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20 Summer Recipes Everyone Will Love

Recipe By Tessa Arias
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May 13th, 2021

Here are 20 of the BEST Summer Recipes that your friends & family will LOVE! We’ve got no-bake desserts, easy homemade breads, ice cream, mini cheesecakes and more!

It’s almost summertime!

I hold a special place in my heart for summer foods. I just love summer BBQs and potlucks (and am so grateful those get to happen again this year!).

So, today I’ve compiled all of the BEST summer recipes in one place. We’ve got dessert ideas for a party, recipes to bring to a potluck, no-bake desserts, easy bread recipes the whole family will love, and more! Get ready to pin and save these recipes for later.

P.S. Doing any traveling this summer to visit family and bringing a dish with you? Prep your desserts or breads ahead of time with my *free* Make Ahead Guide! Get your Make Ahead Cheatsheet here.

Enjoy!

The BEST Summer Potluck Recipes
Desserts, Bread & More!

1. Chocolate Sheet Cake

Piece of cake on a plate with a napkin underneath

EASY Chocolate Sheet Cake with simple fudge frosting takes just minutes to prepare and doesn’t even require an electric mixer. Such a crowd pleaser perfect for any party or BBQ! Get the recipe >>

2. Baked Strawberry Lemon Doughnuts

Doughnut on a plate with a half eaten doughnut hole

Made with a yeasted dough but baked for the best fluffy texture without frying! Get the recipe >>

3. Potato Burger Buns

Super light, fluffy, yet sturdy homemade Potato Burger Buns are made with fresh potato and taste SO much better than store-bought.

Super light, fluffy, yet sturdy homemade Potato Burger Buns are made with fresh potato and taste SO much better than store-bought. Get the recipe >>

4. Blueberry Peach Pie

slice of blueberry peach pie with scoop of vanilla ice cream on top

Homemade Blueberry Peach Pie features a perfectly crisp and flaky crust with a thick, fresh, and summery luscious filling! Get the recipe >>

5. Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Zucchini Cake with Chocolate and a simple icing on top

Ultra rich, moist, and fudgy Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake is the perfect summer treat for any chocoholic and can be made in less than 1 hour! Get the recipe >>

6. No Bake Mini Blackberry Cheesecakes

Adorable No Bake Mini Blackberry Cheesecakes are ultra fresh, vibrant, and simple to make with no oven or stove required! Perfect for spring or summer.

Ultra fresh, vibrant, and simple to make with no oven (or even stove) required! Perfect bite-sized dessert to serve a crowd. Get the recipe >>

7. S’mores Pizookies

Ultra ooey and gooey S’mores Pizookie features chocolate chip cookie dough stuffed with marshmallow, Hershey’s chocolate, and graham cracker bits baked in a mini skillets. Get the recipe >>

8. No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Top of entire cheesecake with chocolate ganache spread over

Buttery graham cracker crust, creamy peanut butter cream cheese filling, and is topped with thick and fudgy chocolate ganache! Get the recipe >>

9. No Bake Frozen Blueberry Pie

eight slices of pie on a plate

Easy No Bake Frozen Blueberry Pie is the perfect frosty, fresh, and fruity summer dessert for any cookout, BBQ, or get together! Get the recipe >>

10. No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Homemade no bake strawberry cheesecake bar on a plate with a sliced strawberry on top

Buttery graham cracker crust and a homemade double strawberry cheesecake filling for an easy crowd-pleasing summer treat! Get the recipe >>

11. No Bake Strawberry Lemonade Mini Cheesecakes

Fruity, tart, and ADORABLE, these No Bake Strawberry Lemonade Mini Cheesecakes are the perfect summer treat!

No Bake Strawberry Lemonade Mini Cheesecakes are adorably fresh, tart, and fruity and will be the star of any summer cookout! Get the recipe >>

12. Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

Stack of red velvet ice cream sandwiches with sprinkles

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches are the ultimate summer treat with homemade red velvet cookies, vanilla ice cream, and red white and blue sprinkles for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day! Get the recipe >>

13. Death by Chocolate Ice Cream

Death by Chocolate Ice Cream features an ultra rich, thick, and creamy double chocolate custard-based ice cream with chocolate fudge swirled throughout. Every bite is a chocoholic's dream!

Death by Chocolate Ice Cream features an ultra rich, thick, and creamy double chocolate custard-based ice cream with chocolate fudge swirled throughout. Every bite is a chocoholic’s dream! Get the recipe >>

14. No Bake Frozen Chocolate Raspberry Pie

No Bake Frozen Chocolate Raspberry Pie features a chocolate graham cracker crust, creamy chocolate raspberry filling, and is topped with more chocolate! Perfect refreshing summer treat.

No Bake Frozen Chocolate Raspberry Pie features a chocolate graham cracker crust, creamy chocolate raspberry filling, and is topped with more chocolate! One of the best summer recipes you’ll ever make! Get the recipe >>

15. No Bake S’mores Mini Cheesecakes

He said "Oh my god why are these so good?!" after one bite!

Scratch made No-Bake S’mores Mini Cheesecakes are the perfect bite-sized summer dessert recipe! One bite and you’re in heaven… they won’t last long! Get the recipe >>

16. Focaccia Bread

This homemade recipe for EASY No Knead Focaccia Bread is surprisingly simple but makes rich, flavorful, and soft bread with ultra crispy edges that you’re going to love! Get the recipe >>

17. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are big, thick, chewy, and soft and loaded with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. They are outrageously good! No stand mixer required.

The PERFECT base for ice cream sandwiches! Big, thick, chewy, and soft and loaded with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. Get the recipe >>

Rich and creamy chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream with spoon

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream uses NO eggs and secret ingredients to make for an easy, creamy, and flavor ice cream better than the expensive store brands! Get the recipe >>

19. No Knead Rosemary Parmesan Skillet Bread

No Knead Rosemary Parmesan Skillet Bread features a super easy homemade dough that comes together in a matter of minutes! This bread has tons of flavor and a crispy cheesy crust.

No Knead Rosemary Parmesan Skillet Bread features a super easy homemade dough that comes together in a matter of minutes! This bread has tons of flavor and a crispy cheesy crust. Get the recipe >>

20. Homemade Hawaiian Bread Rolls

Homemade Hawaiian Bread Rolls - perfect copycat recipe!!

This copycat recipe for Homemade Hawaiian Bread Rolls is perfectly sweet, soft, fluffy, and golden brown. You’re going to love how easy these are to make! Get the recipe >>

21. Homemade Burger Buns

Impress everyone at your next BBQ with HOMEMADE burger buns!

How to Make Burger Buns in your own kitchen that are one thousand times better than anything store-bought. These are the BEST. So light fluffy yet rich – nothing competes! Get the recipe >>


I hope you enjoy these recipes! Let me know which recipe you’re going to try this summer!

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Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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