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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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Smoky Beans

Smoky Beans

Smoky Beans

These beans are a perfect side dish to almost any meal. Try serving them with your favorite grilled meat! —Pat Turner, Seneca, South Carolina

Fourth of July Baked Beans

Fourth of July Baked Beans

Fourth of July Baked Beans

We always choose this family recipe for July Fourth or any picnic because it's a meaty twist on everyday baked beans and it has a nice sweetness. —Wendy Hodorowski, Bellaire, Ohio

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
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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

Bacon-Wrapped Corn

Bacon-Wrapped Corn

Bacon-Wrapped Corn

After one bite of this grilled corn on the cob, you'll never go back to your old way of preparing it. The incredible flavor of roasted corn combined with bacon and chili powder is sure to please your palate and bring rave reviews at your next backyard barbecue. —Lori Bramble, Omaha, Nebraska

Grilled Corn with Chive Butter

Grilled Corn with Chive Butter

Grilled Corn with Chive Butter

When our son was young, corn was the only vegetable he'd eat. My husband and I soon got bored with the simple salt and butter topping, so I stirred in some lemon juice and chives.—Sue Kirsch, Eden Pairie, Minnesota

Herbed Grilled Corn on the Cob

Herbed Grilled Corn on the Cob

Herbed Grilled Corn on the Cob

I'd never grilled corn until last summer when my sister-in-law served it for us. What a treat! So simple, yet delicious, grilled corn is now a must on my summer menu. —Angela Leinenbach, Mechanicsville, Virginia

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

Cowboy Calico Beans

Cowboy Calico Beans

Cowboy Calico Beans

This filling dish is a tradition at the table when my girlfriends and I go up North for a "girl's weekend." The husbands and kids are left at home, but the slow cooker comes with us!—Julie Butsch, Hartland, Wisconsin

Quick Barbecued Beans

Quick Barbecued Beans

Quick Barbecued Beans

Baked beans are a simple, classic recipe, and cooking them on the grill adds great smoky flavor. —Millie Vickery, Lena, Illinois

Kathy's Herbed Corn

Kathy's Herbed Corn

Kathy's Herbed Corn

My husband and I agreed that the original recipe for this corn needed a little jazzing up, so I added the thyme and cayenne pepper to suit our tastes. Now fresh summer corn makes a regular appearance on our grill. —Kathy VonKorff, North College Hill, Ohio
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