These summer potato recipes will be your new cookout go-tos!
Is it even a summer BBQ without a potato dish?
These summer potato recipes are insanely delicious and unique.
Whether you love cheese, bold spices, or want to keep things light and nutritious, I have you covered.
There’s something here for everyone, from Volcano potatoes to smashed potatoes, and Korean soy-glazed potatoes.
So, the next time you bring home a bag of potatoes for a summer BBQ, check out these summer potato recipes.
1. Hellman’s Potato Salad (Original Recipe)
Let’s start with the basics. Hellman’s potato salad is simple yet so creamy and delicious!
Bonus points: it’s so incredibly affordable.
To recreate Hellman’s original recipe for potato salad, you need potatoes, eggs, mayo, and some simple spices. That’s it!
It’s so creamy and light, and it’s sure to be a big hit at your next summer BBQ or potluck.
2. Mediterranean Potato Salad
If you’ a’re ready to spice up your summer potato game, this Mediterranean potato salad recipe explodes with fresh flavors.
And like most Mediterranean fare, it’s lower in calories because it skips on the heavy cream.
In addition to soft, tender potatoes, it also incorporates plenty of fresh, fragrant spices and olives.
The best part is the light lemon and mustard vinaigrette that combines all those lovely flavors.
3. Baby Red Potato Salad with Apples
Apples and potatoes seem like an unlikely combo, but they work together!
This potato salad pairs savory flavors from the potatoes and herbs with a bright, crunchy sweetness from the apples.
It’s creamy and a little tart thanks to a mayo and mustard dressing, and comes together in under 30 minutes.
4. Grilled Baby Potatoes with Dijon Mustard and Thyme
If you have had your fill of potato salad, it’s time to try this herbal grilled baby potato recipe!
If you fired up the grill, why not get the most out of it by adding potatoes to the flame?
These marinated dijon and thyme potatoes absorb all those rich flavors, and the charr marks on the grill add even bold flavors.
So, give potato salad the night off and try this delicious grilled potato recipe this summer!
5. Grilled Potatoes in Foil
Baked potatoes are a summer staple, but the distribution of potato toppings is less and ideal.
The top of the potato gets all the flavor, while the bottom is a bit bland.
These grilled potatoes in foil are like the nacho equivalent of potatoes.
Every bite delivers tons of flavors, from bacon, cheese, chives, and sour cream.
Nothing beats the feeling of ripping into a foil parcel of smoky, cheesy potato goodness.
It’s like Christmas in the summer!
6. Grilled Hasselback Potatoes with Chive Butter
Hasselback potatoes are always a crowd favorite.
There’s something about those perfectly sliced potatoes that looks less like dinner and more like an art installation.
It’s like a bougie baked potato.
All those slice marks in the potato absorb the bright flavors of butter and herbs so that every bite delivers a ton of flavor.
There’s an herbal compound butter mixture folded into every slice.
These potatoes will surely be the breakout star of your next backyard BBQ.
7. Baked Potatoes on the Grill
Do you spend most of your cooking time babysitting your BBQ pork.
Then these bakes potatoes are an easy way to whip up a tasty side dish in minutes.
Who doesn’t love a humble baked potato with plenty of toppings?
And it doesn’t get much easier than wrapping potatoes in foil and throwing them on the grill.
It yields a potato with bright, fluffy insides and delightfully crispy and crunchy skin.
8. Campfire Potatoes
Campfire potatoes are a great way to recreate rustic homemade cooking in the wild (or in your backyard).
They’re so tasty and buttery that they may soon replace your classic potato salad!
The recipe starts by slicing potatoes very thin so they cook quickly.
Add slices of onions, herbs, and tons of butter. Wrap them in foil, and let the heat from the campfire do all the work.
They’re seasoned to perfection and so tender and buttery.
9. Ultimate Volcano Potato
Volcano potatoes are a new and inventive take on the humble baked potato.
They look fantastic and are fun to get picky eaters excited about potatoes.
The outsides are crispy (thanks to bacon!), and the insides are smoky, cheesy, and super creamy.
The zesty hot lava cream sauce is the perfect heat that pairs well with cheesy potatoes.
It’s like an easier version of a twice-baked potato.
10. Spicy Cajun Potato Salad
Want to add a little spice to your backyard BBQ?
These spicy Cajun potatoes aren’t your grandma’s classic potatoes. Sorry, grandma.
The spicy Cajun sour cream makes them leap off the plate.
The potatoes and boiled eggs help to combat the heat from the dressing, and it all gets topped with plenty of crispy fried onions.
11. Korean Sweet Soy-Glazed Potatoes
These soy-glazed potatoes are unlike any potato dish.
The soy glaze is so rich and decadent that it can almost serve as an entire meal!
These summer potatoes are a great side dish for just about anything.
Try them with hot dogs and burgers to rich and flavorful BBQ pork.
12. BBQ Sweet Potatoes
A really simple way to spice up your potato game is to change the type of potatoes you use.
