Best BBQ Side Dishes

Best BBQ Side Dishes

For me, a BBQ is just as much about the side dishes as it is about the main course.

With the help of this BBQ Side Dishes recipe roundup, your BBQ menu will keep your family and friends very full, and extremely happy!

Title text vertical collage of BBQ side dishes for a recipe roundup.

What’s your favorite side dish to serve with BBQ chicken or pulled pork?

Mine is probably a toss-up between the potato salad and baked beans.

No, wait!


Mine is probably a toss-up between the coleslaw and pasta salad.

No. Wait. Mine is probably a toss-up between the corn on the cob or a summer vegetable salad…

Oh, dear! I’m in such a predicament trying to choose.

No. Wait. Why choose?!!

Let’s have EVERYTHING from this side dish collection for your next pulled pork, chicken, ribs, or brisket, barbecue!

And let’s not forget about burgers and sausage, too. These delicious BBQ sides go great with EVERYTHING!

There. I feel better now! 😉

For more of my Kudos Kitchen BBQ side dishes, check out my Best of the Best Kudos Kitchen Side Dish Recipes roundup

By clicking on the titles (in blue) below, you’ll be taken directly to the recipe you’re interested in at that particular food blogger’s site. From there you can read more about the dish, find out the ingredient list, and learn the cooking instructions.

All the bloggers you’ll see listed below have specifically submitted their sites and recipes for this incredible collection of the best side dishes to serve at a bbq, and I thank each and every one of them for their delicious contributions!

Let’s go find some BBQ Side Dishes!

If, when you think of potato salad, you think of a cold side dish, I’d like to challenge you to a new way of thinking. This easy to make hot potato salad will soon become your new go-to potato side dish.

A blue bowl filled with hot potato salad and garnished with parsley.

This fast, easy, no-cook and economical recipe for red bean salad calls for only a handful of ingredients. It’s the perfect chilled side dish to serve for any and every occasion!

Old-Fashioned Red Bean salad for BBQ side dish recipe roundup.

All the delicious flavors and colors summer has to offer are in this roasted summer vegetable medley. This healthy and eye appealing dish will easily become a favorite.

A plate of roasted summer vegetables on a blue plate with a casserole dish in the background.

“Crunchy, healthy, and completely addictive. This Copycat Sunflower Crunch Kale Cabbage Salad has it ALL going on!!”

Colorful Kale and Cabbage salad in a round white bowl with a spoon. Red cabbage, carrots and Kale are in the background. Best bbq side dishes roundup.

French lentil salad is best served chilled. It’s a flavorful, protein-packed, side dish, or it can serve as a vegetarian main course with only one minor adjustment to the recipe.

A large bowl of French lentil salad. BBQ side dish recipe roundup

“Bite-sized and portable, these easy cheesy spinach artichoke appetizer squares pack a powerful punch of flavor, in addition to being super easy to make.”

Square of Artichoke and Spinach on a wooden cutting board with shredded Parmesan cheese and a knife. bbq side dish roundup

“This Crowd-Pleasing Creamy Golden Dijon Potato Salad will be the first thing to disappear from the picnic table this summer. It’s cool, creamy and refreshing with just the right amount of tang from the Dijon, and the right amount of crunch to balance all that creaminess. It’s got it all! That’s why it’s a real crowd pleaser!”

BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup

“This Roasted Garlic Rosemary Cheese Bread works equally well as a delicious appetizer, side dish, or even a meatless entree.”

Title Text Image of Garlic Cheese Bread with Rosemary


“When you’re looking for something to satisfy your craving for mashed potatoes but don’t want all those pesky carbs and calories, make these Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mashers. They’re fantastic!”

Bowl of mashed cauliflower and sweet potatoes with a spoon and butter.


BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup
BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup

Italian Roasted Plum Tomatoes are sweet, soft, crunchy, and deliciously seasoned. They’ll make a perfect BBQ side dish for just about anything you can imagine, and they’ll even be as tasty as heck for breakfast or brunch.

BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup
BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup
BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup

“This simple Soda Bread with Fresh Herbs has a big, bold flavor and a nice, hearty crumb! It comes together in a flash, has only a handful of ingredients, and smells divine while it’s baking in the oven. What more can you ask for?”

BBQ side dish recipe roundup
BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup
BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup

Italian Shell Pasta Salad with Mozzarella, Basil & Tomatoes comes together quickly with the help of store-bought bottled Italian dressing. It’s wonderful as a chilled side dish or a vegetarian main course.

Vertical close up image of Italian Shell Pasta Salad with Mozzarella, Basil & Tomatoes. BBQ side dish roundup

Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.
Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.
Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.

“Blackberry Sangria Spritzer is light and refreshing. It’s the perfect thing to serve year-round when you’re hosting a gathering or party.”

Blackberry Sangria Spritzer closeup in a glass with blackberries, strawberry and orange slice -
Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.
Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.
Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.
Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.
Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.

Contrary to popular belief it is very easy being green (and healthy) with this delicious oven-roasted asparagus with avocado hollandaise!

Oven Roasted Asparagus with Creamy Avocado Hollandaise Sauce over top. BBQ side dish.

“Roasted Baby Potatoes with Garlic & Fresh Herbs are creamy in the center, and brown and crispy on the outside. Pair all that deliciousness with a dipping sauce made of mustard, horseradish, and mayonnaise and you have the perfect side dish, or even a fun and unusual party appetizer!! YUM!!”

