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A serving of Easy Southern Potato Salad on a plate surrounded by chopped potatoes.
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Easy Instant Pot Southern Potato Salad

This Southern Potato Salad recipe is so easy to make by starting with Instant Pot potatoes!  You can make this easy potato salad the night before and have it ready to go for your July 4th, Labor Day, or backyard BBQ party.

Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 251 kcal


  • 2 ½ pounds Yukon gold potatoes cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise can use vegan mayo
  • 3 Tbsp. mustard*
  • 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/3 cup dill relish
  • 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¾ cup celery finely chopped
  • ¾ cup sweet onion finely chopped


  1. Pour water into a 6-quart Instant Pot. Place potatoes into a steamer basket and place basket into your Instant Pot.
  2. Close the Instant Pot with the lid and make sure the pressure release valve is set to sealed. Press the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” button. Set the pressure to high and the timer to 6 minutes. When done cooking and timer goes off, release the pressure valve immediately and remove potatoes from the Instant Pot. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. While potatoes are cooling, combine mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, honey, relish, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk until combined.
  4. Once potatoes have cooled to room temperature, mash with a potato masher until they are to your desired potato salad consistency.
  5. Add sauce, celery, and onions to potatoes and mix until well combined.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish potato salad with additional relish and a sprinkle of paprika. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*I used 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard and 2 Tablespoons country Dijon mustard for a bit of a kick. However, feel free to use all yellow mustard if you like a more traditional potato salad.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Instant Pot Southern Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 570mg25%
Potassium 643mg18%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.