American picnic main dish recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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Chicken Kabobs

Chicken Kabobs

These kabobs are colorful, tasty, and make a great dish for any summertime party.

Kelsey Martin
Jun 2008
Intermediate
5 votes
31608 views
Tender Juicy Beef and Broccoli

Tender Juicy Beef and Broccoli

Find the sweet and meaty taste in this appetizing dish especially served with rice or mushed potatoes. Enjoy the savory beef made tender and juicy…

Strohxda97
Feb 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
2368 views
My Dry Rub

My Dry Rub

Its that time of year when the barbecue hits the grills & smokers and so I thought I'd post my favorite dry rub recipe. I only use this rub & a…

Amos Miller
Jun 2012
Professional
4 votes
5065 views
Award Winning Baby Back Ribs

Award Winning Baby Back Ribs

Recipe Source: http://www.recipekitchen.net/recipe/baby-back-ribs Baby Back Ribs Recipe - If You Don't Have A Grill Or Smoker, This Is A Great…

1st Place Recipes
Aug 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
7190 views
Garden Salmon Loaf

Garden Salmon Loaf

BearNakedBaker
Apr 2011
Professional
1 vote
2737 views
Giggling Gourment's Slurpn'ly Good BBQ Sauce

Giggling Gourment's Slurpn'ly Good BBQ Sauce

Here's my version of a BBQ sauce for the summer season! It has a nice mild sweetness/smoked flavor to it when…

Giggling Gourmet
Mar 2012
Advanced
3 votes
1844 views
Summertime Cube Steak Dinner

Summertime Cube Steak Dinner

Here's a quick, colorful and delicious recipe that uses garden fresh vegetables. It's sure to please even the most picky of eaters. The recipe…

Robyn Savoie
Apr 2014
Advanced
2 votes
2047 views
Barbecued Wings Charlotte Style

Barbecued Wings Charlotte Style

North Carolina prides itself on its barbecue. You can find any number of variations for this classic regional sauce throughout North Carolina's…

Robyn Savoie
Jul 2014
Advanced
2 votes
3305 views
Sloppy Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Sloppy Joes

These get really sloppy, but taste really good. The aroma brings everyone running to the table long before it is finished cooking.

Shawna Hill
Oct 2010
Advanced
2 votes
2435 views
Sauerkraut and Sausage Casserole

Sauerkraut and Sausage Casserole

I found this in the Lititz Church of the Brethren Cookbook credited to Helen Forry. I love sauerkraut and this…

Glenn
Oct 2012
Beginner
3 votes
4580 views
Beef Fajita Best Marinade

Beef Fajita Best Marinade

This is fast, simple and super delicious! You should have a very hot (very) cast iron griddle or pan to do this right. I preheat the griddle and…

Amos Miller
Dec 2013
Professional
3 votes
4993 views
Lamb Burger Patties

Lamb Burger Patties

These Lamb Burgers will beat a Big Mac anyday!

Kelsey Martin
Jun 2008
Intermediate
3 votes
8253 views
Grilled Chicken Pesto Open Faced Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Pesto Open Faced Sandwich

May is sandwich month at Carolina HeartStrings. I love sandwiches. All kinds and I love looking in my fridge…

Carolinaheartstrings
May 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
1207 views
Garden Fresh Brine Roasted Chicken

Garden Fresh Brine Roasted Chicken

Nothing's more versatile than a flavorful bird at your fingertips. There are many ways to serve this chicken,…

Smokinhotchef
May 2012
Advanced
1 vote
1386 views
Jamaican Steak with Citrus Salsa

Jamaican Steak with Citrus Salsa

Caribbean cooking is getting hotter and hotter, and our Jamaican Steak is sure to add a tropical touch to your…

Robyn Savoie
May 2014
Advanced
1 vote
1949 views