26 Best Barbecue Side Dishes

Posted on Jul 24 2015 - 12:42pm by Barry C. Parsons

26 Best Barbecue Side Dishes – so much to choose from! From cornbread to potato salads, baked beans and beyond; make your next backyard BBQ something special.

Barbecue side dishesWho doesn’t need more great recipes for barbecue side dishes? Whether it’s Pulled Pork, Smoked Brisket, Ribs, Chicken or Steak, you’ve got your main dishes sorted for the big summer barbecue but what to serve with it? As with most times of the year, when I post recipes for main dishes, the questions inevitably start coming in asking, “What do you serve with that?”

Summer barbecue season is no different but one of the things I love about anything grilled or slow smoked from the backyard BBQ, is that there are so many different options to serve as side dishes. In fact, in my opinion, what distinguishes a great barbecue party form a mediocre one is the selection of delicious side dishes that accompany the delicious grilled and smoked meats…well, in order to leave a lasting impression,  maybe a really fantastic dessert is essential too, like my Ultimate Strawberries & Cream Cake.

So, since we are in the middle of barbecue season, I thought I’d put together a selection of the most popular sides from Rock Recipes as well as a few personal favourites to help elevate your next barbecue to be one your friends will talk about and ask for the recipes.

 

BONUS RECIPE for the kids now added at the end of the list! PLUS…my latest Deviled Egg Potato Salad was so popular that I added a link at the bottom for that recipe too….we’re up to 22 recipes in this collection!

2016 Update: 4 more great side dishes added to this collection!

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Bacon Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Bacon Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Bacon Brown Sugar Baked Beans

The Best Easy Corn Bread

The Best Easy Cornbread Recipe

The Best Easy Cornbread Recipe

Bacon Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing

Bacon Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing

Bacon Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing

 

BLT Salad with Creamy Dijon Dressing and Garlic Herb Butter Croutons

BLT Salad with Creamy Dijon Dressing and Garlic Herb Butter Croutons

BLT Salad with Creamy Dijon Dressing and Garlic Herb Butter Croutons

White Barbecue Sauce – An Alabama Favorite

White Barbecue Sauce

White Barbecue Sauce

 

Southwestern Chipotle Lime Pasta Salad

Southwestern Chipotle Lime Pasta Salad

Southwestern Chipotle Lime Pasta Salad

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Chickpeas & Mint

Chickpea Mint Tomato Cucumber Salad

Chickpea Mint Tomato Cucumber Salad

Lemon Tzatziki Potato Salad

Lemon Tzatziki Potato Salad Lemon Tzatziki Potato Salad

Lemon Tzatziki Potato Salad

 

Barbecue Spice Roasted Potato Nuggets

Barbecue Spice Roasted Potatoes

Barbecue Spice Roasted Potatoes

Mango Sesame Coleslaw

Mango Sesame Coleslaw

Mango Sesame Coleslaw

Corn Flour Biscuits with Maple Butter

Corn Flour Biscuits with Maple Butter

Corn Flour Biscuits with Maple Butter

Warm Grilled Potato Salad with Lemon and Oregano 

Warm Grilled Potato Salad with Lemon and Oregano

Warm Grilled Potato Salad with Lemon and Oregano

Lemon Shrimp Pasta Salad

Lemon Shrimp Pasta Salad

Lemon Shrimp Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Lemon Chive Grilled Corn Salad

Lemon Chive Grilled Corn Salad

Lemon Chive Grilled Corn Salad

Crispy Baked Wedge Fries

Crispy Baked Wedge Fries

Crispy Baked Wedge Fries

Creamy Bacon Parmesan Potatoes

Creamy Parmesan Bacon Potatoes

Creamy Parmesan Bacon Potatoes

Lemon Waldorf Potato Salad

Lemon Waldorf Potato Salad

Lemon Waldorf Potato Salad

 Strawberry Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese & Easy Honey Dijon Dressing

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese & Easy Honey Dijon Dressing

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese & Easy Honey Dijon Dressing

Radicchio Almond Caesar Salad

Radicchio Almond Caesar Salad

Radicchio Almond Caesar Salad

BONUS RECIPE! Quick and Easy Stovetop Mac ‘n Cheese

Quick and Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Quick and Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

 

Deviled Egg Potato Salad

Deviled Egg Potato Salad

Deviled Egg Potato Salad

Red Onion Jam

Red Onion Jam

Red Onion Jam

Lemon Mint Orzo Salad

Lemon Mint Orzo Salad

Lemon Mint Orzo Salad

Chickpea Salad with Quinoa Lemon and Ginger

Chickpea Salad with Quinoa Lemon and Ginger

Chickpea Salad with Quinoa Lemon and Ginger

Chili Lime Shrimp Pasta Salad

Penne Pasta Salad with Shrimp Chili and Lime

Penne Pasta Salad with Shrimp Chili and Lime

 
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26 Best Barbecue Side Dishes
26 Best Barbecue Side Dishes - so much to choose from! From cornbread to potato salads, baked beans and beyond; make your next backyard BBQ something special.
Course: Barbecue and Grilling
Author: Barry C. Parsons

 

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Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness
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What a collection!! I want to make them all!!

Lori K.
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Okay, I’m thrilled!!! We’re having a big family get-together next Sunday, with pulled pork being the main dish. Everyone else is bringing the usual – cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, macaroni and cheese. I wanted to bring something different, and these recipes deliver in spades!!! Thank You!!!

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