13 Awesome Memorial Day Recipe Ideas

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Memorial Day is coming up on May 26 and we’ve got you covered for party planning! It’s the perfect time to celebrate our country and enjoy time with family and friends. After such a long winter, I’m especially looking forward to welcoming summer. Check out these recipes for a variety of crowd-pleasing, patriotic desserts and a few hearty main courses too — all perfect for back yard entertaining

Memorial Day Recipe Ideas

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Memorial Day Recipe Ideas

easy chili recipe

1. Welcome your guests to the party with a huge pot of comfort food:Chili

asian barbecue burger

2. Put a twist on the classic burger with this Asian BBQ Burger with Sriracha Mayo

bacon wrapped chicken

3. Bacon & Rosemary Wrapped Chicken — perfect for the family or the party, these fancy-looking appetizers are surprisingly easy to make!

steak fajitas

4. Sizzling Steak Fajitas — healthy, delicious, filling and customizable, this dish is sure to please everyone in the family (or party!)

honey glazed ribs

5. Glazed Honey Garlic Ribs Recipe  — break out the BBQ and the wet naps for this recipe!

italian baked beans

6. Try this new twist on an old favorite dish — Italian Baked Beans

cherry cheesecake

7. No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake in a Jar — these not only look cute, but they’re easy to make and super delicious too!

berry american flag

8. Berry American Flag — use berries and cake to make this cute, edible American flag!

strawberry delight

9. Gramps’ Strawberry Delight — what says summer more than strawberries? Grab a spoon and dig-in to this old-fashioned dessert!

sparkler kabobs

10. Sparkler Kabobs — cute and a little bit healthy, these strawberry kabobs are sure to be a hit on any dessert table!

no bake peanut butter cereal treats

11. No Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Treats — too hot to bake? No problem! Try this recipe—it’s sure to be a kid-pleaser!

all american shortcake

12. All American Shortcake — what’s red, white and blue and delicious too? This dessert!

strawberry poke cake

13. Strawberry Poke Cake — this colorful, easy cake dish is perfect for any patriotic holiday this summer!

Unique Memorial Day Recipes

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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she’s in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.