes

22 Spudding Awesome Potato Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Everyone loves potatoes, and these recipes are crazy delicious. From main meals to side dishes, these potato recipes scream comfort food!

27 Easy Camping Recipes

27 Easy Camping Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Getting ready for a weekend camping trip? Here are 27 easy, no-hassle, camping-friendly recipes that everyone will love!