Friday, September 3, 2010

Cookout and Party Food Menu Ideas

Your favorite menu ideas, cookout and BBQ recipes from Deep South Dish for Labor Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July or for any day, all in one place!
Here's my collection of Best of the Best from Deep South Dish cookout and party food recipes, all tried and true, just in case you're still looking for some menu ideas. Some of these are outdoor recipes, some are "cheater" style crockpot and some are for the oven. There are beverages & cocktails, appetizers and dips, salads of all kinds, chicken, pork, a little seafood and even steaks, and of course there's always room for dessert. I hope you find some inspiration here - enjoy!

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Cookout Recipes


Beverages


Southern Sweet Iced Tea

Southern Fruit Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea

Fresh Peach Iced Tea




Homemade Fresh Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

Cherry Limeade

Party Punch

More Beverages



Adult Beverages


Southern Iced Tea Cocktail

Apple Julep Sangria

Pineapple Lemonade Sangria

Strawberry Watermelon Mojitos

Frozen Watermelon Margaritas



Vodka Slush

Frozen Pina Colada

Perfect Mojitos

Watermelon Pomegranate Rum Cooler

More Cocktails



Appetizers



Fire 'n Ice Pickles

Pickled Vegetables (Giardiniera)

Pickled Onions

Cajun Boiled Peanuts

Pimento Cheese Finger Sandwiches

Kickin' Rotel Restaurant Style Salsa

Hot Sausage and Cheese Bread



Texas "Caviar" Salsa - Mississippi Style

Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Basic Humble Deviled Egg

Angels and Devils on Horseback

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Peppers



Spicy Shrimp Appetizer

West Indies Salad

Pickled Shrimp

Spicy Crab Martini




Fried Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Chicken Poppers

Pigs in a Blanket

Crispy Southern Fried Hot Wings with Spicy Dipping Sauce



Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Grape Jelly Cocktail Meatballs & Little Smokies Sausages

Basic Sausage Cheese Balls

Crab Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes



Bread



Southern Skillet Cornbread

Buttermilk Sour Cream Cornbread & Mexican Cornbread

Basic Buttermilk Corn Muffins

Hushpuppies

Corn Fritters



Garlic Cheese Drop Biscuits

Garlic Bread Butter Blend

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Muffin Tin Spoon (Yeast) Rolls

Old Fashioned Pan Rolls

Butter Bombs - Mini Biscuits

Baking Mix Bride's Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits



Dips



Cheddar Bacon Dip

Charleston Cheese Dip

Cajun Shrimp Dip

7 Layer Dip

Mississippi Sin

White Rotel Dip



Awesome Jalapeno Popper Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Hot Corn Dip

Warm Feta and Artichoke Dip

More Dips

More Appetizers



Fruit Salads, Pasta Salads, Veggie Salads and Coleslaw



Mandarin Orange Salad

5 Cup Salad

Watergate Salad

Pink Jello Salad

Ambrosia

Waldorf Apple Salad




Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Seafood Pasta Salad

Classic Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

Shrimp and Macaroni Salad

Macaroni and Olive Pasta Salad

Tri-Color Italian Rotini Pasta Salad

Ham and Macaroni Salad



Shrimp with Bow Tie Pasta

Creamy Pasta Salad

Old Fashioned Broccoli Salad

Marinated Vegetable Salad

Old Fashioned Seven Layer Salad

Anything and Everything Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing



Pineapple Buttermilk Coleslaw

Fire 'n Ice Coleslaw

Basic Creamy Coleslaw



Fire 'n Ice Summer Salad

Spicy, Sweet & Sour Cucumber Salad

Creamed Cucumbers and Onion

Simple Summer Cucumber Salad

Shrimp and Salad



Fresh Corn Salad

Broccoli Salad

Copper Pennies Carrot Salad

Cornbread Salad

More Salads and Pasta Salads



Sauces



Mississippi Comeback Sauce

Homemade Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Dressed Up Bottled BBQ Sauce

Remoulade Sauce

Cajun Mayonnaise

Lazy Man's KetMayo Sauce

Sour Cream Horseradish Sauce

More Sauces



Ribs


Fall off the Bone Oven Baked Pork Spareribs

Memphis Style Dry Rub Pork Ribs

Grilled Pork Spareribs or Baby Back Ribs

Slow Cooker Baby Back BBQ Ribs




Beef



Spicy Sugar Steaks

Cajun Steak Marinade

Oven Braised Brisket

Atlanta Brisket

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef for Sandwiches

Southernized Beef and Sausage Goulash

Roast Beef for Po'Boys

More Beef



Chicken



Grilled Backyard Barbecued Chicken

Sweet & Tangy Oven Baked Russian Chicken

Grilled Chili Lime Drumsticks

Picnic Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken



Root Beer Glazed Drumsticks

Mama's Grilled and Smothered Chicken

Grilled Cheesy BBQ Chicken

Chicken and Cornbread Dressing

Old School Oven Barbecued Chicken

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken



Cajun/Creole Style



Creole Jambalaya

Crab and Shrimp Gumbo

Crawfish Monica

peanCajun Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Southern Red Rice with Shrimp

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

More Cajun/Creole



Burgers, Dogs and Sandwiches


All American Burger

Cowboy Burger

Onion Burger

Cajun Pork and Shrimp Burgers

Pimento Cheese Turkey Burger



Homemade Sloppy Joes

Crockpot Barbecue Beef for Sandwiches

Spicy Italian Beef for Sandwiches

Spicy Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork

The Easiest (Cheater) Pulled Pork Ever, No Kidding!

