Earlier this week, we shared our favorite Backyard Entertaining Hostful Hacks to help make outdoor entertaining simple and effortless. Today, we’re so excited to tie it all together with 8 Easy & Irresistible Recipes for Backyard Entertaining! We love these recipes because they’re all so easy to make and don’t require much prep. And, of course, these dishes are all crowd pleasers that take deliciousness to a new level. (Trust us – you won’t be disappointed!) Without further ado, scroll down and take a look at the menu for your next outdoor gathering!
8 Easy & Irresistible Backyard Entertaining Recipes
Inspired by the fixings in a Greek salad, this fresh and crunchy appetizer is perfect for backyard entertaining. The best part? You can make the hummus mixture the day before and simply scoop the mixture onto the cucumber bites for a quick and easy day-of prep!
On the Grill
Grilled Maple Sriracha Chicken Kebobs, by Table for Two
Your backyard gathering won’t be complete without these Grilled Maple Sriracha Chicken Kebobs! Julie’s recipe is seriously delicious, with a combination of sweet, spicy and salty flavors all at the same time. Did we mention it’s only four ingredients?! We can’t wait to make this recipe for our loved ones this summer.
Here’s our all-time favorite burger recipe: Nick’s Seasoned Hamburgers! We love this recipe because while they’re simple and quick to make and grill up, these burgers do not lack in flavor. Pair with your favorite sliced cheese and bun to complete this tasty grilled option.
Crock Pot Corn on the Cob, by The Blond Cook
Amy from The Blond Cook has the easiest and most delicious corn on the cob recipe that comes out sweet and juicy every time. This side dish recipe has it all: the corn is cooked in the Crock Pot (so easy!), there’s almost no clean up, and only four ingredients. Corn on the cob is such a classic dish for relaxed, backyard gatherings, and this recipe takes it to the next level.
Blush Wine Vinaigrette Pasta Salad
This is our tried-and-true crowd-pleasing pasta salad recipe! We love this Blush Wine Vinaigrette Pasta Salad because it’s easy, light, and quick to whip up for friends and family. Blueberries and strawberries add both a fresh element and a bit of color to your gathering.
Halfway Homemade Berry Shortcake
You know we love recipes that are halfway homemade because they get us out of the kitchen quicker without compromising any of the taste. This Halfway Homemade Berry Shortcake is one of our favorites as it is seriously delicious, with an easy strawberry syrup made in under 15 minutes and store-bought dessert cakes for a quick dessert that’s always a hit. While this recipe boasts fresh blueberries with strawberries, it’s easily substitute with your favorite berry!
Vodka Watermelon Cocktails, by Kim’s Cravings
Welcome to your favorite summer adult beverage! This 4-ingredient Vodka Watermelon Cocktail is refreshing and light – making it perfect for entertaining outside this summer. Kim shows us how to effortlessly make this ice-cold beverage, making hosting in our backyard feel like a tropical vacation. We’re sold!
What’s more delicious than an ice-cold glass of pink lemonade?! We shared our favorite Old-Fashioned Pink Lemonade recipe with our Summer Soiree Mini Mag, and it remains a summertime go-to for us. Easily mixed ahead of time, just add ice cubes before serving for the perfect beverage the whole family can enjoy.
Craving more summertime menu inspiration? Be sure to check out our favorite Summer Grazing Board ideas!
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