It’s heating up outside, and we don’t want to heat up the kitchen as much these days. We also have picnics to attend and we need lots of yummy food to accompany burgers and brats, and hot dogs — oh, my! Well, consider this your one-stop-shop for drool-worthy, easy summer food ideas from dinners to sides to desserts.
Happy sun-soaked, flip-floppy, beachy, tent-dwelling, picture-worthy summer to each of you!
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp is on our top five most popular recipe list. This one is hard to beat for sure!
A favorite of mine…Perfect Old Fashioned Potato Salad. Filled with bacon and hard-boiled eggs, you just can’t go wrong!
Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream (no ice cream maker needed) will surprise you with how easy it is and how delicious! Change up the fruit and mix-ins! Strawberries, chocolate chips, raspberries, vanilla wafers — the possibilities are endless!
How about some Mac and Cheese? My viral hit, this one will make you the coolest kid at the party every single time.
I always bring these to a gathering with burgers and hot dog so I know I have something I’ll love to eat. Fresh and satisfying, these Veggie Pizza Squares always go over well in the summertime!
Make these Hamburger Buns in less than an hour and your burgers will never be the same!
How about sandwiches for a crowd — no hot kitchen required! Pepperoncini Beef goes in the crock pot in seconds, and will fill all the bellies and make the mouths so so happy.
Individual Fruit Pizzas with Strawberry Marshmallow Cream are fun, easy, and delightful. Adaptable to whatever fruit you choose!
Cheesy Potatoes, anyone? These are cheesy and gooey and just what you want out of a big ol’ pan of cheesy potatoes.
When you need something fresh, make a big bowl of this crunchy, creamy goodness filled with bright green peas and a creamy dressing. Green Pea Salad with Feta and Bacon is flavor-packed summer goodness!
Try this refreshing, lemony goodness! Luscious Lemonade Pie. So summery perfect. You can keep it in the freezer and pull it out anytime you need a cold and fresh tart and lemony pie!
How about a pasta salad you will be proud to share — packed full of fresh flavor! Italian Antipasta Salad is just what you need to go alongside all the picnic food!
Camping? Here’s a favorite you could attempt over an early morning campfire! Heck, Breakfast Skillet would be perfect any ol’ time of day!
Or make a simple and gorgeous Breakfast Charcuterie Board and never even turn on your oven!
This Strawberry Shortcake Swiss Cake Roll is lemony and fresh and utilizes those gorgeous summer strawberries in the best possible presentation!
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is a great place to start! Easy, adaptable, and delicious!
There are lots more recipes for you to try in the Recipe Index like classic Blueberry Buckle, a beautiful Strawberry Trifle, and a gorgeous Rustic Peach Pie made in a cast iron skillet, so take a minute and get some ideas!
Happy Summer, friends! Have the most fun!