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4th of July Side Dishes

Kari Anderson

My favorite part of the summer is cooking food outside with family & friends!

July 4th is a great time to get together with family and enjoy something delicious. We are making ribs - here are some of our favorite side dishes to serve with the ribs!

Crispy Fried Okra

Fried Okra is like Southern Popcorn. Fry it until crispy and dip it in ranch. Everyone will love it! 

Easy Southern Potato Salad

This potato salad is like a deviled egg & potato salad fusion. It is a southern staple and is so delicious. It is always on our cookout table.

Baked French Fries

Who doesn't like French fries? Baking them is so much easier and they can be made at the last minute if you forget to come up with a side dish!

Southern Creamy Coleslaw

Coleslaw is so easy to make & tastes just like KFC Coleslaw - sweet & tangy. It is a perfect side dish for burgers, ribs, & hot dogs.

Crockpot Southern Green Beans

These greens beans go so well with anything barbecue - they cook all day in bacon & are so flavorful & delicious.

Grilled Potatoes

These potatoes are a great side dish to wrap in foil or char directly on the grill while you are finishing up ribs or grilling some burgers.

Easy Pasta Salad

My mom's recipe & it is always requested. Pasta, peas, carrots, tomatoes, artichokes, olives, broccoli, & Italian dressing. so good!

Deviled Eggs

No Southern gathering is complete without deviled eggs. These are a little spicy & are made with pickles. Delicious.

Sweet Cornbread

My husband loves sweet cornbread cooked in a cast iron skillet - it uses buttermilk and goes with everything.

Ranch Chex Party Mix

Ranch Chex Party Mix is such a fun snack - you can just grab a handful here and there - though it is addicting, so be careful!

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar is so easy to put together - just put all your fresh veggies together with a vinaigrette and you have the perfect dip!

Ranch Crack Pretzels

These pretzels are called crack pretzels because of how addicting they are - ranch, cayenne, and cinnamon. They will be a huge hit.

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