(Closed) Side dishes

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Veggies: green beans, broccoli, carrots, artichokes, spinach, kale…prepared in various ways, not just steamed.

Starches: baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, fingerling potatoes, rices (yellow, brown).

Post # 4
46264 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Baked beans


Orzo salad

Green salad

Twice baked potatoes

 Cheesy potatoes

Post # 5
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mac & Cheese?

Post # 6
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

pasta salad, mac n cheese for sure, corn bread, green beans, cinnamon apples, cottage cheese, mashed potatoes…..

i’m doing bbq and these are the ones i’m thinking of having.

Post # 7
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We did BBQ food (beef brisket), and we served roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli & green salad as sides. I liked that they paired well with BBQ food, but weren’t too overly BBQ themed, so everyone could enjoy them. (We also served chicken marsala & noodles for people who weren’t interested in BBQ food).

Post # 8
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

If I was eating pulled pork, I would want cheesy potatoes and corn on the cob. But I think you can go in about a thousand directions and people will love it. 

Post # 10
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

oh homemade for sure.  but im not sure what KD is, lol. 


Post # 11
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Cheddar biscuits or garlic bread.  Maque choux (don’t know where you’re from, but that’s big here – smothered corn, green peppers, onions. tomatoes, etc.)  A fancy fruit salad with mint and lime in it.  If you’re doing the cooking, maybe check out the Pioneer Woman’s site – she has tons of recipes for sides that would go fabulously with pulled pork.  And she cooks in large quantities, so her recipes would probably be easy to adapt.  For drinkies – strawberry lemonade, sangria.

Post # 12
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


Post # 13
3583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are doing BBQ (burgers, brats, chicken) and are doing the following: regular potato salad, german potato salad (bacon and vinegar…nom nom!), watermelon and goat cheese salad, macaroni salad, mediterannean salad, and appetizers – bruschetta, homemade pita chips with sour cream and bacon dip, a salsa competition, and a local artisan cheese platter.  I’m pretty sure I am missing a couple of sides….but I also think there are a couple of family members that are insisting on bringing a side so whatevs.  Maybe it’s best that I forget!

I think any of mine would be just as perfect with your pulled pork.  Mmmmm, I’m actually sad I’m not having pulled pork now, damnit.  In addition, mac and cheese would be on my menu if I could keep it warm at our reception but I can’t – so that also has my vote.  ๐Ÿ™‚

@MardiGrasMambo:  Thanks for the website!

Post # 14
4485 posts
Honey bee

It depends if you want traditional picnic sides or Southern food sides since they both work. Some ideas: mac and cheese, potato salad, coleslaw, buttermilk biscuits, sweet potato casserole, hush puppies, baked beans, etc. You’re only limited by your imagination and budget (and what your caterer offers).

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