Summer Cookout Staples

The weather is warming up and so is the kitchen! We’ll be serving up all of our favorite cookout dishes all summer long. Whether you’re hosting a family gathering or a pool party for the kids, we’ve got you covered with all the best recipes to add to your backyard rotation.

Elote Pasta

This fresh and unique take on traditional pasta salad goes perfectly with tacos and margaritas! Give your cookout a Tex-Mex twist with this al fresco palette pleaser!

Photo and Recipe via Brit + Co

Build Your Own Hot Dog Board

Charcuteries have had a resurgence, so it’s fun to think of other ways to “build” a board beyond cheese and crackers. A hot dog board is not only an impressive display piece, but it allows everyone to customize their toppings!

Photo and Recipe by Ain’t Too Proud to Meg, the Author of The Cheese Board Deck & The Wine & Cheese Board Deck

Jalapeño–Sour Cream Cornbread with Honey Butter

Cornbread is an iconic Southern dish, and this spicy take will have everyone coming back for seconds! Bake it in a blue or red Le Creuset pan or iron skillet to add to your display!

Photo and Recipe by Country Living

Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip

This dip takes us right back to summers on the East Coast in Martha’s Vineyard! Trust us, there won’t be a bite left! Serve with endive, celery, crackers, or bacon to keep everyone’s mouths watering.

Photo and Recipe by Southern Living

Grilled Watermelon

When you think of watermelon, you might not typically think of it grilled, but it’s absolutely delicious and makes the perfect poolside snack. Drizzle with balsamic glaze for a salty-sweet treat as a salad course with your lunch or dinner.

Photo and Recipe by Southern Living

Lolli’s Potato Salad

We might be biased, but Lolli’s signature potato salad is the biggest crowd pleaser at all of our cookouts. Try it and you’ll see why it’s a favorite of kids and adults alike!

Photo via Lolli and Me

Star Studded Berry Tarts

These gorgeous pastries are the perfect party dessert for your 4th of July shindig! And if you want something to cool you off, try these fun popsicles!

Photo and Recipe via Food Network

Which of these will be a summer staple for your outdoor entertaining this season? Share them with us by tagging @lolliandme on Instagram!

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