Memorial Day Recipes

A collection of all our favorite Memorial Day Recipes, including meats, sides, salads, desserts, and drinks! Perfect for any holiday BBQ!

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Memorial Day Cookouts and BBQ’s

Do you throw a big party or get together for Memorial Day??

We always have a BBQ with family and assign each person to bring a dish to share. Whoever is hosting typically is in charge of the main dish or grilling the meats, and then everyone else brings sides, salads, desserts, drinks, etc.

I put together this collection with our favorite Memorial Day Recipes from each category, so hopefully if you’re assigned to bring something specific, you can find the perfect recipe to make for your holiday gathering!

Before we get into the list of recipes, however, I have a few tips to make sure your Memorial Day BBQ is a real hit!

Cheesecake fruit salad in a red bowl for a Memorial Day side

memorial day grilling tips

Grilling multiple items whether you wish to grill more than one type of meat or grill veggies along with your protein these tips will help you achieve the best cook: 

  • It’s helpful to have a grill large enough that you can adjust the temperature on different sections. 
  • Create a chart that lays out what item will be grilled in what section as well as how long each piece of meat will need to cook. 
  • Be sure that you don’t overlap the different types of food before or during grilling. 
  • Use a meat thermometer to test the doneness of each type of meat. (Be sure to clean it off with soapy water in between uses)
  • Grilling vegetables takes a fraction of the time as meat. Since meat needs to rest once it is done cooking, this is a perfect time to reduce the heat and grill up your veggies.
  • Applying a thin layer of oil to vegetables will help keep them from sticking to the grill grates or a grilling basket.     
Steak kabobs on grill - Memorial Day recipes.

BBQ FOOD TIPS

Keep these things in mind when preparing some Memorial Day Recipes.

  • Clean the grill a few days before the event.
  • Keep lids or plastic wrap handy to keep food covered and pesky bugs out.
  • Plan Menu ahead of time. This helps with shopping and if guests offer to bring a dish.
  • If keeping food in a cooler be sure to separate meats and poultry from other food items. 
  • Food should not be out for more than 2 hours. Only put out enough food that can be consumed within that window of time. Keep extra portions in a cold cooler or fridge.
  • Take meats out of the fridge 20-30 minutes before grilling.
  • Cook and Serve meat according to done, medium and rare. Have designated signs labeling which plate is which.
  • Have a box of baking soda on hand in case of a grill fire.
Chicken Kabobs on grill for Mother's Day.

tips for serving your spread

Keeping food the right temperature: There are several ways you can keep food hot or cold before and while they’re being served:

  • Have two coolers, one for hot dishes and one for cold dishes. 
  • Once you’re done cooking food, you can set the grill to a very low heat and use it to keep food warm.
  • Keep food warm in a crock pot or chafing dish
  • You can keep food cold by using a tray of ice to place bowls and platters of cold food on.
Grilled asparagus for Memorial Day.

hosting the perfect outdoor party

Just a few things that may help if planning a party outside for Memorial Day.

  • Pick up the yard beforehand. Be sure there aren’t any tools left out that children may get hurt on. 
  • Seating: Have plenty of seating set up around the yard. A Pic Nic Blanket is easy and  perfect for children. 
  • Tables: Older guests will especially appreciate a table. Also, provide tables if you’re serving anything that needs to be cut with a knife. No one one wants to try that on their lap. 
  • Avoid long lines: Set food out in such a way that there can be more than one point of access. 
  • Lighting: If your BBQ is going to extend into the evening, be sure to have lighting such as torches or strings of light . A fire pit is also fun to have at night.
  • Shade: Use umbrellas or awnings. You can even string up bed sheets. Your guests will appreciate the shade. 
  • Trash: Be sure to provide plenty of trash bins. 
  • Games: Have lawn games available.
  • Music: Music adds nice element.

Memorial Day Main Dishes

It’s common to grill meats on Memorial Day, since the weather is warming up, and nothing is better than the smell of grilling on a Summer holiday!

Plan on serving each adult 6 to 8 ounces of meat. Children will only need 3-4 ounces. Note that people tend to eat more in the evening than during the day. 

Best Steak Marinade – This is Our All-Time Favorite Steak marinade! It requires only four ingredients, and makes our steak taste SO amazing! Everyone always asks for this Easy Steak Marinade recipe because it’s just that good!!

Dr. Pepper Ribs – Pork ribs cooked in Dr. Pepper, grilled to perfection, and smothered in BBQ Sauce. These Dr. Pepper ribs are fall off the bone delicious!

