Easy Appetizers for BBQ Summer Parties or Backyard Cookout Party Events


Hosting an outdoor BBQ party this summer? Looking for some easy appetizers and party finger foods?

Below are my favorite outdoor summer party food ideas for any backyard BBQ – whether you’re hosting and need to feed a crowd, snacking by the pool or going and need a ‘bring-a-dish’ potluck-style summery snack dish to bring.

Easy Appetizers for BBQ Summer Parties

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From single serve snacks, cold dips and crowd-pleaser appetizers for any outdoor party crowd, these are my favorite recipes.

They’re all easy-enough to make and look fancy (like you SLAVED over them ALL day haha!)

Outdoor summer party food ideas for backyard BBQ Easy Appetizers for BBQ Summer Parties

3-Ingredient Wonton Cups

3-Ingredient Wonton Cups

Ingredients:

– 1 Harry & David Pepper and Onion Relish jar
– 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
– 12 Wonton Sheets

Optional: parsley for garnish

Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place wonton wrapper sheets onto a baking pan.
Fill each wonton sheet halfway with relish.
Sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese on top of the relish.
Fold wonton wrappers upwards to form a “bowl” around the relish and mozzarella.
Bake for 8 minutes or until the wontons are golden brown.

Recipe from Harry & David on Instagram

Cucumber Melts Appetizer Bites

Cucumber Melts Appetizer Bites

Ingredients:
1 small cucumber sliced
1 can of tuna **
Mayo
Everything Bagel seasoning
Sliced American Cheese

Instructions:
Mix the tuna and mayo to your liking. Add the Everything Bagel Seasoning.
Make little scoops, about a teaspoon, on a large plate.
Top the scoops with a little piece of the cheese covering the whole scoop.
Microwave about 20 seconds or to when the cheese just melts.
With a spatula lift the scoops and place on the sliced cucumber carefully.
Sprinkle more Everything Bagel seasoning on top.

** NOTE** my crowd is not a big fan of tuna salad, but we all LOVE chicken salad so….

I changed this recipe up and used canned chicken breast instead of canned tuna – so So SO good!

Recipe from JayniesJourneys on Instagram

Tangy Poolside Dip

Tangy Poolside Dip

INGREDIENTS:

16 oz sour cream
1 can of Rotel, drained
2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
2 Tbsp Ranch Seasoning
1 cup shredded colby jack cheese

STEPS:
1. Mix all ingredients together and done!

Recipe from KristysKetoLifestyle on Instagram

Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

Little mini cheeseburgers topped with bacon, onions, pickles and a cherry tomato all speared together with a patriotic toothpick – yummy!

Video recipe from ChelseyDavisxo on Instagram

Cold Tomato Bruschetta

Cold Tomato Bruschetta

Ingredients:

1 baguette, sliced and toasted
4 large ripe tomatoes
1 shallot, finely diced
4 tbsp good quality olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Handful fresh basil
Flaky salt
3 oz feta cheese

Instructions:

Slice bread and brush with olive oil. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 325 degrees F until golden and toasted.
Finely dice shallot and chop tomatoes into small pieces.
Add to a bowl and season with salt.
Add balsamic, olive oil and balsamic. Mix.
Top the toasted bread with three tomato mixture.
Sprinkle with crumbled feta and flaky salt.

Recipe from Cassandra Wardrope on Instagram

Spinach and Pepperoncini Baked Feta Dip

Spinach and Pepperoncini Baked Feta Dip

Ingredients:

1 (8-oz.) block feta cheese
3/4 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 grated garlic cloves
A generous pinch of red pepper flakes
1 (12 to 16-oz.) bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 cup sliced pepperoncini, roughly chopped
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
Fresh dill and extra-virgin olive oil for garnish

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Place block of feta cheese in a large bowl; use a fork to crush and crumble into small pieces.
Place spinach in a clean kitchen towel and wring out as much water as possible.
Add to bowl with feta cheese, along with yogurt, mayo, garlic, red pepper flakes, pepperoncini, and mozzarella; mix well.
Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish; bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly with golden edges.
Garnish with fresh dill and a drizzle of EVOO.

Serve warm, chilled, or closer to room temperature with crostini, pita chips, or tortilla chips.

Recipe from Jamie Vespa MS, RD on Instagram

Sweet and Salty Bacon Party Crackers

Sweet and Salty Bacon Party Crackers

Ingredients:

Club crackers
Bacon
Brown Sugar
Black pepper

Directions:

Cut the bacon in thirds.
Wrap each cracker in a piece of bacon and place seam side down in the air fryer basket.
Sprinkle with brown sugar and pepper.
Air fry 400° 6-8 minutes until the bacon is cooked and crispy.

Recipe from Stephanie Gigliotti on Instagram

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