Ultimate Backyard BBQ Menu

I refuse to believe that it’s August and there are only a few more weeks of summer. REFUSE. I’m not okay with it. I will continue to live in my California girl bubble where summer lasts all year and flip flops are always encouraged. That’s just how it’s going to go down!

That means Backyard BBQ’s are a weekly occurrence and an excuse to invite all your friends over for a little bash. We’ve had multiple BBQ’s every summer for the past 4 years and I’ve got the Backyard BBQ Menu down to a science. Are you ready for this! You’ll be armed with the perfect recipes for the rest of your summer par-tays and EVERYTHING is done on the grill! (except for a few desserts!)

Step 1: Main Course. Pick a protein and then work the rest of your menu around it!

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Caesar Salad Hot Dogs

  Caesar Salad Hot Dogs from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

BBQ Nachos

BBQ Nachos from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

BBQ Baby Back Ribs with Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Guacamole Turkey Burgers

Mexican Shrimp Skewers

Mexican Shrimp Skewers with Corn Salsa from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Grilled White Pizza

Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers

Step 2: Sides. An assortment of colorful sides will do the trick. From grilled veggies to salads, keep things fresh and easy with one of these!

Sweetpotato Corn and Feta Salad

Sweetpotato, Corn and Feta Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Layered Corn Guacamole

Layered Corn Guacamole from Outdoor Movie Night

California Cobb Salad

Avocado Heirloom Tomato Salad

Avocado Heirloom Tomato Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Crudite + Kopanisti

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Grilled Zucchini Salad

Loaded Power Salad

Stone Fruit and Burrata Salad

Step 3: DESSERT! A must for any summertime bash. Pick your favorite and go with it!

Strawberry Peach Pie Milkshakes

Strawberry Peach Pie Milkshakes from www.whatsgabycooking.com pie + ice cream + almond milk = absolute heaven! (@Whatsgabycookin)

Strawberry Peach Pie  Strawberry Peach Pie from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Cheesecake S’more Pops

S'more Cheesecake Pops from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Step 4: Drinks!

Palm Breeze, a tropical sparkling alcohol spritz, is naturally my go-to for the summer months since it’s so flavorful and bright and refreshing!! Grab both flavors and put them in a giant bucket of ice and your backyard fiesta is ready for guests!

Pool Party Menu from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

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