BBQ Bacon Potato Salad with Grilled Potatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6

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*Creamer potatoes grilled with a blend of herbs and spices, then tossed in a creamy barbecue dressing with bacon and green onions – great warm or cold!

bbq bacon potato salad on white plate with drizzle of barbecue sauce and topped with green onions

So grilling potatoes is my new favorite thing.

grilled baby potatoes in foil pan on grill

Maybe I’ve mentioned this before (nod your head and smile like you actually read those posts), but I never really cared much about grilling before this summer. This summer, I’m all about bringing you the best of the summer season.

Potato salad. Grilled potatoes. Barbecue. Bacon.

Seemed like a pretty good combo to me.

close up image of bbq bacon potato salad with barbecue sauce drizzle green onions and bacon

And it was.

Maybe I’ve also mentioned once or twice that I don’t reeeeally eat salad. I mean, I eat potato salad (duh). And fruit salad and taco salad and maybe jello salad (it’s a thing, right?). But I just can’t do regular green salad.

And in most cases, I even cringe at a jar of mayo. But potato salad? I love it! Even the regular old potato salad with just the mayo. I don’t know what it is. There’s nothing I love more than some potato salad with my barbecue.

I thought about adding barbecue sauce to my potato salad “dressing”, and I’m a big fan of barbecue and bacon together. And I really wanted to try making a potato salad with grilled potatoes (warm or cold) to add to that smokey barbecue bacon potato salad.

And also because I have these handy BBQ Ready packs from The Little Potato Company (shameless plug – I just love them!). You might have seen them in this No Dishes Grilled Breakfast Casserole I made with them last month? You’re probably not going to want to miss that one.

The best part of this here?

I mean, besides the grilled potatoes and the barbecue sauce and the bacon.

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BBQ Bacon Potato Salad with Grilled Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
This BBQ Bacon Potato Salad with Grilled Potatoes is a new twist on a classic! Perfect for summer barbecues
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 6
Calories 278cal


  • 1 lb Barbecue Blend BBQ Ready pack from The Little Potato Company
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2-4 tbsp green onions chopped


  • Preheat grill to medium-high (about 450 degrees F). Open BBQ Ready pack and, if desired, halve or quarter potatoes. Toss with oil and seasoning pack. Grill potatoes until tender, stirring occasionally (about 25-30 minutes on my grill). Cool to room temperature (or you can serve warm if desired!).
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, vinegar and water with a whisk until smooth. Add to grilled potatoes along with bacon and green onion and stir until combined. Salt to taste. Serve or refrigerate until chilled.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 278cal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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*This post is sponsored by The Little Potato Company. Thank you for supporting brands that enable me to bring you great, new recipes! As always, all opinions are my own.

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. David says

    My sister-in-law makes these tiny salt-crusted potatoes. You would think they would be too salty to eat, but they are delicious. I would give these to her, or have her over, and have her make us some!!!

    • Ashley says

      Haha, that’s a great idea! I’ve had those potatoes once and they’re delicious! I really need to try making them 🙂

  2. MrsMylen says

    I’d make this salad. It looks fantastic! I think I’m adding it to the menu for this weekend. Thanks!

  3. Robert Beckermann says

    I would start with splitting the potatoes then put them i a pan with butter and rosemary and parsley and crumbled bacon, Then warm them and ad some Cajun seasoning

  4. Denise M says

    Its lunchtime at work, I want this so bad! I would make some sort of hash with it with leftover meat and veggies

  5. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says

    Grilled potatoes are totally my new love! I especially love a few chopped sweet potatoes thrown into the mix too! Waaaay too good. 😉 But seriously, this salad? I am dyyyyyyying! All that bbq plus bacon PLUS salad business is totally just a win-win. 😀 Pinned!

  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    I am totally craving this salad for breakfast Ashley! I was just actually thinking about making a potato salad a few days ago with different ingredients since I don’t care for the regular kind, so I’m loving this version. Such a fantastic idea to add in bbq sauce! Pinned!

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