4th of July Side Dish Recipes

With hot dishes bubbling in a pot and veggies on the grill, your 4th of July picnic table won't look empty with all these sides.

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Hot Dog Chili Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
This recipe makes a wonderful chili sauce for hot dogs. Just place a grilled hot dog in a bun and top with chili, grated Cheddar cheese, and diced onions. Serve immediately. If halving this recipe, cover the pot for half of the two hour simmer.

Sweet Zucchini Relish

Rating: 5 stars 289
My mother's sweet zucchini relish is a family favorite. It's delicious on hamburgers and hot dogs.

Calico Bean Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 361
Kidney beans, baked beans and butter beans are combined with ground beef, bacon and onion and baked. It's thick, hearty, and pretty tasty too! This can also be done in a slow cooker.
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Barbequed Peaches

Rating: 3.5 stars 20
Take some ripe, juicy peaches, slather them in barbecue sauce, and grill them until just heated through. Your favorite brand or recipe for barbeque sauce should work, especially ones that have a little spicy kick to them.

Yankee Beans

Rating: 4 stars 25
This is almost like putting an old baked bean recipe on hyperdrive! Superb doesn't even come close to describing the taste. These Yankee beans will be good, if you keep them covered and refrigerated, for about 3 days.

Spicy Watermelon

Rating: 4 stars 15
This Latino dish makes a refreshing summer snack with a surprising combination of flavors! Children love it.

Best Burger Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 126
A tangy sauce for burgers or fries that can be spicy or milder for kids.

Inspiration and Ideas

3 Easy Ways to Grill Corn on the Cob
Grilling corn on the cob on the grill gives this sweet summer vegetable a hint of smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with burgers, beans, ribs, salmon, and of course, the great outdoors.
Baked Beans Are Summer's Essential Side
Make perfect baked beans, whether you start from scratch or take a shortcut.