Father’s Day BBQ Sides You Must Pin Now

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This Father’s Day, BBQ sides will round out the main course cooking on the grill. Whether you love traditional dishes or want something different, you’ll find “pinnable” recipes below for serving with your Father’s Day BBQ meal.

Spiced Sweet Potato and Bacon Skewers

BBQ Sides Spiced Sweet Potato Bacon Skewers from Home Cooking Memories

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What could be better than grilled sweet potatoes? How about adding bacon to the mix? Home Cooking Memories concocted a recipe for spiced sweet potato and bacon skewers. The sweet potatoes get a toss in a mixture that brings the heat and sweet with cayenne and sugar. These skewers will be a hit with anyone who likes sweet, spicy, or savory sides.

Anastasia’s Best-Ever Baked Beans

BBQ Sides Anastasia's Best Ever Baked Beans Topped with Bacon

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For many, a cookout is incomplete without beans for at least one of the BBQ sidess. Try Sweet Little Bluebird’s Anastasia’s best-ever baked beans for a sweet and savory side, packed with bacony goodness. Adapt this recipe depending on your needs. Bake it in the oven or make it in a slow cooker. Added ingredients elevate simple canned beans into a Dad-worthy side for this Father’s Day.

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

BBQ Sides Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

Photo: Pinterest/The Girl Who Ate Everything

If you’d like a lighter and cooler side to go with your Father’s Day meal, try The Girl Who Ate Everything’s caprese pesto pasta salad. What’s not to like about a chilled pasta salad that features mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. Tell your kids that you made pizza salad, and they’ll gobble it up. This dish creates a nice foil to the heartier fare of a barbecue.

Balsamic Garlic Grilled Mushrooms

BBQ Sides Balsamic Garlic Grilled Mushrooms

Photo: Pinterest/Closet Cooking

Rich mushrooms have a savory enough flavor to satisfy the yearning for meaty foods anyone may have. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to appreciate garlic grilled mushrooms with the sweet, bold flavor of balsamic vinegar. One of the best parts of Closet Cooking’s balsamic garlic grilled mushroom recipe is the speedy prep. These can grill alongside the meat, making them a low-effort BBQ side that should be on the menu this Father’s Day.

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Bread

BBQ Sides Chicken Stuffed Bread

Photo: Pinterest/Tastes Better From Scratch

Why not combine your BBQ sides with the grilled chicken main course? Tastes Better From Scratch’s BBQ chicken stuffed bread features the tastes of a cookout in a pull-apart dish. If you plan on multiple Father’s Day celebrations (as some families do) use leftover chicken from one cookout to make this appetizer for another meal. Rotisserie chicken also works well for this dish. It takes minutes to put together and only 20 minutes of baking to yield a cheesy, chicken-filled dish for the whole family.