Sure, the main meal is what gets all the attention, but when it comes time for seconds, we know how you’re piling that plate high—with delicious side dishes! This summer, we’ve teamed up with our friend Chef Billy Parisi to help you make your summer side dishes stand out, from grilling a quick weeknight meal to attending outdoor parties. These side dishes are perfect for hot summer weather, and best of all, they’ll impress your family, guests, and your taste buds, too!
In just minutes, this side salad is an instant winner in the weeknight summer side dish recipe category! Simply toss corn, red onion, zesty RO*TEL® tomatoes and chilies, diced avocado, lime juice, and seasonings—and any meal will be complete.
Pull out the cast iron skillet and make this sweet and spicy cornbread pudding. Add a little heat with diced jalapeño bits and top it off with an irresistible sweet molasses butter.
A single-serving roasted potato side dish is perfect for entertaining! Each potato is sliced Hasselback-style and topped with melted cheese, smoky Frontera® Roasted Tomato Salsa, and hearty Rosarita® Black Beans for the perfect flavorful potato side dish.
This tangy, flavor-forward summer side dish recipe takes traditional pasta salad to a whole new flavor dimension. It’s made with just a few simple but assertive ingredients, including Hunt’s® Fire-Roasted Tomatoes, fresh basil, tangy pepperoncini, and a drizzle of robust Wish-Bone® Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Give your scalloped potatoes a kick with bold, flavor-packed ingredients and watch this dish disappear. Thinly sliced potatoes are baked in a skillet and drizzled with an irresistible spicy ranch made with creamy Wish-Bone Ranch Dressing and Frontera Medium Chunky Salsa, then finished with bacon. Now that’s a barbecue side dish designed to impress!
Add a rich depth of flavor by roasting red potatoes and onions on a sheet pan before adding a 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!
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.
Freshen up the side dish scene with this veggie-packed cold salad! Replace leafy greens with zucchini noodles and pair them with juicy Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, all tossed in a simple Italian vinaigrette. Now that's a salad perfect for a hot day!
This isn't the same old creamed corn. Add a richness of flavor by using caramelized onions, Birds Eye® Steamfresh® Selects Super Sweet Corn, and zesty tomatoes and chilies for a completely delicious side dish to pair with any type of barbecue.
OK, you’ve got your summer side dish recipes. Looking to round out your get-together with the perfect main dishes on the grill? Get fired up with our collection of Easy Grilling Recipes.