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Aunt Carol's Potato Salad

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  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 20min
  • Cook Time: 20min
  • Total Time: 40min
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


One side dish that's always popular at Memorial Day potlucks is this classic potato salad recipe. My Aunt Carol makes a pretty good potato salad recipe and this is a pretty basic potato salad recipe.


  • 6 medium sized potatoes - cut into chunks after boiling
  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped  onion
  • 1 cup of diced celery
  • 1 1/2 cups of lite miracle whip
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar (white or apple cider)
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper


  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into chunks. I like my potato a little smaller than chunks. You can choose to leave the skin on the potato. Boil the potatoes until they are fork tender.
  2. Mine took anywhere from 8 to 12 minutes. Using whole potatoes they will take a lot longer than 12 minutes more like 20 to 30 minutes.  I set a timer for 8 and they weren't quite done yet so I let them go for 2 minutes longer.
  3. While the potatoes are boiling, this is when you want to make your hard boiled eggs and chop your celery and onions. To make my hard boiled eggs see my method for cooking hard boiled eggs in the Air Fryer.  There plenty of other methods for cooking hard boiled eggs, this is how I prefer cooking them.
  4. In a large bowl combine the miracle whip, mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine. Add in all the prepared vegetables and hard boiled eggs. Stir to combine and set in the fridge. Can be served warm or cold.


myWW points: Blue Points: 3; Green Points: 4;  Purple Points: 1

Disclaimer:  I am not affiliated with WW in any way. I am just a member who creates recipes based on their points system. If you have any questions related to the program go to their website. The recipe builder is what I use to figure out points. 


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 93
  • Sugar: 2
  • Fat: 3
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 3