Labor Day Side Dish Recipes

Complete your favorite Labor Day menu with great salads, vegetables, potatoes, and other great sides—no heavy lifting required.

Staff Picks

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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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Mint

Rating: 4.5 stars 117
This is a refreshing summer salad. Perfect for a picnic or barbeque. I usually serve it with a spicy flank steak and potatoes.

Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 262
Let this homemade pasta salad dressing elevate your pasta salad!

Texas Slaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 118
This is a wonderful spicy coleslaw recipe for pot luck or bbq's. I always get asked for this recipe.

Grilled Garlic Parmesan Zucchini

Rating: 4.5 stars 369
This is a summer favorite at my house. So easy and tasty, and complements steak, ribs, chicken or fish. By the way, these can be done in the oven under the broiler as well.
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American Potato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 314
Just a good old fashioned, down home potato salad recipe that brings back memories of picnics in the park and family gatherings. Wonderful as it is or make it your own by adding additional ingredients of your choice.

Baked Zucchini Chips

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
I love using these as a healthier alternative to fries or chips with my meals. Very yummy!

Spicy Watermelon

Rating: 4 stars 16
This Latino dish makes a refreshing summer snack with a surprising combination of flavors! Children love it.

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Rating: 5 stars 3207
Parmesan cheese adds a salty, savory component to sweet, tender asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb.

Microwave Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.5 stars 536
This is a no-nonsense recipe for corn on the cob. Perfect for when you run out of stove or grill space.
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Best Fried Green Tomatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 1001
These fried green tomatoes come out perfectly every time with this easy recipe.
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Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 2422
This squash casserole features gooey cheese and crunchy crackers.

Inspiration and Ideas

Boston Baked Beans
Rating: Unrated 1336
"Very good! Like others, I was looking for a recipe that used dried beans. The whole recipe was gone after our Labor Day cookout." – jgmann
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Rating: 4.5 stars 546

Grilled corn on the cob is the perfect addition to every summer barbecue.