Making a great potato salad isn’t that difficult, but deciding what to serve with it can be. With far too many tasty options to choose from, picking out the best one can become somewhat of a mission.
However, in order to give our guests the best experience at our barbecue parties, we have to find the best sides. Adding some tasty sides to your repertoire to serve alongside potato salad is a great place to start.
Luckily for you, we’re here to make things easier.
To help you the next time you’re in need of a potato salad side, but don’t have much time, we listed 15 of the most delicious potato salad sides. In this post, we’ll show you each one.
1. Barbecue Ribs
You can’t go wrong with a juicy, tender rack of barbecue ribs at your next party.
Whilst your potato salad might be fresh and delicious, we are sure these ribs will quickly become the hot topic of conversation.
Smoky, savory, and sweet, these ribs are super soft and full of flavor. The combination of meaty rich flavors and the creamy potato salad is a match made in heaven.
When we think about backyard parties, hamburgers are one of the first things that come to mind. Therefore, you should make sure you serve your guests a hamburger alongside their potato salad.
Juicy, meaty, and loaded with flavor, this hamburger recipe shows you how to make delicious hamburgers that come with a fresh bun, onions, melted cheese, tomato, and lettuce. Both dishes are strong in flavor but go together well.
If you need a simple solution to your potato salad side problem, turn to this chicken recipe. Made quickly and easily, this recipe shows you how to make Bisquick fried chicken.
The end result is a well-seasoned chicken side that’s golden and crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside. This tasty chicken served with a hearty potato salad will go down a treat at your next party.
4. Honey Garlic Pork Chops
Next up, we have a succulent honey garlic pork chops recipe. Pork chops are already a tasty dish, but when they are coated in a sweet, spicy, and savory honey garlic sauce, they are taken to another level.
The sweetness of the sauce and the tenderness of the meat goes beautifully with the creaminess of the potato salad, whilst the meaty flavors will satisfy those bbq meat cravings.
5. Homemade Fish Sticks
There’s something special about the combination of creamy foods and fish. Incredibly satisfying, the two go together perfectly. As a result, it only makes sense to combine the two at your next barbecue party.
Relatively healthy, this recipe teaches you how to make homemade fish sticks. Crunchy, light, and delicious, these fish sticks taste great when dipped in tartar sauce.
The lightness and mild flavors of the fish go nicely with the heartiness of the potato salad.
6. Grilled Shrimp
Ready in just 15 minutes and calling for just 8 basic pantry ingredients, this next recipe helps you make a stunning batch of fresh grilled shrimp.
Aside from the shrimp, all this recipe calls for are ingredients used to season the shrimp. This includes oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, and lemon.
This combination of seasoning helps create a powerful-tasting side dish that offers both savory and tangy flavors. You’ll find that the lemon also enhances the flavor of your potato salad.
7. Homemade Hot Dogs
Next up, we have homemade hot dogs. Homemade hot dogs are made using ground meat and seasonings. They are much easier to prepare than you would think and you can use the meat you enjoy most.
You can follow this particular recipe to make hot dogs out of pork, beef, or chicken. This classic fast food goes well with potato salad. The flavors work well and you won’t be too full eating one to stop eating the other.
8. Corn On The Cob
Corn on the cob is a must. It’s fresh, juicy, extremely tasty, and refreshing. It’s also quite entertaining to eat.
We find that the crunchiness and crispness of corn on the cob goes really well with the tenderness of the potato salad. Eating the two together also offers a lush combination of creamy and sweet flavors.
Preparing corn on the cob couldn’t be any easier either so make sure you give it a try.
9. Sauteed Asparagus
Sauteed asparagus is an underrated side that has a lot to offer. First of all, asparagus is full of nutrients. Second of all, it can taste amazing when seasoned well, and finally, it takes very little time and effort to prepare.
This particular recipe seasons the asparagus with garlic, salt, butter, and black pepper. This helps give the asparagus a super satisfying and rather strong flavor.
If you have more time on your hands to prepare a tasty side, give this meatloaf recipe a try. Meatloaf is typically served with mashed potatoes, so there’s no reason you can’t also serve it with potato salad.
A tender and juicy meatloaf topped with a sweet and tangy glaze is sure to satisfy your hunger. Just make sure you make a decent-sized meatloaf because your guests are bound to come back for more.
11. Chicken Nuggets
If you came here looking for a child-friendly side you can serve alongside potato salad, this chicken nugget recipe could be perfect.
A big hit with most kids, this recipe shows you how to make a batch of McDonald’s styled chicken nuggets in just 35 minutes. The nuggets are coated in a mixture of panko breadcrumbs, salt pepper, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, egg, olive oil, milk, and cayenne pepper.
They are then baked until golden brown and crispy.
12. Baked Beans
The next potato salad side on our list is baked beans. BBQ baked beans are quick and easy to make, drool-worthy, and full of flavor. They are easily one of the best batch sides you can make.
The strong barbecue flavor of the beans is lovely when combined with the creaminess of the potato salad. The combination of different textures is also something we can appreciate.
You would have thought the creaminess of coleslaw and potato salad would be too much to see the two served alongside each other.
However, that isn’t the case. Both have unique flavors and textures that make them go really well together.
In fact, you could quite easily serve both dishes at your barbecue party. Whether it be a tangy vinaigrette or a mayo-based slaw, the strong flavors of coleslaw are exciting, refreshing, and delicious. This recipe is also wonderfully vibrant.
The penultimate recipe on this list couldn’t be any simpler. All it involves is cutting a watermelon into manageable pieces your family and friends can enjoy without making a mess.
Watermelon is a great side to serve after potato salad. It’s sweet, refreshing, and unbelievably easy to prepare. There’s not much else to say about this remarkably simple side.
15. Roast Chicken
We’ll finish off with a flavorful roast chicken recipe that packs a punch. Roast chicken is pretty easy to make. All you have to do is season the chicken to perfection and leave it in the oven to roast.
However, for the best results, you have to get the flavors right. Thankfully, this recipe smashes it. To give the tender, juicy chicken plenty of flavor, this recipe calls for garlic and herb butter, and a variety of spices.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Potato Salad Healthy?
Generally speaking, no, potato salad isn’t healthy. It is high in fat, carbs, and calories. However, the creamy ingredients do often contain plenty of calcium and protein.
How Much Potato Salad Should You Serve?
You should only ever serve approximately 0.4 lbs of potato salad per guest. This is equal to roughly one cup.
Is Coleslaw Healthier Than Potato Salad?
Despite containing mayonnaise, coleslaw is healthier than potato salad. This is because coleslaw contains cabbage which gives the body a chemical boost that increases enzyme production.
In this post, we’ve looked at 15 delicious sides you can serve with potato salad. Now you’ve made your way through our list, you should have a much better understanding of what you can make.
We’ve listed options that are quick and easy, full of flavor, impressive, and unique. All you have to do now is decide which sides you want to make first.
We’re sure you’ll be happy with whichever side you choose first
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