Beyond Potato Salad – 7 Summer Potato Recipes You Will Love

Whether eating with just your family or a get together with friends during the summer usually means some version of potato salad might be gracing the table. But summer potato recipes can be so much more. Here are seven recipes for potatoes you can try this summer.

This is a great dish and will be popular with the vegetarians as well. It combines the best of summer produce. Green beans, asparagus, new potatoes, artichoke hearts, onions, romaine lettuce, onion, kidney beans, and hard boiled egg come together on a platter with a tasty lemon vinaigrette.

Veggie Nicoise Salad

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Fresh Corn & Potato Chowder

Soup in the summer? Absolutely. This easy to make chowder can use either fresh or frozen corn and will pair nicely with a simple garden or Caesar salad.

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Garden Vegetable Gnocchi

This easy to assemble potato dish uses fresh veggies and potato gnocchi. Simply toss the veggies (squash, red pepper, mushrooms) in olive oil, salt, and pepper and roast for 20 minutes. Prepare the gnocchi according the package directions. Combine gnocchi and veggies with some fresh herbs and prepared Pesto sauce and you have a delightful and colorful side dish or even main course.

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Grilled Potato Loaded Rounds

We love loaded baked potatoes but who wants to bake potatoes in the summer? Try these quick and easy thick potato rounds on your grill. Top with sour cream, bacon, cheese and chives and you will have your loaded back potato fix in a third of the time.

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Potato-Sausage Foil Packs

Who doesn’t love a simple summer meal? These easy to assemble foil pouch dinners are perfect for a weeknight dinner on the grill or a BBQ with friends. Combining beef or turkey kielbasa sausage, red and yellow peppers, onions, and potato wedges creates a delicious and colorful meal that everyone will love.

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Grilled Sweet Potato with Gorgonzola Spread

It is only fair we give sweet potatoes a chance to shine. They aren’t just for Thanksgiving. Microwaving the sweet potatoes is the key to softening them before slicing and grilling. The quick and easy gorgonzola spread is the perfect sidekick. No sweet potatoes? Regular works great too.

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Steak and Potato Toss

Another great recipe using fresh vegetables. Pair new potatoes, broccoli florets, and a bright red pepper along with grilled steak for a tasty summer bowl dish. A great way to stretch a single steak out to serve two people. The homemade vinaigrette will make the entire dish pop.

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Want more summer recipes for potatoes including a few unique potato salad recipes? Check out 50 Potato Recipes Perfect For Summer by Taste of Home. All photos used by permission from a Taste of Home