29 Recipes You Need to Try During the Summer Cookout Season


Summer weekends are filled with barbecues. Make sure your cookout menu is complete by saving these recipes to your Recipe Box. Whether you're hosting a group of friends or need to bring a dish, you're going to want to try them this summer.

Super Easy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki"This makes for a quick and flavorful meal....

Super Easy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

"This makes for a quick and flavorful meal. Just marinate the chicken earlier in the day (I have marinated it for only 1 hour and it was still very flavorful) and pop it on the grill for a quick dinner." - Kathy

Tonna's Hot Dog Sauce"This is my own easy recipe for hot dog...

Tonna's Hot Dog Sauce

"This is my own easy recipe for hot dog sauce, done the way I like it - a little sweet and a little spicy. Done in an hour... Can't beat that!" - Tonna

Pico de Gallo"Pico de gallo (aka salsa fresca, aka salsa cruda) is...

Pico de Gallo

"Pico de gallo (aka salsa fresca, aka salsa cruda) is a Mexican salsa that is made with fresh chopped tomatoes, onions and chilies. This salsa is so bright, fresh and packed with flavour and it only takes 10 minutes to make!" - Kevin

Mango Tango Sauce"Started this by trying to duplicate a sauce my friend...

Mango Tango Sauce

"Started this by trying to duplicate a sauce my friend makes at his restaurant. I love It's sweet and spicy with a kick." - Nellie

Lisa's Grilled Steaks"These are the best steaks I have ever made!" -...

Lisa's Grilled Steaks

"These are the best steaks I have ever made!" - Lisa

Coffee Baked Beans"One morning we had a little coffee left in our...

Coffee Baked Beans

"One morning we had a little coffee left in our coffee pot and I was planning to make baked beans for dinner. I thought, why waste the coffee? So I just tweaked my baked bean recipe a bit and came up with this combination." - Suzanne

Buffalo Chicken Pasta"This is a recipe that I created. You can adjust...

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

"This is a recipe that I created. You can adjust the amount of hot sauce and blue cheese to your liking. Much less messy than eating actual Buffalo wings!" - Melissa

Smoky Jalapeno Bacon Cheeseburgers"Need a little spice in your life? Try these....

Smoky Jalapeno Bacon Cheeseburgers

"Need a little spice in your life? Try these. Perfect amount of heat and smokiness." - Megan

Macaroni Salad"Macaroni Salad is one of my mother’s favorite summertime dishes but...

Macaroni Salad

"Macaroni Salad is one of my mother’s favorite summertime dishes but I have to be honest here, until a few years ago, I had never tried it. ~waits for the collective gasp~ I know, I know, I’m a horrible person who has lived a wasted life. Thanks to my sister in law, Tina, I can now say that I am a card carrying member of the macaroni salad fan club. We made this at her house in Georgia and I think I ate enough to get a few gold stars on that card, as well!" - Christy

Graham Cracker Pudding"This is a quick and simple dessert my mama use...

Graham Cracker Pudding

"This is a quick and simple dessert my mama use to make when I was young and I have continued sharing it with my kids. It's delicious." - Erica

Hot Dog Onions"I tried many different hot dog onion recipes. I mixed...

Hot Dog Onions

"I tried many different hot dog onion recipes. I mixed and matched them until I got the perfect combination!" - Lillian

BBQ Coleslaw"Whip this deliciousness up for your Memorial Day BBQ and have...

BBQ Coleslaw

"Whip this deliciousness up for your Memorial Day BBQ and have everyone asking for the recipe!" - Stacey

Bacon BBQ Chicken Skewers"Grilled meat on a stick never had it any...

Bacon BBQ Chicken Skewers

"Grilled meat on a stick never had it any better than this; grilled chicken slathered in a bacon bbq sauce!" - Kevin

Simple Ranch Potato Salad"A simple to make ranch flavored salad for when...

Simple Ranch Potato Salad

"A simple to make ranch flavored salad for when you want to make potato salad without a lot of ingredients, but with a lot of taste." - Sherry

Lite Tri-Color Pasta Salad"This to me is one of the perfect summer...

