How to Make DELICIOUS Potato Salad 6 Simple Ingredients

by Rollie Brandt

50 years - 3 generations... My Mom's potato salad. Each time it's serve to company, there are rave reviews, & people ask for the recipe. Amazingly EASY! Dedicated to my Mom, Rita Daisy.


  • 4 14 oz. cans potatoes sliced
  • 1 ⅔ Cups Miracle whip (Lite or Reg.)
  • ⅛ Cups Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Mustard
  • ¼ Cups Sugar
  • 4 Hardboiled eggs, peeled
  • Optional paprika & parsley Flakes
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    I never substitute Miracle Whip w/mayo. It's key to the flavor, plus the mustard & sugar. (NOTE: Photos show me making a half batch: 4-6 servings. Full recipe makes 10-12) I use "Lite" Miracle Whip.

    Step 2

    NOTE: years ago this was made by first peeling, cooking, slicing raw potatoes. It was not only way more time consuming, but oftentimes potatoes became mushy. Canned is WAY easier & always consistent!

    Step 3

    Open potatoes and drain off water.

    Step 4

    Some of the slices, I feel, are too big so I slice those for a more uniform, bite-size salad.

    Step 5

    Set aside drained potato slices and prepare sauce.

    Step 6

    Measure miracle whip, mustard, sugar...

    Step 7

    Stir to blend, adding milk to thin it slightly.

    Step 8

    Mix well.

    Step 9

    I think an egg slicer is a necessity in every kitchen!

    Step 10

    Slice cooled, peeled hard-boiled eggs carefully. This video stars my husband's manly finger. (Thanks sweetie)

    Step 11

    Keep the best looking middle slices for garnishing top. Mix the end slices in with potato slices.

    Step 12

    The end end slices mixed in... Nicer slices saved out.

    Step 13

    Pour sauce over potatoes and gently stir to coat slices.

    Step 14

    I usually do the mixing in a different bowl than my serving bowl simply because serving bowl sides/edges look cleaner if mixing wasn't done in it.

    Step 15

    Spoon mixture into serving bowl.

    Step 16

    These are optional, but I ALWAYS use to garnish the top. I call it the "ooh and ahh factor!" (So it's 8 ingredients if you count paprika and parsley flakes)

    Step 17

    The nicer your egg slices, the better it looks! I got a little carried away sprinkling paprika this time. No matter how it looks, it tastes SWEET & TANGY!