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80 Appetizers & Side Dishes Perfect for a BBQ Gathering

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Appetizers & Side Dishes Perfect for a Summer BBQ 

There is nothing better than a backyard cookout with family and friends. It is a relaxing time enjoying each other's company and of course, delicious food! For the perfect gathering, it is always nice to have a few yummy appetizers to snack on while the main dish cooks. The delicious aromas coming from the grill is enough to make anyone need a snack! And, of course, you will need a few side dishes to complete the meal once the meat is done. Need some inspiration? Take a look at these Appetizers & Side Dishes! I'm sure you will find a few perfect for your next gathering!80 Appetizers & Side Dishes Perfect for a BBQ Gathering

Need an idea for the main dish? Our family loves chicken and one of our favorite grilling recipes is this Asian Fusion Chicken Burger! It is a wonderfully healthy grilling option featuring Asian and Indian spices. YUM! Want a more traditional recipe?  Check out this Hawaiian BBQ Chicken!

Grilled Harissa Chicken Breast Recipe

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When it comes to barbecues and get-togethers, one of our favorite main dishes to prepare is this Grilled Harissa Chicken Breast. It features a wonderful Moroccan spice blend (chili peppers, paprika, and olive oil) for tender, juicy chicken breast bursting with flavor! Serve this yummy recipe with mouthwatering appetizers and a few favorite side dishes for a complete meal your guest will love!

Southern Baked Beans Recipe with Bacon

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A barbecue or cookout just isn't the same without baked beans and you can never go wrong with a southern recipe! This Southern Baked Beans recipe from Atta Girl Says will quickly become a family favorite. The combination of bacon, sauteed onions, brown sugar, condiments, and beans results in a sweet and tangy side dish that everybody loves. It is perfect for cookouts, potlucks, and other gatherings.

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Bacon Wrapped Pickles

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Did someone say bacon?! Bacon makes everything better and these Bacon Wrapped Pickles from Dancing Through the Rain are no exception! These yummy pickle wraps are unbelievably easy to make. This recipe combines savory deliciousness from the bacon with the tartness of the pickle for an oh so yummy treat!

Watermelon Prosciutto Appetizer Bites

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If you are looking for a light refreshing appetizer, you can wow your guest with this Watermelon Prosciutto Appetizer from Pink Fortitude. These yummy bites are easy to make and a sure crowd-pleaser. You may think "what in the world" on the flavors but the combination combines for a surprisingly mouthwatering bite!

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By on July 11th, 2019

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63 thoughts on “80 Appetizers & Side Dishes Perfect for a BBQ Gathering”

  1. This is a must save/pin for me. All of these recipes look great. I am always looking to bring something different to get-togethers and I now have a full list.

  2. All of these appetizers look delicious. I never thought to make bacon wrapped pickles. My family would just love them.

  3. Yummy, all of these dishes sound (and look) amazing!! I love BBQ food, it is definitely one of my favorites that I could eat every day! Thank you so much for sharing all of these recipes!

  4. I collect cookbooks and this is one I would love to add to my collection. My hubby is obsessed with grilling with so I always need side ideas.

  5. My family eats a lot of appetizer type things for meals and snacks, the mango dip sounds amazing. Definitely going to try that one first.

  6. I just bookmarked this! We have a big family picnic coming soon and I would love to try something other than my usual deviled eggs or macaroni salad!

  7. This gives me ideas as to what to bring to gatherings. We go to events that others are bringing the main meal and we are asked to bring an appetizer and have to think about what we want. This is great.

  8. Wow so many delicious options for a bbq! I'd like to make the instant pot mac and cheese and crisp & creamy instant pot potatoes too!

  9. We host cookouts often during the summer months so these dishes will come in handy. I love how delicious and different the Asian Fusion Chicken Burger Recipe looks and sounds. I am sure my guest will love this!

  10. We love summer bbq's and cookouts!! We have a lot of family, so when we all get together we all tend to bring a dish. Someone always brings baked beans... those are definitely a cook out staple. I need to try to make the smiley fries... I know those would be a hit with the kids. The pineapple salsa looks so good too! I've never tried to make anything like that, but I'm going to give it a shot soon!

  11. The Asian Fusion chicken burger recipe sounds amazing! The mango salsa looks tasty and a great addition to the burger.

  12. I think the side dishes make the barbeque! All of these look delicious! I really want to try the Baked Jalapeno Poppers with Pimento Cheese! Yum!

  13. I have been looking for an appetizer to make for my sister's birthday and these all look so good. Now to decide which one to make, lol.

  14. This is just what I need. I'm always trying to find new side dishes to make with summer time dinners. I feel like all my recipes are the same and I want to mix things up a little.

  15. What a great collection of appetizers. I especially like the Watermelon Prosciutto Appetizer Bites. Thanks for posting!

  16. Our family reunion picnic is coming up. We have to bring a dish. I have been looking for something good to bring. The Southern Baked Beans Recipe with Bacon sounds like the perfect dish to bring. Thank you

  17. There are so many great recipes, so I am totally pinning this. I have been grilling and entertaining a lot this summer, and these recipes give me so many great ideas. Those Bacon Wrapped Pickles look like a guilty pleasure! 🙂

  18. So many great recipes! I always get stumped on something new to bring to a summer cookout. Will definitely be making those Watermelon Prosciutto Appetizer Bites very soon!

  19. Thank you so much for this article! We just bought a house and I am looking for some ideas for when I entertain! There are so many delicious things to try! I can’t wait!

  20. So many unique but tasty dishes, I am crushing on the *HONEY SWEET HAWAIIAN BBQ CHICKEN SLIDERS RECIPE*!! Sure sounds delish, and looks scrumptious!

  21. All look so wonderful for a bbq. We are getting such tasty fresh corn this summer that I am so interested in the corn salad and appetizer recipes. So many good ones to choose from.


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