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Father's Day Side Dishes

Make him memorable sides with these recipes for stuffed potatoes, grilled corn, grilled veggies and more.

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Smoky Grilled Corn

Smoky Grilled Corn

Smoky Grilled Corn

A friend and I cooked up this corn one evening when getting ready to grill. The buttery corn, with its sweet-spicy seasoning, won top honors over our steaks. —Linda Landers Kalispell, Montana

Buttery-Horseradish Corn on the Cob

Buttery-Horseradish Corn on the Cob

Buttery-Horseradish Corn on the Cob

For a July Fourth barbecue, I whipped up a butter and horseradish topping for grilled corn. People actually formed a line to get seconds. —Trish Loewen, Bakersfield, California

Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley

Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley

Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley

This side dish is our favorite way to fix summer vegetables. Cleanup is a breeze because it cooks in foil. It goes from garden to table in under an hour, and makes a great accompaniment to grilled steak or chicken. — Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
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Chipotle Lime Corn Cobs

Chipotle Lime Corn Cobs

Chipotle Lime Corn Cobs

In Mexico, grilled corn sometimes comes slathered in mayonnaise, rolled in grated cheese and served with lime and chili powder. This is my family's take on the dish, with our own flavor enhancements. —Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

I love when an entire meal can be cooked outside on the grill and I don't need to heat up the kitchen. These tasty fries not only meet that requirement, but they are healthy, too.—Natalie Knowlton, Kamas, Utah

Curried Butternut Squash Kabobs

Curried Butternut Squash Kabobs

Curried Butternut Squash Kabobs

These baked squash cubes pick up a mouthwatering grilled taste along with a mild curry butter flavor. The pretty orange side dish adds interest to more traditional summer entrees.—Mary E. Relyea, Canastota, New York

Grilled Honey-Ginger Corn

Grilled Honey-Ginger Corn

Grilled Honey-Ginger Corn

This is the accompaniment to the tasty burgers, the corn has a sweet honey flavor that's jazzed up with zippy cayenne pepper.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Grilled Potato Fans

Grilled Potato Fans

Grilled Potato Fans

If you're looking for a change from plain baked potatoes, try these tender and buttery potato fans seasoned with oregano, garlic powder, celery and onion. To cut down on grilling time, I sometimes microwave the potatoes for 5-6 minutes before slicing them. -Jennifer Black-Ortiz, San Jose, California

Italian Stuffed Portobellos

Italian Stuffed Portobellos

Italian Stuffed Portobellos

“Golden caramelized onions and creamy roasted garlic are an ideal match for the flavors in this recipe. It’s like a quick transport to a ristorante in Rome. For a bit of heat, add red pepper flakes while sauteeing the onions.”—Jeanne Holt, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Parmesan-Onion Potato Packets

Parmesan-Onion Potato Packets

Parmesan-Onion Potato Packets

This delicious twist on the baked potato is great for summer cookouts because the potatoes can be added to the grill while the meat is cooking. The recipe is also an excellent take-along side dish because each potato is individually wrapped in foil. If needed, it's easy to double or triple the recipe.

Summer Vegetable Medley

Summer Vegetable Medley

Summer Vegetable Medley

This swift side dish is as beautiful as it is delicious. Red and yellow peppers, zucchini, corn and mushrooms are seasoned with garden-fresh herbs. Grilled in a foil pan, it's no-fuss cooking. —Maria Regakis Somerville, Massachusetts
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