10 Party Foods to Make for Your Next Summer Barbecue

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It's time to daydream about backyard barbecues in the hot sun. These 10 summery sides ahead will accompany mains like brisket and ribs quite handsomely.

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Indoor S’mores: If it’s too sweltering outside to start a fire, make soft indoor s’mores instead. (via Brit + Co)

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Twice-Baked Potatoes: This recipe is for the air fryer, but you can also make the crispy, creamy spuds just the same in just 20 minutes in a standard oven. (via The Creative Bite)

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Broccoli Salad With Bacon and Cheese: In case you are wondering if those large cubes in the salad are cheese, you are correct. Glorious cheddar cheese is right at home in this wonderful medley of broccoli florets, bacon, craisins, and pepitas in a creamy dressing. (via Salt and Lavender)

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Mexican Street Corn: Vegetarians won't be the only ones gettin' all up in this corn. Dress up your cobs with whatever fixings you fancy, then throw them on the grill. (via Brit + Co)

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Simple Creamy Coleslaw: If you're throwing a barbecue in 20 minutes and realize you have no vegetables on the table, you can run to the store and still have crunchy, creamy coleslaw ready in time for the party. It's a classic for a reason. (via Salt and Lavender)

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Warm Bread Bowl Crab Dip: Whether or not you live near the ocean, this gooey dip will taste like you do. Generous pieces of crab swim in a flavorfully creamy mixture of cheese, cheese, and more cheese, all served in a toasty sourdough bowl. (via Give It Some Thyme)

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Southwest Vegetable Quinoa Salad: Between bites of meat and potatoes, you'll be grateful to grab a forkful of this refreshing salad, full of sweet corn and tart tomatoes. (via The Creative Bite)

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Southern Skillet Pimento Mac and Cheese: If you're throwing a Southern-themed barbecue, this skillet mac is a must-include. It's full of the caviar of the South and appropriately topped with crispy bacon. (via Pizzazzerie)

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Whipped Honey Goat Cheese Dip With Balsamic Fruit: Cream cheese cuts through some of the tartness of goat cheese in this light-as-air dip, which makes its flavor more appealing to a crowd. Top it with your favorite seasonal fruit, and serve it with your carb of choice. (via The Creative Bite)

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Mexican Cornbread Salad: Cornbread is a must at any 'cue. Shake things up with this spicy salad version that resembles a seven-layer dip. (via Foxes Love Lemon)

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(Additional reporting by Allison Wheeler)