No one wants to show up to the picnic empty handed. Unfortunately though, the summer season sneaks up on even the best of us at times. For those of you who are in a pinch this year, just check out a few of our best summer side dishes below. Perfect for almost any celebration, you can’t go wrong with any of these Zweigle’s favorites!

Buffalo Mac & Cheese (Zweigle’s Style!)

What’s better than mac and cheese? Zweigle’s Buffalo Mac and Cheese, of course!

This fiery summer side dish works well with virtually any menu and is a fun take on a classic backyard barbeque favorite.

Zweigle’s Slow Cooker Cheesy Barbeque Hot Dogs

Whether you prefer it as an easy appetizer or unconventional side dish, our Slow Cooker Cheesy Barbeque Hot Dogs are a tasty addition to any backyard celebration.

Low maintenance party foods are some of our favorites, but they don’t have to lack in flavor. Tangy barbeque sauce paired with our unbeatable skinless hot dogs makes for a memorable contribution to any of your holiday get-togethers.

Chicken Club Sausage Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is a given at almost any summer gathering, so take things up a notch with this Zweigle’s recipe. Our flavorful chicken sausage combined with ingredients like parsley and cherry tomatoes make this recipe one of the most refreshing side dishes in our arsenal.

Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites

Nothing screams summer like both pineapple and barbeque. Combine the two in this tasty appetizer and/or side dish, and we promise you won’t regret it.

You can also substitute the Zweigle’s Chicken Chorizo Sausage in this recipe for just about any of your favorite chicken sausage varieties, or even a hot dog! Many of both our recipes and individual products are versatile enough that you can experiment and play around in the kitchen stress free. What’s not to love about that?

Sausage Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Salad

When it comes to summer side dishes, pasta salad is clearly a winner…hence why it made itself onto our list twice! Our Sausage Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Salad is a delicious and easy-to-prep side dish that will have all of your friends and family eagerly awaiting more from your kitchen.

What are your favorite summer side dishes?