It’s BBQ season, which means you’re in the need for tasty and new side dishes for the grilled. Try out these different ways to add grilled potatoes to your menu this summer. Don’t leave your sides in the kitchen, use your barbeque for every part of these delicious recipes.
Grilled Sweet Potato
The easiest and most versatile of the recipes on this list grilled sweet potato is a guaranteed crowd pleaser that works both for a pre-meal snack and a side dish. Simple peel your sweet potatoes, cut to the desired shape, cover in olive oil, salt, pepper and any other seasoning you like and throw on the grill. If you cut them into wedges and add cayenne the spicy wedges go well with grilled chicken or burgers. Serve with honey mustard sauce and let your guests dig in.
Grilled Potato Nachos
A great way to utilize your grill is with aluminum foil packets and this recipe uses the foil cooking process to make gooey nachos right on the barbeque. Cut and rinse red potatoes before covering in olive oil, taco seasoning and garlic. Seal in the foil packet and cook on a high heat grill for 15 minutes before topping and then sealing again to let the cheese melt and cook for five more minutes. Toppings that bring this dish together are corn, beans, jalapeños, grilled chicken and of course cheese. Once your packets have cooled serve with salsa and sour cream.
Cheesy Ranch Foil Packet Potatoes
Following the same idea as the nacho foil packets above these packets use the residual heat to make a cheesy masterpiece that works as both a side or main dish. Use half of your ranch dressing when you cook the potatoes and then add the rest at the end. If you want to add a little something extra to your packets you can’t go wrong with a little bacon.
Grilled Baked Potatoes
For a lot of these recipes, you could make them just as easily in the oven, but it’s more fun to do it on the grill. Simply transfer your technique for making baked potatoes to the grill and enjoy this classic side with the added taste of barbeque smoke and fire.
Grilled Potato and Bacon Skewers
Sticking to the theme of potato and bacon these skewers are an easy way to cook up both of them as the perfect side dish. Layer onions, olives, cooked baby potatoes and thick cut bacon onto your skewers and then cover in olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill for 15-20 minutes on a medium-high grill and then enjoy these classy yet simple skewers.
Chorizo and Potato Foil Packets
Again following the previous foil packet examples, but this time instead of just cooking up the potatoes you add in spicy Spanish sausage and onions. The spices and flavors from the sausage will join in with the potatoes in a dish that is fit to be the star of any barbeque.
Garlic and Herb Steak and Potato Packets
Instead of making a side and main separately why not combine the two. Cut your steak into pieces that are two inches by two inches, and to cut your potatoes smaller than one inch to get an even cook. In a large bowl toss steak bites and potatoes with olive oil and steak seasoning before putting in foil packets. Cook on high heat for 10 minutes on each side. Once done cooking you can put the steak directly on the grill to add a char, but only if desired. Serve immediately.