15 Recipes Perfect for a Backyard Summer BBQ

The transition period when spring turns into summer always feels like an easy one—it almost goes unnoticed. From the longer days to the warmer nights, the days aren’t sweltering just yet. But when they are, what better way to enjoy those perfect summer days with great company—and of course, great food?

Summer’s just not summer without a backyard barbecue, and the combination of cold drinks and delicious food just can’t be beat. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend (or any weekend, really, if you’re just looking for an excuse to celebrate) a get-together is truly just a summer essential.

Whether you’re hosting family, friends, or your little ones and their best friends, these 15 easy backyard barbecue recipes are guaranteed to be enjoyed by just about everyone.


1. Grilled Corn on the Cob

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2. Easy Tomato Avocado Salad


3. Fruit and Cream Cheese Sandwiches


4.  Peach Salsa


5. Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Ribs

backyard barbecue summer recipes

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6. Cauliflower Mac and Chicken Casserole


7. Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado


8. Blackened Salmon Burgers with Herbed Cream Cheese


9. Italian Antipasto Tortellini Pasta Salad


10. Korean Chicken Kabobs


11. Jalapeño Popper Cornbread Muffins


12. Campfire Cones


13. Honey Butter Stone Fruit and Blackberry Meringue Tart


14. S’more Rice Krispies


15. Minty Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles


This article was originally published in May 2019 and has been updated for timeliness. 


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