Amish Potato Salad
What is better than a homemade potato salad? Amish-style potato salad, of course! This authentic Amish potato salad recipe is creamy, decadent, and filled with starchy goodness. This is the absolute picnic or party food that everyone will love, guaranteed.
This Amish potato salad recipe is a perfect addition to any classic cookout meal, like burgers, bbq, or steak. If you like this Amish Potato salad recipe, check out this Traditional Amish Potato Salad, which also takes a different approach to the classic potato salad by using shredded potatoes.
What is Amish Potato Salad?
Amish Potato Salad is a classic cooked potato salad with eggs, celery, macaroni, and a creamy sweet dressing. Amish potato salad dressing consists of miracle whip (or mayo), mustard, milk, and sugar. Combined with the hard-boiled eggs, potatoes, celery, and macaroni, this salad is one that will leave you craving more. This easy Amish potato salad with eggs is bound to be a crowd hit.
What makes Amish potato salad different from traditional potato salad?
In addition to macaroni being widely used in Amish potato salad, Amish potato salad also offers a sweeter and tangier dressing compared to normal potato salad. If you like this easy recipe for Amish potato salad, try our Traditional Amish Potato Salad for a different texture using shredded potatoes.
How do you make Amish potato salad?
Amish-style potato salad can be quickly prepared and only involves a few steps and can be prepared ahead of time. All you have to do is cook the eggs, macaroni, and potatoes and then combine them with celery and the Amish potato salad dressing consisting of miracle whip or mayonnaise, mustard, salt, sugar, and milk or water.
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Amish Potato Salad
Amish Potato Salad is a classic Amish dish consisting of potatoes, macaroni, eggs, celery and a creamy mayonnaise dressing. This Amish Potato Salad is perfect for any and all occasions, especially a bbq or summer picnic!
2 c. potatoes (diced and boiled)
1 c. cooked macaroni (3 cups dry)
3 eggs, hard-boiled, chopped
1 c. celery
1 c. Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. mustard
2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. white sugar or 3 tbsp honey
1/3 c. milk or water
Combine cooked macaroni, hard-boiled eggs, potatoes, and celery. Note: One cup of dry macaroni will make 2 cups cooked. Feel free to prepare these ingredients a day ahead of time for quicker preparation.
Make your dressing by combining mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, vinegar, dill, and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
Combine celery, macaroni, eggs, and potatoes with dressing. Combine well.
Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve within 2-4 days. Best served after cooling in the refrigerator for one day. Season with salt and pepper.
The best potatoes for this recipe are Yukon Golds or Russet Gold potatoes. The starchiness ensures these potatoes won't crumble or fall apart when mixed with the rest of the ingredients. Boil the potatoes with the peels on and then dice after cooled and peeled. Replace sugar with honey or an alternative natural sweetener for a healthier dish. Add your favorite herbs and seasonings for even more flavor. Dill or chives are an excellent addition to this dish! Elbow macaroni works best with this recipe as it is practically the same size as the celery and potatoes making for a perfect bite.
How to store Amish Potato Salad?
Amish Potato Salad can be prepared in advance and actually tastes better after 1-2 days of refrigeration. We do not recommend freezing this salad as it will become mushy when thawed.
What goes well with Amish Potato Salad?
Amish Potato Salad is a great side dish or quick meal. Serve at any bbq or picnic or in combination with the classic burgers and hot dogs.