Backyard BBQ Sides – Salads, Hot Sides and More

Backyard BarbequeIt’s the season for backyard barbecues!

I think one of my favorite things about backyard barbecues is the way it brings the family together for not just an hour at dinnertime, but an afternoon of fun and memories cooking and eating out under the big blue sky. There’s something about eating outside, off of the grill that just gives an extra special element to dinnertime. Not to mention an extra-good kick of flavors!

While grilling up meat and veggies is obviously the main part of a Backyard BBQ, the sides are equally as important!  A good side can really bring your meal to a new level and depending on what you serve, you can take your BBQ in all kinds of fun directions. I like getting creative with my sides, and there are so many delicious things you can choose from. Some of them are super simple. Some of them you can make in advance. All of them are really good and things we come back to time and time again.

Now, get out there and enjoy your summer evenings with some good BBQ and some of these sides!



Almost Homemade Pickles

Balsamic Strawberries

Balsamic Strawberries

Easy Peachy Fruit Salad


Easy Peachy Fruit Salad

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Green Bean and Tomato Salad


Green Bean and Tomato Salad


Broccoli Tomato Tortellini Salad

Parmesan fettucini done


Parmesan Fettuccine

cucumber tomato salad done

Cucumber and Tomato Salad



Parmesan Zucchini & Summer Squash

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Pasta Salad

hashbrown casserole

Hashbrown Casserole

Orange and Red Onion Salad - simple!

Orange and Red Onion Salad


Mac and Cheese


Microwave Corn on Cob

AuGratin Potatoes in the slow cooker

Au Gratin Potatoes



Loaded Cheesy Potato Casserole

bacon and tomato pasta done

Bacon Tomato Ranch Pasta Salad

oven fried potatoes done


Oven Fried Potatoes

asian broccoli salad done

Asian Broccoli Salad

hawaiin-coleslawHawaiian Coleslaw

Layered Cole Slaw


Layered Cole Slaw

237Detox Salad

Homemade Baked Beans in the Slow Cooker

Homemade Baked Beans

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Potato Salad

Pressure cooker mac and cheese


Pressure Cooker Mac n Cheese

One Pot Stove-Top Mac & Cheese


One-Pot Stove Top Mac n Cheese

slaw-ingrQuick Cole Slaw

ranch veggie salad done


Ranch Veggie Salad


Roasted Broccoli and Red Pepper

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Simple Lettuce Wedge Salad


Simple Wedge Salad



Slaw with Tomato and Jalapeno

slow cooker corn casserole

Corn Casserole

corn salad done


Summer Corn Salad



Sweet Potato Fries


Tomato Artichoke Salad

tropical salad done


Tropical Salad

watermelon chili powder


Watermelon with a Kick

Wild Rice Salad - redeeming leftover rice


Wild Rice Salad

winter fruit salad done


Winter Fruit Salad

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