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Fire up the grill! Fill the cooler with ice! Invite family and friends over and have an awesome cookout with these cookout recipes!

Summertime means grilling out and having cookouts with family and friends! Summer cookouts were always some of my most favorite times growing up and still are to this day. I love casually getting together with family and friends and enjoying the warm summer weather. Throw in a few frosty beverages, and your cookout will be a huge success!

As we are quickly approaching the July 4th weekend, I have 12 tasty cookout recipes that are sure to make your summer gathering a huge hit! All of these recipes are easy to prepare and most don’t take a lot of time so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying yourself.

For the Grill

The main centerpiece of any cookout is – the grill! These cookout recipes for grilling up your main meal should help to get things started!

 Simply Amazing Hamburgers

Jack Daniels Pork Tenderloin

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Asian Turkey Burgers

Asian Turkey Burgers

Korean Grilled Chicken - Detours in Life

Korean Grilled Chicken

Yummy Chicken Marinade

Yummy Chicken Marinade

Side Dishes

The side dishes can be as simple as chips or fries, but to me, cookouts scream baked beans and potato casserole. They  are always a huge hit!

Simple Baked Beans - Detours in Life

Baked Beans

Cheesy Potato Casserole - Detours in Life

Potato Casserole

Dijon Potato Salad - Detours in Life

 Dijon Potato Salad

Macaroni Salad - Detours in Life

 Macaroni Salad


Let’s not forget desserts! No cookout is complete without dessert. Ice Cream is always a favorite, but so are the two pies below!

Key Lime Pie - Detours in Life

 Key Lime Pie

Million Dollar Pie - Detours in Life

 Million Dollar Pie

The above recipes are just a few of my favorites when we are hosting a cookout with family and friends. There are more that hopefully I will be able to show you soon! Enjoy your summer cookout and let me know what your favorite cookout recipe is below!