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The Best Memorial Day Side Dish Recipes

Whether you’re having hot dogs and burgers, steak, ribs, or BBQ chicken, these are the best Memorial Day side dish recipes to serve with your favorite entree.

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

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Fresh, crisp vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, and bell peppers are mixed with bacon and onion in a creamy slightly sweet and tangy dressing

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Southern Hot Dog Coleslaw

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Crisp cold and creamy, this classic southern coleslaw is great on hot dogs, burgers, pulled pork, or as a side dish.

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Mustard Potato Salad

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A Southern staple, mustard potato salad is a must-have for any cookout.

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

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This German-style cucumber salad is cold and refreshing. The best part is it can be made ahead of time.

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Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad

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A wonderful way to use fresh summer produce like tomatoes and cucumbers. This marinated salad is also best made ahead.

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Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

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While Hawaiian macaroni salad may be traditional to serve with dishes like kalua pork, it’s also a nice cold side dish for just about any warm weather meal.

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad

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A loaded baked together is a delicious side dish to many grilled dishes but who wants to eat something hot when it’s sweltering outside? This loaded baked potato salad is the perfect solution.

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Broccoli Bacon Salad

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Another delicious no-lettuce salad, this time with broccoli, bacon, red onion, and sunflower seeds.

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Cucumber Radish Macaroni Salad

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This macaroni salad is cool and crisp with veggies including cucumbers and radishes.

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No-Roux Mac & Cheese

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This side dish is a classic for things like ribs or BBQ chicken. It does require baking and boiling some noodles, but it’s not so bad because you don’t have to make a roux or cheese sauce – while still being super cheesy.

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