Lite Tri-Color Pasta Salad

"This to me is one of the perfect summer salads. Not only does it tastes and look delicious. It has less fat and fewer calories than most pasta salads yet you still get the wonderful full flavor you expect." - Sue

Chocolate Pecan Cake"I love desserts and chocolate! This cake is so delicious,...

Chocolate Pecan Cake

"I love desserts and chocolate! This cake is so delicious, I have made it several times for pot lucks and other functions. Never a piece left." - Teresa

Watermelon Vodka Slush"Such a light and refreshing drink! Great summer recipe!" -...

Watermelon Vodka Slush

"Such a light and refreshing drink! Great summer recipe!" - Kristina

Triple Chips Chocolate Chip Cookies"If I’m going to eat a chocolate chip...

Triple Chips Chocolate Chip Cookies

"If I’m going to eat a chocolate chip cookie I want a cookie full of chocolate. I literally put three times the normal amount of chocolate chips in them. This will be your new favorite chocolate chip cookie! It’s super easy to make, a no-fail recipe and uses simple ingredients that you probably already have!" - Paula

Chicken and Bacon Macaroni Salad"This hearty pasta salad can double as a...

Chicken and Bacon Macaroni Salad

"This hearty pasta salad can double as a side or main dish. The addition of bacon and chicken make the macaroni salad. It may have simple ingredients, but the combination of flavors is perfect." - The Kitchen Crew

Oreo No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Bars"Are you the person that loves to have...

Oreo No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

"Are you the person that loves to have people ooooh and ahhhhh all over the items you make? That is me. This is the recipe you need to take to your next event. This is NOT one for diet night!" - Lindsey

Lynchburg Lemonade"Really good in the summer with cookouts. Can be made individually...

Lynchburg Lemonade

"Really good in the summer with cookouts. Can be made individually or by the pitcher, just adjust ingredient amounts." - Debbie

Snickerdoodles"Snickerdoodles are my daughter's favorite cookies and one of mine as well....

Snickerdoodles

"Snickerdoodles are my daughter's favorite cookies and one of mine as well. These light and buttery cookies are soft and chewy and easy to make! Always a crowd pleaser." - Joyce

Heavenly Chocolate Mousse Pie"This pie only takes about 10 minutes to prepare....

Heavenly Chocolate Mousse Pie

"This pie only takes about 10 minutes to prepare. I promise you will have the spoons out while you are pouring mousse into your crust!" - Lisa

Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies"Chewy, sweet, lightly salty chocolate chip potato chip...

Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies

"Chewy, sweet, lightly salty chocolate chip potato chip cookies are just a few ingredients away! And finally, we know what to do with those crushed chips at the bottom of the bag!" - Christy

Texas Peach Sangria"This is a quick and easy alcoholic punch/sangria that is...

Texas Peach Sangria

"This is a quick and easy alcoholic punch/sangria that is fresh and fruity. Perfect for spring or summer cookouts." - Sue

Southern Style Potato Salad"I love a decent potato salad, especially during the...

Southern Style Potato Salad

"I love a decent potato salad, especially during the summertime when all those BBQ's happen. This is a BIG recipe since I only ever make it for big crowds. It can be reduced quite drastically." - Kristin

Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce"This recipe is one of my favorites. It’s tangy with...

Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce

"This recipe is one of my favorites. It’s tangy with just a little bite. It’s also got a great sweetness thanks to the secret ingredient – Coca-Cola. And easy! It’s crazy easy! If you can measure, pour, and stir, you can make this one." - Stacey

Burger Brothers Burger Blend"Every diner in America is only as good as...

Burger Brothers Burger Blend

"Every diner in America is only as good as its burger. In the case of Burger Brothers (the diner Kellie Scheele and myself owned), this was very true. Our burger was known as the best in the area. I figured any good backyard burger chef should have a good burger blend recipe and so I decided to share this." - Alan

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe"Sun Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe is creamy and...

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe

"Sun Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe is creamy and spicy with a nice earthy flavor from the sun-dried tomatoes. As well, you’ll love how quickly and easily my hummus recipe comes together!" - Paula




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