If you are ready to entertain and grill out on the patio, make room on the grill for side dishes. No need to dirty another pan! Plus, the smoky flavor imparted by the grill makes veggies like corn, potatoes, and bell peppers irresistible.
You’ll want to throw these on the grill starting tonight and they are so easy you can! Get ready for some NEW family favorites!
This super-easy side dish is as easy to prepare as it is to grill! Simply toss asparagus in olive oil with a pinch of salt and pepper and wrap a piece of bacon around each spear.
If needed, secure the ends with toothpicks. Grill uncovered over medium heat until the bacon is cooked through and crisp, about 4-6 minutes on each side. Done!
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Cedar Plank Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
These bacon, pork, pepper, and onion stuffed mushrooms are so hearty that it could be the main dish for a light dinner with a side salad and some potato wedges.
Grill master tip: when grilling with cedar planks, make sure to soak them for at least an hour before grilling so they don’t burn!
Grilled Peppers and Zucchini
This simple yet versatile side dish is so easy to prepare but is delicious! Plus, grilling the veggies in a foil packet means that there is one less dish to wash.
- Simply julienne 1 green pepper, 1 red pepper, and 2 medium-sized zucchini and place them on a double layer of heavy-duty tin foil.
- Dot with butter and drizzle with soy sauce.
- Sprinkle your favorite seasonings on top, such as salt and pepper,
- Fold the foil around the vegetables and seal tightly.
- Grill covered over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until the vegetables are tender.
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Bacon-Corn Stuffed Peppers
These pepper halves filled with corn, salsa, bacon, green onion, and mozzarella cheese are sure to liven up your next cookout and would be a great side dish for a steak or grilled chicken. Check out the recipe below for this fun twist on corn on the cob!
Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Butter
Grilling corn in the husks is so easy, and the grill adds a smoky flavor to the classic BBQ side dish of corn on the cob. Yum! Don’t forget to try the chipotle-lime butter for a zesty kick!
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Related: Dining Alfresco Menu (includes some other can’t miss seasoned butter options!)
Grilled Pineapple with Lime Dip
Serve grilled pineapple as an appetizer, as dessert, or as a side dish with grilled fish. P.S. Rolling the pineapple spears in flaked coconut is amazing!
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Creamy Grilled Potato Salad
Everyone loves a great potato salad. With this one, there’s no need to turn on the oven to roast the potatoes! Grilling the potatoes adds an amazing smoky flavor to this potato salad.
Lime and Sesame Grilled Eggplant
This Asian-inspired grilled side dish would pair perfectly with a steak or teriyaki chicken. Yum!
This easy side dish doesn’t skimp on the flavor at all!
- Cut the head of cabbage into eight wedges, and spread butter on the cut sides.
- Season lightly with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Place wedges on a piece of heavy-duty foil (make sure that there is enough to fold up around the cabbage) and fold the foil around the cabbage and seal tightly.
- Grill foil packet, covered, over medium heat until the cabbage is tender.
Quick Barbecued Baked Beans
What’s a BBQ without baked beans? While simple and classic, the grill adds a smoky flavor to this baked bean recipe. Delicious!
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Lemon Garlic Mushrooms
Basted whole button or baby portobello mushrooms with a lemony sauce will pair well with a perfectly grilled steak and a baked potato or a burger. Use skewers or a basket to turn them easily as they grill to perfection.
Don’t Forget Dessert!
Bloomin’ Grilled Apples
End your backyard cookout with these delicious grilled apples filled with cinnamon sugar, caramel sauce, and pecans. Grilled until the apples are soft, these are best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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