French Dressing Potato Salad

This unique French Dressing Potato Salad is always a crowd pleaser! It's a great side dish for any summer meal and you can easily double the batch!

French Dressing Potato Salad on a white and green plate.

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French Dressing Potato Salad on a fork over the white and green plate.

This recipe was photographed and updated 6/2023. 

Hi everyone! It's Sheena's sister Shannon here with an amazing potato salad recipe!  

Back when I lived in Michigan, one of our neighbor families had a Labor Day party every year.  The husband's mother made the most amazing potato salad I've ever tasted and brought it with to the party every year.

Now that I'm back in Minnesota, I was going through serious withdrawals when this summer rolled around. Summer always starts potato salad season in my house!  This is my take on this wonderful salad.

It's tangy, creamy and loaded with potatoes and hard boiled eggs. The green onion gives it some freshness. The unique flavor and color comes from the French dressing.

It's a simple recipe that everyone loves!

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Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

  • If you have large potatoes, cut into smaller, bite sized pieces.
  • If you let the potatoes marinate too long in the dressing, they will start to turn red. It doesn't change the flavor, but does look a little funny. If you look closely in the photos, you'll see some of mine changed color.

French Dressing Potato Salad on a white and green plate with green onions on the side.

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You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • use all mayo instead of Miracle Whip
  • add diced celery
  • use creamy French dressing instead of regular
  • add cooked crumbled bacon
  • use red onion instead of green
  • use yukon gold potatoes instead of red
  • add paprika

French Dressing Potato Salad with green onions on the side.

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French Dressing Potato Salad on a plate with sliced green onion garnish.
Yield 8 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
15 Min
Cook time
20 Min
Total time
35 Min

French Dressing Potato Salad


  • 2 ½ pounds small red potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • ⅔ cup French dressing
  • 5 hard boiled eggs, halved and sliced
  • 5 green onions, sliced
  • ¾ cup mayo
  • ½ cup Miracle Whip
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a pot, add your potatoes and a couple pinches of salt. Bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Cover the pot with a lid and let simmer until fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.
  2. Add your boiled potatoes to a large bowl, cool for a few minutes, then add the French dressing. Stir gently to mix, then cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Once potatoes are marinated, add the eggs and green onions to the bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the mayo, miracle whip, sugar, mustard, milk and pepper until combined. Pour over the potato mixture, then gently mix to combine.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for another 30 minutes, or until serving.
  6. Serve garnished with additional sliced green onions or hard boiled egg slices.


Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.

Nutrition Facts




27.97 g

Sat. Fat

4.94 g


33.25 g


3.51 g

Net carbs

29.73 g


10.89 g


7.34 g


483.86 mg


127.15 mg

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  1. Oh how fun to have your sis post a recipe Sheena!! This sounds so tasty!! Im off to check out that new blog. ;-) Thanks to both of you.

    1. Thanks Marsha!!! We love it! In fact, I brought the last of the leftovers for my lunch today!! And thanks for checking out my blog!

    2. I love it when she posts, Marsha! Thanks for the sweet comment! :)

  2. Hi Shannon, I'm a new subscriber to your blog and want to try this great looking potato salad recipe.
    Since there are a few different sizes of bottles, I was wondering what size bottle of French dressing did you use half the bottle of ?

    1. Hi Kathy - Thanks for the question! We will also update the blog post. The bottle size is 16 ounces.

  3. These look so yummy! And you’re so right, Potato Salad and are the best. Thanks for the fun and easy recipe

  4. What a wonderful recipe! WOW! I just bought some french dressing tonight! What a coincidence! ;-)

  5. Love the new banner! It is so you! I also am going to be trying this new potato salad recipe you posted soon.

  6. Thanks Sheena! My salads have always been so boring so i'm greatful that I stumbled upon your post. Looking forward to trying it tomorrow night with my wife.

  7. Stumbled on the blog while looking for "how many servings do 6-8 potatoes make when used in potato salad" so I can convert the recipe for a recipe book. :-) Not sure I hit on the right answer, but I wanted to comment on your recipe.

    My mother made potato salad only one way, and that was using French dressing to marinate the potatoes before adding the other salad ingredients. The French dressing adds a bit a spiciness and is a much more interesting flavor (and color) than the typical salad dressing (mayo) that I am spoiled and eat other potato salads only grudgingly. :-) Your recipe sounds delicious and enough for a large crowd! Thanks.


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