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How to get the most out of your buns this summer

Summertime is the time to be outside with the famiglia, barbequing and entertaining as much as possible.

We want to help you make the most of your BBQ buns with these delicious recipes that will evaluate your grilling and sandwich game this summer.

When it comes to entertaining this summer, the goal is to find the perfect mix between grilling and relaxing. The objective is to enjoy your company with as little prep and stress as possible. Here are some must-try recipes and tips that will help you find the perfect mix between entertaining and enjoying.

8 Recipes for Summertime Sandwiches on the Grill

Italian Style Gourmet Dog

There is nothing better than a perfectly grilled hot dog with a little added flare to shake things up and get you in the mood for entertaining. This relatively quick, simple and easy recipe will level up your BBQ game while keeping things easy so that you can enjoy the company you have. All you need are hotdogs, bell peppers, onions, potatoes, Italian seasoning, mustard and D’Italiano with Gusto!™ Brioche-Style Sausage Buns. Grill your hotdogs to your liking, toast the bun, smear some mustard and liberally top off your hotdog with the potato, onion and pepper mixture. These Italian-style gourmet hot dogs will be your new go-to favourite BBQ special.

Chorizo and Shrimp Rolls

Are you spending most of your summer weekend with your family and friends by the pool? Are you looking to shake up the usual BBQ lunch with something different? Summer seafood is so fresh, and this recipe is a quick and easy way to try something new at your pool party this summer. The mix of shrimp, BBQ chorizo sausage and the crunch of celery with D’Italiano with Gusto!™ Brioche Style Sausage Buns make this a delicious, flavorful summer roll that will impress your guests.

Buffalo Hot Sausages

Nothing says celebration more than buffalo sauce or buffalo-flavoured anything. If you want to get everyone together:

  1. Throw buffalo sauce into the mix and have a winning combination.
  2. Add a little spice to your usual BBQ sausages with tasty toppings for an added bite and a cooling variety.
  3. Grab your favourite sausage and put them on the grill.

At the same time, your links are cooking, put blue cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise in a food processor or blender and blitz until smooth. Chop celery, toast your D’Italiano® Brizzolio Sausage Rolls and begin assembling. Spread the blue cheese sauce with a drizzle of buffalo hot sauce and top with crispy onions for a winning sausage combination. The spice of the buffalo sauce and the cooling flavour of blue cheese dressing will pop your taste buds off.

Burger with Sun-Dried Tomato Aioli

You can’t have a summer BBQ and not have a delicious gourmet burger on deck to impress your guests. This D’Italiano® recipe for Gourmet Burger with Sun-Dried Tomato Aioli will have you looking like a professional chef with little minimal prep and a few easy steps, using a mix of ground beef and Italian pork sausage, season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. To take this burger up, a level blend or mix together mayonnaise, sundried tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs to create a simple and flavourful aioli. In a medium frying pan, add butter and three large onions and allow them to caramelize. Grill your burgers to your preferred cooking temperature, and provolone cheese just before serving. Lightly toast the D’Italiano with Gusto!™ Brioche Style Hamburger Buns on the grill; begin assembling the burgers. Spread the sundried tomato aioli on each side of the bun, place caramelized onions and arugula, top with the burger and serve. This flavorful burger will blow your guests away and will have them inviting themselves over every weekend.

Diana’s BLT Burger

Bacon and a cheeseburger go hand in hand. A burger doesn’t feel complete without a slice or two of bacon to top it off. If you haven’t heard of Diana’s sauce, you are in for a treat. This sauce is the perfect mix between BBQ sauce and ketchup. This recipe is an easy show stopper that is the ideal way to use D’Italiano® Original Crustini Buns or D’Italiano® 100% Whole Wheat Crustini Buns. If you want to shake up your usual bacon cheeseburger, this is a must-try recipe that your family and guest will love.

Crispy Prosciutto and Provolone Burgers

An authentic Italian never says no to prosciutto, let alone crispy prosciutto, so this recipe is perfect for you. To create the light tasting burger sauce that makes this recipe come together, use mayonnaise, sweet mustard, finely chop cornichons, and pickled onions and mix well. Pan fry the prosciutto until crispy and cook the burgers to your liking adding a slice of provolone to top off each patty. Lightly toast your D’Italiano® Original Crustini Buns. Spread the burger sauce on both sides of the buns, lettuce, burger, and prosciutto, and you have the perfect Italian burger. Buon Apetito!

Sweet Chili and Lime Chicken Burgers

Looking for something that offers a bit of yin and yang, this sweet chili and lime chicken burger is the perfect pair. Instead of using ground chicken, this recipe calls for chicken thighs which adds an abundance of flavour. Using cucumber, garlic, lime, honey, Sweet chili sauce, and cilantro creates a perfect Italian Asian fusion style burger. Give this recipe a try if you are looking for something new with loads of flavour.

Sweet and Spicy Turkey Cheese Burgers

Last but not least, this sweet and spicy turkey burger and cheese recipe will make you love turkey burgers again. Using garlic aioli, jalapeño, and sharp cheddar cheese in this recipe will have you asking for seconds. If you are a fan of spice, this recipe is a total crowd pleaser.

We were hoping you could make the most of your backyard, grill and buns this summer. These recipes are the perfect place to start and ensure you are entertaining and enjoying family time as much as possible. Get the most of your D’Italiano® buns this summer and enjoy cooking for your family and friends.