Recipe: Grilled Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon Dressing & Summer Grilling Tips from Longhorn Steakhouse

We received a gift card in exchange for this posting. All opinions are those of our own.


Independence day is right around the corner, and we always celebrate the 4th of July by having a get together with our friends and throwing something on the grill. I am really wanting something different this year other than just burgers and hot dogs, so we have teamed up with Longhorn Steakhouse to brighten up our get together.

First off we have some great grilling tips from LongHorn’s Executive Chef Kurt Hankins!

  • Boldly season. Don’t be shy when seasoning your steak! Go bold, like we do at LongHorn. For an at-home rub, try “The Big 4” – salt, pepper, granulated onion powder and granulated garlic powder.
  • Sear-in diamond marks. Searing locks in flavor, as well as creates those great grill marks synonymous with summer. Grill your steak for 2-3 minutes on one side, then give it a quarter turn. Flip and repeat.
  • Handle with tongs. Only use tongs to touch your meat. Poking with a fork to rotate or pull it from the grill will let the juices and flavor out.

Those sure do sound like some great tips for the upcoming holiday. There’s nothing worse than a dry burger, or a dry steak. These will surely make for an amazing steak!

Now for an amazing recipe from our friends at Longhorn Steakhouse, your guests are sure to love this yummy side dish!

Recipe: Grilled Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon Dressing


Grilled Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon Dressing

Created exclusively for grilling season by LongHorn Steakhouse’s Executive Chefs



  • 9 small to medium red potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Bacon Vinaigrette

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon chopped parley
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  • ¼ cup blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion
  • 3 strips chopped bacon



  • Clean and oil your grill grates, heat to 500 degrees F.
  • Add potatoes to a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil.
  • Boil potatoes for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Drain potatoes and allow water to fully evaporate from the skin. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, slightly press down on the potato to pop them open and create a flat surface to grill.
  • Gently drizzle both sides of the potatoes with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place potatoes on the preheated grill to get desired grill marks on both sides of the potatoes.
  • Remove from the grill and shingle on a serving platter.

Bacon Dressing

  • Cook bacon strips until crispy. Remove bacon from pan and save the bacon fat.
  • In a large mason jar or container with a tight fitting lid, combine all the ingredients for the dressing and shake until well combined.
  • Pour dressing over shingled potatoes and garnish with chopped bacon, blue cheese crumbles and sliced green onions.


Recipe serves 8.

 I hope you enjoy this recipe for your 4th of July BBQ!

What is your favorite dish for a family/friend get together?

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  1. M.Clark says:

    My favorite dish for any gathering is apple pie. This grilled potato salad looks delicious, I can’t wait to give it a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  2. Elizabeth H. says:

    My favorite recipe for a get together is Peach Cobbler! This recipe sounds so yummy, I will definitely be giving it a try. Thanks for posting!

  3. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    Thank you so much for the tips for grilling steaks. I am so excited to try this potato salad. It sounds so good. I know my family will love it. Have a great Fourth of July weekend

  4. Not a bad basic recipe. I would have to tweak it a bit to suit my tastes though.

  5. We love potato salad but never would have thought of this recipe. Looks so good and anything with bleu cheese and bacon will be delicious. Thanks for this recipe, I will make it for my family. Have found some good recipes on this site.

  6. Now this just sounds so delicious and a yummy take on potato salad. Going to make this next weekend!

  7. Deborah D says:

    This sounds delicious! I will make this on my grill when the weather cooperates.

  8. Kristin K says:

    This is definitely a recipe that my entire family would love!!! Especially potato salad with bacon!

  9. Cindy S. says:

    Wow…what’s not to love about this dish?! Can’t wait to try it out.

  10. SHARON MARTIN says:


  11. This looks delicious. I like the idea of bacon dressing.

  12. We love potato salad and this recipe looks so yummy. Bacon dressing is like the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing. I will have to make this for my family, I know they will love it and won’t last long.

  13. Thanks so much for the delicious recipe on Recipe: Grilled Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon Dressing & Summer Grilling Tips from Longhorn Steakhouse! I really loved the tips from Longhorn Steakhouse on cooking a terrific steak! I also love the recipe for the Grilled Potato Salad! My favorite side dish that everyone asks for are my baked beans. We have Pennsylvania Dutch in us and we have a lot of “hand me down” recipes. My baked bean recipe is from my Aunt who always made them. Now I have been the one to be making them for picnics. I don’t know what we are doing this 4th of July yet. My hubby wants to spend the weekend in our RV at the racetrack where he races. I have to find out what my mother will be doing since she Is now alone. My father had a terrible fall from a ladder (slipped out from under him) while trimming trees. He fell to the ground and was paralyzed. It wasn’t even 2 weeks and he passed away from complications. His funeral is tomorrow and I am dreading this so bad! If my mother wants all of us “kids” together for the 4th of July, I’ll be there for her. If not, I guess we’ll be going racing! Thanks so very much for sharing your delicious recipe and tips from Longhorn Steakhouse on grilling a terrific steak with all of us! I really truly appreciate it! I’ve saved your potato salad recipe to use this summer! Thanks again! Michele

    • Hi Michele – just had to write to tell you how sorry i am about your dad. I hope you & your family are doing ok.

