Despite the fact that many people disagree on what “real” BBQ is depending on where you’re from, there is one thing we can all agree on: that plain old pork would be nothing without its band of hearty, delicious side dishes. From baked beans to turnip greens, we’ve got ten BBQ recipes that put a twist on traditional side dishes frequenting barbecue menus. They’re sure to punch up the flavor of your next pulled pork plate.
Broccoli Cheese Cornbread – Sneak healthy broccoli into the perfect Southern side dish.
Old Fashioned Light Cornbread – This better-for-you version still delivers all the yummy flavor of traditional cornbread.
Whole Grain Jalapeno Cornbread – Add a kick to your cornbread! Spicy jalapenos are a great source of vitamin C and may possibly help with congestion.
Maple Apple Baked Beans – This amped-up baked bean dish stands out from the rest with tart Granny Smith apples and pure maple syrup.
Macaroni and Cheese with Spinach and Sundried Tomatoes – Add some sophistication to plain macaroni and cheese with nutrient-rich spinach and sundried tomatoes.
Turnip Greens with Spicy Peppers – What’s a BBQ without a side of greens? This recipe features pablano peppers, pine nuts and bacon.
Sauteed Kale with Garlic – For a new twist on a greens side dish, try low-calorie kale with flavorful onions and garlic.
Horseradish Potato Salad – Zesty horseradish pumps up classic potato salad.
Cabbage and Apple Horseradish Slaw – Shallots, horseradish and apples combine for an updated variation of the BBQ staple.
Easy Salt Pickles – Quick and easy, these salt pickles are a welcome addition to any great BBQ.