33 irresistible BBQ party recipes that will keep guests coming back for more. From smoky meats to refreshing salads, these ideas are sure to impress.

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Get ready to kick your summer barbecues up a notch with this recipe collection. From delicious smoked meats to summer salads and tempting desserts, these recipes are ideal for any gathering, whether it’s a big bash or a cozy family get-together.

You’ll find beloved classics like pulled pork and potato salad, along with unique dishes like mango corn salsa and bacon bourbon chicken. These recipes are guaranteed to leave your guests raving about the food.

Mexican Street Corn Salad in White Bowl on Striped Towel

Mexican Street Corn Salad

If you love Mexican food, you’re going to adore this Mexican street corn salad (also known as Esquites). It captures the flavors and textures of elote—Mexican street corn—in a convenient, yummy salad.
-by Northern Yum

Ultimate Potato Salad in Teal Bowl

Ultimate Potato Salad

A classic potato salad with hard-boiled eggs, crunchy celery, and onion tossed in a creamy, tangy dressing! Great for any BBQ, potluck, picnic, or summer outing!
-by The Cookin’ Chicks

Mango Corn Salsa in Grey Bowl on Kitchen Towel

Mango Corn Salsa

A flavorful, fresh, and healthy salsa that is the perfect combination of sweet and savory with a little kick. Use it as a dip with tortilla chips, a topping for tacos and grilled meats, or a side dish.
-by Vintage Kitchen Notes

Smoked Armadillo Eggs  on White Plate

Smoked ‘Armadillo Eggs’

These smoked ‘armadillo eggs’ are a unique and flavorful appetizer. Spicy jalapeños stuffed with a cream cheese filling, covered with sausage and wrapped with crispy bacon. This recipe makes a great party snack (and is meaty enough to serve as the main dish).
-by Smoked Meats Sunday

Raspberry Cheesecake Salad in Individual Serving Cup with Fresh Raspberry and Spoon

Raspberry Cheesecake Salad

Raspberry cheesecake salad is a delicious cheesecake fluff loaded with raspberries. We love this quick and easy dessert salad for summer barbecues, potlucks, and parties. It only takes 4 ingredients and 10 minutes to make!
-by Northern Yum

Italian Pasta Salad in Glass Bowl

Italian Pasta Salad

A zesty, flavorful pasta salad with all the flavors of a caprese salad. It’s full of veggies, delicious pasta noodles, fresh mozzarella, and drizzled with an Italian pasta salad dressing. This tasty BBQ side is yummy every time.
-by The Cagle Diaries

Smoked Chuck Roast on Cutting Board with Red Tongs

Smoked Chuck Roast

This smoked chuck roast will be the hit of your backyard BBQ! It makes fork-tender beef with a great smoky flavor. A great option for sandwiches, tacos, chili, queso, and BBQ plates.
-by Quiche My Grits

Grilled Corn Salad in White Bowl with limes and Kitchen Towel

Grilled Corn Avocado Salad

This delicious grilled corn salad recipe is a quick and healthy Tex-Mex-inspired dish filled with avocado, charred sweet corn, fresh tomatoes, and feta and topped with a cilantro lime dressing. It’s a delicious vegetable side dish or topping for tacos and perfect for a crowd!
-by Haute and Healthy Living

Dr. Pepper Baked Beans in White Serving Dish with Spoon

Dr. Pepper Baked Beans

These Dr. Pepper baked beans make a unique side dish for your next summer barbecue! You can beat the heat this summer by using your crockpot for this recipe. This is a great recipe to serve with hot dogs or hamburgers.
-by Two Pink Peonies

Avocado Tomato Romaine Salad in White Serving Bowl

Avocado Tomato Salad

A delightful & refreshing romaine salad with avocado and tomatoes sprinkled with pine nuts and shaved parmesan drizzled with dijon balsamic vinaigrette. It’s loaded with colorful produce and one of our favorites for summer.
-by Northern Yum

Chick Broccoli Salad in White Bowl

Copycat Chicken Salad Chick Broccoli Salad

This copycat Chicken Salad Chick broccoli salad is so easy to make at home! There are no fancy ingredients needed, and it’s quick to make. You can even make this broccoli salad ahead of time.
-by Two Pink Peonies

Grilled Zucchini Salad in White Bowl on Wooden Surface

Grilled Zucchini Salad

Delicious grilled zucchini salad with crunchy zucchini, creamy feta, a splash of lemon juice, and fresh herbs makes a light and satisfying side dish. It’s done in under 15 minutes and made with simple, fresh ingredients.
-by Real Food With Sarah

Chicken Bacon Pasta Salad on Checkered Table Cloth

Chicken Bacon Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is easy to make and really delivers on flavor! You’ve got the tangy and creamy ranch sauce, smokiness from the bacon, and a dash of fresh zest from the veggies. The protein from the chicken makes this a hearty side dish.
-by Gennifer Rose

Veggie Skewers

Veggie Skewers

Veggie kabobs with zucchini, red onion, and bell peppers grilled to perfection and drizzled with tangy balsamic vinegar. They’re brushed with a fresh garlic herb sauce for an extra burst of flavor.
-by The Forked Spoon

Cauliflower Ranch Pasta Salad

Cauliflower Ranch Pasta Salad

A refreshing pasta salad loaded with cauliflower and veggies tossed in ranch dressing. It pairs well with barbecue hamburgers and hot dogs. Great for barbecues, potlucks, and parties.
-by Northern Yum

