Are you on the hunt for the best Summer Recipes for a crowd, that fits within your budget? I have some incredible summer recipe ideas to make for your next cookout or entertaining. If you are on the hunt for the easy summer recipes, check out my list below.
Summer is one of our favorite seasons of the year. Flowers blooming, warm sunshine, and fun days with the kids at home. We also entertain a lot in the summer months, and I am always looking for more recipes to add to the mix. If you are like our family, you will love these recipes as much as us!
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If it is a rainy day and you can’t get out and enjoy the grill, grab that crockpot and whip up a batch of these ribs. Minimal ingredients needed for the recipe and gives you that finger licking good flavor.
Prep this mac and cheese ahead of time, and then the day of your event, toss in the oven and cook to tender and cheesy goodness! This recipe is truly so easy, and you can double or triple if you need.
This salad is a sweet take to your summer meal. Grab the fruit on sale, and create an affordable dessert that can feed lots of guests no problem.
Here is a really easy Instant Pot Recipe that will allow you to batch cook your chicken to fit how many people you are needing to feed. Set out some taco toppings and have a taco bar.
Potatoes are really affordable and with a few more ingredients needed you can have one tasty side dish for your summer entertaining to serve your guests.
If you don’t really fancy grilling here is an oven-baked whole chicken recipe to try. Just prep your chickens and toss in the oven to bake to golden crispy skin and juicy meat.
Skip the grill and try making corn on the cob in the oven! Juicy, sweet, corn on the cob made right in your oven. It is so easy, this is the way we make corn anytime we serve it up.
8.) Summer Pasta Dump and Bake from The Seasoned Mom
Pasta is always an easy and affordable option. This dump and bake dish has zucchini, tomatoes, a creamy sauce and tender chicken in every single bite.
9.) Roasted Zucchini and Squash Recipe from Cooking Classy
If you have a vegetable garden you will know how easy this recipe is to make and affordable. A great side to pair with your main dish for serving a larger amount of people.
10.) Vegetable Lasagna from The Seasoned Mom
Use your summer produce from the garden to make this vegetable lasagna! This recipe is so easy to make and since it is a casserole it is very affordable to serve a crowd.
11.) Grilled Pork Chops from Taste of Lizzy T
Pork chops can be a great buy if you find them on a sale. Serve up juicy and incredible chop for the whole family to enjoy along with your friends.
12.) Easy Grilled Fajita Burgers with Guacamole from Two Healthy Kitchens
Offer a Tex-Mex flair of flavors to your guests with these incredible burgers. A fun way to serve up something a bit different than a classic burger recipe.
13.) Steak and Potato Foil Packet from 4 Sons R Us
When you add potatoes next to steak it helps lessen the amount of steak you need. Here is a great foil packet recipe to toss on the grill and cook up.
14.) Bacon Ranch Chicken Foil Packets from Dinner at the Zoo
Love chicken? Here is an incredible foil packet dinner that you can serve up. Each packet can feed one to two people depending on their appetite.
15.) Easy Cucumber Salad Recipe from Plated Cravings
Here is a super easy cucumber salad that is a classic summer side dish. Give this recipe a try and see how you like it! We have made this over and over again and always tastes great.
16.) Classic Macaroni Salad from Cooking Classy
Here is another great side dish to consider. This macaroni salad is tangy, creamy and filling. Whip this up and store in the fridge before you are ready to serve.
17.) Perfectly Grilled Pork Chops from Foodtastic Mom
Such a juicy and easy way to make grilled pork chops. This recipe is so simple but provides you with an incredible dinner for your cookout.
18.) Watermelon Pizza from Homemade and Yummy
Here is a great way to dress up your sliced watermelon! This is easy to prepare and full of fresh and tasty ingredients that will be a delight.
19.) Cherry Tomato Salad from Dinner at the Zoo
A few simple ingredients are all you need for this salad. Light, refreshing, and incredibly tasty. Give this recipe a try if you want a quick tomato salad.
20.) Vegetable Spaghetti Salad from Organized Island
Pasta, fresh veggies, in a light sauce is the best summer recipe to make. Whip this up in a hurry. You can also double or even triple the recipe if you need it.