Easy Summer Party Recipes

No one knows how to throw a party better than Food Network Kitchen, so they came out of the kitchen with 7 easy starter ideas that make great no-silverware-needed options for your backyard cookout.

Photo By: Tara Donne

Photo By: Tara Donne

Photo By: Tara Donne

Photo By: Tara Donne

Photo By: Tara Donne

Photo By: Tara Donne

Photo By: Tara Donne

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Asian Chicken Skewers

Grill marinated chicken skewers until they're well-charred, then serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Crab Cocktail

Toss jumbo crabmeat with a bit of mayo and mustard, then serve in a Boston lettuce leaf. Display in a cocktail glass or a shell.

Get the Recipe: Crab Cocktail Americana

Romesco-Topped Potato Bites

Scoop out baby potato halves and fill with Romesco sauce, sour cream and crispy Serrano ham shards for a poppable one-bite.

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Crudite with Infused Olive Oil and Balsamic

Skip creamy or heavy dips, and serve summer vegetables with a homemade infused olive oil and peppery vinegar dipping sauce.

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Queso Fundido con Chorizo

Make a Monterey jack and mozzarella dipping sauce complete with cooked chorizo and chopped jalapenos.

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Thyme and Honey Ricotta Spread

Pour warm honey and thyme over fresh ricotta cheese and drizzle with olive oil for a refreshing dip for crostini.

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Tandoori Meatballs with Cilantro Raita

Serve bite-sized Indian-inspired meatballs on a piece of Bibb or green lettuce for easy dipping into a cooling yogurt sauce.

Get the Recipe: Tandoori Meatballs with Cilantro Raita

Shrimp Summer Rolls

Light rice paper wrappers let the full flavor of coconut shrimp and rice noodles shine.

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