If you’re anything like us, you’ve got enough steaks, hot dogs and hamburgers to feed a small army, but it’s easy to overlook the side dishes. Balance it all out with these delicious veggie-filled sides that are guaranteed crowd pleasers. (Psst…they’re so simple, we promise no one will notice if you make them an hour before the party.) Click through the slideshow to get the details.

Sweet Corn Fritters

Put fresh corn to good use with these delicious fritters by Katie Homes. Just whip up a quick batter, fry them up for a few minutes and serve—we bet you can’t eat just one! Click here to get the recipe.

photo: Meal Makeover Moms via Flickr

What’s your favorite side dish to make for parties?

—Susie Foresman