26 Best Barbecue Side Dishes. Now grown to 36 year round tasty recipes! Cornbread, potato salads, baked beans & beyond to make your next backyard BBQ special.
26 Best Barbecue Side Dishes
Who 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, I get the same question.Inevitably, the questions start coming in asking, “What do you serve with that?”
Summer barbecue season is no different. However, 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.
Barbecue side dishes make all the difference.
In fact, in my opinion, what distinguishes a great barbecue party form a mediocre one is the selection of delicious side dishes. The dishes that accompany the delicious grilled and smoked meats are so important too.
Well, I suppose there is one thing needed in order to leave a lasting impression. Naturally, 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. Also, I have added a few personal favourites to help elevate your next barbecue.
No doubt, it will be one your friends will talk about and ask for the recipes.
This collection was originally published in 2015, and nearly eight years later it has grown to 36 recipes loved by fans all over. This recipe roundup is one many folks come back to time and time again to make their favourite dishes, or find something entirely new and delicious.
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Old Fashioned Molasses and Bacon Baked Beans. This easy recipe has all the flavour of grandma's baked beans. Once they are in the oven, all you need is plenty of patience to let these slow cook to perfection.
BLT Salad with Creamy Dijon Dressing and Garlic Herb Butter Croutons. This salad may have very few components but it very big on freshness and flavour. It has turned out to be an ongoing family favourite.
Barbecue Spice Roasted Potato Nuggets. These delicious potato nuggets are made with a special BBQ dry rub seasoning. A perfect, mildly spiced side dish with roasted or grilled meats at any time of year.
Copycat Kraft Macaroni Salad. A recipe for those who miss the discontinued boxed macaroni salad mix from Kraft. This recipe replicates the garlic and herb flavours and adds a little fresh red pepper too.
Creamy Parmesan Bacon Potatoes. Inspired by an incredible steak house side dish, these potatoes are absolutely indulgent and irresistible. Hash brown potatoes get tossed with crisp cooked bacon and a creamy Parmesan sauce.
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!!!