Crowd Pleasing Recipes for a Summer Cookout Party

Hey friends, it’s menu day for my dinner club and we’re celebrating summer with a backyard BBQ! We have some great crowd pleasing recipes for a summer cookout party !

The menu is SO good, and I think you’re going to love it!

Summer BBQ foods

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a monthly dinner club

If you are new here, let me explain about my dinner club.

About 2 years ago, I joined 4 other blogger friends and created a virtual dinner club.

Every other month, we have a theme, and we each create a tablescape to go along with our theme.

We also create a menu to go along with the theme, and we take turns with each of the courses, and share a drink, appetizer, side dish, main entree and a dessert.

I love creating themed tablescapes and seeing what my friends come up with for their table designs.

And there are always so many great recipes, so you don’t want to miss that!

This month we are happy to have Wendy from WM Design House joining us.

How To Decorate a Red, White and Blue Table for a BBQ Party

With lots of patriotic holidays coming up, I decided on a red, white and blue color scheme to create a festive table for my cookout gathering.

If you missed my tablescape, you can see all of the details here.

menu for a summer cookout party

Smoked Old Fashioned Cocktail
Easy Grilled Skillet Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Smoked Beer Can Chicken
Sweet and Smoky Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Smoky and Sweet: Salted Caramel, Candied Bacon, Dark Chocolate Brownies

easy grilled skillet spinach and artichoke dip

This month I had the appetizer for our menu.

One of my favorite appetizer recipes is a spinach artichoke dip.

I typically make it in the oven but recently tried cooking it on the grill in a cast iron skillet.

It turned out so good and makes it so easy when you are already grilling outside for an outdoor party and cookout.

If you’re looking for the perfect appetizer for a summer get together, look no further than this easy grilled skillet spinach and artichoke dip recipe!

spinach artichoke dip in mini cast iron skillet on white plate with tortilla chips

more summer cookout recipes

I hope you enjoy these crowd pleasing recipes for a summer cookout party!

I would love to hear if you try any of the recipes.

And be sure and check out all of the recipes by clicking on the link at the bottom of each photo.

blessings and happy summer,

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Summer BBQ foods


  1. Susan Sikes says:

    Sounds delicious! I’ll have to try this for our 4th of July party!

    1. Oh, good! I hope you love it too!

  2. Your table is so cute. I love the baking sheets and small cast iron pans.

    Love artichoke dip. I’ll have to give yours a try.

    1. Thank you Lynn! Cooking the dip on the grill makes it SO easy!

  3. Everything looks delish! I love cookout food and I can’t wait to try all of the recipes!

    1. Yes, the recipes are SO good! Can’t wait to try them all.

  4. Wendy McMonigle says:

    so many yummy recipes Michele, I cannot wait to try them.

    1. Me too Wendy! They all look so good!

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