BBQ side dish recipe roundup

“Bored with the same old summertime side dishes? Wake up your taste buds with this Creamy Broccoli Blueberry Slaw with Bacon. It’s a feast for your eyes, as well as your taste buds!”

BBQ Side Dish Recipe Roundup 2018

“Late summer vegetables beckon to be nestled into this Fresh Tomato Tart with Zucchini & Caramelized Onions.”

BBQ side dish recipe roundup
BBQ Side Dish Recipe Roundup
Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.
Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.
Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.

“If you love Mexican street corn (and who doesn’t), it’s time to think outside the husk with this Mexican Sweet Corn Risotto.” 

BBQ side dish recipe roundup
BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup
BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup
BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup
Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.

“Once you taste this Healthy Sautéed Creamed Spinach & Strawberry side dish you’ll be smitten with its delicious flavor and colorful appearance!”

BBQ side dish recipe roundup
BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup
BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup
Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.
BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup

“Farmer’s Market Vegetable Salad is a seasonally delicious and healthy salad which is a great accompaniment to any meal, or as an entire meal in and of itself!”

Best side dishes to serve at a bbq recipe roundup.

BBQ side dish roundup photo collage with title text overlay

Thank you so much for visiting me here today in my Kudos Kitchen!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s collection recipes to complete your BBQ and fill your plate as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you.

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  1. Thanks so much for including my Cucumber Salad in this roundup. These will be great for all the BBQ parties this summer.

  2. That so so amazing! Thanks for your list of BBQ Side Dishes Recipe Roundup. Easier to choose a best recipe for me on this holiday. Thanks you so much. See you in next your new post

    • I love when readers respond to what they see here, Anthony. Thank you for taking the time to comment! You are more than welcome, and I’m looking forward to sharing more great recipes that you’ll appreciate. Have a delicious day!

  3. Pinned! Thank you for your recipe! I will make 4 dishes of these for the BBQ party next week.

  4. Hi there – I was wondering if you could let me know which recipe is the one from the pic with avocado, corn, tomato, and (I think) black beans with the green (maybe cilantro?) dressing being pored. I looked through the recipes and I’m sure I just missed it. 🙂 Thank you for this collection of amazing sides!

    • Hello, Lianne!
      Thank you SO much for catching my error. Try as I might, sometimes things slip through the cracks, and I make mistakes. I’m glad to have kind readers like yourself to kindly point them out to me. The recipe you’re looking for (and it’s a mighty fine one, I’ll admit) was inadvertently left off my list even though I’d teased you with the photo. LOL. My bad.
      Anyway, I’ve since fixed my error in the post and I’ve added it to the roundup. The recipe is a for a Vegan Mexican Chopped Salad with Avocado Dressing and it’s from Happy Kitchen. Here is the direct link;
      Again, thank you so much for letting me know my error. I appreciate it! Enjoy the recipe and thanks for visiting me here in my Kudos Kitchen!!

      • I commented below before seeing the “reply” button – lol! But I also wanted to say, no worries! You gave us a ton of recipes and overlooking one is completely understandable. Thanks again !

  5. Thank you! I’m excited to bring it to a family party this month! 🙂

  6. Thanks for your great list of BBQ Side Dishes Recipe. I am planning to have a BBQ this weekend and was wondering about the side dishes and searching for them. And now, I don’t need to think more. Thanks again!

  7. I big fan of BBQ,you know what I loved that. I’ll have a big BBQ party in this weekend. I’ll use your recipe. Thanks alots

  8. Caprese Quinoa Salad
    I made this over the weekend and it came out great! Only thing I did differently was the dressing – mixed the olive oil and chopped basil in the blender and then poured it over. Let it sit overnight in the fridge and had it for lunch the next day.

  9. Great recipe! It’s easy to make delicious dishes with recipes you’ve shared. It was really helpful for me. thank you

  10. Hi Renee – What a great roundup for summer. PINNED! Thank you for including my oven baked beet chips. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly

  11. Great! I love bbq, we often have bbq parties on weekends. has added 4 items for you this weekend. Thanks for sharing them

  12. There are a lot choices from the list, I usually have BBQ with family on weekend or on occasion. We just make some side dishes like salad or pasta, but from now I think I can add more dishes on my list. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I just stumbled on this page!
    Everything looks amazing
    Gonna try your potato salad first

  14. These are perfecto! Pinning!!!

  15. I definitely need to try a couple of these!

  16. Wow, amazing list, these are also great side dishes for meal, not just bbq. But still thanks for your sharing.

  17. Wow this is a great list, I saved the list and will use this when I want a new idea for BBQ side dish. Thanks

  18. Awesome! My whole family loves BBQ, we often have BBQ parties on weekends and holidays, there are many more choices from your list, that’s a great thing, thanks for share!

  19. I was really disoriented, too many dishes to choose from. I don’t know which dish to start, everything is interesting. Do you have any suggestions for me?

    • Well, I’d love you to try my recipes first, Melissa! LOL
      Sunflower Crunch Salad, French Lentil Salad, Golden Dijon Potato Salad, Old Fashioned Red Bean Salad, Italian Shell Pasta Salad, and Roasted Summer Vegetables (just to name a few). I know it’s a little overwhelming with the number of recipes, but they’re all good so you can’t go wrong with any of them.
      I hope my suggestions help. Please let me know if I can answer any questions.
      Take good care,

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