8 Best Potato Salads To Win BBQ Season

How many BBQs do you attend each summer? One a week? Or maybe they all get packed into a short period of time and you’re hitting 4 in 6 days?

Regardless, it’s always nice to bring a side dish to someone’s house when they invite you. After all, you’re getting a free dinner and you don’t have to host it at your house so that’s already a win-win situation!

But a plain potato salad can get a little repetitive for everyone involved as the summer goes on. Sure, it’s a classic. But it loses its oomph after a while.

There are some ways you can spice up a boring potato salad this summer that are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

1. Baked Potato Salad

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It calls for ONE POUND of cheese and 1/2 a pound of bacon. You cannot go wrong.

Best review

“I brought this dish to a barbeque and it was the hit of the party! There were some leftovers and people were fighting for them!”

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2. Texas Ranch Potato Salad

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Add a kick to your salad with ranch seasoning and some bacon! This recipe uses red potatoes which are great in a salad.

Best review:

“This is a great potato salad for a large crowd. I am the church cook and I fix it for about 150 people. I always get requests for the recipe.”

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3. Cucumber Dill Potato Salad

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A unique way to add tang without mustard, while also adding some freshness!

Best review:

“This was so yummy. I substituted bell pepper for cucumber because that’s what I had on hand. The only problem I had was that I couldn’t stop eating it and I had to scold my boyfriend for sneaking bites before dinner. :)”

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Continue on to see how sweet potatoes can make a flavorful salad!

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a classic potato salad. It’s one of my favorite dishes!

But these recipes are just giving you a glimpse into how creativity can make something great even better!

Even just a simple change up like an olive oil and vinegar dressing can make a huge difference in the wow factor.

4. Spicy Sweet Potato Salad

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A perfect way to add some bold flavors to a classic side dish. If you love spicy with a hint of sweet, then look no further!

Best review:

“I thought this recipe was wonderful and truly unique. I rarely give 5 stars, but really felt this recipe was worthy.”

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5. California Potato Salad

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It’s so wild how different parts of the country can flavor their dishes! Artichoke hearts and parmesan cheese give this recipe a California kick.

Best review:

“WOW! I didn’t think these would ever be good together, but looked at the other reviews and had to try it. My husband and I both loved it! I will be making this again next time we have company!”

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6. Red Skinned Potato Salad

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New red potatoes give a whole new flavor to a classic dish. Throw in some bacon and you’re set!

Best review:

“Can I give this one 6 stars? Wonderful!!!”

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7. Smoked Sausage Potato Salad

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Honestly, this could be a main course! Perfect for when you know there’s going to be meat lovers around.

Best review:

“WOW! I served this at my daughters birthday party and it was a hit!! Most said they have never had any like that before! Super good recipe and I will definitely be making this again!!”

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9. Asian Potato Salad

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Mix things up with some Asian influences like soy sauce and sesame oil! Plus bacon. Always bacon.

Best review:

“this was a perfect item to bring to a barbecue. I was asked to bring a side dish – and this barbecue was being held by a wonderful caterer so I wanted to impress! and this did! They ate it all up.”

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What’s your favorite potato salad recipe? Let us know!

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