(Closed) Help pick side dishes- BBQ wedding

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 2
30 posts

well I would do a veggie and a starch.

SO for me, I would go with mashed potatoes and green beans. IDK what a grilled vegetable salad is but that might be a good option as well if it is tasty. ‘

Have you tried any of these in your tasting? That might influence your decision. 


Post # 3
9754 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Mac and Cheese & Green Beans

Post # 4
634 posts
Busy bee

You need to think of the Vegetarians; there are no mains on your menu that they can eat so I would go with the Grilled Veggie Pasta and probably green beans

Post # 5
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I would personally be the most excited by mac and cheese and mashed potatoes.  But if you think you may have vegetarians you may want to include at least one thing that could double as a more substantial main for those guests.

Post # 6
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I personally would do either mashed potatoes/mac and cheese (one of those) and green beans. I personally would choose mashed potatoes. 

Post # 7
939 posts
Busy bee

Potatoes and green beans 

Post # 8
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Cole Slaw Vinegar
Country Green Beans
Macaroni & Cheese


I’d do two from the above list

Post # 9
2426 posts
Buzzing bee

Mac & Cheese and mash potatoes or green beans. 

Post # 10
3140 posts
Sugar bee

Baked beans (to provide a protein option for any vegetarians.. unless the baked beans are made with ham/bacon)  If the baked beans are not vegetarian, I’d do the mac-n-cheese.

Cole slaw. 

Post # 11
388 posts
Helper bee

Mac and cheese and mashed pots/green beans. 

Post # 12
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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akm57 :  I would pick vegetable pasta + Mac and cheese. 

Post # 13
6659 posts
Bee Keeper

Im always gping to pick mashed potatoes. Second item veggie pasta if you have vegetarians. If not then baked beans. 

Post # 14
1281 posts
Bumble bee

Mac n cheese and either mashed potatoes or green beans. 

I think mac n cheese is a huge favourite with BBQ so it wins over the other pasta for me. People can be picky with coleslaw and the apple sauce doesnt sound substantial enough as a side so I would avoid those.

Post # 15
1936 posts
Buzzing bee

Have you gathered your allergy info yet? If you have any vegetarians/vegans/gluten free/dairy free that would influence your choices in a major way. 

I’d do the green beans and the mashed potato, BUT I would see if I could pay extra for the apple sauce to go with the pork. Maybe it’s regional but bbq sauces on pork?! 

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