  14. Oh my! This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Whoa, love this recipe! I usually make a Veggie Pasta Salad for cookouts or summer get togethers 🙂

  16. One of my favorite recipes in the summer is the Watergate Salad. It is so cold and good!! One thing I read that I am doing wrong when cooking steak is, I poke it with a fork. I have to start using tongs to touch my meat. I don’t want to loose any flavor or juices! Thanks for that tip – it really makes sense!

  17. Very tasty looking recipe and it has bacon so it will be a winner in my house.

  18. Wow, this looks really terrific!!

  19. OMG This looks so good and not to hard to make and it looks very easy oh my I will try this asap

  20. This is perfect timing. My daughter wants to make something to take to a BBQ she’s going to. This looks & sounds delicious. This will be it. But we’ll make two. She’s not leaving with this recipe & we don’t get any. lol
    Carol L

  21. LMarie Weeks says:

    Oh my this sound delicious!! Im definitely going to make this for my family sometime this week!!

  22. oh man this looks so good! If only I had more time to make amazing food like this!

  23. This is a good way to cook the potato for a more traditional, cold potato salad with mayo and vegetables. I’m not fond of blue cheese. I’ve never tasted it, but I can’t get past the smell. My husband likes it.

  24. Alison Gibb says:

    Wow, this looks so good. I think I could even get my son to eat it because of the bacon dressing!!

  25. Tamra Phelps says:

    I love potato salad & bacon, so this is a winner right off the bat! I never thought of grilling the potatoes!

  26. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    This looks delicious! I will be trying this out soon. Thanks for the recipe.

  27. This loos so yummy, I would love to make this tonight!

  28. I always like potato salad but have never tried making grilled potato salad before. This sounds really delicious, thanks for posting the recipe!

  29. Elizabeth H. says:

    I love potato salad. We are having it tomorrow as a matter of fact! Never had grilled potato salad. This does sound yummy. Thank you for blogging this!!

  30. OMGERSH this looks sooo good! Your recipes are the BEST. Pinning to my recipe board and hoping that when I make it I won’t finish it off by myself. 0-o

  31. Nataile Brown says:

    Bacon and potato salad all together?! Yes, please. Thank-you for this yummy recipe. 🙂

  32. Joanna Allison says:

    This recipe looks really good. Grilling the potatoes would take some time but it might be worth it.

  33. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I love potato salad. This was such a nice change. Thank you so much for sharing

  34. Oh my gosh! That looks delicious!!! Will have to try that soon!

  35. Deborah D says:

    I never knew that poking meat with a fork let the flavor out. This potato salad looks great!

  36. I love potato salad and usually stick to our family recipie but this look so good i will try it . I think it would be a really nice change thanks

  37. Oh me! I’ve never had potato salad that had grilled potatoes in it! And about that bacon vinaigrette…my mouth is watering! Thank you for sharing!

  38. Joann Adams says:

    This looks so wonderful and delicious. I love potato salad!

  39. Grilled Potato Salad with bacon dressing sounds amazing! Bacon is a great addition to anything but, with this potato recipe it is “the icing on the cake.”

  40. Elizabeth Mathis says:

    This looks so good! Anything with bacon is a must try, I can’t wait to see what my husband thinks!

  41. Joann Adams says:

    This sounds so yummy! Can’t wait to try it.

  42. Those are great flavors in the salad. I never thought of grilling potatoes like that.
    slehan at juno dot com

  43. Brigid OHara Koshko says:

    This recipe sounds delicious! I love potatoes and bacon and I love to grill so this will be on our menu this week. Thank you so very much for the recipe!

  44. This sounds so yummy-thanks for sharing this for us

  45. That sounds pretty heavy. Especially adding bacon grease. It may taste okay but it’s way to heavy for me. I wouldn’t be able to digest it.

  46. This potato salad recipe sounds absolutely scrumptious!

  47. this sounds absolutely delicious ty for sharing i am gonna try this out soon

  48. This looks wonderful and very delicious. Thank you for the recipe

  49. Carissa joslyn says:

    This looks really good! My favorite recipe for a family get together is Potato salad but no onions. and can’t have celery or i think they’re onions. haha!

