Top 10 Barbecue Side Dishes

Every great cookout needs at least a couple of great side dishes. From the traditional potato salads and corn pudding to onion rings (Kansas City Style of course). Try out these Top 10 Barbecue Side Dishes that have been favorites for years the next time you host or are invited to a barbecue or cookout.


Brisket BBQ Beans

I love barbecued beans that have burnt brisket ends in it. It really adds a great light smokiness to the dish. This is a fairly straightforward recipe for some of the best beans you’ll ever try.

Try the Brisket BBQ Beans


Eggy Potato Salad

This potato salad is done in an egg salad style, so it’s creamy and absolutely delicious. Definitely, give this perfect salad a try at your next cookout.

Try the Eggy Potato Salad


Chive and Cheddar Corn Pudding

Corn pudding is a traditional Southern side dish frequently served with barbecued meats. A quite flavorful and versatile dish.

Try the Chive and Cheddar Corn Pudding


Pulled Pork Mac n Cheese

This is a great way to use up leftover pulled pork. This recipe can be done two ways: top the mac and cheese with pulled pork and your favorite barbecue sauce, or simply combine in with the macaroni and cheese, sans sauce, and placed under a broiler.

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Royal Red Cabbage Salad

This salad is certainly fit for royalty with its exquisite combination of flavors. Topped with a honey dressing and gorgonzola cheese, this salad makes a perfect side dish but is certainly hearty enough to be the star of the show.

Try the Royal Red Cabbage Salad


The Ultimate Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This macaroni and cheese recipe calls for three different cheese and a delectable pancetta-panko crumble on top. Versatile and delicious, this dish works well with anything from barbecued ribs to prime rib roast. This dish can also be made gluten-free. See instructions for more information.

Try The Ultimate Baked Macaroni and Cheese


Herb and Caper Hot Potato Salad

This Potato Salad is so good it is worth making all by itself. As a hot potato salad, it is perfect for year-round cookouts and the combination of fantastic flavors means this “salad” can hold up against the boldest dishes.

Try the Herb and Caper Hot Potato Salad


Mexican Street Corn

This flavorful grilled corn is topped with butter, cheese, cilantro, and spices. A great side dish for any barbecue and the perfect option for the vegetarian in the group. Give this popular street food a try at your next cookout or tailgating event.

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Bacon and Cheddar Hash Brown Casserole

This is one tasty comfort food casserole. This dish can be served any time of the year and for any occasion. This is hands down one of my favorites and I guarantee that you will love it too.

Try the Bacon and Cheddar Hash Brown Casserole


Kansas City Style Onion Rings

Over the years, these large, crisp onion rings have grown in popularity. Many fans swear that these are the best onion rings in the country. This recipe is my take on Kansas City onion rings. Serve along with a half slab or ribs and generous helping of beans for a delicious barbecue meal.

The the Kansas City Style Onion Rings