Ninja Foodie Pulled Pork

Ninja Foodi Pulled Pork

Learn how to cook a delicious, flavorsome pulled pork in the Ninja Foodi. Using both the Ninja air fryer and the Ninja pressure cooker, this is the best barbecue pulled pork recipe ever.
-by Recipe This

Classic Italian Pasta Salad in White Serving Bowls

Classic Italian Pasta Salad

A classic Italian pasta salad with tri-colored pasta, fresh veggies, and a healthy homemade Italian dressing! A super easy summer salad that feeds a crowd!
-by Strength and Sunshine

Air Fryer Mac and Cheese

Air Fryer Mac and Cheese

The best air fryer mac and cheese! Made with two kinds of cheese and a creamy sauce, it tastes just like baked mac and cheese. It’s so good you’ll want seconds!
-by Recipe This

Easy Pasta Salad in Wooden Bowl

Easy Pasta Salad

A quick and easy pasta salad made with rotini pasta, fresh vegetables, cheese, and salami, all tossed with a secret ingredient and Olive Garden Italian dressing. This flavorful side dish is a crowd-pleaser.
-by Modern Honey

Tuna Pasta Salad in Grey Bowl on Wooden Cutting Board

Tuna Pasta Salad

A quick & easy pasta salad loaded with shell pasta, tuna, cheddar cheese, peas, onions, and a creamy miracle whip sauce. It’s a must-have at our family barbecues.
-by Northern Yum

Chili Pineapple and Shrimp on White Plate

Chili Pineapple & Shrimp

A mouthwatering medley of flavors, including succulent shrimp, pineapple, and a bold kick of chili. It’s a true fusion of tastes that’ll take your grill game to the next level. Perfect for your next BBQ gathering or when you want a simple yet sensational meal.
-by Chef’s Pencil

Bacon Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Kabobs

Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken

Experience the ultimate flavor fusion with these mouthwatering bacon bourbon barbecue chicken kabobs! Juicy chicken, smoky bacon, and tangy barbecue sauce make every bite full of flavor.
-by The Slow Roasted Italian

Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese

Creamy southern baked mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food for summer barbecues. You’ll love this old-fashioned mac and cheese with a secret ingredient!
-by Chenee Today

Protein Pasta Salad

Protein Pasta Salad

This protein pasta salad features Barilla protein+ pasta, seasoned chicken breast, crisp cucumbers, juicy cherry tomatoes, tangy marinated artichokes, and creamy sharp cheddar cheese! It’s so refreshing and satisfying.
-by Heavenly Spiced

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeños stuffed with a delicious cheddar and cream cheese mixture, wrapped in bacon, and smoked to perfection. This recipe requires only five ingredients and minimal prep, making it ideal for entertaining friends and family.
-by Northern Yum

Bell Pepper Bites

Chicken Bell Pepper Bites

These BBQ chicken bell pepper bites make for an amazing appetizer. With the tangy sauce, juicy chicken, grilled bell peppers, and flavorful guac, they are sure to satisfy guests. A go-to recipe for summer gatherings and backyard barbecues.
-by Health Beet

Buttermilk Cornbread Stacked on Wooden Surface

Buttermilk Cornbread

This delicious, fluffy, buttermilk cornbread is soft and pillowy. It’s a great side for BBQs and only requires a few simple ingredients. You and your guests will be devouring it in no time!
-by Raia’s Recipes

Classic Coleslaw in White Bowl

Classic Coleslaw

This made from scratch classic coleslaw is literally made in minutes. Fresh and delicious, you’ll never need to buy store-bought coleslaw again!
-by On My Kid’s Plate

Chocolate Chunk Strawberry Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Strawberry Cookies

Buttery cookies with perfectly crisp edges and the best combination of chocolate and strawberry. A fun, “summery” twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie.
-by Liv’s Little Muffins

Monster Cookie Icebox Cake

Monster Cookie Icebox Cake

Delicious, simple-to-make monster cookie icebox cake. Packed full of chocolate, peanut butter, and cream, it tastes just like an ice cream cake! A perfect way to beat the summer heat.
-by Liv’s Little Muffins

S'mores Cookies

S’mores Cookies

Gooey marshmallows, crunchy graham cracker crumbs, and melty chocolate in a buttery cookie dough, baked to perfection. If summer had its own cookie – this is it! No campfire needed.
-by Northern Yum

Ice Cream Crunch Cake in Glass Pan

Ice Cream Crunch Cake

A delicious homemade ice cream cake with layers of chocolate crunch, vanilla ice cream, and gooey caramel. If you are looking for something different to make for a backyard barbecue, look no further. Who doesn’t love chocolate, peanuts, ice cream, and caramel?
-by Northern Yum

Sunrise Slush in Glass with Orange Wedge and Straw

Sunrise Slush

A citrusy sweet slush made with frozen orange juice, lemonade, and pineapple juice topped with lemon-lime soda. It’s delicious without alcohol, but it’s also fun to make into a cocktail. So yummy for summer.
-by Northern Yum

Get ready for your next summer barbecue with these mouthwatering recipes! Whether you stick to your favorites or try something new, these dishes will make your cookouts unforgettable. So, fire up the grill, gather your friends and family, and enjoy delicious food and great times together. Happy grilling!

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