Can you believe we’re more than halfway 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!

These delicious Summer Recipes are perfect for Memorial Day Menu and all summer long!

3 Memorial Day dish photos above a red, white and blue text box.

Why You Must Make

  • Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff to the summer cooking and grilling season.
  • And, if you’re so inclined, it’s the perfect time to bring out the red, white, and blue and start focusing on summer dinner ideas and desserts!
  • Thanks to my talented blogger friends, I’m sharing loads of terrific summer recipes to get you through Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day! Let me know your favorites. I want to make them all!!!
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Grilling Season Start on Memorial Day?

We grill all year long, rain or shine, sleet or snow! But for most, grilling season kicks off on Memorial Day, which marks the unofficial start of summer.

What Are Popular Memorial Day Foods?

Grilling anything from steaks to hot dogs to salmon helps kick off the summer season. Then round the meal out with popular salads like potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw or broccoli salad. Anything red, white, and blue is fun for dessert.

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Memorial Day Recipes

Delicious recipes for dinner and dessert to help kick off the summer cooking season this Memorial Day!