Every good Independence Day get together needs some sides to accompany the typical burgers and hot dogs. Whether you like vegetable and fruit sides, or a salad, this collection of 4th of July Side Dishes has something for everyone!
At our 4th of July BBQ’s, we usually serve various types of chips along with other side dishes. We also like to provide a combination of sweet and savory sides, and warm and cool sides that go will with our main dish, which is typically grilled.
From hamburgers to hot dogs to steaks, there are countless side options that go well on Independence Day. We will share some tips as well as some of our favs for the holiday.
Tips for sides
How Many? Plan to serve 2-3 different sides for <10 guests. Add another side dish for every 10 guests after. Most adults will have about 3-4 total servings of sides. Children will have 2-3 servings.
Temperature: Keep warm sides warm by using crock pots and chafing dishes. Keep cool sides cold by placing them on trays full of ice. Do not leave food out for more than 2 hours.
Make it Festive: To make sides festive, serve them in red, white and blue or patriotic patterned bowls and platters.
See individual posts for recipe tips and storage information.
Grilling sides is great to go with meat, but there are so many other options as well! Here are some of our favorites…
Fruit Kabobs Recipe
Colorful fruit kabobs are the best appetizer or side for any occasion! Load up your favorite fruits and get snacking.
This Sunny Broccoli Salad is a simple, tasty and hearty broccoli salad served with bacon, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and mixed with a delicious, homemade mayonnaise-vinegar based dressing that is perfect for BBQs and get togethers.
Our all-time favorite Potato Salad - it's simple, flavorful and filled with chunks of potatoes, eggs and olives! It's the perfect addition to any BBQ or picnic and is so creamy and tasty, it will wow everyone who tries it.
This quick and Easy Coleslaw makes the perfect side dish for any picnic or BBQ. It takes just minutes to put this classic coleslaw recipe together, and it can easily be customized with the spices and flavors you love most.
Easy and delicious Italian Pasta Salad recipe that includes Rotini pasta, olives, tomatoes, & cheese in Italian dressing! It takes minutes to make and is perfect for any get together including BBQs and holidays.
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