The Best 13x9 Side Dishes To Serve with Burgers

Rum Baked Beans
Photo: Hector Sanchez

There's nothing like a casserole to round out your meal when burgers are on the menu. Whether you're firing up the grill to cook burgers for a family dinner or heading to a backyard potluck, these crowd-pleasing side dishes deserve a spot on your plate next to the main dish. Complement your typical burger and fries pairing with one of our mac and cheese recipes, or replace the fries altogether with another starchy potato side dish, like our Creamy Whipped Potato Casserole. And, add a veggie to the spread with our Broccoli-Cheese or Zucchini, Squash, and Corn casseroles. Bake these recipes in a 13x9 pan to ensure that there's enough for everyone to load up their plates next to burgers fresh off the grill. Using your favorite 13x9 or 3-quart pan will also make your favorite sides easy to transport. Many of these recipes are great to make ahead of time, so that all you have to do come meal-time is flip your patties and reheat one of these delicious sides.

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Hot Potato Salad

Hot Potato Salad
Helen Norman

Recipe: Hot Potato Salad

Warm up your potato salad with this cheesy version. Cold potato salad is a classic, but this casserole-adaptation that combines traditional flavors with creamy gratin, will blow you away.

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Mac and Cheese with Ham

Baked Smokin’ Macaroni and Cheese
Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

Recipe: Mac and Cheese with Ham

Mac and cheese is the perfect comfort food addition to your barbecue spread and adding ham only ups the dinnertime ante. Mix and match your cheese combination to create a different variation every time this dish is requested and don't forget to add crushed cornflakes to top it all off.

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Cheese Cracker-Topped Squash Casserole

Cheese Cracker-Topped Squash Casserole Recipe
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Cheese Cracker-Topped Squash Casserole

This recipe calls for the crackers of your choice, but we find that the sight of a Goldfish-topped casserole is always a welcome one. If your kids usually resist eating their veggies, this fun side dish is a great way to get them to enjoy their summer squash.

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Zucchini, Squash, and Corn Casserole

Zucchini, Squash, and Corn Casserole
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Zucchini, Squash, and Corn Casserole

Three summer favorites come together to create one crowd-pleasing casserole recipe. The veggies are held together by day-old sandwich bread turned breadcrumbs that pull double-duty as a yummy crumb topping.

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Rum Baked Beans

Rum Baked Beans
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Rum Baked Beans

Rum, bacon, and onions join beans to produce an exceptional side dish that's a go-to flavor combination with anything fresh from the grill. These baked beans can also be prepared up to two days in advance of serving.

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Hashbrown Casserole

Hashbrown Casserole
Southern Living

Recipe: Hashbrown Casserole

Sometimes referred to as "Funeral Casserole," Hashbrown Casserole deserves a rebrand, and with lots of cheesy, potato goodness, this recipe will prove it. We're here to convince you that Hashbrown Casserole can be enjoyed at any occasion.

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Potatoes Patio

Potatoes Patio
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Potatoes Patio

Mixing together gruyère and parmesan cheese, this potato casserole gets an upscale makeover. You'll know this cheesy, creamy dish is ready to serve when the top is golden brown.

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Savory Corn Pudding

Savory Corn Pudding
Photo: Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Savory Corn Pudding

Make the most of fresh summer corn by packing six cups into this 9x13 casserole. A savory spin on the Southern holiday favorite, this side dish can be made up to two days in advance.

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Two-Cheese Squash Casserole

Two-Cheese Squash Casserole Image

Recipe: Two-Cheese Squash Casserole

What's better than one type of cheese? Two types of cheese. Pairing deliciously with all that cheddar and parmesan, the yellow squash is easily replaced by zucchini for a colorful spin.

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Creamy Whipped Potato Casserole

Creamy Whipped Potato Casserole
Atonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Creamy Whipped Potato Casserole

When it comes to mashed potatoes, the fluffier, the better. Brown your butter, stir in some cheese, and let it all come together in your casserole dish for the fluffiest potatoes to serve up with tonight's burgers.

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Broccoli Cheese Casserole

13x9 dishes, casseroles, easy meals
Linda Pugliese; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Any grudges against broccoli will be long forgotten upon digging into this casserole topped with buttery crackers. Everyone will eat their greens when they're covered with warm, melted cheese.

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

CROP Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots
Linda Pugliese; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

Brussels sprouts and bacon are the perfect match alongside a burger for a weeknight or special occasion. We recommend using smaller sprouts for this recipe because they have milder flavor than their large, leafy counterparts.

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Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Jennifer Causey; Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Stylist: Claire Spollen

Recipe: Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Forgo the wings at your barbecue and serve up this dip instead. A dependable crowd-pleaser, Buffalo Chicken Dip will be scooped up as quickly as it came together—in just 20 minutes.

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Classic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

Classic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Classic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

Lavishly rich but quick to make with few ingredient, this casserole is ideal for family suppers. For a slight twist, try Gruyère cheese instead of Parmesan.

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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
Jennifer Causey; Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

With a mild and soft cauliflower base, this casserole uses a heavy hand for cheese and all the baked potato fixing you love. Bake this creamy veggie dish up to three days before serving and rejoice in leftovers, if you have any.

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Homemade Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Leeks

Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Leeks
Linda Puglies; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Homemade Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Leeks

Southerners love a good green bean casserole and this recipe takes the best part—the crispy topping—to the next level. Canned fried onions are swapped for fried leeks, adding an upscale crunch.

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Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, and Greens Casserole

Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, and Greens Casserole
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, and Greens Casserole

With a healthy assortment of cauliflower, mushrooms, sweet potato, peas, and greens, this vegetable-forward casserole is great vegetarian company for meaty burgers. Packing in all the veggies, this side dish is elevated by a generous helping of breadcrumbs and creamy cheese sauce.

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Okra and Rice Casserole

Okra and Rice Casserole
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe: Okra and Rice Casserole

Though you may be accustomed to delicious deep-fried okra, this vegetable is not one to be put in a box. Sautéed in this casserole alongside sweet corn, Cajun spices, and basmati rice, the versatile veggie makes for a tender and flavorful side.

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Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese

Roasted Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese

You can't go wrong with this mac and cheese in your repertoire. Give this comfort food classic an extra flourish by using cubes of cheddar that will create a gooey burst in every bite.

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