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Hi friends, and Happy Independence Day! Since the Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year, I know many of us are celebrating with cookouts and family gatherings throughout the long weekend. And a few lucky folks are enjoying extended vacations into the next week. So, I thought I would share a few of our family’s favorite easy summer cookout menu ideas, just in case you need a little inspiration on what to bring to your next cookout.  

Wishing all of you a wonderful and safe holiday!

Collage of summer recipes for potlucks and cookouts

Bacon Cheddar Guacamole Burger — Everyone loves a good burger, right? And not only are these cheeseburgers super tasty, but they’re also very easy to make!

bacon cheddar guacamole burger

Tropical Fruit Salad —  You can throw this easy fruit salad together in a matter of minutes, and with the tangy lime dressing, it’ll keep for a day or two after the cookout is over!

tropical fruit salad

Grandma’s Potato Salad — This old-timey potato salad contains only a few simple ingredients, and it’s perfect for potlucks!

grandma's potato salad

Easy Peach Cake — This peach cake is one of our favorite desserts, and it’s also my most popular post. Plus it disappears fast!

easy peach dump cake

Strawberry Poke Cake — If you love strawberries, this easy poke cake is for you and all of your family and friends! You can also top if off with a few blueberries for a little patriotic flair.

strawberry poke cake

Patriotic Bark — Even when the holiday is over, you can still enjoy a little red, white and blue!

patriotic bark

Easy Flip Flop Cookies — These cute little treats are fun to make, and they’re perfect for pool parties!

easy flip flop cookies

If you’re looking for fun food to bring to a potluck or serve at a cookout, I hope these easy summer cookout menu ideas helped a little.

Happy Summer!

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  1. Miz Helen says:

    What a great collection of cookout ideas, I see a couple we will sure try. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Dee M says:

    We had a wonderful Fourth! Thanks, Rue! šŸ™‚

  3. Dee M says:

    Thanks, Stephanie. We pretty much love all of these! šŸ™‚

  4. Rue says:

    Everything looks really really good!

    I hope you had a great Fourth šŸ™‚


  5. Stephanie Watkins says:

    Delicious!! They all look so tasty!

  6. Dee M says:

    Thanks, Michele! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. šŸ™‚

  7. Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest says:

    Yum, yum yum, yum YUMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!