Summer Cookout Recipes

Plan your patriotic summer cookout!

Planning your next summer cookout? These get-togethers wouldn’t be the same without wheat foods. Try these delicious appetizers, salads, burgers and desserts at your next backyard barbecue.

 

 

Appetizers

Fourth of July Bruschetta
The tangy goat cheese paired with the sweet strawberries, blueberries and balsamic reduction on top of crunchy French bread is the perfect summer bite!
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 30 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 6 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 12
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: Broil
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Crunchy
    Sweet
    Tangy
Pigs in a Blanket
With just two ingredients, these Pigs in a Blanket are wrapped up in about 20 minutes.
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 8-10 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 12-14 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 8 (3 pigs each)
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 375°F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Sausage
    Crescent roll

Summer Cookout Main Courses

Grilled Bacon Cheeseburgers with Garlic Aioli Sauce
Try these bacon cheeseburgers with this delicious garlic aioli sauce to impress your guests at your next cookout.
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 10 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 20 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 4
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: Medium-high
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Bacon
    Cheese
    Beef
Wheat Beer Braised Brats
Brats take on a whole new flavor when braised in a mixture of wheat beer and onions.
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 10 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 20 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 5
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Savory
    Beer
    Caramelized Onion
Mushroom Swiss Burger Sliders
These Mushroom Swiss Burger Sliders are an easy and fun way to enjoy an American favorite.
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 15 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 25 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 12
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 400°F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Savory
    Beef
Tuna Salad Croissant Sandwiches
great for lunches
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 15 min
  • Refridgerator Icon Refrigeration: 60 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 4
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Tuna

Summer Cookout Salads

BLT Pasta Salad
The juicy tomatoes, crunchy lettuce and salty bacon pair perfectly with the pasta for a salad that can be served as a main dish or as a side at your next get together.
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 30 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 6
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Bacon
    Tomato
    Fresh
Apple Salad with Wheat Berries
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: overnight
  • Refridgerator Icon Refrigeration: until served
  • Plate Icon Servings: 10
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Crunchy
    Sweet
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Pasta
a refreshing salad to take to your next backyard BBQ
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 30 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 6
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Fresh
    Sweet
    Crunchy
Panzanella Salad
dress up a day-old baguette with this classic Italian salad
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 15 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 10-12 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 8
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 300°F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Zesty
    Italian
Caprese Pasta Salad
made with whole-wheat pasta, a healthy source of complex carbohydrates
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 15 min
  • Refridgerator Icon Refrigeration: 30 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 10
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Savory

Summer Cookout Desserts

Stars and Stripes Jell-O Poke Cake
This fresh and fruity Jell-O cake is the perfect party dessert! A delicious summer treat!
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 15 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 23-28 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 12
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 350°F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Sweet
    Fruity
Fresh Strawberry Pie
This pie is a cool and refreshing dessert that is not too sweet and is delicious with a dollop of whipped topping.
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 15 min + cool time
  • Refridgerator Icon Refrigeration: About 3 hours or until set
  • Plate Icon Servings: 8
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Sweet
    Fruity
Strawberry Shortcake
Homemade shortcake biscuits with just a hint of cinnamon, sliced in half and filled with sweet, sliced strawberries and whipped topping.
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 10 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 15 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 5
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 400°F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Sweet
    Fruity
Frozen Lemonade Dessert
This is the perfect treat to serve at summer get-togethers as you can complete all the prep the day before and simply pull out of the freezer and serve to guests!
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 10 min + freezing time
  • Plate Icon Servings: 18
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Sweet
    Tangy
    Refreshing

Wanting more great recipes? Be sure to visit our friends at the Wheat Foods Council! Or if you’d like more recipe round-ups be sure to check out our Grilled Cheese, Super Bowl and Holiday Baking round-ups!