Planning a Cookout on 4th of July? Don’t Forget the Potatoes!

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July 4th is on Thursday, and that means firing up the grill! We’ve been talking about grilling a lot around here lately, but what fun is summer if you don’t cook lots of food outside over an open flame? No fun, that’s what!

This Independence Day, treat yourself to an grilled feast with plenty of healthy, hearty potatoes. Not only do potatoes bring a healthy dose of vitamin C to the table, but they’re a budget-friendly vegetable to flesh out your July 4th menu. That’s important if you’re planning a big ol’ cookout!

Also, remember that PotatOHs are a great shortcut to getting your potatoes ready for grilling. Throw them in the microwave and they’ll be cooked in just 4-7 minutes, cutting down grilling time and letting you enjoy more time with friends and family.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite potato sides, so no matter if you’re grilling a meat or veggie dish, there’s a great potato recipe to go with it. Enjoy!

Steak Sides

Steak or Pork

Balance out that heavy sirloin or pork chop with some lighter side dishes. Here are a few to try:

Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Fresh Pineapple

Browned Butter Smashed Potatoes with Butternut Squash

Fingerling Jubileez Salad

Chicken Sides


There are so many ways to barbeque chicken, and these sides pair up well with almost any marinade.

Warm Honey Mustard Potato salad with Green Beans

Grilled Potato Dippers with a Trio of Sauces

Mediterranean Sun-Kissed Savory Salad

Fish Sides


Whether you’re serving up a strong-tasting fish like salmon or something more mild like tilapia, these sides are sure to be a hit.

Bacon and Chive Potato Pancakes and Arugula Salad

Lemon Oregano Roasted Potatoes

Festive Papas Tapas


Veggie Sides


Creating an all-veggie grilled smorgasbord? Try these filling side dishes.

Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad

Parmesan Panko Potato Balls

Creamy Potato and Vegetable Casserole

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