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Family-Friendly Summer Barbecue

Fire up the grill and get everyone involved in your family cookout with these kid-friendly treats that will keep diners of all ages happy.
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Did Someone Say BBQ?

School’s out, temperatures are rising, and the kids are definitely in the mood for some summery treats to match the wonderful weather. From pizza to salad to cute little bites, these are some BBQ dishes that the little ones will love, and the adults too!

The Doctor's In

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Green Eggs and Ham Grilled Pizza

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It’s time to give this classic dish a little Dr. Seuss-themed upgrade just in time for summer. Why grill pizza, you may ask? Well, your barbecue can turn up the heat to a higher temperature than your oven, which means an extra-crispy crust and a beautiful char. The kids can definitely help out with rolling the dough!

Crazy for Cole Slaw

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Classic Cole Slaw

Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

No barbecue is ever complete without a side of cold, crispy, and creamy slaw. This is a fun and easy way to make sure kids get their serving of veggies in!

Having a Ball

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Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatball

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If you haven’t been including meatballs in your barbecues, you’ve been seriously missing out! Because they're small, they need less time than other meats on your grill. Plus, food is just that much more fun when it’s bite-sized!

Totally A-maize-ing

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Grilled Corn Salad

How to BBQ Right

Every good family barbecue needs a light and tasty side dish that is also simple enough to be pulled off in no time. This grilled corn salad checks every box! Assembling it can easily turn into a fun exercise in teamwork, with adults grilling and kids mixing the corn into its creamy, flavorful final product.

Bite Me

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Easy BBQ Bacon Pineapple Bites

Kitchen Mason

It’s pineapple wrapped in bacon, need we say more? Kids will have a blast rolling bacon strips around this tropical fruit, and they’ll absolutely love the extra tang from the barbecue sauce.

Sweet Treat

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Watermelon and Pineapple Grilled Fruit Skewers

Live Eat Learn

End your perfect cookout on a sweet note with this healthy dessert. You can put that leftover pineapple to good use, and the whole family will enjoy making skewers together. Lime and honey add the perfect glaze to these fruity kebobs, caramelizing them and balancing out the yummy yogurt sauce. The kids will be too busy chowing down to even think of chasing the ice cream truck.

Citrusy Savory

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Citrus Pork Carnitas

2 Dads with Baggage

This versatile pork roast recipe is inspired by Mexican Carnitas and makes enough for a hearty meal plus leftovers. I like to slice the cooked roast into bite-sized pieces and mix it back into the pan juices for added flavor.

Citrusy Savory

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Citrus Pork Carnitas

2 Dads with Baggage

This versatile pork roast recipe is inspired by Mexican Carnitas and makes enough for a hearty meal plus leftovers. I like to slice the cooked roast into bite-sized pieces and mix it back into the pan juices for added flavor.

Pulled Chicken Sliders

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Pulled Chicken Sliders

Blackberry Babe Blog

These Barbecue Chicken Sliders are the perfect weeknight dinner! They use a rotisserie chicken and are topped with cheese and a super simple zesty slaw.

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