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Ingredients in pot for Sweet & Tangy Potato Salad

Grandpa's Sweet and Tangy Potato Salad - Instant Pot

This potato salad gets its extra kick from sweet pickles and tangy Miracle Whip.  After you try this you'll never be able to go back to that dull mayo and dill pickle potato salad again.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet and tangy potato salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 people


  • 6 Large Potatoes, diced 1 inch.
  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 4 Tb. Sweet Pickle Juice
  • 6 Sweet Pickles, diced
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • 2 Tb. Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Miracle Whip


  1. Peel the potatoes, dice them, and place them on  a steamer basket in the Instant Pot.  Nestle the eggs on top and pour 1 cup of water into liner of Instant Pot.  Seal lid and use Manual Setting for 5 minutes.

  2. When Instant Pot alerts that it is finished, allow a Natural Release for 10 minutes, then carefully vent the pressure cooker.

  3. Remove cooked potatoes and eggs to a large bowl and place in the refrigerator until cool. 

  4. Remove eggs and set aside.

  5. Sprinkle the potatoes with pickle juice, salt, and pepper, then stir in mustard, diced pickles and onion.

  6. Peel and finely chop the hard-boiled eggs.  See this crazy way to peel the eggs

  7. Stir the eggs and Miracle Whip into the rest of the ingredients.  Taste for salt.  Refrigerate until serving time.

  8. Optional:  Slice one of the eggs and arrange on top.  Sprinkle with Paprika.