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70 Summer Recipes for BBQ, Picnics, and Potlucks

There’s something wonderful about summer get togethers. Spending time outdoors with your friends and family is a great way to spend a summer weekend or holiday. You may even want to plan a get together at least once a week or every other weekend. The only problem may be coming up with summer recipes to cook or take to a friend’s house. Thankfully, there are so many different options to choose from. You will find below a list of over 70 summer recipes ideal for BBQ, Picnics, and potlucks!

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Over 70 Summer Recipes for BBQ, Picnics, and Potlucks

Summer Recipes for BBQ, Picnics, and Potlucks

The classic summer barbecue is an inexpensive way for families to get together. It’s a time when cousins hangout and get to know one another and parents get to kick back and relax. If you really want to relax, turn your summer barbecue into a potluck and ask everyone to bring a dish. This way, no one is carrying the entire cost of hosting the event. This allows you to get together more often.

Whether you want a dessert or something savoury, you can find some awesome summer recipes listed below. In fact, there are over 70 to choose from. That’s more than enough to get you through the summer. Shop the sales throughout the summer to stock your pantry so that you have the ingredients for a few of these on hand.

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Summer Recipes

Go through the list below and see what sounds good to you. There are so many to choose from that you’re bound to find a few that you want to try. Even if you’re not having a barbecue, try making some of these for your family. It’s nice to switch things up and have new summer recipes on hand. You can also check out these 75 Easy Summer Dessert Recipes!

  1. Watermelon Pizza Recipe with Cream Cheese Icing (SUGAR-FREE, LOW CARB, GLUTEN-FREE)
  3. Four Color Caprese Salad Recipe
  4. Herbed Cheese and Veggie Macaroni Salad Recipe
  5. Cheesy Bacon Potato Salad Recipe
  6. Chewy White Chocolate Lemon Bars
  7. Strawberry Lemonade Bars
  8. Yin Yang Slice-and-Bake Cookies
  9. Colorful Fresh Green Bean Salad
  10. Lemon Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber, and Feta
  11. Crockpot Baked Potatoes
  12. How To Smoke Great Ribs
  13. Tortellini Caprese Salad
  14. Grilled Corn Avocado Salad You’ll Want to Eat All Summer Long
  15. Grilled Whole Fish with Italian Bread Salad
  16. Cherry Limeade
  17. Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad
  18. Tomato & Cucumber Salad
  19. Creamy Potato Salad
  20. Three Chili Spiced Rubbed Chicken
  21. Lemon Butter Potatoes Recipe
  22. Grilled Corn with Pear Chorizo Salad
  23. Marinated Herb Butter T-Bone Steaks
  24. Succulent Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp
  25. Dry Rub Sweet Barbecue Pork Tenderloin
  26. Balsamic Vinegar Barbecue Ribs
  27. Creamy Potato and Green Bean Salad
  28. Roasted Vegetable Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
  29. BLT Pasta Salad
  30. Caprese Pasta Salad
  31. Simple Cucumber Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
  32. Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese
  33. Creamy Macaroni Salad
  34. Barbecue Chicken Cobb Salad
  35. Sweet Pea Salad
  36. Pistachio Pudding Cool Whip Salad
  37. Easy Homemade Potato Salad
  38. 5 Ingredient Thai Peanut Lo Mein Salad
  39. Garlic Butter Grilled Shrimp Skewers
  40. Foil Packet Potatoes
  41. Pink Fluff Dessert Easy and Perfect For Potlucks
  42. Loaded Potato Salad Recipe
  43. Oreo Fluff Quick Easy Dessert! Perfect For Potlucks Or BBQs
  44. Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers Recipe
  45. Chili Dogs Recipe
  46. Rainbow Fruit Pizza Recipe
  47. Mini Fruit Pizzas Recipe
  48. Guacamole Recipe
  49. BLT Dip Recipe
  50. Classic Guacamole Recipe
  51. Black Bean and Corn Guacamole Recipe
  52. Bacon and Egg Potato Salad
  53. Simple Greek Pasta Salad
  54. Caprese Pasta Salad
  55. Simple Pressure Cooker BBQ Pork Spare Ribs {Baby Back Ribs}
  56. Pressure Cooker Chinese BBQ Char Siu Pulled Pork
  57. Meatloaf Burger: A Recipe for the Best Grilled Hamburger
  58. Chianti Braised Short Ribs
  59. Coconut Chicken Bites with Sweet Chili Sauce
  60. Chicken Corn Chowder Casserole
  61. Sour Cream, Onion and Herb Mini Cheese Ball Bites
  62. Artichoke Wontons
  63. Super Easy Raw Broccoli Salad With Options
  64. Fluffy Angel Food Cake Delight with Fresh Berries
  65. Chocolate Cream Layered Dessert – Layers of Yumminess
  66. Smores Ice Cream Cake
  67. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
  68. Mozzarella Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Onions
  69. Panini-Style Ham and Cheese Sliders
  70. Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Sliders
  71. Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Hope you enjoy these summer recipes as much as I did! Also, check out all of our recipes!

What are your favourite summer recipes? Is there anything that people request you bring to the family barbecue? Share your favourites below so that others can try them out.

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Ooh! So many great recipes – the Oreo Fluff and Cucumber Salad with lime vinaigrette caught my eye 🙂 Thank you for sharing


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