French Dressing Potato Salad Recipe

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 which starts potato salad season in my house!  This is my take on this wonderful salad!  I hope you love it as much as we do!!  The recipe makes quite a big batch, because if I'm going through all the work of making potato salad... we better have lots of leftovers!  One more thing.... I do have a new-ish photography blog, In Blurred Focus, featuring mostly on rural Minnesota... I'd love it if you checked it out (you can subscribe by email as well)!!  (By the way, Sheena's food photography skills are amazing.... mine, not so much. I guess we all have our gifts, right?)


French Dressing Potato Salad (click here to print recipe)

What you need:
5 lbs-red skinned potatoes, peeled, cubed and boiled
16 eggs, boiled, peeled and diced
3 bunches of green onions, chopped
French-style dressing, approximately 1/3-1/2 bottle (I used Western 16 ounce bottle)
1 1/2 cups mayo
1 cup Miracle Whip
4 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of yellow mustard
3 tablespoons of milk

Once you've boiled the potatoes, put them in a bowl and pour the French dressing over the potatoes and toss to coat.  Put this mixture into the refrigerator for 3-4 hours, or overnight works too.  After your potatoes are cool and marinated with the French dressing, add the eggs and green onions.  Mix together the mayo, Miracle Whip, sugar, mustard and milk, pour over the potatoes, mix gently and refrigerate. 

Be prepared to smile... or as my daughter says "Mom, I'm dying a little bit on the inside!"

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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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