Celebrate Summer With a $50 Feast for 12!

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Memorial Day weekend is the kick-off to summer! Yep, we can officially roll out the grills and pull out the shorts and T-shirts! If you’re planning to fire up the grill for a BBQ feast, make sure you have a menu plan. If you don’t, well…it can end up costing you more than you want to spend.

Here’s a sample summer BBQ menu for 12 people, including pasta salad, bean salad, taco salad, and hearty bacon sliders — all for under 50 bucks!

Jeanette found many of her grocery items at Walmart — and you can save on your shopping trip at any store with grocery coupons!

1. Cold Pasta Salad with Parmesan, Artichoke & Olives

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This cold pasta salad is perfect for a hot summer day. Swap the mayonnaise and sour cream for a bit of pasta sauce in the flavor of your choice, then mix it up with a hearty helping of artichoke, onions, and olives. For full flavor, top it off with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for a tasty side no one can resist!


  • 2 boxes Barilla® Pronto pasta — $2.76 minus a 55 cent coupon: $2.21
  • 2 jars Bertolli® pasta sauce — $4.46 minus a coupon for $1.50 off: $2.96
  • 1 16-ounce bag Kraft shredded Parmesan cheese — $9.02 for a bag of Parmesan and a bag of Mexican Four Cheese minus a $2 coupon: $7.02 for two (save your Mexican Four Cheese for your Taco Salad!)
  • 1 6.5-ounce can sliced olives — $2.48
  • 1 13.75-ounce can quartered artichoke hearts — $2.32
  • 1 white onion, diced


  1. Boil and cool pasta as directed.
  2. Simmer onion and add your pasta sauce. Mix pasta, sauce, and onions together and add chopped artichoke and olives.
  3. Cover and keep in the refrigerator. Serve cold, topped with Parmesan cheese.

Estimated recipe total: $17.24

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2. Bean Salad with Cilantro & Onion

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Beans are usually an affordable staple, and you can pump up the flavor in this bean salad with salad dressing, cilantro, and onions.


  • Wish-Bone® Salad Dressing — $2.08 minus a $1 coupon: $1.08
  • 2 15.5-ounce cans kidney beans — 72 cents per jar
  • 2 16-ounce cans garbanzo beans — 92 cents per jar
  • Cilantro
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Rinse beans and add lemon juice for flavor.
  2. Mix cilantro, onion, and salad dressing with beans.
  3. Serve cold and enjoy!

Estimated recipe total: $2.72

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3. Taco Salad

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Tacos are a summertime favorite, and this salad is an easy-to-serve version of a classic. A quick savings tip is to use your hamburger meat as a garnish on the salad, meaning you’ll use less and have more for burgers on the grill.


  • 1 16-ounce bag Kraft Mexican Four Cheese blend (leftover from your Pasta Salad)
  • 1 13-ounce bag White Corn Tortilla Chips — $1.38
  • 1 8-ounce bag shredded iceberg lettuce — $1.76
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • 2 1/2 pounds hamburger meat — $7.39 (use approximately 1/4 pound (4 ounces) for your Taco Salad and save the remaining 2 1/4 pounds (36 ounces) for 12 burger patties)
  • Salad dressing (leftover from your Bean Salad)


  1. While ground beef is browning, fill a bowl with cheese, shredded lettuce, and tomatoes.
  2. Break up the tortilla chips and add to the bowl.
  3. Add cooked ground beef as a garnish on top.
  4. Drizzle salad dressing on top if desired.

Estimated recipe total: $10.53

4. Grilled Bacon Sliders

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Who could say no to the savory combo of bacon and freshly grilled sliders? These hot-off-the-grill treats will be gone in a flash when you serve them at your backyard BBQ. If you have any leftover cheese, be sure to sprinkle it on top of your sliders while they’re on the grill!


  • 2 1/4 pounds (36 ounces) hamburger meat (leftover from your Taco Salad)
  • 1 12-count package King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls — $3.24
  • 1 package Oscar Mayer® bacon — $4.98 minus a $1 coupon: $3.98
  • 2 24-ounce jars Vlasic® dill pickles — $2.08 each minus a $1 coupon: $3.16
  • 1 14-ounce jar McCormick® Mayonesa — $2.50


  1. Grill your patties and bacon to your desired doneness.
  2. Spread Mayonesa on your bun, add your slider patty, and top with bacon.
  3. Add pickles on the side or on top and serve!

Estimated recipe total: $12.88

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Soda and water: $4

Memorial Day BBQ menu estimated total: $47.37