Summertime is prime time for getting together with family, friends and neighbors. Throw in the long Labor Day weekend and we’re all ready to enjoy one last hoorah for the season. You’ll be prepared for each meal, too, with these big-batch summer recipes perfect for a crowd at the cabin, beach house or a backyard bash.
Retire your pancake flipper and enjoy breakfast at last! With this Skinnytaste recipe, you can easily substitute other types of berries or chocolate chips (for the kids, of course) and you can even make the pancakes ahead and refrigerate them for up to four days.
Even the hungriest little monsters in your kitchen will get their fill with these delicious sandwiches from Goodtaste. Not only is everything cooked in the oven, but you can also easily double the recipe AND make the bread the night before to save even more time.
You had us at slow-cooker! Our Goodtaste recipe is super easy, super tasty and super substitutable (yes, it’s a word)! And a good one here because you can also toss the leftover pork in BBQ sauce for sandwiches or use it as a filling for enchiladas later.
The only thing that separates you from the warm, hearty goodness of this Goodtaste recipe is 35 minutes in the oven. Okay, 40 minutes if you include prep time. And did we mention it’s vegan? A win-win all around.
This Modern Proper pasta salad is almost too pretty to eat. Almost! Because the ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, pesto and fresh basil are too hard to resist. Build the anticipation and make it the day before, we dare you!
The Kitchn takes everything you love about a Caprese salad and turns it into a giant sandwich – genius! Cut the bread into wedges and it can easily serve 8 to 10. And if you really want your guests to love you; wrap the sandwich in foil and bake it until the cheese is melted.
Think of this Goodtaste recipe as a healthier, modern version of the old-school bacon and iceberg lettuce salads from your childhood. Pro tip: Easily substitute whatever seasonal veggies you have on hand, or add a layer of shredded chicken to make this a heartier lunch.
It’s true, a Martha Stewart recipe that doesn’t involve cooking! But that doesn’t make this grazing board any less impressive with all the cheeses, cured meats, fruits and vegetables and dips that party planning dreams are made of.
What’s an end-of-summer party without a drink as cool as the company? One batch of this MyRecipe cocktail makes about 8½ cups and luckily the recipe is easy enough to make plenty more. Use fresh peaches, lemon and mint for the most flavorful blend of sweetness and zest.
We know what you’re thinking: baked ziti at a summer party? But go with us here. The in-season squash and tomatoes lighten this Southern Living recipe up so it’s just hearty enough. Pro tip: Broil the veggies before adding to the dish to keep them from releasing too much water as the pasta bakes.