Ranch Burgers – These Ranch Burgers make the BEST homemade hamburgers!! This easy burger recipe is complete with the most delicious secret sauce that compliments the ranch burger perfectly!

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches – Loaded with juicy grilled pineapple, red onion and crisp lettuce, this Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwich is perfect for summer entertaining!

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork – This Slow Cooker Kalua Pork is a classic Hawaiian favorite made easily in your slow cooker with just a few ingredients. Eat it on its own, or in tacos or sliders.

Hot Dogs In Crock Pot – The easiest way to make hot dogs for a crowd! Cook hot dogs in the crock pot for all of your summer potluck needs.

Huli Huli Chicken – This Grilled Huli Huli Chicken is the juiciest and most delicious Hawaiian chicken you’ll ever try! Great alone or served on rice or noodles!!

Crock Pot Brisket – Juicy and delicious meat, easily made in your slow cooker! This crock pot brisket is so tender it just falls apart.

Boneless Honey BBQ Wings – Delicious homemade boneless chicken wings, double breaded, baked to a crispy perfection, then smothered in sweet and tangy honey bbq sauce. This Boneless Honey BBQ Wings recipe makes for the perfect game day appetizer, or weekend dinner item! 

Pulled Pork – This Delicious and Easy Pulled Pork Recipe is one that is made in the slow cooker and takes just minutes to prep. Serve it on a bun to make Pulled Pork sandwiches!


Memorial Day SALADS

We love to serve a variety of sweet and savory salads on Memorial Day.

Depending on how many salad options are available, plan for each guest to be able to have about ½ -1 cup of salad. 

Easy Pasta Salad – Easy and delicious Italian Pasta Salad recipe that includes Rotini pasta, olives, tomatoes, & cheese in Italian dressing! It takes minutes to make and is perfect for any get together including BBQs and holidays.

Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad – Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad is the ultimate combination of sweet and salty. This classic treat is always a crowd pleaser!!

Easy Tortellini Salad – Super YUMMY and easy Tortellini Salad filled with tortellini, salad, ranch, tomatoes and bacon bits – perfect for summer time!

Asian Ramen Salad – Fresh & lightly dressed Asian Ramen Salad is filled with cabbage and bits of almonds and ramen, giving it bright color and crunchy texture!

Homemade Potato Salad – Our all-time favorite Potato Salad – it’s simple, flavorful and filled with chunks of potatoes, eggs and olives! It’s the perfect addition to any BBQ or picnic and is so creamy and tasty, it will wow everyone who tries it.

Cheesecake Fruit Salad – This Cheesecake Fruit Salad is the perfect combination of creamy, light, and fresh! Fresh berries tossed in a cream cheese pudding mixture—it’s the perfect side, or crepe filling!

Favorite Broccoli Salad – This Sunny Broccoli Salad is a simple, tasty and hearty broccoli salad served with bacon, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and mixed with a delicious, homemade mayonnaise-vinegar based dressing that is perfect for BBQs and get togethers.

Summer Corn Salad – This Summer Corn Salad is a light, flavorful salad filled with corn, tomatoes, feta, basil and cucumber. It’s so simple and quick that it’s the perfect summer salad for get togethers and BBQs.

7 Layer Salad – Deliciously customizable 7 Layer Salad is filled with just the right amount of goodness. It’s perfect to make ahead!

Easy Coleslaw – This quick and Easy Coleslaw makes the perfect side dish for any picnic or BBQ. It takes just minutes to put this classic coleslaw recipe together, and it can easily be customized with the spices and flavors you love most.

Ambrosia Salad – This ambrosia salad will take your straight back to your childhood. The best creamy fruit salad with mini marshmallows mixed in!

Easy Fruit Salad – A fresh fruit salad that makes the perfect side dish to any meal! Colorful, healthy, delicious, and filled with all your favorite fruits!


SIDE DISHES

Memorial Day sides are some of our favorites. If hosting, be sure to get others involved and give them a side to bring. Most are simple and require little prep work.

Most adults will have about 3-4 total servings of sides. Children will have 2-3 servings. 

Grilled Corn on the Cob – Using the grill is one of our new favorite ways to cook corn! Grilled corn on the cob will be your go-to side dish this summer.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers – This Recipe Is Inspired By One Of Our Favorite Disneyland Foods – Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers From Bengal Barbecue! These Skewers Only Require 4 Ingredients And Take Less Than 10 Minutes On The Grill! 

