" I Hate Miracle Whip, but I Love This Potato Salad That's

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

I have had people who swear they hate Miracle Whip eat an ENTIRE PLATE of this potato salad. It's my mom's recipe, and you can try it with regular Mayo, but I won't stand by the results because it's so good with the Whip that I've never tried it any other way!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil potatoes until tender but not mushy, set aside to cool.
  2. For dressing: mix all ingredients in a bowl. Any and all of the ingredients can (and should) be adjusted to your taste as my dressing never turns out the same way twice depending on whether I'm in the mood for sweet, peppery, salty, etc.
  3. Mix potatoes, celery, onion, egg, and dressing in a bowl and chill.
  4. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This was pretty good. I substituted 1 1/2 T onion powder for the fresh onions because I don't like raw onions. I also left out the celery because I don't like raw celery. This salad has a bit of a zing. I think that I would like it better if it had more yellow mustard, so next time I make this I might try adding more.

The Daycare Lady May 08, 2010

This is the best potato salad I've ever made. Definitely my go to recipe from now on. I'm going to use it to make my macaroni salad to from now on!

Karen S. September 24, 2016

My usual potato salad recipe is my Mom's...which is made with mayo. Since I was out of mayo and had Miracle Whip on hand (we are a mayo AND Miracle Whip family and usually have both) I was specifically looking for a potato salad recipe that called for MW. Glad I found this one! I had to tinker a bit as I didn't have all the ingredients and my most of my family don't like celery, but the end result was very delicious and even tasted quite a bit like the Deviled Egg Potato salad that is to die for at our local grocery deli (which I have not been able to replicate...until now).

I used celery salt and onion powder instead of the real thing, used a spicy brown beer mustard, and added a splash of Red Hot, a splash of a mild clear pepper sauce (LaBelle's No 5), and paprika. Couldn't keep myself from "testing" the sauce while I waited for the potatoes to cook. It was even good spread on a sourdough whole wheat rosemary and olive oil cracker! Served along side grilled chicken breasts for supper and it totally hit the spot. Thanks! I'm keeping this one for sure!

The Frugal Cheflady April 13, 2011

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