Menu Enter a recipe name, ingredient, keyword...

23 Comforting Side Dishes for Summer Barbecues


Because sometimes sides are truly the best thing on your plate. Check out our favorite comforting side dishes to round out your barbecues.

© How Sweet It Is

Grilled Corn with Bacon Butter and Cotija Cheese

Grilled corn is typically an easy, undemanding summer side, but when you add decadent bacon butter and salty cotija cheese into the mix it quickly becomes the star of the show.  This recipe grills the corn first, then smothers it in the bacon butter before rolling it in the crumbled cheese.  You might want to make a big batch of the butter—you're going to want to put it on everything.

More steaming articles

Chef Tips and Tricks

Three Cheese Baguette

You'll drool over this 3 cheese, bacon-wrapped baguette.



  • Blue cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mozarella
  • 1 baguette
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Bacon


  1. Cut your cheeses into thin slices
  2. Slice baguette down the middle (like a sandwich)
  3. Layer cheddar, blue, and mozarella cheese inside the bread
  4. Top with sun-dried tomatoes
  5. Close baguette and wrap with bacon strips
  6. Put in oven and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees
  7. Slice and serve!

Comment on this article