Best Way To Cut A Watermelon – Is there anything better than a ripe juicy watermelon? Learn how to cut a watermelon into cubes efficiently and easily with our tips!

Deviled Eggs – Nothing better than a smooth deviled egg appetizer! You’ll be surprised with how easy these are to make. Tons of flavor, super delicious and perfect for parties and holidays.

Baked Beans – This Homemade Baked Beans recipe is a must-have at all of our BBQ’s.  It’s such a simple and easy recipe, requires only FIVE ingredients, and cooks in the crock pot. 

Dill Vegetable Dip – The Perfect Go-To Veggie Dip For Parties And Snacking. Use It For Carrots, Green Veggies, Chips, Or Whatever You Feel Like! Even If You Don’t Like Dill Pickles, You’ll Love This Dill Vegetable Dip.

Crock Pot Mac And Cheese – Everyone loves a good slow cooker recipe, and this Crock Pot Mac and Cheese is so simple, cheesy and delicious. With loads of cheese, butter, and sour cream it’s hard not to love this creamy macaroni and cheese recipe.

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites – BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites are simple, quick , and delicious. Chicken smothered in barbecue sauce and wrapped in bacon make for a popular appetizer at any gathering!

Fried Zucchini – Whether you serve it as a side or an appetizer, this restaurant style Fried Zucchini is a family favorite. Fried to perfection, this dish is simply addicting, especially dipped in ranch and marinara!

Grilled Asparagus – Grilled asparagus is the best side dish alongside almost any dinner recipe! Sprinkled with salt, pepper, and a little parmesan cheese—this recipe is incredible!

Fruit Kabobs – Colorful fruit kabobs are the best appetizer or side for any occasion! Load up your favorite fruits and get snacking.


DESSERTS

It’s fun to make patriotic themed desserts for Memorial day, or serve cold desserts like ice cream cakes since the weather is hot.

We have a more elaborate collection of Memorial Day Desserts, but here is a small list of favorites.

Plan for each guest to be able to have two servings of dessert. The more dessert options there are, the less of each dessert you’ll have to make. 

Paradise Parfaits – Paradise parfaits are a creamy combination of a delicious fluffy pudding and fresh fruit. They are simply heavenly!

Fourth Of July Rice Krispie Treats – Delicious, simple and quick 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats are always a hit, and are festive for any patriotic occasion.

Patriotic Trail Mix – Sweet and crunchy Patriotic Trail Mix is filled with candy coated cereal mixed with mini marshmallows, licorice and M&Ms.

Patriotic Poke Cake – This cool, light and refreshing JELLO poke cake is filled with red and blue JELLO making it perfectly patriotic. Make for Independence Day, Memorial Day or Labor Day and it’s sure to be a hit!

Mini Fruit Tarts – Cute cream-filled Mini Fruit Tarts are a delicious and simple summer dessert! These mini treats are perfect for any get together.

Easy Berry Ice Box Cake – Easy Berry Icebox Cake is simple, light and full of fresh strawberries and blueberries. It’ll disappear in seconds at your next get together!

Jello Poke Cake – Cake with JELLO drizzles poked throughout, and topped with a smooth layer of whipped cream! This light and cool JELLO Poke Cake recipe is always a crowd favorite.

Mini Fruit Pizzas – Mini Fruit Pizzas are individual sized versions of a classic favorite! With a sugar cookie base, cream cheese frosting, and fresh fruit, they’re to die for!

Dirt Cake – Oreo Dirt Cake – layers of creamy, white chocolate pudding, cream cheese, cool whip and more and topped off with Oreos!

Dessert Kabobs – Dessert Kabobs are a simple and delicious way to serve several “mini” treats at once. They are perfect for parties, BBQs and every day!


DRINKS

You’ll want to make sure that you have enough drinks to last through the duration of the party. Plan for guests to drink 4-8 oz in the first hour of the party and 4 oz for every hour after.

We always have water and soda and usually a homemade, kid-friendly drink. Some of our favorites are below:

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade – Frozen Strawberry Lemonade takes minutes to make and is filled with lemonade, strawberries, ice and pineapple juice.

Patriotic Drink – This layered Patriotic drink is pure magic! It’s not difficult to make, all it takes is Hawaiian Punch, blue Gatorade, and sprite zero.

Copycat Sonic Cherry Limeade – Delicious recipe for Sonic’s Cherry Limeade – tastes just like it! Ingredients include 7-Up, cherries, a lime, and maraschino syrup!

