Simple potato salad recipe that is a great side dish for a bbq or potluck! Easy potato salad you can build on to and add what you like.
If you’re looking for an easy side dish to bring to a bbq or dinner at your house, this simple potato salad recipe could do the trick! Just 4 ingredients and just simply perfect with burgers or to bring to a potluck. Here’s how you make it.
Yes, just 4 ingredients…that is my kind of recipe! My philosophy is if I don’t have it at the house already, or I can’t find it really easily at the grocery store I’m just not gonna’ make it.
I love having an easy side dish recipe like this one or our salt n pepper zucchini chips to bring to a bbq or serve along side a main dish at home. Finding a dish that includes veggies is a plus too.
You just need red potatoes (you could use another but the taste and texture of these are a favorite of ours), sour cream, a few spices and bacon makes everything better in our opinion so that goes in too.
Of course you can load it up with other veggies if you like celery or lots of onions, it is totally up to you but this is the basic easy potato salad recipe you can tweak to your liking.
Of course with any potato salad you can add away when it comes to ingredients, like adding bacon bits, hard boiled egg, celery etc…. but the base of this simple potato salad is as follows.
Simple potato salad recipe
- Baby red potatoes
- Sour cream
- Add ins
- Hard boiled eggs
Of course you can use a pot on the stovetop to soften your taters, but boiling potatoes in Instant Pot is much faster.
Whether you keep it simple or make it loaded with lots of goodies it is a great potato salad recipe. I usually use whatever I have on hand when it comes to potato and pasta salads but it’s nice to have an easy base to build off of. It’s a dish that is hearty, tasty, and will save well if you have any leftovers (doubtful) too.
Great the next day if you do, and perfect to add some of your leftover ham to after Easter or Christmas!!
If you’re looking for other great and easy side dishes try our kale strawberry salad or
- Instant Pot potato salad has more ingredients but really fast to make!
- salt n pepper zucchini chips
- Mediterranean pasta salad
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Simple potato salad
- Rinse potatoes and cut into quarters. Boil for 25-30 minutes. Drain and cool. Add potatoes to bowl and stir in ingredients until potatoes are well coated. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hrs.