Sweet potatoes and BBQ sauce are like a match made in heaven.
Simple roasted sweet potatoes pair well with the smokey, spiky flavors of BBQ sauce.
Grill those seasoned potatoes on a hot grill to get even more flavor from charred grill marks.
Serve them with your favorite backyard BBQ proteins.
Seriously, these sweet and smoky potatoes go with just about anything.
13. Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Baked Potatoes
What’s better than cheesy buffalo chicken dip? Buffalo chicken dip stuffed inside a baked potato!
If you love it and want a clever way to promote this appetizer into a tasty side dish, this recipe is a great place to start!
It pairs creamy, spicy buffalo chicken dip with a tender baked potato. It doesn’t get easier than this!
Plus, the starchiness of the baked potato helps calm some of those bright, spicy notes from buffalo sauce.
These potatoes perfect for the whole family.
14. Air Fryer Hash Browns
These air fryer hash browns are the perfect summer breakfast food when it’s too hot to turn on the stove.
The best part? They only require one simple ingredient: frozen hash brown patties.
They crisp up like a dream in the air fryer and don’t require extra seasoning.
If you have leftover steak from your BBQ, these hash browns are the ultimate pairing with steak and eggs!
15. Funeral Potatoes
Funeral potatoes are a year-round staple at my family gatherings.
Whether it’s Christmas or the 4th of July, they’re always a hit.
There’s a reason that these potatoes are a must-have.
They’re so deliciously cheesy and creamy on the inside and earn a crunchy, buttery cornflake crust on top.
Honestly, I don’t know what I love more: the cheesy potatoes or the cornflake topping.
16. Lighthouse Inn Copycat Potatoes
The iconic Lighthouse Inn might be closed, but their fantastic potato recipe lives on. Thank goodness!
These cheesy, buttery potatoes give me serious mac and cheese vibes sans the pasta.
The potatoes are flaky and delicate, and they simmer in a rich buttery cheese sauce.
And you can’t beat that Parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumb topping that adds such as wonderful crunch.
17. Loaded Baked Potato Bites
These loaded baked potato bites are a great way to enjoy loaded baked potatoes without eating an entire potato.
They make a wonderful summery side dish or appetizer and are so easy to prepare in a jiffy.
Tender, sliced potatoes only serve as a vehicle for flavorful bacon, sour cream, and chives.
18. Sweet Potato Fries
If potato options leave you paralyzed in indecision, you can’t go wrong with sweet potato fries.
They’re a healthier alternative to starchy french fries and offer a subtle sweetness that pairs well with smoky BBQ foods.
With a drizzle of oil and spices and a quick trip in the oven, it doesn’t get much easier than this!
19. Irish Pub-Style Potato Nachos
Potato nachos. Do I need to go on?
These Irish-style nachos are the ultimate party food.
They’re sure to be a big hit with tender potatoes, sour cream, fresh summer veggies, and a hint of spice.
You can serve them as a tasty appetizer, an addictive side dish, or an indulgent midnight snack.
20. Homemade Potato Chips
Do you know what I love more than ripping into a fresh bag of potato chips? Making my own!
I consider myself a potato chip connoisseur, and nothing beats warm, fresh-from-the-oil potato chips.
They’re so delightfully crispy and crunchy, and you can get creative with added seasoning.
21. Easy German Potato Salad
Classic German potato salad is less creamy and more acidic than your traditional potato salad.
This recipe incorporates tangy apple cider vinegar with savory notes from parsley, potatoes, and white onion.
It’s simple yet packs a flavorful, tangy punch that goes with just about anything at your next summer potluck.
22. Simple French-Style Potato Salad
French-style potato salad is flavorful, colorful, and a little lighter on calories.
Look no further if you are on the hunt for a lighter potato salad alternative that still packs a flavor punch.
This potato salad is so light and fragrant.
It has the addition of green onion and fresh parsley in a deliciously tart mustard vinaigrette.
23. Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped potatoes are much more than a holiday dish.
This recipe is rich and creamy with so much cheese!
The delicate flavors of butter and potatoes go so well with anything at your next summer BBQ, and it comes together in just 45 minutes.
When in doubt, scalloped potatoes are always a crowd favorite.
24. Cowboy Potato Skewers
Cowboy potatoes are almost as fun to make as they are to eat.
The flavors of these potatoes are pretty mild and go perfectly with rich BBQ meats.
Once grilled, the inside becomes so fluffy and tender with crispy, crunchy skin.
These potatoes earn a bright garnish of rosemary and bacon drippings to take those flavors over the top.
Is your mouth watering yet?
25. Grilled Smashed Potatoes
Smashed potatoes are a modern classic. Plus, they’re a great way to work out any pre-picnic frustrations.
Smashing them before they hit the grill provides a more even surface area to create char marks that are so crispy and delicious.
The recipe has a brush of fresh herbs, olive oil, and a mixture of colorful baby potatoes.
They’ll surely be a smashing hit at your next summer BBQ.
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