Easy side dish recipes for warm-weather dinners and barbecues!

There is something about warmer weather that makes food even better! From grilling a quick weeknight meal to attending outdoor parties, don’t let the summer side dish be a blah on the plate. We’ve teamed up with our friend Chef Billy Parisi to put the ‘spring’ into your next side dish recipe. These sides will not only impress your family and guests, but your taste buds too!

Avocado Corn Salad

FY17 Ready Set Eat Billy Parisi Avocado Corn Salad 820x500.jpg

In just minutes, this side salad is an instant winner in the weeknight side dish category! Simply toss corn, red onion, tomatoes with zesty chilies, diced avocado, lime juice and seasonings – and any meal will be complete.

Find the full recipe here!

Easy Jalapeño Cornbread Pudding

FY17 Ready Set Eat Billy Parisi Easy Jalapeno Corn Pudding 820x500.jpg

Pull out the cast iron skillet and make this sweet and spicy cornbread pudding! Add a little heat with diced jalapeño bits throughout the cornbread mixture and top it with a sweet molasses butter glaze.

Check out the full recipe here!

Hassleback Potatoes with Salsa

FY17 Ready Set Eat Billy Parisi Hasselback Potatoes with Salsa 820x500.jpg

A single-served roasted potato side dish is perfect for entertaining! Each potato is sliced hasselback-style and topped with melted cheese and a black bean salsa mixture for the perfect flavorful potato side dish!

Learn how to easily slice the potato hasselback-style and see the full recipe here!

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

FY17 Ready Set Eat Billy Parisi Mediterranean Pasta Salad 820x500.jpg

Change up the traditional pasta salad with just a few ingredients. By adding fire roasted tomatoes and fresh basil – this pasta salad has a depth of flavor the whole family will love.  

Find the recipe here!

Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

FY17 Ready Set Eat Billy Parisi Loaded Scalloped Potatoes 820x500.jpg

This side dish is just, oh-so right! Thinly sliced potatoes are baked in a skillet and drizzled with a ranch and salsa mixture, finished with bacon! Now that’s a side to impress any barbeque gathering!

Find the complete recipe here!

Roasted Blue Cheese Potato Salad

FY17 Ready Set Eat Billy Parisi Roasted Blue Cheese Potato Salad 820x500.jpg

Add a rich depth of flavor by roasting red potatoes and onions on a sheet pan before adding to the creamy blue cheese and basil mixture. This will give the side dish extra flavor without extra ingredients (or extra dishes)! Now that’s a win – win!

Find the roasting instructions here!

Spicy Sweet Potato Noodle Salad

FY17 Ready Set Eat Billy Parisi Spicy Sweet Potato Noodle Salad 820x500.jpg

A salad like no other! Spiralized sweet potatoes are baked until tender and mixed with a homemade (and super simple) spicy tomato vinaigrette, then tossed with more fresh veggies and served chilled.

Impress everyone with this veggie salad recipe!

Zucchini Noodle Salad with Tomatoes

FY17 Ready Set Eat Billy Parisi Zucchini Noodle Salad with Tomatoes 820x500.jpg

Freshen up the side dish scene with this veggie-packed cold salad! Replace leafy greens with zucchini noodles paired with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella in a simple Italian vinaigrette. Now that's a salad perfect for a hot day! 

Check out the full recipe here!

Spicy Creamed Corn

FY17 Ready Set Eat Billy Parisi Spicy Creamed Corn 820x500.jpg

This isn't the same old creamed corn. Add a richness of flavor by using caramelized onions, sweet corn and zesty tomatoes and chilies for a completely delicious side dish to pair with any type of barbecue!

Find the recipe here!