Memorial Day Recipe Ideas

15 Memorial Day Recipe Ideas – lots of easy and delicious recipes for your Memorial Day Celebration! Main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. Grilling recipes, casseroles, Instant Pot recipes, slow cooker recipes, make-ahead recipes. Something for everyone! #memorialday #cookout

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Memorial Day Food

I can’t believe Memorial Day weekend is NEXT weekend! Normally we celebrate the holiday in Las Vegas. Needless to say, we will be home this year grilling and chilling all weekend long! It is actually a double celebration at our house. Chicken Legs’ birthday is Memorial Day weekend too. It will be BBQ and birthday cake at our house! I can’t wait!

Today I am sharing 15 recipes ideas for your Memorial Day celebration. I’ve got main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. There are grilling recipes, Instant Pot recipes, slow cooker recipes, casseroles, and make-ahead dishes. SO many choices. There is definitely something for everyone on this list.

I can’t decide which of these yummy recipes we are going to make. Maybe the ribs and cowboy beans. Maybe burgers and hot dogs. Definitely Peach Ice Cream Pie – YUM!

I hope you enjoy the recipes you try!! Now let the countdown begin to the long holiday weekend!

taco dip in shape of flag with chips

No-Bake 7 Layer Taco Dip

Dip in a bowl with corn chips

Corn & Pimento Cheese Dip

Fall Off the Bone Ribs Recipe - baby back ribs coated with a homemade BBQ rub and baked. Finish off on the grill with a homemade BBQ sauce. THE BEST! Better than any restaurant. We never order ribs out anymore.

Fall Off the Bone Ribs

THE BEST Grilled Hot Dogs - hot dogs sliced and marinated before grilling - you will never grill hot dogs any other way! These are seriously amazing!!

The BEST Grilled Hot Dogs

Best Burgers EVER! - these are hands down the best burgers I've ever eaten! SO good!!! Hamburger, onion, basil, teriyaki sauce, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese. We like to double the recipe and freeze uncooked hamburgers for a quick meal later. Great for tailgating!!

The BEST Burgers EVER

slow cooker orange bbq chicken

Slow Cooker Orange BBQ Chicken

The Ultimate Pork Chops - so tender and juicy. You can cut them with a butter knife!!! Pork chops brined overnight in water, sugar and salt. Rub in a mixture of paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, dry mustard, pepper and chili powder. Seriously THE BEST!!! Everyone RAVES about these delicious grilled pork chops! #grill #grilling #pork #porkchops

The Ultimate Pork Chops

Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken - THE BEST chicken EVER! Chicken coated in a BBQ Bacon paste and brushed with Bourbon BBQ sauce. Chicken, bacon, bourbon, bbq sauce, salt, garlic powder, onion power, pepper, paprika, brown sugar. We made this twice in one week it was SO good. Even our picky eaters asked for seconds! Make this!! #grilling #chicken #grilledchicken #bacon

Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken

Instant Pot Pulled Pork - seriously THE BEST pulled pork I've EVER eaten!! Pork shoulder/pork butt seasoned with brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, dry mustard, garlic powder and onion powder. This pulled pork was incredibly tender and tasted amazing! Perfect for your summer parties!! #instantpot #pulledpork #porkbutt #porkrecipes #instantpotrecipes

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

bbq black eyed peas

BBQ Black Eyed Peas

Cracked Out Pea Salad - Macaroni and green peas tossed in mayonnaise, cheddar, bacon and ranch. Seriously delicious!!! Great for potlucks or a side dish with a sandwiches. Great for all your spring and summer cookouts! Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. It has become our favorite pasta salad recipe!! #pastasalad #sidedish #bacon #ranch

Cracked Out Pea Salad

BBQ Smothered Green Beans  - canned green beans baked in bacon, and a homemade BBQ sauce. This is the most requested green bean recipe in our house.Everybody gets seconds. SO good!! Great for a potluck. Everyone asks for the recipe! Super easy to make.

BBQ Smothered Green Beans

Million Dollar Potato Casserole

peach ice cream pie

Peach Ice Cream Pie

Flag Cake Recipe - transform cake mix into a festive Flag Cake that is perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day! It is actually really easy! Bake the cake layers, make a few cuts and assemble. SO impressive and festive!

Easy Flag Cake


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    1. I didn’t finish my remark…I am in lockdown and only have canned peaches available. Will those work? I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t , but just asking.

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