Best Creamy Potato Salad

Best Creamy Potato Salad
Best Creamy Potato Salad


Best Creamy Potato Salad


1 cup cubed potato (one large russet weighing ⅓ pound)

2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

3 tbsp sour cream

3 tbsp mayonnaise

⅓ cup blue cheese (optional)

¼ cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)

½ tbsp spicy brown mustard

¼  tsp paprika

½ tsp pepper

½ tbsp pickle juice

1 cup chopped tomato (1 large, ½ lb)

6 petite dill pickles or cornichons, chopped


Boil potato cubes until tender but still holding together (5-6 minutes). Drain and add to bowl with eggs.

While the potatoes are cooking, mix sour cream, mayo, blue cheese, onion, garlic, mustard, paprika, pepper and pickle juice. Pour ½ of dressing over hot potatoes and egg. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until completely cool, 60 – 90 minutes.

Add tomatoes, pickles and the remainder of the dressing. Toss to coat and serve.


4 servings, 253 calories per serving

Hack: Hard-boiled eggs keep in the refrigerator for one week so consider making a few extra while you’ve got the water rolling! They make a great snack alone, pickled or in egg salad.



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10 Replies to “Best Creamy Potato Salad”

  1. This is very concise and to the point. It seems very easy to make as well. I’m really glad you included that tip/hack about the hard boiled eggs there at the end. Now, I can just use them to compliment my other lunches for the rest of the week. I can’t believe I’d never thought of that before!

    Also, the image looks delicious. Did you take the photo yourself?

    1. Thank you for your comment.  I love to cook but, because I’m single, it always seemed like a chore to make a “new” meals several times a day for just me.  I’ve come up with these hacks and tips over the years to make my life a little easier.  I’m glad they helped you as well!

  2. Your recipe for creamy potato salad sounds so good.  I don’t usually add chopped tomatoes.  I admit that I don’t often review a recipe, I just find that I can get off into who knows where with recipes and spend way too much time thinking about what to cook.  I do like to cook, and we eat most meals at home.  Not because we don’t enjoy eating out, but busy schedules, seems it is just easier to have meals at home as the family is coming and going.  Will see what the family thinks about adding a chopped tomato to our standard recipe.  Maybe just what was needed! 

    By the way,  I also like the easy to read recipe format as well without all the ads that make me leave a site so quickly.

    Thanks for the suggestion, Sami

    1. I’ll admit this site is cathartic for me.  I love recipes but I also love to experiment but when I make something good, I always end up scratching my head because I can’t remember how I made it.  And so I must write it down. Must be the age 😉 

      I think it’s good to experiment and what’s the worst that could happen?  They can just pick the tomatoes out, right?  But they just might like it.

      I agree with you about the ads but I don’t control that part.  It’s a shame visitors can’t choose an “ad-free” experience but I guess that not how the world is these days!  

      Thank you for your comments!

  3. I have to say that I’m not much of a potato salad guy, but after looking at your picture and reading your recipe I really want to try some.

    Is this a family recipe of yours, or did you find it online or from a friend?

    I think I will try and make this for my family in the future because I know they will like it a lot.

    Thanks again for the recipe.

    1. I modeled this recipe after some potato salad I ate in the Bordeaux region of France.  I don’t know if it’s a regional dish but it was certainly delicious so I did my best to recreate it. Thanks for asking!

  4. Hello there, thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful review here with us. I must say I really did enjoyed going through your review. I have tried some several potato salad and they did not go well as expected but I think your recipe looks really creamy and I would love to give it a try. Thanks for sharing

    1. The sour cream mixed with mayonnaise makes this one a little lighter than some of the others.  I hope you’ll check back in and let me know how you like it.  Thank you for your comments!

  5. Heloo Dear, I must say that this is a nice article on the best creamy potato salad, I love potatoes they are basically one if my favorite anyways I never really knew how to make the best potato creamy salad unless it’s prepared by my girlfriend but I think will this steps/direction here I need not to depend on her before having a taste of the best creamy potato salad. Thanks

    1. Thank you for your comments!  I try to keep it simple as many people who come to my site are just beginning the process of cooking meals as opposed to eating out or convenience foods.  I have one word of advice, however:  if you like this recipe better than your girlfriends…don’t tell her!  Haha!

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