Can you believe we’re more than half-way through April? It’s time to start planning for picnics and dining al fresco; this roundup of 25+ Memorial Day Recipes will definitely inspire you!
Memorial Day Recipes
Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff to the summer cooking and grilling season. And, if you’re so inclined, to bring out the red, white and blue! I’ve decorated a 9 x 13 cheesecake dessert with strawberries and blueberries to mimic an American flag as well as monster cookies with red, white and blue M&M’s for patriotic holidays. Thanks to my talented blogger friends, I’m sharing loads of terrific recipes to get you through Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day! Let me know your favorites. I want to make them all!!!
Fabulous Recipes to Kick Off the Summer
Up the heat and grill some fabulous Jalapeno Bacon Burgers to kick off the season!
A wonderful marinade works its magic on chicken. The maple glaze sounds divine!
This pesto pasta salad is perfect for summer picnics and potlucks!
A swirl of berries makes this cheesecake one that will be hard to forget!
I adore quinoa salads. Have you made one yet? With blackened chicken, avocados and more, you’ll love this one!
This classic, old fashioned Creamy Pea Salad has stood the test of time for a reason! A must make for summer!
Ditch the beef and try a turkey burger for a change. The spicy southwestern flavors sound amazing!
This BLT Pasta Salad is perfect for Memorial Day entertaining! Or any time of year!
Berry desserts are perfect for the season, especially with built in portion control!
It won’t be long before the heat is one! This frozen yogurt will hit the spot on a hot summer’s day!
Everyone has their own take on this potluck favorite. This version of Broccoli Salad looks perfect!
Add some pasta to your broccoli salad and make it more filling! I’d call this lunch!
Monster cookies have been a favorite since I was a teen. Adding festive colored M&M’s make these Patriotic Monster Cookies suitable for the holidays!
These individual trifles are both stunning and delicious! And who doesn’t love their own dessert?!!
This loaded pasta salad is perfect for picnics, potlucks and holiday celebrations all summer long!
Toss some spicy drumsticks on the grill and the whole family will be thrilled with their dinner!
A yummy twist on potato salad for you soft boiled egg lovers!
A basic macaroni salad that brings back memories of your mom or grandmother’s recipe! Add in your favorite ingredients or eat it as is!
The summer holidays aren’t just for hot dogs and hamburgers! Try some grilled sausage with peppers!
Celebrate the good ol’ U.S. of A. with a gorgeous Flag Cake!
A perfectly patriotic cheesecake decked out in red, white and blue!
An out of the ordinary pasta salad with spinach, pine nuts and Parmesan! Shake things up!
Have these beautiful berry parfaits for breakfast or a healthy dessert!
Tired of the same old potato salad? How about this roasted potato version without mayonnaise???!
To have access to all these terrific recipes, make sure to pin the collage below to your Pinterest boards. Stop by next month when we’ll be sharing another seasonal recipe roundup!