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!
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!

My classic barbecue menu - get all the recipes right here on the blog - just click on the links! Grilled ribs, classic southern potato salad, southern baked beans, corn on the cob, marinated tomatoes and old fashioned macaroni salad. Yum y'all!
My classic barbecue menu - get all the recipes right here on the blog - just click on the links! Grilled ribs, classic southern potato salad, southern baked beans, corn on the cob, marinated tomatoes and old fashioned macaroni salad. Yum y'all!

Cookout Recipes


How to make perfect sweet tea.

Southern Sweet Iced Tea

No Calorie (Milo's Copycat) Diet Iced Tea

Southern Fruit Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea

Fresh Peach Iced Tea

Watermelon 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


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

Southern Caviar - Blackeyed Pea Salsa

Fire 'n Ice Watermelon 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

Classic Grape Jelly Cocktail Meatballs and Little Smokies Sausages

Basic Sausage Cheese Balls

Crab Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes


Southern Skillet Cornbread

Buttermilk Sour Cream Cornbread and Mexican Cornbread

Basic Buttermilk Corn Muffins


Corn Fritters

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Garlic Cheese Drop Biscuits

Garlic Bread Butter Blend

Parmesan Garlic Toast

Hassleback Cheesy Garlic Bread

Muffin Tin Spoon (Yeast) Rolls

Old Fashioned Pan Rolls

Butter Bombs - Mini Biscuits

Baking Mix Bride's Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits


Hot Corn Dip

Cold Corn Dip

Fire 'n Ice Pickle Dip

Hot Pintos and Cheese Dip (Texas Trash)

Cheesy Warm Vidalia Onion Dip

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

Fresh Fruit Salad with Lime and Mint Dressing

Grape Salad

Spiced Peaches

Holiday Fruit Salad with Custard Sauce

Fruit Cocktail Salad

5 Cup Salad

Frozen Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Watergate Salad

Pink Jello Salad


Waldorf Apple Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Seafood Pasta Salad

Chicken Pasta Salad

7 Layer Pasta Salad

Classic Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

Cold Vermicelli Spaghetti 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

Carrot and Raisin Salad

Fire 'n Ice Marinated Squash Salad

Marinated Vegetable Salad

Wedge Salad with Comeback Thousand Island Dressing

Next Day Salad

Old Fashioned Seven Layer Salad

Anything and Everything Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Cold English Pea Salad

Pineapple Buttermilk Coleslaw

Forever Slaw Vinegar Coleslaw

Fire 'n Ice Coleslaw

Apple Coleslaw

Basic Creamy Coleslaw

Fire 'n Ice Summer Salad

Spicy, Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad

Sour Cream Cucumber and Onion Salad

Creamed Cucumbers and Onion

Simple Summer Cucumber Salad

Marinated Tomatoes

Bacon, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Shrimp and Salad

Fresh Corn Salad

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Copper Pennies Carrot Salad

Cornbread Salad

More Salads and Pasta Salads


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 and Pork

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

Grilled Pork Chops with Pepper Jelly Glaze


Spicy Sugar Steaks

Cajun Steak Marinade

Steak and Burger Mushrooms

Oven Braised Brisket

Atlanta Brisket

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef for Sandwiches

Southernized Beef and Sausage Goulash

Roast Beef for Po'Boys

More Beef


Grilled Backyard Barbecued Chicken

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

Sweet and Tangy Russian Chicken

Grilled Chili Lime Drumsticks

Picnic Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

Root Beer Glazed Drumsticks

Smoked Chicken with Alabama White Sauce

Roadside-Style Grilled Chicken

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

Cajun Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Southern Red Rice with Shrimp

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

Sriracha Spicy Baked Shrimp

More Cajun/Creole

Burgers, Dogs and Sandwiches

All American Burger

Cowboy Burger

Onion Burger

Cajun Pork and Shrimp Burgers

Pimento Cheese Turkey Burger

Steak and Burger Mushrooms

Homemade Sloppy Joes

Big, Fat Juicy Skillet Burgers

Crockpot Barbecue Beef for Sandwiches

Spicy Italian Beef for Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Pulled Pork

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


Southern Style Baked Beans

Pineapple Baked Beans

Spicy Meat Trio Barbecue Baked Beans

Ranch Style Beans

Baked Bean Medley (Calico Baked Beans)

Macaroni and Tomatoes

Spicy Beefy Barbecue Baked Beans

Scalloped Cabbage

Potatoes au Gratin

Cheesy Loaded Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

Ranch Mashed Potato Casserole

Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

Southern Style Greens

Cajun Style Potato Salad

Traditional Southern Style Potato Salad

Cold Baked Potato Salad

Deep South German Style Potato Salad

Creamy Pesto Potato Salad

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Big Batch Southern Style Macaroni and Cheese

Small Batch Super Creamy Mac and Cheese

Everyday Macaroni and Cheese

Piggy Mac - Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

Ground Beef Mac and Cheese

Southern Succotash

Corn on the Cob and Compound Butter Blends

Foil Packet Corn on the Cob

No Husk, Microwave Steamed Corn

Slow Cooker Cheesy Creamed Corn

Classic Corn Casserole

Corn Pudding

Roasted Corn Grits

Corn Fritters

Creamed Squash

Cornbread Squash Casserole

Summer Squash Casserole

Layered Squash Casserole

Baked Vidalia Onions

Smothered Summer Squash and Onions

Asparagus Bundles

Sweet and Sour Green Beans

Tater Tot Casserole

Truck Stop Potatoes

Grilled Baked Potato

Hash Brown Casserole

Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Fresh Corn Casserole

Corn Spoon Bread


Ice Cream

Homemade Southern Peach Ice Cream

Old Fashioned Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

Easy Ice Cream in the Cuisinart

Strawberry Buttermilk Sherbet

Frosty Milkshakes and Ice Cream

Homemade Southern Banana Pudding

Potluck 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

Summer Berry Cobbler

Blackberry Crumb Cobbler

Blackberry Dumpling Cobbler

Fresh Peach Cobbler

Crumb Peach Cobbler (with Canned Peaches)

Fresh Strawberry Cobbler

Watermelon Strawberry Granita

Banana Pie with Shortbread Crust

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Delight

Punch Bowl Strawberry Angel Cake

Icebox Cake

Frozen Yogurt Strawberry Pie

Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie

Lemon Icebox Pie

Southern Pecan Pie

Mandarin Orange "Pig Pickin'" Cake

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Cherry Pie

Buttermilk Chess Pie

Watergate Salad

To Die For Brownies

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

Easy Party Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Balls

Mississippi Mud Bars

Original Old Fashioned Mud Hen Bars

Apple Dapple Cake with Maple Glaze


Old Fashioned Southern Tea Cake Cookies

Coconut Macaroons

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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Posted by Mary on September 3, 2010

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