Memorial Day Side Dish Recipes

Looking for Memorial Day Side Dish recipes? Browse more than 70 recipes, from potato and pasta salads to baked beans and grilled veggies.

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Confetti Shrimp Cocktail Pasta Salad

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A great warm weather salad reminiscent of Mexican shrimp cocktail.

Minnesota Broccoli Salad

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No bacon, no fruit, no seeds: this broccoli salad, adapted from a recipe in a newspaper clipping from 1980, combines potato salad flavors--hard-cooked eggs, dill, celery seed, mayo--with crisp fresh broccoli.

Southern Coleslaw

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Best coleslaw ever! Great for grilling just about anything!

Ozarks Potato Salad

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My momma always made this for those hot summer days we would all go to the creek or floating on the many creeks we have around here.

Chef John's Classic Macaroni Salad

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Whether it's sitting next to some smoky ribs or just a humble hot dog, this deli-style macaroni salad will always be a crowd favorite, as long as you pay attention to a few key details.

Pea and Cauliflower Salad

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This crunchy salad is easy to make.

Kristen's Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

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This is the easiest recipe because it can be altered in so many ways. Add a little taco seasoning to spice it up -- or you can add other veggies for texture.

Crispy Cucumbers and Tomatoes in Dill Dressing

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Crispy cucumbers, fresh tomatoes, and onion add spark to this simple summer salad.

Classic Macaroni Salad

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This is a salad that everyone seems to love. I always get lots of compliments on this recipe and it is just a pleasing taste that seems to suit everyone.

Old Fashioned Potato Salad

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This is potato salad the old-fashioned way, with eggs, celery and relish. It's really good to serve with chili.

Boston Baked Beans

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A wonderful old-fashioned baked bean flavor. This recipe has served by family for 29 years and originally came from my mother-in-law. It tastes great served with fresh cornbread or biscuits and honey. Although you need to allow time for soaking and simmering the beans, this recipe is still quite easy.

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon-Mustard Dressing

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A classic steakhouse-style spinach salad with the absolute best warm bacon-mustard dressing I've ever had! Looks and tastes like a lot of work, but can be prepared in no time! This salad can easily be converted to a main dish salad by adding strips of grilled chicken breast.

Inspiration and Ideas

Classic Macaroni Salad

"I make this all the time. My absolute go-to recipe. I make it using elbow pasta or tri-color rotini. Everyone loves it!" – Myrmaid

Cola Beans

Sweet baked beans with bacon can be made in a slow cooker or oven.

Hobo Beans

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This slow cooker recipe delivers a hearty dish of hamburger, bacon, and beans in a thick and sweet sauce.