16 Mouthwatering Barbecue Side Dishes
Need something to pair with that smoky brisket or tangy pulled pork? Try one of these recipes for ‘cue-ready sides.
Carrot and Apple Slaw With Raisins
This tangy slaw will help cut through rich, fatty meats and sweet barbecue sauce.
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Tangy Red Cabbage Slaw
You can prep this slaw (without the cilantro) up to a day in advance.
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Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon
Fresh herbs brighten up the flavor, while white wine vinegar adds a tang that balances out the rich mayonnaise and sour cream.
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Herb Potato Salad
Toss the potatoes with the dressing while they’re still hot to help them absorb the flavors.
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Traditional baked beans in a ketchup-and-molasses sauce are a classic barbecue accompaniment.
Get the recipe: Baked Beans.
Mexican Grilled Corn With Cilantro
Spruce up grilled corn-on-the-cob with fresh lime juice and cilantro.
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Creamy Corn Pudding
This sweet and savory pudding with the perfect just-set custard can be made up to 1 day in advance.
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Tomato Salad With Pickled Onion
Use a variety of colorful, ripe tomatoes for the prettiest (and most delicious) results.
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Collard Greens With Bacon
Cook the sliced shallots and greens in the bacon drippings to infuse the dish with savory richness.
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This quick and easy method works well with Swiss chard, kale, and mustard greens.
Get the recipe: Wilted Greens.
Macaroni and Cheese
Use a mixture of Gruyère and Cheddar cheeses for more complex flavors.
Get the recipe: Macaroni and Cheese.
Chopped celery gives this salad a refreshing crunch.
Get the recipe: Macaroni Salad.
Parmesan Pasta Salad
Toss cherry tomatoes, Parmesan, and chopped chives with cooked pasta for a simple side that can be made up to 2 days in advance.
Get the recipe: Parmesan Pasta Salad.
Tomato, Corn, and Red Cabbage Salad
Use fresh raw corn kernels to add a juicy, sweet pop.
Get the recipe: Tomato, Corn, and Red Cabbage Salad.
Tangy Cucumber-Dill Salad
This simple no-cook salad—with tangy red wine vinegar and red onions—make a great partner for rich, smoked meats.
Get the recipe: Tangy Cucumber-Dill Salad.
Maple Corn Bread
Moist, fluffy corn bread gets its sweetness from pure maple syrup.
Get the recipe: Maple Corn Bread.