Labor Day Cookout Side Dishes and Salads

Labor Day Cookout Side Dishes and Salads. Labor Day generally signifies the end of summer in the United States. Soon, community swimming pools will close and white shoes won’t be as acceptable as they were in summer. Many of us will celebrate Labor Day with an end-of-season barbecue or cookout. Here’s a list of my favorite Labor Day Cookout Side Dishes and Salads to accompany your grilled meats and other cookout goodies.



From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….

Labor Day Cookout Side Dishes and Salads

Honey Mustard Baked Beans (a classic!)

Honey Mustard Baked Beans (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Summer Ratatouille (serve warm or chilled)

Zucchini, Tomato and Red Bell Pepper Ratatouille (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

“TV Dinner” Peas and Carrots (make a big batch for lots of smiles)

TV Dinner Peas and Carrots served with a Grilled Pork Chop and Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Roasted Vegetables (roast them on a foil-covered sheet pan on the grill)

Smoked Chicken Legs with Roasted Vegetables (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Steakhouse Garlicky Creamed Spinach and Arugula (for those grilled steaks)

Garlicky Creamed Spinach and Arugula, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes and a Buffalo Steak au Poivre (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Sinful Potatoes au Gratin (triple recipe and bake in a big casserole dish)

Roast Chicken and Potatoes au Gratin (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Easy Mashed Potatoes (goes with everything)

Flank Steak with Mashed Potatoes (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

The Food Lover’s Mac-n-Cheese (who doesn’t love mac-n-cheese?)

Ooey Gooey Macaroni and Cheese (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Dill Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing (decadent classic)

Homemade pulled chicken BBQ sandwich and Dill Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing (tangy version)

Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing accompanies Smoked Pork SpareRibs. (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Italian Potato Salad (a twist on the classic)

Serve my Italian Potato Salad with a grilled sausage (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Creamy Coleslaw (also tops hot dogs and BBQ pork sandwiches)

BBQ Pork Sliders with Creamy Coleslaw (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Lemony Mediterranean-Style Tuna Pasta Salad (creamy goodness)

Mediterranean-Style Tuna Pasta Salad (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Party Pizza Pasta Salad (fun salad that kids will love)

Pizza Pasta Salad served over a bed of fresh peppery Arugula (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Colorful Chopped Salad with Garden Vegetables (gorgeous and healthy)

Colorful Chopped Salad with kale, tomatoes, roasted corn, carrots, celery, herbs, and more (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Order a pretty picnic tablecloth for your Labor Day Cookout from

Order some reusable clear plastic serving bowls for your cookout sides and salads.

I hope you enjoy making these side dishes and salads as much as you enjoy eating them! Happy Labor Day! (Copyright Adroit Ideals 2017)

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