The Best Ever Smashed Potato Salad

This Smashed Potato Salad is the ultimate BBQ side dish. Crispy grilled potatoes tossed in a dreamy creamy dressing.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins

Yield: Serves 6


  • 3 lbs gold potatoes, washed
  • Sea salt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (dairy or non-dairy both work)
  • 1 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 4 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced scallions


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add potatoes
  2. Cook for 18-20 minutes or until they are tender
  3. Rinse and drain then dry and allow them to cool
  4. Slice the potatoes into 1/2 inch coins then add to a greased grill basket
  5. Smash each potato with a drinking glass so each are smashed
  6. Drizzle with more olive oil then warm the grill to medium high-heat
  7. Cook the potatoes for about 10 minutes on each side or until crispy/golden
  8. Meanwhile prepare the dressing by whisking together mayo, milk, dijon, lemon and paprika until fully combined
  9. Add the smashed potatoes to a large bowl and pour desired amount of dressing on top followed by the pickles, celery and scallions, toss and serve warm or cool (both are delicious!)


*Store leftovers in fridge for 5 days

**Feel free to double recipe if serving more people

  • Author: Rachel