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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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Corn on the Cob with Lemon-Pepper Butter

Corn on the Cob with Lemon-Pepper Butter

Corn on the Cob with Lemon-Pepper Butter

Roasting fresh-picked corn is as old as the Ozark hills where I was raised. My Grandpa Mitchell always salted and peppered his butter on the edge of his plate before spreading it on his corn, and I did the same as a kid. Today, I continue the tradition by serving lemon-pepper butter with roasted corn—it's a favorite! —Allene Bary-Cooper, Wichita Falls, Texas

Garlic Corn on the Cob

Garlic Corn on the Cob

Garlic Corn on the Cob

Every summer we look forward to fresh corn on the cob. I make it extra special by jazzing it up with garlic. — Heather Carroll, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Herbed Butternut Squash

Herbed Butternut Squash

Herbed Butternut Squash

This is just one of many ways I prepare butternut squash for my two girls. It’s a winter staple in our house. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
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Herbed Potato Packs

Herbed Potato Packs

Herbed Potato Packs

Fingerlings are small, firm and waxy potatoes, so they cook faster than chunkier varieties and leap from grill to table in one convenient pouch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Lime and Sesame Grilled Eggplant

Lime and Sesame Grilled Eggplant

Lime and Sesame Grilled Eggplant

When I lived in Greece, I fell in love with eggplant. My recipe's seasonings have an Asian theme, but the dish still makes me think Greek. —Allyson Meyler, Greensboro, North Carolina

Marinated Grilled Vegetable Medley

Marinated Grilled Vegetable Medley

Marinated Grilled Vegetable Medley

A simple-to-make marinade flavors a blend of vegetables in this recipe from our home economists.

Roast Corn on the Cob

Roast Corn on the Cob

Roast Corn on the Cob

Every summer, my family looks forward to corn on the cob. I make it extra special by roasting it, all wrapped up on the grill. —Johnnie McLeod, Bastrop, Louisiana

Steamed Veggie Bundles

Steamed Veggie Bundles

Steamed Veggie Bundles

“In late summer, when we have an abundance of garden produce, we enjoy this medley of fresh veggies,” says Terri Mulé from Angola, New York. “Usually, we pop the packets on the grill, alongside our main dish meat, fish or poultry.”

Campfire Onions

Campfire Onions

Campfire Onions

"When cooking out, my family prefers these sweet tender onions instead of potatoes," shares Barbara Magruder of Odessa, Missouri. They make an especially flavorful side dish alongside grilled steaks.

Asparagus with Mustard Vinaigrette

Asparagus with Mustard Vinaigrette

Asparagus with Mustard Vinaigrette

“This is a great side dish to serve at a bridge luncheon with a chicken dish or salad,” writes Jo Durlam of Ames, Iowa. “It gives some color to the dish and it is very tasty.”

Briquette Scalloped Potatoes

Briquette Scalloped Potatoes

Briquette Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy and cheesy with a touch of garlic, these delicious potatoes make a great side dish for anything! Don’t worry about leftovers…there won’t be any. —June Dress, Boise, Idaho
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