26 Best Recipes for Your Summer Family Reunion

Don't show up empty-handed! These ideas for your family reunion will have everyone asking for the recipe.

The Best Pasta Salad

"I take this salad everywhere I go for potlucks, especially in the summer months. It's always a huge hit!"

-Chef Doozer

Grilled Corn on the Cob

"Never grilled corn before, had always boiled it and added flavour afterwards. This is simple, easy, quick, delicious, and how I will make my corn from now on."


Grape Salad

"This is an excellent dish especially for a party because you can make it the night before!"


Easy Guacamole

You can't go wrong with chips and guac, and this one's ready in 15 minutes.

Frito Corn Salad

"So simple, but so good. I was looking for something other than potato salad or coleslaw to serve at a BBQ, and was very happy I tried this recipe."


German Potato Salad

"This is by far the best German potato salad ever! It's simple, fairly quick and delicious!"


Creamy Coleslaw

"I have been trying for years to make coleslaw like this. Creamy, sweet, with just a slight tang. This is so easy to make, it's ridiculous."

-Mark H.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

"I have made this recipe twice now — once with sweet potatoes and once with canned pumpkin puree. Both turned out really great although I think the sweet potato flavor shines through a bit more than the pumpkin."


Baked Beans

"Loved the combination of flavors. I have been on a quest to find a great baked bean recipe. I upped the mustard and onions a little."

-Lavender Lynn

Strawberry Shortcake

"The only change I made was I bought frozen strawberries instead of fresh. I made the angel food cake instead of store bought. My family loved it!"


Pico De Gallo

When your chips need a buddy, this 10-minute pico is the perfect companion.

Watermelon Cake

"This was so fun to watch our daughter make! She's 16 and really getting into cooking, especially desserts!"

-Chef PotPie

Cherry Tomato Salad

"This is an excellent, simple, tasty recipe. I usually add cucumbers to the salad, which blend nicely with all the other flavors."


Ranch & Avocado Pasta Salad

"This was great! The only change I made, due to what I had on hand, was to use Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch. I think it only improved an already awesome recipe. Thank you!"

-Janice in SC

Couscous With Mint, Dill & Feta

"This was so easy to make and so fresh. I can see us serving this with many types of food.”


Watermelon Lemonade

"Cool and oh-so-refreshing! Perfect for a hot summer day."


Heirloom Tomato Panzanella

"This is one of our favorite summer meals. You can add just about anything to this: olives, artichoke hearts, scallions, etc. Allowing this to sit for 20-30 minutes really makes a difference!"


Dorito Taco Salad

"I have been using this recipe sans beans for several years. I use nacho flavored Doritos, break them up & mix them in with the salad just as I'm getting ready to serve it. As you say, it's always a hit and seldom is any left."

-Kay P.

Shrimp Fried Rice Cups

"Finally, a shrimp fried rice recipe to-go! These are so fun for parties! Its such a great way to use up leftover rice!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Watermelon Popsicles

"A cool summer treat for the kids, It looks like wedges of watermelon when done!"


Macaroni Salad

"Simple salad but by far one of the best macaroni recipes I have ever tasted."


Tortellini & Bow Tie Pasta Salad

"Great pasta salad! I always get a ton of compliments on it. Just made it recently with a greek dressing and tastes just as good."


Buffalo Wing Dip

"A crowd pleaser, even with light cheeses and light ranch! I love the lime flavor!"


Orzo Salad

"This was a great salad, especially the more it marinated. Great for taking in my lunch to work!"


Banana Pudding

"This is sort of banana tiramisu - very soft and yummy."


Key Lime Pie

"This was a major hit! I made my own graham cracker crust and added a touch of cinnamon which was really nice with the key lime."