dixiechic asked in Food & DrinkEntertaining · 1 decade ago

Help! What side dishes should I serve at my BBQ??

We are grilling out hamburgers. I was thinking of making homemade macaroni and cheese and corn on the cob. My hubbie hates potato salad, cole slaw, and macaroni salad (basically anything cold & creamy). WHAT ELSE CAN I SERVE?? Any good easy recipes or ideas??

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    A three bean salad is a good and healthy alternative to the creamy salads, and you can make it with a homemade mustard and vinegar dressing. A good hot alternative is baked beans. Instead of potato salad, you could grill up some potato wedges with seasoning.

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  • 1 decade ago

    homemade mac and cheese is a good idea as is corn on the cob. I would also recommend regular potatoes. Maybe a jello salad? Or frog eye salad. And if anyone else is gonna be at this BBQ, then you have to have potato salad, cole slaw and all that stuff. If he doesn't like it, he doesn't have to eat it. But those are, like, requirments at a BBQ. Good Luck! And have fun!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think the baked beans and corn on the cob will be great. Use the Bush's suggested by someone else but dress them up. Take sliced bacon and snip into half inch pieces and scramble in a frying pan.. remove when almost done .. brown half a diced onion in the drippings .. add the bacon and onion to the beans with a little more brown sugar. Microwave 3-4 pieces of bacon until half done. Stir the beans, bacon bits, onion and sugar in a casserole dish and lay the bacon strips on top. Bake until the bacon cooks and the beans are heated. I fix this for my family at every cookout. Have a great BBQ!!! *SMILE*

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'd make a small creamy sald for your guests and then get creative...have cheese and cracker... get a hoagie and cut into small slices, do a vinegar cole slaw ( in Pittsburgh we out this on the burger with fries...mmm) You can fry some cabbage and noodles too ( called haluski) Chips and dips are always good too...do some chips and salsa then maybe a spinache dipp....Mix it up a bunch of little that way everyone likes something...

    Source(s): Held some BBQ"s and parites in my day...LOL
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  • 1 decade ago

    Make baked beans with Bacon, maple syrup, mustard, chopped onions and green peppers and a little bit of BBQ sauce added to the canned baked beans.

    Steak fries are always good.

    Make grilled corn on the cob -delicious.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Great big Platters of nachos with cheese,tomato,onion,olive, jalapenos salsa and sour cream.

    Corn on the cob, grilled in the husk

    Pull the husk back remove silk and add salt and pepper and butter pull husk back over and tie with cotton cord

    place directly on grill turning frequently

    spray a couple of times with water

    cook 15 minutes.

    Veggie platter and a large salad

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  • 1 decade ago

    I always do a potato bake - layer very thinly sliced potatoes with chopped spring onions in a greased baking dish, pour in single cream to just cover the potatoes and top with a generous amount of grated cheese. Bake in the oven for an hour covered with foil, then take off the foil for 30 minutes to let it brown. You could parboil the spuds first to cut down cooking time. Delicious with any grilled meat.

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  • 1 decade ago

    try grilled baked potatoes that you smother in butter and salt and pepper and wrap in tin-foil. Maybe corn on the cob grilled the same way as the potatoes i mentioned. you could also serve some fruit kabobs....mmmm. fresh fruit (cut up if big) on a stick is a good way to end a meal.

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  • Grilled veggies are great. (like onions, asparagus, tomatoes, bell peppers, maybe some squash) Toss them in olive oil with salt and pepper and then put them together in a bowl for a colorful side dish.

    Some fruit is great too. Grilled pineapple is delicious when the sugars carmelize.

    Maybe try a good brocolli salad? (its very flavorful and has lots of great textures.)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Steamed green beans? Warm German potato salad? Meat and cheese trays? Bread bowl dips? French bread with olive oil dippers? Baked beans with hamburger and mustard? Tortilla roll-ups? Grilled garlic bread?

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