Crowd-Pleasing Summer Cookout Recipes

Just in time for the Fourth of July, these cookout-ready recipes will be welcome guests at any outdoor bash.

Summer Cookout Recipes, Bratwurst

Summer grilling season is upon us! It’s the ideal time of year to get a little smoke in our eyes and celebrate the simple pleasures of outdoor living. Whether you’re hosting an impromptu weeknight dinner with friends or a neighborhood Independence Day bash, our collection of favorite summer cookout recipes that will rise to the occasion. 

Start the party on a high note with tangy Texas Caviar or a platter of Grilled Vegetable Crudité with Smoky Parmesan Dip. When it’s time for the main event, keep things classic with hearty Fourth of July Bratwursts or Big Bacon Cheeseburgers, or put a twist on traditional barbecue fare — perhaps Grilled Grouper with Mango Salsa. And tempting desserts such as Triple Chocolate Brownies and All-American Ice Cream deliver a sweet finale. Click through to start planning your perfect summer cookout menu!