Side Dishes for Your Memorial Day Cookout
Pair your Memorial Day barbecue and burgers with a few of our tastiest summery sides. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, cook-out, or sit-down meal, we have plenty of delicious sides dish ideas for your Memorial Day get-together. From spicy corn-on-the-cob to pasta salads, cole slaw, and baked beans, we have a side for every palate. These dishes will perk up your buffet (instantly!) with an infusion of fresh produce, colorful ingredients, and fantastic summer flavors. These sides are easy to prep and make the most of your favorite fresh and juicy seasonal produce. They will have even the unlikelest of dinner guests returning for seconds, guaranteed. These dishes are as at home on the picnic table as they are in the dining room, and they'll feed a crowd with ease, so no matter the setting, these food ideas will slot into your party plan seamlessly. Feel free to mix and match our favorite Memorial Day side dishes to create your own personalized holiday menu, and go ahead and add them to your dinnertime lineup all summer long.
Grilled Jalapeño-Lime Corn on the Cob
Put your best plate forward by adding this fantastic corn-on-the-cob recipe to the mix.
Recipe: Classic Succotash
Don’t forget about this Southern side, a celebration of fresh produce and unforgettable flavors.
Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
These deviled eggs add some Tex-Mex flair to your dinner plate.
Mix 'n' Match Spring Pasta Toss
Recipe: Mix 'n' Match Spring Pasta Toss
Toss together this spring pasta extravaganza for a great seasonal side.
Street Corn Salad
Recipe: Street Corn Salad
Mix up this colorful, easy side. It’s so good, you’ll have a smile with every spoonful.
Watermelon, Mâche, and Pecan Salad
Crisp and juicy watermelon welcomes summer wonderfully.
Sugar Snap-Snow Pea Salad
Recipe: Sugar Snap-Snow Pea Salad
Add some snappy greens to your Memorial Day meal with this zippy pea salad.
Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Root Beer Baked Beans
Recipe: Root Beer Baked Beans
We love root beer. We love baked beans. We love them even more when they’re paired together in this classic recipe.
Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks
Recipe: Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks
This stackable side wins over every dinner plate.
Big Daddy’s Grilled Blue Cheese-and-Bacon Potato Salad
What could make potato salad better? Blue cheese and bacon, that’s what.
Recipe: Freezer Coleslaw
Don’t forget the coleslaw! This recipe is a memorable spin on the classic summer side.
Spring Pea Pasta with Ricotta and Herbs
This creamy combination is a side dish every guest will love.
Two-Cheese Squash Casserole
Recipe: Two-Cheese Squash Casserole
Summer squash takes center stage in this cheesy combo.
Simple Beet Salad
Recipe: Simple Beet Salad
Treat your fam to this juicy, fresh salad which beautifully incorporates beets, an underrated veggie that gets its due with this recipe.
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Salad
Could this salad be any prettier? Slice up your juiciest tomatoes for this picture-perfect side.
Field Pea and Pasta Salad
Recipe: Field Pea and Pasta Salad
A lively mix of pasta and field peas make a fresh and flavorful Memorial Day side dish.
Warm Purple-and-Red Potato Toss
Recipe: Warm Purple-and-Red Potato Toss
This recipe transforms classic potato salad into a work of art.
Pickled Okra and Shrimp Salad
Recipe: Pickled Okra and Shrimp Salad
Try this okra and shrimp salad, and never look back.
Salt-and-Pepper Oven Fries
Recipe: Salt-and-Pepper Oven Fries
No burger spread would be complete without a side of crisp, homemade oven fries.
Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad
Sesame, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad
This is no mere salad. It's an explosion of colorful, delectable produce. Try it, and thank us later.
Barbecue Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Barbecue Deviled Eggs
Combine your two favorite Memorial Day flavors in this tasty side.
Recipe: Memphis Slaw
Memphis knows barbecue, and they know sides too. Just ask this zingy cabbage mix.
Recipe: Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad
The two juiciest summertime ingredients combine in this recipe to create a tour de force of a salad.
Bacon Potato Salad
Recipe: Bacon Potato Salad
Serve up this potato salad in paprika-rimmed glasses for a fun and festive side.
Zucchini, Squash, and Corn Casserole
It wouldn’t be a summertime get-together without this summer squash- and corn-filled casserole.
Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad
Fipps Family Potato Salad
Recipe: Fipps Family Potato Salad
Thank the Fipps family for this fan-favorite, Duke's Mayo-filled potato salad.
From-Scratch Oven Fries
Recipe: From-Scratch Oven Fries
Bake up our classic oven fries recipe for a side worthy of even the best-of-the-best grilled burgers.
Summer Rice Salad
Recipe: Summer Rice Salad
Mint, lime zest, honey, and Dijon give this rice salad its flavorful calling card.
Summer Vegetable Kabobs
Recipe: Summer Vegetable Kabobs
Add a skewer of fresh, grilled produce to your Memorial Day plate.
Eastern North Carolina Slaw
Recipe: Eastern North Carolina Slaw
Channel the flavors of Eastern North Carolina with this chopped slaw. (Don’t forget the hot sauce.)