Grilled potato salad

Grilled Potato Salad Recipe

Potato salad doesn’t have to include mayo, eggs and vinegar. This grilled potato salad has BACON, making it a hearty complement to burgers and steaks.

Traditional classic potato salad is a big hit at any dinner or BBQ party, but sometimes you need a little extra umph with your side dish. And this grilled potato salad is just that!

This grilled potato salad is very convenient to make, especially if you’re already on the grill with your burgers.

Boil Potatoes for a Grilled Crisp

When making grilled potato salad, you still need to boil the potatoes first. You can do this inside or outside. The SABER® dual-control side burner, like the side burner on the Saber® Stainless Steel 500 3-burner or the built-in side burner, is perfect for boiling outside on your grill or outdoor kitchen. The dual-control side burner uses up to 18,000 BTUs for boiling water in large pots or cooking with a wok or skillet.

Boiling the potatoes before grilling serves few purposes. 1) It speeds up the grilling process. Grilling raw potatoes takes forever! 2) Boiling potatoes gelatinizes the starches in the potato causing them to form a thicker crust. This crust crisps nicely when you put the potatoes on the hot grill.

Always Add Bacon

Potatoes and bacon always go hand in hand. Whether you’re eating a loaded baked potato or a cheesy potato, bacon breakfast casserole, bacon just adds flavor. So while you’re grilling the potatoes, start cooking the bacon.

SABER’s stainless steel griddle is perfect for cooking bacon on your grill. Or, you can grill the bacon slices directly on the grates. Because Saber® grills are constructed for no flare-ups, you won’t see any flames from the bacon grease.


  • Red potatoes
  • Bacon
  • Grain mustard
  • Sugar


  • Preheat grill to high heat
  • Boil red potatoes (Saber's dual-control side burner is great for boiling while your grill preheats.)
  • Chop red potatoes, coat with oil if desired and place on warming rack until tender
  • Grill, drain, and crumble bacon while potatoes cook (Saber's stainless steel griddle is perfect for grilling bacon)
  • Combine grain mustard, sugar and bacon in bowl
  • Remove potatoes from grill and gently toss in bowl to coat completely

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