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 357
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.

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Mint

Rating: 4.5 stars 114
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 256
Let this homemade pasta salad dressing elevate your pasta salad!

Texas Slaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 116
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 368
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 308
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 87
I love using these as a healthier alternative to fries or chips with my meals. Very yummy!

Spicy Watermelon

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

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Rating: 5 stars 3074
Parmesan cheese adds a salty, savory component to sweet, tender asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb.

Broccoli Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1486
A creamy dressing amps up this crunchy broccoli salad with bacon.
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Microwave Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.5 stars 515
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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Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
This slow cooker recipe delivers a hearty dish of hamburger, bacon, and beans in a thick and sweet sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Boston Baked Beans
Rating: Unrated 1307
"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
Best Fried Green Tomatoes
Rating: 4.5 stars 953

These fried green tomatoes come out perfectly every time with this easy recipe.