farmhouse potato salad is a classic farm family recipe

My husband’s family loves enjoying this classic potato salad at family get-togethers!  My husband volunteered to make this for a recent party.  Whether it’s a big family party or a potluck, this is an easy recipe that makes a great side dish for a lot of people!   We love enjoying potato salad at summer cookouts!

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How to Make Great Potato Salad

I asked my husband for tips on making this family favorite dish.  He said, “Potato salad isn’t about measuring out ingredients, it’s about feel or what your taste preference is.”  And I had to pause because he just doesn’t use the word feel or feelings very often.

I collected myself and asked him to explain more about the feel of a great potato salad.  He dug deep and replied, “If it needs more salt, add more salt, if it needs more moisture add more mayo, for a little more crunch add a little more celery.”

At this point some of you are thinking, wow he should have his own cooking show.  Two things you should know about Farmer Joe, he’s not a man of many words, so the shows would be short.  Secondly, I asked him why the pieces of celery were so big.  I was curious if that’s also part of the family tradition?  He replied, “Nope, it’s just the best I could do.  I’m not very good at chopping.”  Any further interest in him hosting or serving as a guest on a cooking show, just message me on any social channel, I’ll serve as his agent.


Whether it’s a big family party or a potluck, this is an easy potato salad recipe that makes a great side dish for a lot of people!

You might have noticed by now that Joe is a practical guy, so logically he used our basic Anchor Hocking glass bowl to serve the Potato Salad in.  Another classic side dish that our family really enjoys is this Easy Potluck Pasta Salad.  Cheers to great side dishes like these!

Printable Recipe for Farmhouse Potato Salad

summer cook out recipe for potato salad is a simple and classic potato salad recipe
5 from 1 vote

Farmhouse Potato Salad

Whether it’s a big family party or a potluck, this is an easy potato salad recipe that makes a great side dish for a lot of people!


  • 5 pounds potatoes cubed
  • 8 eggs hard boiled & chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 15 ounces mayo
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. Boil potatoes until they are soft and fork tender. The potatoes are fork tender when you put a fork in the potatoes they fall off the fork.  

  2. Mix all ingredients together.  Be aware of food safety and store the potato salad safely in the refrigerator when not in use.

This recipe has been included in The Southern Bite’s Weekly Meal Plan!

5 thoughts on “Farmhouse Potato Salad”

  1. There has to be yellow mustard in it. Although it’s not listed in the ingredients. What gives it the yell I was color?

      1. I doubt it is yellow from the egg yolks. I have made potato salad with eggs (no mustard) and it never turned yellow like this potato salad. I’ve also made potato salad similar to what this looks like many times and that is when I added French’s yellow mustard and it looked exactly like this. However, I also added finely chopped green pepper, salt, pepper, garlic powder and celery salt and sprinkled some paprika on top of the finished potato salad. This is exactly what it looked like with yellow mustard. Because I’ve made potato salad many times I think this recipe needs more spice in it. Sprinkle the spices on the bowl of potatoes, eggs, and green peppers. Then you should mix the mayo and mustard together (to taste) in a small bowl and then mix it into the potato salad. Mix well and then sprinkle a little papriks on top. Delicious!

        1. I think the whole point of the original post was that there are no “shoulds” in making potato salad. To each his own. LOL!

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