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Memorial Day Side Dishes

Don't forget the sides! These crowd-pleasing recipes range from potatoes on the grill to bbq beans, macaroni salad, grilled corn and more.

Red Pepper Corn

Red Pepper Corn

Red Pepper Corn

“This handy corn dish is a must at family parties.” —Kasia Rachfall, Langley, British Columbia

Saucy Pork and Beans

Saucy Pork and  Beans

Saucy Pork and Beans

—Ginnie Busam, Pewee Valley, Kentucky

Panguitch Potatoes

Panguitch Potatoes

Panguitch Potatoes

When my husband was in charge of our large pioneer celebration a few years ago, he decided to multiply our family favorite for a crowd. The dish is easy to fix and has become a standby for the event. Here is the original recipe, cheesy and comforting.
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Grilled Vegetable Platter

Grilled Vegetable Platter

Grilled Vegetable Platter

The best of summer in one dish! These pretty veggies are meant for entertaining. Grilling brings out their natural sweetness, and the easy marinade really kicks up the flavor. —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota

Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans

Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans

Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans

Bacon adds subtle smokiness to this hearty side dish that’s loaded with flavor. Brown sugar, vinegar and a hint of molasses make the sauce irresistible! —Sue Livermore, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Grilled Potato Packets

Grilled Potato Packets

Grilled Potato Packets

Potatoes require a little extra time on the grill, so remember to give these pouches first dibs on the flames. —Anna Bjornn, Rexburg, Idaho

Cherry Baked Beans

Cherry Baked Beans

Cherry Baked Beans

Here's a perfect dish to bring to a family reunion or any get-together. It's fast and easy to prepare, and you won't ever have to worry about bringing leftovers home…because there won't be any! —Margaret L. Smith, Superior, Wisconsin

Apple Sausage Beans

Apple Sausage Beans

Apple Sausage Beans

This is a nice way to jazz up canned beans. When it comes time to serve the beans, whoever was the best helper in the kitchen gets to eat the apple.—Becky Gourley, Sequim, Washington

Smoky Baked Beans

Smoky Baked Beans

Smoky Baked Beans

They’ll be standing in line for this saucy bean recipe, full of campfire flavor. A variation on colorful calico beans, it makes a great side dish with all your cookout favorites.—Lynne German, Cumming, Georgia

Basil Corn on the Cob

Basil Corn on the Cob

Basil Corn on the Cob

Steaming the basil under the husks adds lots of flavor to these fantastic ears. Lime makes their sweet taste pop even more. —Diane Eaton, Campbell, California

New England Baked Beans

New England Baked Beans

New England Baked Beans

For a potluck or picnic, you can’t beat this classic side that starts with a pound of dried beans. Molasses and maple syrup give it a slight sweetness. —Pat Medeiros, Tiverton, Rhode Island
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