BBQ Side Dish Recipes

Make sure your backyard barbecue has all the fixins, like baked beans and cornbread from Food Network chefs.

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The Neelys' Barbecue Baked Beans

The Neelys' beans are flavored with a barbecue seasoning mixture, a cup of homemade barbecue sauce and leftover smoked pork or beef.

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Chili-Chicken Mac and Cheese

Use leftover rotisserie chicken for a meaty, spicy spin on mac and cheese. 

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The Neelys' Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw

The Neelys give their coleslaw a sweet twang with apple cider vinegar and add a little spice with cayenne pepper.

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The Pioneer Woman's Corn Casserole with Red Pepper and Jalapeno

Use fresh sweet corn to make Ree's creamy corn casserole. Red pepper and jalapenos add a slight kick and lots of flavor.

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Mama Neely's Baked Beans

The Neelys add smokiness to a family classic by replacing ground beef with smoked sausage.

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Jalapeno Cornbread

Make this spicy twist on traditional cornbread for your next BBQ. Cleaning tip: Dry cast-iron pans thoroughly with paper towels after washing, to keep them from rusting.

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Baked Beans with Bacon

These from-scratch baked beans use navy and pinto beans as the base before layering in lots of classic flavors. A bacon-breadcrumb mixture makes an irresistible crunchy topping.

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Hot and Spicy Hush Puppies

These crispy, cayenne-spiked hush puppies pack a flavorful punch that pairs perfectly with barbecue dishes. Make Gina's Orange Dipping Sauce for a sweet-and-sour side dish that kids and adults will love.

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Cowboy Beans

Enjoy this side of beans with chorizo and jalapeno for some spicy kick.

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Alex's Skillet Cornbread

Alex Guarnaschelli likes to serve this hearty cornbread tableside, straight from the skillet. It's great for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Get the Recipe: Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread

Marcela's Corn Mashed Potatoes

Marcela mixes her creamy corn, garlic and onion mixture into mashed potatoes for a rich side that will disappear from one heaping spoonful to the next.

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Marcela's Cowboy Beans

Marcela's jalapeno-enhanced beans have three infusions of pork flavor from a ham hock, pork chorizo and bacon, for a hefty side worthy to be served next to heaps of smoky barbecue meat.

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The Neelys' BBQ Spaghetti

Barbecue spaghetti is a signature dish of Memphis and a popular dish at the Neelys' restaurants. It's like spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, only the sauce is made of barbecue sauce and pulled pork.

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Tyler's Ultimate Baked Beans

Tyler makes his baked beans from scratch. Chipotle chiles in adobo give them a nice kick, while rosemary and pancetta add an Italian twist. Tyler bakes them in individual crocks, but a lasagna pan would work fine as well.

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Classic Cobb Salad

Cool off with our Food Network Kitchen's simple recipe for cobb salad success: Thick-cut bacon, vine-ripened tomatoes, creamy avocado and crunchy lettuce are combined with a tangy dressing that's as bright as the summer sunshine.

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Italian-Style Baked Beans

Giada adds beer, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar for a new savory take on baked beans. Mustard and molasses add a peppery-sweet flavor to this cookout dish, which is best served alongside a pile of barbecue.

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Hush Puppies

You don't need tons of ingredients or prep time to pull off the ultimate crunchy add-ons to any barbecue experience. Claire uses sugar in her batter, making their slight sweetness a nice break from spicy sauces so you can keep going back for more.

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Skillet Cornbread

Get perfect crusty edges with this rustic cornbread from The Pioneer Woman.

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