15 Delicious Backyard BBQ Sides
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Once your barbecue bacon burgers and hot dogs are fired up, and you've figured out how to make homemade barbecue sauce, it's time to get to work on those side dishes. After all, chips and salsa just aren't going to cut it at every summer cookout and BBQ. With these 15 recipes, you're going to want seconds...or thirds.
Honor your vegan guests with this delicious flatbread. You can still get your fill of BBQ sauce with this pizza-meets-BBQ recipe. AKA, you won't have to make two entrees — vegans, pizza lovers and BBQ lovers alike will love this meal. (via The Edgy Veg)
Add this 30 minute side dish to your summer menu! And in addition to your typical BBQ food menu, you can easily cook up chicken and throw it with veggies to make an ah-mazing salad, too. (via Half Baked Harvest)
Now brussels sprouts *may* not be a typical BBQ menu item, but you should definitely slot it in for your next cookout. The secret to these mouth-watering grilled veggies is the amazing honey-sriracha glaze, and TBH we can't wait to show these off this summer. (via Cozy Cravings)
Generous pieces of crab swim in a flavorfully creamy mixture of cheese, cheese, and more cheese. It's all served in a toasty sourdough bowl. (via Give It Some Thyme)
You could never go wrong with jalapeño poppers. Each bite is infused with cream cheese, spicy jalapeño, and crispy breadcrumbs that'll leave you wanting more and more. (via Live Eat Learn)
Let's be real, baked beans are a BBQ menu staple. Serve these up on their own or throw them in a salad for an amazing side dish. (via Half Baked Harvest)
The full-size version of this brunch classic is always a greasy, sticky mess (in the best way), but when it's mini, the mess is perfectly contained in a napkin. (via Tara's Multicultural Table)
Hush puppies only seem right for the BBQ occasion. These buttery, bready finger food bites pair well with seafood or burgers! via Pink Owl Kitchen)
Because who doesn't love a good dip? Dive into cheesy, stringy bites of spinach and artichoke for an easy app or side dish. (via Cozy Cravings)
If you've never had these at one of your cookouts, you're not alone. Score some points with your neighbors with this uncommon (but delicious) BBQ recipe. (via The Endless Meal)
Roasted broccolini meets its ideal pairing with a homemade tahini yogurt sauce for this side-dish star. (via The Endless Meal)
Summer's greatest dessert gets packed into party-friendly bars. These babies have an intensely buttery graham cracker crust and a fudgy chocolate layer that is positively packed with marshmallows. (via Tara's Multicultural Table)
If you like your corn on the cob smothered, try this light, Mexican version. Instead of traditional crema, this cob is topped with Greek yogurt and parmesan cheese. (via The Cookie Rookie)
Having pasta salad as a BBQ side dish is always a good idea. The elote dressing adds a whole new flavor profile that we can't get enough of. (via Brit + Co)
Corn on the cob? Potato salad? Tag us with your fave backyard BBQ sides on Instagram!
This post has been updated.
Header image courtesy of The Endless Meal.
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