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13 Recipes To Liven Up Your BBQ This Summer

BBQ season is upon us, and that's the best news ever!

Steak, chicken, pork, corn, whatever you choose to grill is up to you and your friends. But the side dishes? Leave that to us.

Sure, there will be the staple macaroni salad and potato salad...but don't you want something MORE? Lucky for you, we spend our time finding and making great recipes so you don't have to.

Just trust us on this one.

Here are some of our favorite Shared Food side dishes and appetizers that are sure to be conversation starters at one of your many BBQs this season!

Click on the title of each dish to get the recipe!

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites

Shared Food

A healthier version of a classic chicken dish. If you're going to load up on carbs, it won't be from these!

Mini Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

Shared Food

These are bite-sized bits of flavor that are a kid favorite.

Cheesy Taco Sticks

Shared Food

Tacos, cheese, is there anything better? Get people excited for the main event with these cheesy taco sticks!

Honey Buffalo Meatballs

Shared Food

Throw these in the slow cooker so you don't have to stress about last minute prep!

Continue to the next page to see what you can served wrapped in bacon! (Hint, it's dill-icious)

These recipes all have one thing in common: they're SIMPLE!

When you're having a group of people over, the last thing you need is extra stress.

The same thing goes for when you're invited to someone else's house for a BBQ. You want to bring something but you also don't want to try out a new recipe and have it fail horribly. With these easy, tasty dishes, you're almost guaranteed to be the talk of the evening!

Pepperoni Pizza Roses

Shared Food

Pizza is the perfect appetizer, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Crispy Fried Ravioli Bites

Shared Food

A lot of food has come out of the Shared Kitchen, but these are my #1 pick for most tasty!

Bacon Wrapped Pickles

Shared Food

A delicious low-carb option! Not to mention tangy and delicious.

Cucumber Sesame Salad

Shared Food

A perfectly healthy side-dish that will cut through greasiness of any burger or sausage!

Taco Dip

Shared Food

Dips are the best and perfect for sharing! Add your own favorite toppings and flavors.

Cheesy Mashed Potato Muffins

Shared Food

Mashed potatoes are a great side dish, but for a BBQ it can be hard. This way they're handheld and loaded with cheese!

Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

Shared Food

Add a little sweetness to your dinner with these meatballs!

Loaded Tater Tot Skewers!

Shared Food

Honestly, if you invited me to a BBQ and just served these, I wouldn't even be upset.

Which recipe are you most excited to try? Let us know!