Our Top 10 Recipes to Make All Summer Long

These tried-and-true fan favorites make any backyard party sizzle.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2015

Matt Armendariz, 2015

Steaks are getting smoky on the grill, ice cubes hit your glass and patiently await lemonade, and your ice cream unavoidably drips down the side of your cone — yup it's summer. (YAY!)

This season brings a bounty of the fresh fruits and vegetables — and, of course, lots of outdoor grilling! (We haven't met an ingredient that hasn't made us think, "can we grill that?" yet.) Ready to get started? These ten recipes are the ones are fans turn to most, year-after-year. They're foolproof, party-ready and super delicious.

If anyone knows how to grill the most mouthwatering steaks, it's certainly Bobby Flay. Once you cook your steak to perfection (like the grill master you are), allow it to rest under a piece of foil before cutting into the meat. This allows the moisture time to redistribute back into the meat, so every bite is juicy. Trust us, it is well worth the wait!

Creamy Cole Slaw; Bobby Flay

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Bobby's creamy cole slaw is a crunchy and refreshing side dish to serve alongside every main this summer. Taste your slaw as you go to adjust the seasoning. (Tough job, we know!)

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2015

Matt Armendariz, 2015

Summertime means outdoor parties and gathering friends and family together for lots of memorable moments and meals! If you need an crowd-pleasing appetizer that you can make in no time at all, these elegant bites are a no fuss finger-food you know your guests will love. Sprinkle a bit of smoked paprika over the eggs to add a touch of color and a light smoky flavor.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Steak shouldn’t be the only thing to hit your grill this summer. These grilled pork chops get a sweet and spicy marinade before they meet the heat. Sunny Anderson grills her pork chops in small batches to ensure they get a crispy exterior.

Toss this versatile sauce with pasta, use it to top your grilled chicken or add it to your favorite grilled panini. Any leftovers can be frozen for up to three months — so you can enjoy the fresh flavors of summer whenever you want.

Ahh, the burger. There are endless combinations of this summertime favorite, but there is something so comforting about Bobby's classic cheeseburger. Make a depression in the center of the burger with your thumb before grilling. This trick helps the meat to cook evenly and keep its shape as it cooks.

Bobby Flay's Perfectly Grilled Corn as seen on Food Network

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Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

You know what's better than butter? BBQ butter slathered over a beautiful piece of grilled corn! Bobby cooks his corn with the husk on (silk removed) to prevent those yellow gems from touching the grill. A quick soak in water prior to grilling keeps the corn moist and ready for a butter bath! Yum!

Forget the fryer! These lightened up zucchini crisps are sure to satisfy that crispy craving without all the additional calories. Ellie Krieger coats zucchini slices in bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese before baking until golden-brown. You won't miss the French fries!

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Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

This salad is as impressive as Rachael Ray's ability to carry all her ingredients from the pantry in one trip (how does she do it?). This vibrant dish filled with black beans, corn and red bell pepper will add a burst of color and flavor to your plate.

Bobby Flay's Pizza Dough for SEO One-Off as seen on Grill It! With Bobby Flay

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Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Grill up your pizza this summer with Bobby! He knows a pizza is only as good as its dough — so he makes his from scratch. Use bread flour when making your dough if you love a super crispy crust.

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