Easy and delicious recipes sure to fill up the masses at any summer party. Crowd pleasing main dishes, sides, and desserts (many no-bake).
Your guests will love these yummy dishes and no one will walk away hungry!
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There are so many reasons to have a summer party! It all kicks off with Memorial Day. Then there are graduation parties, casual backyard weddings, 4th of July. And get togethers with family and friends for no reason at all, clear up until Labor Day.
These dishes are perfect for any summertime get together.
Restaurant-style salsa flavored with lime, cilantro, and a serious kick of chipotle. A spicy, party-sized batch.
Cool Ranch and Nacho Cheese Doritos piled high with taco meat, gooey cheese, and your favorite toppings.
Meaty Main Dishes
Nothing says “Summer” like BBQ Pulled Pork. Sweet and smoky sauce with onion, garlic, and a pinch of red pepper flakes for a hint of spice.
This mouth-watering, 2-ingredient salsa chicken slow cooks in a bath of your favorite homemade or store-bought salsa in only 4 hours.
Juicy brats browned on the grill and soaked in a hot tub of apple ale and onions. Perfect for summer parties and easy to make-ahead.
Sloppy Joes with a bbq twist. Sweet and savory with a little kick. Made easy with your favorite bbq sauce. Only 5 ingredients and ready in about 30 minutes.
This creamy cole slaw is the perfect side dish for your summer parties. It goes together in 5 minutes with only 3 ingredients and tastes just like made-from-scratch.
Creamy, gooey 3-cheese sauce? Check! Awesome delicious bacon? Check! One pot easy? Boom! All in under 30 minutes. Mac and cheese heaven. You’re welcome!
Made from scratch slow cooker baked beans with applewood smoked bacon in a sweet sauce of brown sugar, maple, and so much more! A no-fuss pot of delicious.
Fresh, bright vegetables oven roasted on a sheet pan, seasoned with garlic, Parmesan cheese, and herbs. Serve as a side dish, toss with pasta, mix into soups or stir-fries.
Crispy oven roasted potatoes flavored with garlic, rosemary, thyme, and my homemade onion soup mix. Or use a packet of store bought.
You can’t even believe how easy these adorable little 4-ingredient lemon tartlets are to make! You can whip up a batch of these 2-bite lovelies in minutes!
Smooth, gooey caramel sauce with toasted pecans and a kick of bourbon. So rich and decadent you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful! FYI, still awesome without the bourbon!
Why settle for naked ice cream when magic shell ice cream topping is so quick, easy, and inexpensive to DIY at home. And the variations are endless!
A delicious drumstick sundae that tastes just like the popular ice cream treat. Waffle cone bowl, ice cream, homemade magic shell topping, and peanuts.
Special K Bars; easy, no-bake cookie bars made with chocolate, peanut butter, and butterscotch. Oh, and Special K cereal. Try them with Rice Crispies, then they’re called Scotcheroos.
Chewy dried cherries and crunchy almonds in a sea of smooth white chocolate. Quick, easy, three ingredients. As delicious as they are pretty.
Irish cream, whiskey, coffee-all of the Irish coffee flavors you love in an easy to make, icy granita. A perfect cool, refreshing summer dessert.
Milk chocolate and marshmallows make this no fail fudge super creamy and super easy. No candy thermometer needed! And this recipe makes more than enough to share.
Red, white, and blue chocolate chip cookies chocked full of chocolate chips and M&M’s, topped with a royal icing drizzle and sprinkles just for fun.
So many layers of strawberry deliciousness in an easy to make poke cake. Topped with a scrumptious homemade strawberry whipped cream.
Baileys Irish Cream is in the brownies AND in the frosting. Topped off with a drizzle of Irish Whiskey Chocolate Sauce. These decadent brownies are adults only!
Black Forest Dump Cake~tart cherry pie filling baked up hot and bubbly with a cakey chocolate almond topping. A super easy 5-ingredient bit of dessert heaven!
A chocolate brownie, peanut butter cookie combo with chocolate and peanut butter chips thrown in for a double dose of delicious.
Two times the peanut butter! A crazy-simple 3 ingredient cookie made with peanut butter cookie dough rolled in sugar topped with a peanut butter cup.
Super easy 6 ingredient beer bread muffins flavored with lime and a kick of chipotle pepper. Pairs perfectly with chili, bbq, or soup.
A spicy 3-chili, 4-cheese cornbread. Serve this flavorful cornbread with soup, bbq, under chili or taco meat…oh the possibilities!
Apple Ale Beer Bread that is so insanely easy it’s embarrassing. Three ingredients are all you need to bake up a loaf of warm, fresh-from-the-oven deliciousness. No mixer required.
Don’t wait for a summer party to enjoy these recipes. Some of them are seasonal, but most of them are fantastic any time!
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