Grandma Edythe's Sour Cream Potato Salad


Everyone in my family loves this potato salad. We mix it up occasionally by adding in crumbled bacon or some garlic, or chopped ham, but usually it's served as the recipe calls for.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs
6 servings


  • 4 potatoes

  • ½ cup diced dill pickles

  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onions

  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 3 tablespoons dill pickle juice (Optional)

  • 5 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain. Cool until easily handled, about 10 minutes. Peel and cut into bite-size pieces.

  2. Combine potatoes, pickles, and chopped onions in a large bowl.

  3. Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, and pickle juice together in a small mixing bowl. Pour over potatoes. Gently toss until potatoes are coated with dressing. Add chopped eggs; gently mix. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight for best flavor.

Cook's Note:

If, after refrigerating overnight, the potato salad seems dry, mix in a bit more mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

515 Calories
52g Fat
6g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 515
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g 67%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 206mg 69%
Sodium 556mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 170mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.