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.


Pellet Grill Baked Beans

These flavorful baked beans are filled with pure, delicious goodness and then smoked to perfection. This Southern classic makes the perfect BBQ side dish that goes with anything from brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken, sausages, and hamburgers! We start this recipe on the stovetop, assemble it, and take it to the smoker.

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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.

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Chive and Cheddar Corn Pudding

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

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Pellet Grill Funeral Potatoes

These pellet grill funeral potatoes are incredibly delicious and so easy to make! They pair well with just about any smoked or grilled main dish, and the best part is that even if you do not have a pellet grill, you can prepare these funeral potatoes right in your oven!

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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


Smoked Cream Cheese

Yes, we jumped at the chance to try out this trending smoked cream cheese, and let’s just say we were skeptical at first, but wow, was it delicious! If you need an appetizer for your next barbecue, consider giving this smoky, creamy, delicious recipe a try. Don’t worry, this smoked cream cheese isn’t over the top smoky. We were able to strike the perfect balance of smoke to creamy goodness in just 2 hours.

Try our Smoked Cream Cheese

Top 10 Barbecue Side Dishes