  50. kelly galpin says:

    this seriously looks so delicious! my mom makes a potato salad that she has made my whole life that just reminds me of home. this recipe looks so good and i may have to start making this one as a new tradition! thanks for sharing your recipe with us! 🙂

  51. I am going to try this Grilled Potato salad recipe. I love Longhorn, and since they are owned by Darden, the owner as well of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, I trust them completely.

  52. This will be good for the BBQ we’re having for my birthday next month.
    slehan at juno dot com

  53. This recipe sounds delicious and I will have to give it a try. Thank you also for the tips on grilling, they are much appreciated. As far as a favorite for family get-together, fruit salads usually go over well with the klan. Green bean casseroles are a close second. Thanks.

  54. I love Longhorn Steakhouse! The only thing I love more, is probably saving money & creating the restaurant recipe at home! Anything with potatoes is GREAT in my book, but when you had bacon & BLUE CHEESE! I’m in! My entire family love anything with these items in the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  55. joe bond says:

    This looks so great, and love how easy the recipe is and definitely something I love because it doesn’t take up that much time

  56. I love this take on Potato Salad…thanks for the recipe! I’ll definitely be making it soon 🙂 I’ve never grilled potatoes before, but can’t wait…just about everything tastes better when grilled! Love the addition of bacon and that there’s not too much mayo!

  57. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    I have never heard of Grilled potato Salad, but it looks Amazing, and I do love bacon !!! Will have to try this for sure……. thanks !

  58. I love this recipe and I love anything from Longhorn it looks very good and I will try it this weekend

  59. Jennifer M says:

    I MUST try this!!! I am drooling!!! Thank you for sharing. Anything with bacon is a winner for us.

  60. Nice recipe i would definitely try it!!! <3

  61. Marissa C says:

    This recipe sounds so good and the pictures look amazing. I can’t wait to try the recipe the next time we grill for dinner.

  62. this looks so good! something to make over a campfire, too. simple ingredients with big flavor.

  63. Laurie P says:

    Bacon dressing?? YES please! Will definitely have to try this out over the weekend!

  64. Oh my gosh this looks incredible! I can’t wait to try out the recipe!

  65. This looks amazing. Potato Salad is always a favorite in our home.

  66. This recipe sounds so delicious! What’s better than potatoes and bacon? I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  67. this look so yummy.. i can’t wait to try this recipe out

  68. johnhutchens1 says:

    Great tips from Longhorn Steakhouse. The potato salad looks very good and it is different. I am sure it would be a hit in my house.

  69. OH! MY! GOODNESS!! This looks so incredible! I have never been to a Longhorn Steakhouse. We do not have one around us. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  70. That really does look delicious. I have never been to the Longhorn Steakhouse. I think I need to find me one and go. 🙂

  71. this does look delicious and I love your tip on using the big 4, its just about what I do with my steaks if I get stumped on what to do.. That dish is making me hungry now 🙂

  72. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I have never tried to grill potatoes, but this recipe for,potato salad with bacon dressing seems to be delicious.

  73. Debbie Welchert says:

    I have never had grilled potato salad before and it looks and sounds wonderful. Our potatoes are about ready to be dug from our garden and I’m definitely going to try this recipe.

  74. Just the name itself sounds delicious, especially the Crispy Bacon Dressing part, I just love crispy bacon. My favorite dish for family gatherings has been Arroz Con Pollo. Chicken with rice. Colombians use shredded pieces of chicken mix the rice that has carrots and peas in it. Oh and the rice is yellow.

  75. Mmm this version of potato salad looks so good!! I love the crispy bacon dressing part as well, nothing goes better with potatoes than bacon! 😉

  76. I have to watch my fat intake. Not because I’m fat, I’m very small. My body has trouble digesting greasy foods.

  77. Wow does that potato salad look delicious! Bacon goes with everything, right?

  78. This looks so yummy! I have been craving potato salad, and what better way to make it than with this recipe. My husband will LOVE it.

  79. Tricia Hope says:

    This is a great idea.Love the dressing recipe,I usually do a potato salad or pasta salad

  80. This sounds just delightful and thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  81. David Fultner says:

    OMG this looks so good. NOw who I get to make it??? LOL

  82. Yummy! You had me at bacon! Bacon and potatoes are best friends in my opinion.

  83. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This recipe is so good. My family loves it. Thank you for sharing

  84. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This potato salad is so good. I love this recipe. Thank you

  85. I never thought of grilling potatoes like that. It would add such a good flavor to the salad.

    slehan at juno dot com

  86. This looks so good, thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

  87. Edna Williams says:

    This looks so delicious! I definitely can’t wait to try this!