Homemade Lemonade – Refreshing homemade lemonade is made with a simple syrup for the perfect sweet to tart ratio. It is perfect for warm summer days, or any day!

Watermelon Juice – Delicious and Refreshing Watermelon Juice – a favorite drink in the summer time! Made with watermelon & strawberries! 

Mint Julep (Non-Alcoholic) – Disneyland’s Copycat Mint Julep recipe – a non-alcoholic drink that is refreshing and DELICIOUS!! Made with lemonade concentrate, creme de menthe syrup, lime juice, sugar, and club soda – topped with mint leaves and cherries!

Best Strawberry Lemonade – The BEST Strawberry Lemonade filled with chunks of your favorite fruit including strawberries, pineapple, mangos, cantaloupe and watermelon!

Sonic Ocean Water – Copycat Sonic Ocean Water – so easy to make and so refreshing! It’s perfect for parties or a hot, summer day!

Pineapple Pink Lemonade Soda – All-time Favorite Party Drink – this Pink Drink recipe (aka Baby Shower Punch) takes a minute to make and is made with 3 ingredients including  –  pink lemonade dry mix, sprite, & pineapple juice!

Shirley Temple – Shirley Temple drink is perfect for year round enjoyment! It’s sweetness and pretty red color make it a great party drink.


The COmplete list

Here are the picture cards for all of the fantastic Memorial Day Recipes listed above.

With so many easy and delicious recipes to choose from in each category your holiday get together is sure to be a success! Let us know which recipes were the biggest hits with your family and friends!

