World's Best Potato Salad


This best-ever potato salad is the creamiest, richest potato salad you will ever try. The secret is in the homemade dressing. I get nothing but raves every time I make this.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins


  • 6 medium potatoes

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • salt to taste

  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk

  • ½ cup vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 6 large hard-cooked eggs, diced

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 cup celery, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  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 20 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.

  2. While the potatoes are cooking, whisk together sugar, 2 beaten eggs, and cornstarch in a saucepan; season with salt. Stir in milk, vinegar, and mustard. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Refrigerate until cool, then stir in mayonnaise.

  3. Peel and dice potatoes. Transfer to a large bowl; toss with hard-cooked eggs, onion, celery, and 1 teaspoon salt.

  4. Stir dressing gently into the bowl of potato salad until evenly coated. Chill before serving, 3 hours to overnight.

    close up on a large bowl of potato salad
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How to make hard-cooked eggs: Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from the heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, and peel.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

555 Calories
46g Fat
27g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 555
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g 58%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 315mg 105%
Sodium 790mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 321mg 7%

* 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.

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