20 Amazing Cookout Sides Recipes for Your Next Get-Together

Summer means spending time with friends and family! When we all get together, you know there will be delicious food involved. Though I have great go-to recipes like Chilled German Style Potato Salad,  Baked Potato Dip or Lemon-Horseradish Potato Salad, I always am on the lookout for some fabulous new recipes to try. For the next summer cookout invitation, grab one of my recipes or choose one of these tasty cookout sides. Pack it up in an insulated casserole carrier and you’ll get rave reviews!

20 Amazing Cookout Sides

20 Amazing Cookout Sides

Mexican Street Corn Salad from Love Makes Good Cakes pulls together all of your favorite flavors from Mexican Street corn, right into a bowl!

A cookout isn’t a cookout without macaroni salad! This Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad from MassholeMommy will bring back great memories.

MomFoodie’s Green Pea Salad tastes just like summer, which is just what you want in cookout sides. Another delicious treat that will spark memories!

LowCarbYum brings a new twist to your extra garden cucumbers with this Cucumber Salsa. It will really spice things up in a different way!

Everything tastes better with cheese and bacon, and Cheesy Bacon Pasta Salad from PennyPinchin’Mom hits the spot!

Patriotic Layered Taco Dip from Tastes of LizzyT is festive and fun. Of course, it’s one of the most perfect cookout sides for a Memorial Day or 4th of July get-together!

Easy Patriotic Layered Taco Dip

Easy Patriotic Layered Taco Dip

This yummy Summer Caprese Orzo Salad from A Turtle’s Life For Me is a fun spin on a traditional pasta salad. It’s such a great way to use fresh tomatoes, too!

If you’re looking for cookout sides with a little sweetness, look no further. Easy Carrot Raisin Salad from SheSaved is simply perfect!

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Tomatoes from Cooking LSL brings together brussels sprouts with a tangy balsamic reduction. Really, what could be better?

Smoked Sausage Cheesy Potatoes from TornadoughAlli will tie in perfectly with your grilled favorites. Also, this would make a great post-cookout brunch!

Want a spicy twist on classic coleslaw? Tex-Mex Coleslaw from HomeMadeInterest brings a perfect punch to your cookout sides.

Just as visually stunning as delicious, Red, White, and Blue Feta Potato Salad from Sweet and Savory Meals is a great 4th of July take-along.

Red White and Blue Bacon Feta Potato Salad

Loaded Potato Salad, like this one from ZestyOlive, pulls best parts of a baked potato into a delicious cold salad.

BBQ Baked Beans from Taste and are perfect with steaks, burgers, hot dogs, or whatever you happen to throw on the grill!

For those who would like a cold protein option, Creamy Dijon Ham Salad from 4SonsRUsis a light, delicious choice.

Make room on the grill for these Veggie Kabobs from Juggling Act Mama, and then enjoy! The rainbow of veggies will bring a fun touch to the table!

I Heart Naptime’s Honey Lime Fruit Salad can be put with the cookout sides, then do double duty at the dessert table!

Make About A Mom’s Potluck Spaghetti Salad and then watch your friends and family gobble it up! So delicious and summery!

Looking for cookout sides for those with dietary needs? Zucchini Bruschetta Boats from Wholesome Yum cover those who are eating low-carb and then the gluten-free crew!

Black Bean and Corn Salad from Dinner at the Zoo is a perfect complement to grilled fish or steak and of course, is so fresh and delicious!


What are your favorite cookout side dishes?  I’d love to hear what yours are, and what ones you’d like to see me tackle and share! 

And if you’re looking for a fun patriotic dessert; Check out these Red White and Blue 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats that I originally posted back in 2013!!!

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