Carolina Style (Cheater) Pulled Pork

Grilled Hot Dogs with Cajun Dog Sauce

More Burgers and Sandwiches



Sides


Southern Style Baked Beans

Pineapple Baked Beans

Ranch Style Beans

Baked Bean Medley (Calico Baked Beans)



Spicy Beefy Barbecue Baked Beans

Scalloped Cabbage

Potatoes au Gratin

Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles



Cajun Style Potato Salad

Traditional Southern Style Potato Salad

Cold Baked Potato Salad

Creamy Pesto Potato Salad



Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Southern Style Macaroni and Cheese

Everyday Macaroni and Cheese

Ground Beef Mac and Cheese



Southern Succotash

Corn on the Cob & Compound Butter Blends

Creamed Squash

Summer Squash Casserole

Layered Squash Casserole

Baked Vidalia Onions

Asparagus Bundles

Sweet & Sour Green Beans



Tater Tot Casserole

Truck Stop Potatoes

Grilled Baked Potato

Hash Brown Casserole

Broccoli and Rice Casserole



Desserts

Ice Cream



Homemade Southern Peach Ice Cream

Easy Ice Cream in the Cuisinart

Strawberry Buttermilk Sherbet

Frosty Milkshakes and Ice Cream


Homemade Southern Banana Pudding

Moon Pie Banana Pudding

Layered Banana Split Dessert



Chocolate Sin

Blueberry Heaven Pie

Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie

Easy Triple Layer Banana Cream Pie Dessert



Creamy Peanut Butter Pie

Fat Elvis Pie

Peach Cobbler

Fresh Strawberry Cobbler

Watermelon Strawberry Granita

Banana Pie with Shortbread Crust



Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Delight

Frozen Yogurt Strawberry Pie

Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie

Southern Pecan Pie




Mandarin Orange "Pig Pickin'" Cake

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Buttermilk Chess Pie

Watergate Salad



To Die For Brownies

5 Cup Salad

Coconut Key Lime Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars



Southern Fried Hand Pies

Southern Pecan Pie Muffins

Southern Sweet Potato Bread

Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

New Orleans Creole Bread Pudding with Meringue



Peanut Butter Balls

Mississippi Mud Bars

Apple Dapple Cake with Maple Glaze

Strawberry Cake with Coconut and Pecan

Texas Sheet Cake

Gooey Butter Cake with Coconut Crust

More Desserts


Perfect for cookout leftovers or just for a cool presentation,
try a Barbecue Sundae using your cookout ingredients!

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9 comments:

  1. Holy smokes! Your labor day menu ideas is longer than my entire collection of recipes;)

    You rock, Mary!

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  2. Mary - It's always so good of you to put these together for the rest of us. Sure makes it easier for us and what a great list.

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  3. What a great list of recipes, I don't know how I am going to choose what to make, thanks for all of the ideas! Have a great Labor Day wwekend,

    anne
    www.anniebakes.net

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  4. I'm hungry...when will you have all of this prepared for the test taster? I'll help with the dishes...and we can chit chat somemore...what time?

    Have a great day.
    Faith

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  5. What a great list! So many wonderful recipes to choose from!

    Have a great Labor Day weekend with your family!

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  6. LOL Chris! I have been working pretty hard on this little ole blog. Ask my thighs.

    Thanks Larry! I like putting together these holiday collections, just in case anybody is a little stuck for a little inspiration.

    Hey Anne! Hope y'all have a great one.

    C'mon over Faith. Coffee or tea will be on in no time!

    Great to see ya Jane!

    Hope everybody has a fantastic, long and relaxing holiday weekend. Party for us is tomorrow. Just make another batch of Mississippi Caviar and trying to settle on what dessert I want to do.

    Happy Labor Day Weekend y'all!!

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  7. Wow, what an INCREDIBLE POST! Awesome list of fabulous recipes,too! I popped over last night to get your Hurricane drink recipe and didn't have time to read this post. And I'm so glad that I remembered to come back, tonight. That Crawfish Monica is on my "must try" list, for sure. Have a great holiday. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  8. What a fabulous timely post. I could eat any one of the items you have featured here. Have a great holiday. Blessings...Mary.

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  9. I got hungry just scrolling down looking at all that yummy stuff. I think I'm going to eat some lunch now :-)

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