Super Simple Potato Salad

During the summer the kids have been obsessed with hot dog roasts.  And during my pregnancy I have been obsessed with my mom’s potato salad.  Maybe it’s because it’s delicious, and maybe it makes me a little nostalgic remembering all the summer barbecues at home. Especially now that I live far away from my beautiful childhood home in mid-Utah.  Either way, we have eaten a lot of potato salad.  Today while I was preparing a potato salad for yet another hot dog roast, I kept the kids occupied by having them help me make the salad through an easy kid kitchen task… peeling eggs.



The more I involve the kids in the cooking process, the easier it is for me to cook.  I can get them started on simple tasks that occupy their time while I get the rest of dinner prepped.  Peeling eggs is one of those simple kitchen tasks that kids love to do.  They have done awesome at helping me in the kitchen and I love having them involved in the process.



Peeling and dicing eggs is just one more thing that can help kiddos learn fine motor skills and to teach them to focus on a task until its complete.  Both my 4-year-old and 2-year-old are completely engaged and, although it can be messy, they really enjoy the process.  My 2-year-old will finish and say “I did it!”


Here are some other great healthy lunch ideas with boiled eggs and another toddler-made lunch idea with boiled eggs.  Enjoy!



My Mom's Super Simple Potato Salad


  • 10 potatoes
  • 5 eggs
  • 4-5 pickles
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup miracle whip
  • 1 Tbsp mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 green onions


  1. Cook the potatoes, whole with their skins on, let them cool overnight before dicing them so the salad isn't soggy.  Dice them and put them in a big bowl

  2. Cook the eggs and let them cool, peel and chop them then add them to the salad

  3. Chop the pickles (add as many or as few as you want- I love pickles) add to salad

  4. Mix together the remaining ingredients.  Then add to the salad and mix

Recipe Notes

Accredited to: Lora LeBaron Sonderegger (my amazing mom)


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