20 Best Sides for Ribs

All the major grilling holidays require ribs, but what sides are appropriate while chowing down on that fall-off-the-bone, tender, barbecue-smothered meat? Here is our list of perfect pairings that will leave your palate satisfied!

Twice Baked Potatoes

"Twice baked potatoes are perfect to jazz up any dinner during the week, and a great side for when grilling!"

-Corinne J.

Corn on the Cob

"This is the way I grew up eating corn on the cob, and I can't remember the last time I boiled it! This really brought back delicious memories. The corn was topped with butter, salt and freshly ground black pepper."

-Paula G.

Cheese-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

"Excellent! So few ingredients, but these sweet potatoes have big flavor! I did use the oven method, but it was worth the wait. I had no green onions, so I used fresh snipped chives. This was a real treat!"


Classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese

"The best macaroni and cheese recipe ever. I’ve been making it for years. I add a little red pepper to the flour and it’s a lot better. We also use crushed lays potato chips instead of bread crumbs and it is so good!"


Collard Greens

"I made this for the first time for a large group. I cannot believe the wonderful comments I received! And from a group of southerners, no less!"

-Miki Z

Green Bean Casserole

“I am so impressed with how easy-to-make and delicious this casserole turned out to be. I added a tablespoon of soy sauce!”


Creamy Potato Salad

"My boyfriend and I loved this; We both said it was the best potato salad we've ever had. Perfect balance of mustard and mayo. Great touch of sweetness with the bacon. We used red potatoes and red onions instead."


Sweet Cornbread

"So good that my 2 year old calls it corn cake and thinks it’s dessert!"


Grapefruit Spinach Salad

“Packed full of good-for-you stuff. A wonderful blend of tastes and textures with a low-fat, tart dressing!”


Grilled Vegetables & Green Curry Marinade

"I loved this marinade for the veggies. Perhaps it is just that I really enjoy green curry. I will definitely be making this again."


Cabbage & Apple Slaw

"Yummy! The apple adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance the tang from the dressing."


Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

"I made this over the holiday. It's delicious and simple enough for everyday! I used all fresh ingredients and will be switching out butter for a vegan-friendly option going forward. Loved it!"


Baked Beans

"Excellent baked beans! I might never buy canned beans again! Definitely going in our rotation."


Broccoli Salad

“My family loved this. I made it for an addition to Thanksgiving dinner, and was asked to bring more for Christmas! I add glazed walnuts and cranberries!”


Macaroni Salad

“Make this according to the recipe! It is amazing! I did add half of a teaspoon of garlic powder, and I like it with or without! People asked where I catered it from because it was such a hit.”

-Jax G.

Cucumber-Tomato Salad

“This recipe is excellent! Perfect for a hot summer day. I didn't have any fresh basil on hand so I used dried, and it turned out really well."


German Potato Salad

“This is by far the best German potato salad ever! It's simple, fairly quick, and delicious! Looks like I’ve finally found the perfect recipe for our yearly Oktoberfest!”


Caesar Salad

"A great, classic salad. When I'm short on time, I often buy a store-bought Caesar. The extra time is worth it with this recipe. A flavorful dressing!"


Frito Corn Salad

“Fantastic recipe! I added cilantro, it enhances the flavor!”


Grilled Hot Honey Biscuits With Peaches

"Take advantage of fresh peaches by roasting them and serving them over warm biscuits drizzled with honey."

-Zac Young