These 15 Easy BBQ Side Dishes are the recipes you need for all your summer barbecues and potlucks! We’ve got you covered from pasta salads, cornbread, fruit salads, baked beans, and deviled eggs! These side dishes recipes are quick and easy to make, and many of them can be made ahead of time!
We’ve owned a smoker for several years now and we are pretty much in love! Since we’re carnivores we’re ALL about the meat! We tend to get stuck in a rut when it comes to the sides though.
Side dishes are such a fun way to pack even more deliciousness into your barbecue! With this round up of 15 Easy Side Dishes there’s no reason to be stuck in that rut!
What’s good to bring to a BBQ?
Many times there isn’t a way to keep dishes cold, or to warm them up. And when you do have access to an oven or refrigerator it’s often times LOADED and there’s no room for your dish. That’s why I love side dishes I can throw in the cooler and know they’re ready to pull out and serve immediately.
Grape Salad (with Greek Yogurt)
Grape Salad with Greek Yogurt only takes about 5 minutes to make and has a handful of simple ingredients; cream cheese, Greek yogurt, sour cream, sugar, vanilla, and grapes. Top it off with a walnut brown sugar steusel for extra yumminess! You are going to fall in love with how easy and how dreamy this salad is!Continue Reading
Southwest Pasta Salad
This Southwest Pasta Salad with creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing is the perfect way to enjoy the last few weeks of summer.Continue Reading
Frito Corn Salad - Diary of A Recipe Collector
Perfect make-ahead side dish made with Chili Cheese Fritos!Continue Reading
Cucumber Tomato Salad - Easy and Refreshing
The best of summer produce comes together to make this simple and delicious Cucumber Tomato Salad. This season, don’t let lettuce steal all the credit for good salads! This Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe holds up without any of the leafy green stuff.Continue Reading
Watermelon, Blueberry, & Feta Salad
Sweet and juicy watermellon pairs beautifully with salty feta cheese! Blueberries add an extra bite of sweetness and a pop of color. Drizzle the whole thing with honey lime vinaigrette and enjoy your refreshing Watermelon, Blueberry and Feta Salad!Continue Reading
Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs
These Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs are guaranteed to be the talk of your next gathering. All of the toppings create one amazing bite size appetizer!Continue Reading
Frog Eye Fruit Salad - Garnish & Glaze
Serve Frog Eye Fruit Salad at your next barbecue for a yummy, sweet, fruit filled side dish that will be the talk of the party.Continue Reading
Creamy Mac and Cheese
After years of searching, I finally found the best creamy mac and cheese recipe around. Super cheddary, rich, and easily made on the stove top in under 30 minutes; This is going to be making many more appearances on our family table.Continue Reading
Slow Cooker Smoky Baked Beans - Melanie Makes
These eight ingredient Slow Cooker Smoky Baked Beans take just 10 minutes and are the perfect side dish to any barbecue or cookout.Continue Reading
Slow Cooker Loaded Potatoes
An easy side dish recipe filled with all the yummy baked potato toppings and perfect for any time of year!Continue Reading
Southwest Green Chile Corn Casserole
This eight ingredient Southwest Green Chile Corn Casserole is a perfect side dish option for nearly every occasion and couldn’t be easier. Cumin and diced green chiles stud this velvety, comforting dish that’s full of Monterey Jack cheese.Continue Reading
Best Rice Dressing - Diary of A Recipe Collector
The perfect side dish to barbecues and baked ham, turkey, and chicken is rice dressing! This recipe is delicious, easy, and feeds a crowd.Continue Reading
Easy Grilled Zucchini Packet
Easy Grilled Zucchini Packet is one of my favorite ways to cook and eat zucchini! This little packet is packed with flavor. I throw the packet on the grill with my meat and they finish cooking at the same time. Clean up is super easy too;)!Continue Reading