Main Course Dr. Pepper Ribs Recipe
Pork ribs cooked in Dr. Pepper, grilled to perfection, and smothered in BBQ Sauce. These Dr. Pepper ribs are fall off the bone delicious!
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
4.79 from 14 votes
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Main Course Ranch Burger Recipe
The BEST homemade hamburgers!! This easy burger recipe is complete with the most delicious secret sauce that compliments the Ranch Burgers perfectly!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.85 from 13 votes
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Main Course Steak Marinade Recipe
This is Our All-Time Favorite Steak Marinade. It requires only four ingredients, and makes our steak taste SO amazing!
Total Time: 1 day 5 minutes
4.9 from 28 votes
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Main Course Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Recipe
Loaded with juicy grilled pineapple, red onion and crisp lettuce, this Hawaiian BBQ Chicken sandwich is perfect for summer entertaining!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Main Course How to Cook Hot Dogs in Crock Pot
The easiest way to make hot dogs for a crowd! Cook hot dogs in the crock pot for all of your summer potluck needs.
Total Time: 2 hours 2 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Main Course Crock Pot Brisket Recipe
Juicy and delicious meat, easily made in your slow cooker! This crock pot brisket is so tender it just falls apart.
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
4.84 from 18 votes
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Main Course Huli Huli Chicken Recipe
This Grilled Huli Huli Chicken is the juiciest and most delicious Hawaiian chicken you’ll ever try! Great alone or served on rice or noodles!!
Total Time: 21 minutes
4.96 from 23 votes
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Appetizer, Main Course Honey BBQ Wings Recipe
Delicious homemade boneless chicken wings, double breaded, baked to a crispy perfection, then smothered in sweet and tangy honey bbq sauce. This Boneless Honey BBQ Wings recipe makes for the perfect game day appetizer, or weekend dinner item! 
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
4.63 from 8 votes
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Main Course Kalua Pork Recipe
This Slow Cooker Kalua Pork is a classic Hawaiian favorite made easily in your slow cooker with just a few ingredients. Eat it on it’s own, or in tacos or sliders.
Total Time: 9 hours 5 minutes
5 from 19 votes
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Main Course Carnitas Recipe
Carnitas AKA Mexican Slow Cooker Pulled Pork takes minutes to prep and is great in tacos, bean burritos, quesadillas, chimichangas and more!
5 from 7 votes
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Main Course Pulled Pork Recipe
This Delicious and Easy Pulled Pork Recipe is one that is made in the slow cooker and takes just minutes to prep. Use the pork for any recipe, including Pulled Pork sandwiches, and you’ll love just how simple and tasty it is.
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
4.96 from 23 votes
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Dessert Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad Recipe
Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad is the ultimate combination of sweet and salty. This classic treat is always a crowd pleaser!!
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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Salad Tortellini Salad Recipe
Super YUMMY and easy Tortellini Salad filled with tortellini, salad, ranch, tomatoes and bacon bits – perfect for summer time!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.91 from 10 votes
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Side Dish Easy Pasta Salad Recipe
Easy and delicious Italian Pasta Salad recipe that includes Rotini pasta, olives, tomatoes, & cheese in Italian dressing! It takes minutes to make and is perfect for any get together including BBQs and holidays.
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
4.73 from 18 votes
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Salad Potato Salad Recipe
Our all-time favorite Potato Salad – it’s simple, flavorful and filled with chunks of potatoes, eggs and olives! It’s the perfect addition to any BBQ or picnic and is so creamy and tasty, it will wow everyone who tries it.
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 19 votes
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Dessert Cheesecake Fruit Salad Recipe
This Cheesecake Fruit Salad is the perfect combination of creamy, light, and fresh! Fresh berries tossed in a cream cheese pudding mixture—it’s the perfect side, or crepe filling!
Total Time: 7 minutes
4.7 from 13 votes
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Salad Asian Ramen Salad Recipe
Fresh & lightly dressed Asian Ramen Salad is filled with cabbage and bits of almonds and ramen, giving it bright color and crunchy texture!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Salad, Side Dish Ambrosia Salad Recipe
This ambrosia salad will take your straight back to your childhood. The best creamy fruit salad with mini marshmallows mixed in!
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Side Dish Coleslaw Recipe
This quick and Easy Coleslaw makes the perfect side dish for any picnic or BBQ. It takes just minutes to put this classic coleslaw recipe together, and it can easily be customized with the spices and flavors you love most.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Salad Corn Salad Recipe
This Summer Corn Salad is a light, flavorful salad filled with corn, tomatoes, feta, basil and cucumber. It’s so simple and quick that it’s perfect for get togethers and BBQs.
Total Time: 7 minutes
4.93 from 41 votes
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Salad Broccoli Salad Recipe
This Sunny Broccoli Salad is a simple, tasty and hearty broccoli salad served with bacon, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and mixed with a delicious, homemade mayonnaise-vinegar based dressing that is perfect for BBQs and get togethers.
Total Time: 10 minutes
4.96 from 44 votes
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Salad, Side Dish 7 Layer Salad Recipe
Deliciously customizable 7 Layer Salad is filled with just the right amount of goodness. It's perfect to make ahead!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Side Dish Fruit Salad Recipe
A fresh fruit salad that makes the perfect side dish to any meal! Colorful, healthy, delicious, and filled with all your favorite fruits!
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Side Dish How to Cut a Watermelon
Is there anything better than a ripe juicy watermelon? Learn How to Cut a Watermelon into cubes efficiently and easily with our tips!
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 19 votes
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Side Dish Fruit Kabobs Recipe
Colorful fruit kabobs are the best appetizer or side for any occasion! Load up your favorite fruits and get snacking.
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Side Dish Homemade Baked Beans Recipe
Easy Homemade Baked Beans is a must-have at all of our BBQ's. Everyone who tries it agrees it's the best baked beans recipe!
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
4.94 from 16 votes
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Appetizer, Side Dish Fried Zucchini Recipe
