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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.

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Slow Cooker Calico Beans

Slow Cooker Calico Beans

Slow Cooker Calico Beans

With so many folks moving to meatless or healthier food choices, I decided to remove the meat from the original recipe but turn up the flavor. The savory veggie blend balances the sweetness of the baked beans. —David Dixon, Shaker Heights, OH

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Seasoned with cilantro, this easy-to-prepare corn on the cob is sure to be a standout at your Labor Day picnic. Wrapping the corn in foil helps lock in the flavors. -Kara De la vega, Suisun City, California

Brenda's Baked Beans

Brenda's Baked Beans

Brenda's Baked Beans

When I was a kid, my mom made baked beans all the time. Sometimes we'd turn this side into a main dish by adding sliced hot dogs. —Brenda Brooks, Bowie, MD
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Grilled Corn Medley

Grilled Corn Medley

Grilled Corn Medley

Who knew a store-bought dressing could add so much flavor? This medley tastes delightful with garden-fresh veggies. Feel free to sub in your favorites and let the grill and the dressing do the rest! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Sweet Corn with Parmesan and Cilantro

Sweet Corn with Parmesan and Cilantro

Sweet Corn with Parmesan and Cilantro

A little tart and a touch sassy, this fun way to fix corn will be a hit. Just a few minutes of pan frying gives it a delightful golden color. —Faye Sloan, Las Vegas, Nevada

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

Grilled Street Corn

Grilled Street Corn

Grilled Street Corn

Mexican food is my grandmother’s favorite. I wanted a perfect side for her legendary tacos, and this chile-lime grilled corn turned out to be just right. —Ashley Crainshaw, Shawnee, Kansas

Hawaiian Kabobs

Hawaiian Kabobs

Hawaiian Kabobs

Fun and different, these kabobs are a treat exclusively from the grill! The pineapple gives ordinary summer vegetables a fresh, tropical taste. They're colorful and always a hit with family or at a get-together. #151;Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

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

Greek Tomatoes

Greek Tomatoes

Greek Tomatoes

"This recipe is quick and easy, and especially good if you use homegrown tomatoes," says Marilyn Morel of Keene, New Hampshire. "I like to serve this savory side at family barbecues or on camping trips. The tomatoes are delicious with grilled steak and roasted corn on the cob.

Patriotic Potatoes with Mustard Sauce

Patriotic Potatoes with Mustard Sauce

Patriotic Potatoes with Mustard Sauce

Show your true spirit with a bowl of red, white and blue potatoes dressed with bacon and sour cream. They’re tops in my hit parade of patriotic dishes. —Julie Murphy, Peachtree City, Georgia
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