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    Updated on Aug 21, 2019. Posted on Jul 21, 2018

    24 Affordable Recipes To Make For Your Next Summer Party

    Get the gang together without going broke.

    Hosting a crowd can be a ton of fun... but it can also get expensive. Luckily, it doesn't have to be. Here are a bunch of affordable recipes for your next summer get together.

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    1. Mini Chicken Tacos

    Claire Nolan/Tasty / Via tasty.co

    Start with tortillas, shredded rotisserie chicken, and your favorite taco toppings. Then, set up a DIY taco station. Get the recipe.

    2. Cheddar, Bacon, and Ranch Potato Salad

    Cooking Classy / Via cookingclassy.com

    No picnic or barbecue is complete without a good potato salad recipe. This one calls for only five ingredients: red potatoes, cheddar cheese, bacon, Ranch dressing, and green onions. Get the recipe.

    3. Pineapple Sangria

    Fed and Fit / Via fedandfit.com

    Sangria gets a tropical makeover with the help of pineapple juice, basil, and rum. Get the recipe.

    4. Pizza Pull-Apart Sliders

    The Country Cook / Via thecountrycook.net

    Two words: Herb butter. Drizzle it on top of these sliders to take them to the next level. Get the recipe.

    5. Italian Pesto Pasta Salad

    Julie's Eats and Treats / Via julieseatsandtreats.com

    A great pasta salad doesn't have to be fancy. A few spoonfuls of pesto is really all you need. Get the recipe.

    6. Creamy Spinach Dip

    Homemade Hooplah / Via homemadehooplah.com

    Just a few basic ingredients like sour cream, frozen spinach, Monterey jack, and cream cheese make for a seriously addictive party dip. Get the recipe.

    7. Grilled Garlic Butter Mushrooms

    The Endless Meal / Via theendlessmeal.com

    For a vegetarian side dish even meat eaters will love, give these mushroom skewers a shot. Get the recipe.

    8. Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas

    Jo Cooks / Via jocooks.com

    Use any grilled vegetables to make these cheesy quesadillas that guests of any age will love. Get the recipe.

    9. Three-Ingredient Cajun BBQ Ribs

    Alvin Zhou/Tasty / Via tasty.co

    Introducing your newest, easiest, and most delectable barbecue recipe. Get the recipe.

    10. Buffalo Chicken Taco Salad

    Peas and Crayons / Via peasandcrayons.com

    You can get creative with this recipe. Just take whatever protein you like best and toss it with your favorite Tex-Mex toppings. Get the recipe.

    11. Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels

    I Wash You Dry / Via iwashyoudry.com

    The tried-and-true turkey sandwich gets a makeover, thanks to chive cream cheese, craisins, and spinach. Make them in tortillas and cut them into pinwheels: It's the perfect finger food for a crowd. Get the recipe.

    12. Mini Mac 'n' Cheese Bites

    Old House to New Home / Via oldhousetonewhome.net

    Make an extra batch. These babies go quickly. Get the recipe.

    13. Sheet Pan Pizza

    Completely Delicious / Via completelydelicious.com

    Put down the delivery menu. This pizza comes together from start to finish on a single sheet pan. Dress it up with all your favorite toppings and chow down. Get the recipe.

    14. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

    Cooking Classy / Via cookingclassy.com

    Toss boneless, skinless chicken breasts, peppers, onions, and spices on a baking sheet. After 25 minutes in the oven, dinner is served. Get the recipe.

    15. Mexican Street Corn Salad

    Garnished Plate / Via garnishedplate.com

    Have leftover corn on the cob? Turn it into something way more exciting. Get the recipe.

    16. Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

    Dinner at the Zoo / Via dinneratthezoo.com

    These wings are never fried — they're baked in the oven from start to finish, but they still manage to get nice and crispy thanks to baking powder and spices. Get the recipe.

    17. Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs

    The Baker Mama / Via thebakermama.com

    What happens when you combine two of your favorite classic comfort foods? Magic. Get the recipe.

    18. Spinach Feta and Orzo Salad

    The Girl Who Ate Everything / Via the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

    Orzo, red onion, pine nuts, spinach, and feta get tossed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar in this light and fresh pasta salad. Get the recipe.

    19. Cowboy Caviar

    Culinary Hill / Via culinaryhill.com

    Serve this bean, corn, and tomato medley as a salsa on top of burgers, as a dip with tortilla chips, or as a stand alone salad. Get the recipe.

    20. Strawberry Champagne Party Punch

    Sugar and Soul / Via sugarandsoul.co

    Add some sparkle to your get together with this easy (and affordable) cocktail, made with frozen strawberries, simple syrup, citrus, and your favorite bottle of bubbly. Get the recipe.

    21. Peaches 'n' Cream Poke Box Cake

    Katie Aubin/Tasty / Via tasty.co

    Use the rounded edge of a wooden spoon to poke small holes into the pound cake. That way, the the peaches and cream filling will seep in and keep the whole dessert moist and delicious. Get the recipe.

    22. S'mores Pizza

    It's Always Autumn / Via itsalwaysautumn.com

    Delicious s'mores with no campfire required. Get the recipe.

    23. Mixed Berry Slab Pie

    The Crumbly Kitchen / Via thecrumbykitchen.com

    When life gives you berries, make a giant pie on a sheet pan. Get the recipe.

    24. Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzels

    Julie's Eats and Treats / Via julieseatsandtreats.com

    Let's be honest, these bites of heaven won't last long on the table. Get the recipe.

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