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July 4th Side Dishes

These family-favorite recipes include baked beans, coleslaw, grilled corn, tomato salad and more.

Oregano Onions

Oregano Onions

Oregano Onions

"My dad, who loves onions, invented this tasty side dish," says Marcia Preston of Clear Lake, Iowa. "The tender seasoned onions go well with all types of grilled meat, so we enjoy them frequently. Cleanup is a breeze, too."

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Fresh pineapple adds an elegant touch to a barbecue when grilled, topped with butter and maple syrup and sprinkled with nuts. Polly Heer of Cabot, Arkansas suggests cutting each pineapple quarter into bite-size pieces before serving.

Potato Pockets

Potato Pockets

Potato Pockets

Our young sons like to help me assemble potatoes, carrots and onions into foil packages that we can grill alongside the turkey. Just before serving, we top the steaming medley of vegetables with a sprinkling of cheese. — Denise Nebel, Wayland, Iowa
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Grilled Sweet Corn

Grilled Sweet Corn

Grilled Sweet Corn

"Since we have plenty of fresh sweet corn available in our area, we use this recipe often in summer," writes Connie Lou Hollister of Lake Odessa, Michigan. "Parsley, chili powder and cumin accent the corn's just-picked flavor."

Horseradish-Dill Grilled Corn

Horseradish-Dill Grilled Corn

Horseradish-Dill Grilled Corn

Give corn on the cob some zing with this recipe. Guest will be surprised how easy it will be to add flavor to an ear of corn.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Cilantro-Lime Sweet Corn

Cilantro-Lime Sweet Corn

Cilantro-Lime Sweet Corn

Our home economists give Southwestern flavor to corn on the cob with cilantro and lime juice.

Grilled Corn in Husks

Grilled Corn in Husks

Grilled Corn in Husks

Seasoned with butter, Parmesan cheese and parsley, Grilled Corn in Husks is especially good. Be sure to give the ears a long soak before putting them on the grill. Hot off the grate, the kernels are moist and tender with a wonderful, sweet flavor.

Maple Vegetable Medley

Maple Vegetable Medley

Maple Vegetable Medley

Terrific for summer, this recipe calls for fresh vegetables brushed with a mild maple glaze and then grilled to perfection. They go well with any meat dish.

Garlic-Butter Parmesan Corn

Garlic-Butter Parmesan Corn

Garlic-Butter Parmesan Corn

This is the best grilled corn I have ever tasted! The butter, garlic and cheese perk up the flavor and make it hard to resist. A great side dish for your cookout! —Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland

Buttery-Onion Corn on the Cob

Buttery-Onion Corn on the Cob

Buttery-Onion Corn on the Cob

“My mother has been making this recipe for years. Every time I make it for company they rave and can't believe how easy it is!” —Lisa Denson of Decatur, Alabama

Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Saute

Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Saute

Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Saute

Fast to fix and full of flavor, this warm, refreshing side dish makes the most of cherry tomatoes, pairing them with fresh mozarella cubes and seasoning the combination with thyme. —Summer Jones Pleasant Grove, Utah
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