35 BBQ Recipes for Memorial Day and Summer Celebrations!

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Whether you are grilling out for just your family, hosting a huge BBQ, or going to a party for summer celebrations we’ve got 35 amazing BBQ recipes that you need to try!  This post originally published May 2013.

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Summer is coming!  Summer is coming!  I am so happy I could jump up and down.  I absolutely love the warm weather and sun.  Running around outside in my bare feet with a sundress on or shorts and a tank top is the perfect day for me.

I feel like this year winter has gone on forever.   Everytime I think that spring and summer finally came it would get cold and snow….again.  I’ve been waiting for the warm weather for months.

For me the official beginning of summer is officially Memorial Day.  We usually end up having a family BBQ at my parents house and my dad opens up the pool.  As long as it doesn’t rain it’s the perfect start to summer.

Pin Collage:   A BBQ Pork Burger with slaw, a dill pickle potato salad, a burger dripping with bacon burger sauce.

Since I feel like we often have the same foods at our summer parties I wanted to share some of my favorite BBQ ideas because it’s always nice to add something new to the mix!

So I have main dishes like burgers and grilled chicken, plenty of macaroni, pasta, and potato salads, and lots of other side dishes.   No matter what you are celebrating or who you are inviting these recipes are sure to be a hit at your Memorial Day BBQ or other summer celebrations. 

 

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You won't be able to eat just one of these Burgers topped with my Bacon Bourbon Burger Sauce
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Burgers with Bacon Bourbon Burger Sauce
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budgetdelicious.com
Grilled Huli Huli Chicken
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conservamome.com
How to grill a lobster tail: Get the perfect lobster tail everytime
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jenaroundtheworld.com
Honey BBQ Chicken Legs
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Caprese Pasta Salad
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Caprese Pasta Salad
Caprese Pasta Salad combines fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil pesto, the flavors of Caprese, with pasta for a pasta salad bursting with summer flavors.
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Mojito Berry Salsa with Toufayan Salted Caramel Pita Chips is a delicious summer recipe that's totally gluten free!
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Mojito Berry Salsa with Salted Caramel Chips
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No Mayo Deviled Eggs
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No Mayo Deviled Eggs
This easy to make, classic deviled egg recipe is a bite-sized party appetizer favorite! Made with pantry staples – no mayo needed! (includes recipe video)
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Baked Beans Recipe from Bucky’s BBQ in Greenville
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Baked Beans Recipe from Bucky’s BBQ in Greenville
Buzzard gizzards may be the secret ingredient in this Baked Beans Recipe from Bucky’s BBQ in Greenville. Or maybe not. Either way, you’ll love these.
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Seriously Tasty Classic Coleslaw (10 Minutes!)
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Seriously Tasty Classic Coleslaw (10 Minutes!)
Creamy and crunchy classic coleslaw makes a great salad side dish for a party or a crunchy topping for sandwiches. Make it in 10 minutes!
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Grilled Watermelon Salad
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Grilled Watermelon Salad
Grilled Watermelon Salad with Feta and Blueberries is the perfect summer salad! Easy, affordable and can be served alongside everything.
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Easy Classic Italian Pasta Salad
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Easy Classic Italian Pasta Salad
Pasta mixed with homemade Italian dressing, vegetables and yummy Italian seasonings for this easy Italian Pasta Salad, perfect as a side for BBQ or potluck dish.
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Grab some fresh sweet corn and make this tasty Mexican Corn Salad
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Mexican Corn Salad
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Asian Avocado Peanut Coleslaw - The Short Order Cook
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Asian Avocado Peanut Coleslaw – The Short Order Cook
For an easy peanutty coleslaw recipe, this Asian avocado peanut coleslaw is the best. It’s a tasty but healthy gluten-free and vegan chopped coleslaw.
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Old Fashioned Baked Beans | My Baking Addiction
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Old Fashioned Baked Beans | My Baking Addiction
Old Fashioned Baked Beans are hearty enough to eat as a meal by themselves. These baked beans are easy to make but taste like they simmered all day long!
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Looking for a great summer salad? Try this awesome Loaded Macaroni Salad with vegetables, cheese, bacon, and more!
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Loaded Macaroni Salad #CookoutWeek
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Dill pickle potato salad
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Dill pickle potato salad
Creamy potato salad filled with dill – dill pickle juice, chunks of dill pickles, and dried dill – is perfect for the dill pickle lovers…
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Mom’s Linguine Salad
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Make this Loaded Barbecue Potato Salad is perfect for a picnic
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Loaded Barbecue Potato Salad
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houseofnasheats.com
Creamy Grape Salad
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www.joyousapron.com
Greek Cucumber Salad
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Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
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Don't serve the same old pasta salad...make it new again with this Mexican Pasta salad
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Mexican Pasta Salad
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cheesecurdinparadise.com
Grilled Garlic Parmesan Corn
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reciperunner.com
Blueberry Corn Feta Salad
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biteontheside.com
Creamy Bacon Blue Cheese Pasta Salad
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A bowl of bow tie pasta with fresh herbs, deli meats, and carrots on a red and white checked background
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Italian Deli Pasta Salad
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houseofnasheats.com
Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon
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www.cravethegood.com
Smoked Hot Dogs
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disheswithdad.com
Smoked Pulled Pork Barbecue
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olebluedog.com
Grilled Brats & Sauerkraut
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xoxobella.com
Tasty BBQ Smoked Meatloaf with Glaze
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Grilled steak, peppers, and onions make for delicious Grilled Steak Fajitas!
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Grilled Steak Fajitas
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Grilled Whole Chicken
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Fire up the grill and make these Burgers with Blueberry BBQ Sauce, Brie, and Lemon Shallot Aioli
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Burgers with Blueberry BBQ Sauce, Brie, and Lemon Shallot Aioli
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Grilled Rosemary Shrimp {Whole30 Compliant}
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