Burgers and hot dogs might be the stars of most backyard barbecues, but don’t overlook sides! There’s a whole world of creative and delicious BBQ side dishes out there, ranging from dips to salads to bite-sized appetizers. In fact, there are so many tasty BBQ sides, it can be difficult to choose what to make! If you’re struggling to decide what sides to whip up for your next cookout, look no further. Here are 5 of the best BBQ side dishes on TikTok.
1. Clubhouse Chicken Squares
This decadent side dish is heaped with bacon, cheese, veggies, and, of course, chicken. It’s a bit like a pizza, with crescent rolls as your crust, and cream cheese and mayonnaise as your sauce.
2. Creamy Cucumber Salad
This refreshing side is perfect for summer. It’s made with cucumbers, fresh dill, onion, white vinegar, lemon juice, and sour cream, and should be chilled in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. The chilled salad is great for hot weather and can help balance out the heavier dishes at your barbecue.
3. Tex-Mex Cheesy Corn Dip
This Tex-Mex dip is sure to be a hit with cheese lovers. It’s made with corn, jalapeños, onions, red bell peppers, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and lots and lots of shredded cheese. The cheesy dip is then served with tortilla chips.
4. Mac ‘n' Cheese Balls
This BBQ side takes mac ‘n cheese to the next level! The filmer starts by forming chilled mac ‘n cheese into balls. Then they coat the mac ‘n cheese balls in a mix of breadcrumbs and Hot Cheetos and fry them in oil. The finished mac ‘n cheese balls are the perfect bite-sized side dish.
5. Chipotle Lime Coleslaw
This creative coleslaw is made with a mix of traditional and unconventional ingredients. The filmer starts by mixing up two types of cabbage with some carrots and sliced mango for his coleslaw base. Then he adds a dressing made from lime juice, chipotle, mayonnaise, and garlic, to make a colorful coleslaw the filmer claims is “so addicting.”
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