Whether you serve it as a side or an appetizer, this restaurant style Fried Zucchini is a family favorite. Fried to perfection, this dish is simply addicting, especially dipped in ranch and marinara!
Total Time: 10 minutes
4.98 from 44 votes
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Main Course Crock Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe
Everyone loves a good slow cooker recipe, and this Crock Pot Mac and Cheese is so simple, cheesy and delicious. With loads of cheese, butter, and sour cream it’s hard not to love this creamy macaroni and cheese recipe.
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
4.86 from 54 votes
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Side Dish How to Boil Corn on the Cob
Boiling corn on the cob is a cinch! You will love this juicy corn on the cob to put on the side of any summer meal.
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.63 from 8 votes
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Appetizer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites Recipe
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites are simple, quick , and delicious. Chicken smothered in barbecue sauce and wrapped in bacon make for a popular appetizer at any gathering!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Appetizer Deviled Egg Recipe
Nothing better than a smooth deviled egg appetizer! You’ll be surprised with how easy these are to make. Tons of flavor, super delicious and perfect for parties and holidays.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 23 votes
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Appetizer Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe
This Recipe Is Inspired By One Of Our Favorite Disneyland Foods – Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers From Bengal Barbecue! These Skewers Only Require 4 Ingredients And Take Less Than 10 Minutes On The Grill! 
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Side Dish Grilled Asparagus Recipe
Grilled asparagus is the best side dish alongside almost any dinner recipe! Sprinkled with salt, pepper, and a little parmesan cheese—this recipe is incredible!
Total Time: 8 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Dessert Patriotic Poke Cake Recipe
Cool, light, and refreshing Patriotic Poke Cake is great for summer holidays! It's sure to be a tasty hit.
5 from 9 votes
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Dessert Mini Fruit Tarts Recipe
Cute cream-filled Mini Fruit Tarts are a delicious and simple summer dessert! These mini treats are perfect for any get together.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Dessert 4th of July Rice Krispies Treat Recipe
Delicious, simple and quick 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats are always a hit, and are festive for any patriotic occasion.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Dessert Dirt Cake Recipe
Deliciously addicting Oreo Dirt Cake preps in minutes for a cool, creamy, family favorite treat perfect for Oreo lovers.
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
4.92 from 24 votes
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Dessert Paradise Parfait Recipe
Paradise parfaits are a creamy combination of a delicious fluffy pudding and fresh fruit. They are simply heavenly!
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Dessert Jello Poke Cake Recipe
I Love Jello Poke Cake! I Went With Raspberry Here, But You Can Easily Make A Cherry Or A Strawberry Poke Cake.
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.84 from 53 votes
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Dessert Mini Fruit Pizzas Recipe
Mini Fruit Pizzas are individual sized versions of a classic favorite! With a sugar cookie base, cream cheese frosting, and fresh fruit, they're to die for!
Total Time: 18 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Dessert Patriotic Trail Mix Recipe
Sweet and crunchy Patriotic Trail Mix is filled with candy coated cereal mixed with mini marshmallows, licorice and M&Ms.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Easy No-Bake Berry Icebox Cake
Dessert Berry Icebox Cake Recipe
Easy Berry Icebox Cake is simple, light and full of fresh summer berries. It'll disappear in seconds at your next get together!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Dessert Dessert Kabobs Recipe
Dessert Kabobs are a simple and delicious way to serve several "mini" treats at once. They are perfect for parties, BBQs and every day!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Drinks Patriotic Drink Recipe
This layered Patriotic drink is pure magic! It's not difficult to make, all it takes is Hawaiian Punch, blue Gatorade, and sprite zero.
Total Time: 5 minutes
3.67 from 3 votes
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Drinks Sonic Cherry Limeade Recipe
Delicious recipe for Sonic’s Cherry Limeade – tastes just like it! Ingredients include 7-Up, cherries, a lime, and maraschino syrup!
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Drinks Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade takes minutes to make and is filled with lemonade, strawberries, ice and pineapple juice.
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.58 from 7 votes
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Drinks Watermelon Juice Recipe
Delicious and Refreshing Watermelon Juice – a favorite drink in the summer time! Made with watermelon & strawberries! 
Total Time: 8 minutes
4.85 from 13 votes
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Drinks Pink Punch Recipe
All-time Favorite Party Drink – this Pink Drink recipe (aka Baby Shower Punch) takes a minute to make and is made with 3 ingredients including  –  pink lemonade dry mix, sprite, & pineapple juice!
Total Time: 3 minutes
4.91 from 66 votes
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Drinks Mint Julep Recipe (Non-Alcoholic)
Disneyland’s Copycat Mint Julep recipe – a non-alcoholic drink that is refreshing and DELICIOUS!! Made with lemonade concentrate, creme de menthe syrup, lime juice, sugar, and club soda – topped with mint leaves and cherries!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Drinks Best Strawberry Lemonade
The BEST Strawberry Lemonade filled with chunks of your favorite fruit including strawberries, pineapple, mangos, cantaloupe and watermelon!
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Drinks Shirley Temple Recipe
Shirley Temple drink is perfect for year round enjoyment! It's sweetness and pretty red color make it a great party drink.
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Drinks Sonic Ocean Water Recipe
Copycat Sonic Ocean Water – so easy to make and so refreshing! It’s perfect for parties or a hot, summer day!
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.86 from 7 votes
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Drinks Homemade Lemonade Recipe
Refreshing homemade lemonade is made with a simple syrup for the perfect sweet to tart ratio. It is perfect for warm summer days, or any day!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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  1. I am so excited for Memorial Day! It’s the first, big bbq of the summer & we love all the food!! We make so many of your salads & sides. We love them all!

  2. Love all of these suggestions! They’re wonderful and there is something on here for everyone. Thanks for the best recipes!

  3. One stop site for all your Memorial Day foods. A great variety for everything you’ll need and all the food is delicious!