The Best Homemade Potato Salad Recipe

This is the best homemade potato salad recipe EVER!! People beg me for this at potlucks and barbecues because of my secret ingredient! It's quick and easy to make and makes a nice addition to picnics, potlucks and family get togethers!

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1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. garlic powder (or more to taste)
1 tsp. onion powder or 1/2 onion, finely chopped (more to taste)
1 small dill pickle, diced into small pieces
3 eggs, hard-boiled and chopped
6 potatoes, peeled, cubed into small pieces and boiled
2 slices bacon, fried and crumbled or 1 Tbsp. bacon grease (optional)
2 carrots, peeled and chopped


  1. Mix the mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, and pickle in a large bowl.
  2. Add the eggs, warm potatoes, carrots and bacon or bacon grease, if desired.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add salt, to taste.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Chill 1-2 hours before serving. If the potato salad seems dry, add a couple tablespoons of milk. Serves 10.


When making potato salad, add the dressing to warm potatoes for the best taste! Warm potatoes will absorb the flavor from the dressing while cool ones will not.