  88. A good steak really doesn’t need anything but a bit of salt to bring out the flavor. I like grilled red potatoes. I wouldn’t eat blue cheese on a dare. Occasionally, my husband will use some and it makes me ill.

  89. This sounds like something Chris would really love. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  90. I sure do wish we had a Longhorn Steakhouse around here. This looks good.

  91. Edna Williams says:

    This recipe sounds so delicious! I definitely can’t wait to try this!

  92. Jodi Hunter says:

    I am trying this recipe this weekend…. it looks AMAZING!

  93. Dorothy Boucher says:

    This recipe looks so delicious! I almost want to lick my screen lol ok maybe not lol but It does look that good, I will have to try this out soon, thanks

  94. I am making this for Thanksgiving.

  95. molli vandehey says:

    it may not be summer but this still sounds awesome

  96. Jodi Hunter says:

    I have never heard of grilled potato salad before, this sounds amazing.

  97. OMG this looks so so good. Its like a high class pricey potato salad. Never thought of making potato salad with grilled potatoes – thanks much for the recipe. Yum

  98. Edna Williams says:

    This potato salad is very good! Perfect! Was a hit at my house! Thanks again for sharing!

  99. Ohhh this sounds dreamy, I will have to try it. Making me Hungry! Such good Ideas on the Tongs too!

    Thanks for the Post, Pictures, and the Recipe/How to!

  100. KATE SARSFIELD says:

    What an excellent idea to grill the potatoes. We’ve never been into BBQs but I can see this salad replacing ordinary potatoes at meal times or as a meal in itself.

  101. clojo9372 says:

    This is a different type of potato salad recipe. I would never think of grilling the potatoes.. It looks so good! This would be something to enjoy over the Easter holiday weekend.. 🙂

  102. Love potato salad but this takes it over the top. Looks so good and know my family would love it.

  103. This went down a treat over the Easter weekend and I’ll certainly be making it again especially for movie night – so much healthier than takeaway pizza!

  104. Wow, This Looks Amazing and I Love Potato Salad Too! I Don’t Eat Bacon but I’m Sure it Would Be Just as Delicious Without it! I Also Love the Longhorn Steakhouse Grilling Tips; I Also Wish I Had the Recipes to Some of My Favorite Dishes at Some of My Favorite Restaurants Too! Thanks for the Recipe, Have a Blessed Day! – Jana

  105. My mom would love this! I will have to share the recipe with her.

  106. Dotty J Boucher says:

    This looks like a nice recipe to try, and I enjoy cooking things like this or potato salad in the summer time, I like the recipe because its everything I can enjoy in one pan ,,

  107. I like traditional potato salad, cold. I personally couldn’t eat this. But, for those that enjoy it this way, I’m sure it’s a fine recipe.

  108. Tandi Vidal says:

    I love a good potato salad. I will have to make this for our next picnic this summer.

  109. Whoa I never heard of grilled potato salad before tho it does look really good. We are a big fan of potato salads so this is one that we are going to try on our next family cookout. thanks so much for the recipe.

  110. This is such a great recipe. My family loves it. Thank you again for sharing this recipe

  111. OMGosh! That looks so good and while not exactly easy certainly worth the effort to make I am sure!

  112. Lynne Baguio says:

    I always get asked to bring Jamaican Beef Patty Wontons. But I’m pinning this recipe now!

  113. Lisa Ogle says:

    This sounds really, really good, although I would have to switch out the blue cheese to something else because blue cheese is just gross!

  114. Nothing beats a good steak!! This sounds like a great recipe but than again it has Bacon which is my favorite!

  115. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’m going to need to pin this one. Those looks so good. I love potatoes but I’ve never tried them like this, grilling potato salad.

  116. This sounds really good. My husband does the best meats ever on the grill and we grill out all summer long. I havent tried potato salad, but this would be easy and faiirly quick. One more thing to keep the house cool has my vote.

  117. What an amazing potato salad, perfect for any holiday and any day whatsoever. Oh I look forward to making this and hearing all the yums!

  118. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I love adding bacon to salads and using bacon fat makes the veggies taste even better.

  119. Thanks Longhorn for this recipe. Eat at Longhorns now since they built one in Terre Haute, IN. Love potato salad and bacon adds flavor to everything. Never thought of cooking potatoes on the grill.

  120. Kelly Kimmell says:

    I love potato salad, this recipe sounds delicious.

  121. Karen Jaras says:

    This would have to be a cheat day recipe and turkey bacon only. We do not have a Longhorn here so I guess that is why I have never heard of this.

  122. Margot C says:

    This looks so great, very creative.

  123. Some nice hearty steak recipe

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