Top 15 Sides for the 4th of July!



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The top 15 side dish recipes for your 4th of July party! Hosting a BBQ or cookout? Here are some of the best, most popular side dishes!

With the 4th of July right around the corner, here are 15 of the best side dishes for your 4th of July cookout, BBQ or potluck! Wondering what’s a good side dish to bring to a cookout? I’ve got you covered. Whether you’re wondering what to serve with hot dogs, Grilled BBQ Ribs or juicy burgers, these side dishes are awesome and sure to be a hit!

best side dishes for the 4th of July

Top Side Dishes for 4th of July

This list includes some of the common side dishes that you find year after year at 4th of July cookouts — everything from pasta salads, broccoli salad, potato salad, and you can’t forget corn on the cob! These side dishes will round out your Fourth of July menu perfectly.

bbq macaroni salad
5 from 1 vote

BBQ Macaroni Salad

BBQ Macaroni Salad is similar to traditional macaroni salad except the dressing combines mayo with tangy BBQ sauce. The addition of turkey kielbasa makes this a hearty pasta salad perfect summer BBQ's, potlucks, and to accompany weeknight dinners.
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kfc coleslaw copycat recipe
4.58 from 14 votes

KFC Coleslaw Copycat

A KFC Coleslaw Copycat recipe! The coleslaw dressing is made with Miracle Whip and tastes just like the original KFC cole slaw.
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loaded baked potato salad
5 from 1 vote

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad has all of the flavors you love with a loaded baked potato!
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bowl of easy macaroni salad
3.90 from 64 votes

Easy Macaroni Salad

Easy Macaroni Salad, just like you'd get from the deli at the grocery store! Wondering how to make classic Macaroni Salad? This homemade recipe is easy and versatile. Add tuna, peas, or any of your favorite add-ins.
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broccoli salad
5 from 2 votes

Broccoli Salad

Fresh Broccoli Salad recipe with bacon and cheddar cheese!
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southwest quinoa salad
5 from 3 votes

Southwest Quinoa Salad

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how to grill corn on the cob
5 from 1 vote

How to Grill Corn on the Cob

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grilled pineapple with brown sugar and cinnamon
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon
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antipasto pasta salad
5 from 1 vote

Antipasto Pasta Salad

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summer corn salad
5 from 1 vote

Summer Corn Salad

This Summer Corn Salad with fresh cilantro and tomatoes is a quick and easy side dish great for any time of year, but especially perfect for summer BBQ's and potlucks.
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grilled stuffed mini bell peppers
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

Grilled Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers stuffed with cream cheese, cilantro, and green onion. Grilled until charred to perfection!
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bowl of spicy cole slaw
5 from 1 vote

Spicy Cole Slaw

Restaurant style Spicy Cole Slaw packs a bit of heat, but not too much! Perfect for summer BBQ's!
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roasted warm potato salad
5 from 1 vote

Roasted Potato Salad

This Roasted Warm Potato Salad features roasted red potatoes, crispy bacon, and green onion tossed with a simple, delicious dressing!
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easy ranch pasta salad
5 from 1 vote

Easy Ranch Pasta Salad

Easy Ranch Pasta Salad with bacon, broccoli, and red pepper and a creamy delicious dressing!
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grilled asparagus made on the grill
5 from 1 vote

Easy Grilled Asparagus

Easy Grilled Asparagus made on the grill or on the stove is ready in under 10 minutes and is the perfect side dish for your next barbecue.
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More 4th of July Side Dish Classics:

Here are a few more side dishes that are classic and traditional!

  • Classic Potato Salad – this is a timeless favorite with tender potatoes, celery, mayo, and a hint of mustard.
  • Baked Beans – a staple for any BBQ, try my easy Instant Pot Baked Beans recipe!
  • Veggie tray – a veggie tray at any party is a classic, but elevate it with my Homemade Ranch Dip, it’s simply the best!
  • Fruit Salad – a patriotic fruit salad is healthy and festive – feature strawberries, blueberries, and star-shaped apples!
  • Caprese Salad – light and fresh with basil and tomatoes!

No matter which side dishes you decide to make for your main dish, these awesome sides are sure to make your 4th of July BBQ a memorable and delicious occasion for everyone gathered around your table.

Cheers to good food, great company, and the spirit of independence. Happy 4th of July!

Looking for more 4th of July ideas? Here are two must-try patriotic dessert recipes that will accompany all of these 4th of July sides just perfectly! Red White and Blue Patriotic Dessert Tart and Blueberry and Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs.

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Top sides for fourth of july

Hi, I’m Ashley & I’m so happy you’re here!

Ashley is the founder of CenterCutCook and a former teacher that now spends her days in the kitchen so that she can share her favorite recipes with you!