12 Warm Potato Salad Recipes for Your Next Potluck

close up view of a bowl of Authentic German Potato Salad
Photo: Allrecipes Magazine

Tired of the same old chilled potato salad? While we love those creamy, mayonnaise-based concoctions, there's nothing wrong with branching out a bit. In this collection of our best warm potato salad recipes, you'll find healthy side dishes, traditional German fare, and cozy comfort foods. No matter what you're in the mood for, you'll find a new favorite to serve for dinner or at your next potluck.

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Warm Green Bean and Potato Salad with Goat Cheese

Warm Green Bean and Potato Salad with Goat Cheese on a white dish
Buckwheat Queen

Here's a healthier alternative to those mayonnaise-packed potato salads. Green beans and red peppers offer a welcome burst of color and flavor, while goat cheese adds a touch of creaminess.

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Warm Steak and Potato Salad

Warm Steak and Potato Salad on a white plate
FrackFamily5 CA to CT

Recipe creator frank11 calls this meaty main dish salad "comfort food without the guilt." A simple dressing made with Dijon mustard and tarragon is the perfect finishing touch.

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Hot German Potato Salad III

Hot German Potato Salad III.

This powerfully delicious German potato salad is absolutely packed with flavor, thanks to a generous amount of red onions and bacon.

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Grilled German Potato Salad

Grilled German Potato Salad
Chef John

In Chef John's twist on traditional German potato salad, Yukon gold potatoes are grilled over smoky coals until tender. Though the grill brings out unique flavors in the spuds, reviewers say boiled potatoes also work well.

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Savory Spanish Potato Salad

Savory Spanish Potato Salad
Photo by lutzflcat.

Sliced red potatoes are tossed with a 3-ingredient garlic dressing, then topped with pimiento-stuffed olives, bell peppers, shallots, and parsley.

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Slow Cooker German Potato Salad

Slow Cooker German Potato Salad

Use your trusty slow cooker to make this simple-yet-flavorful potato salad. "It was very tasty and had little prep involved," raves reviewer Christine Z. "Making it again!"

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Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Salad

Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Salad with a wedge of lime
My Hot Southern Mess

Looking for a healthy side dish everyone will love? Your search ends with this vegan-friendly sweet potato salad. "There are never any leftovers," according to recipe creator chefcs.

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Warm Dijon Potato Salad

Warm Dijon Potato Salad

A creamy dressing made with Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, vinegar, cayenne pepper, and paprika works perfectly with warm red potatoes.

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Authentic German Potato Salad

close up view of a bowl of Authentic German Potato Salad
Allrecipes Magazine

The Allrecipes community can't get enough of this traditional German potato salad that comes together in under an hour — it has more than 1,000 rave reviews.

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Southern Potato Salad

Southern Potato Salad

This creamy potato salad is similar to the chilled ones you've probably experienced at picnics and potlucks before, but this recipe is best served warm.

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Warm Sweet Potato Salad

Warm Sweet Potato Salad
Chef Mo

"Are you sick of all the too sweet sweet potato recipes?" asks recipe creator Chicken. "This salad is hearty enough for a main dish but is not loaded with sugar or butter."

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Warm Potato Salad with Olives

Warm Potato Salad with Olives

This mayo-free potato salad features a tangy dressing made with red wine vinegar, parsley, and thyme. It's topped with thinly sliced red onions and Kalamata olives.

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More Inspiration

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