Memorial Day Recipes (Our Best Recipes)

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Summer holidays, like Memorial Day, allow for some great menus sure to please everyone’s tastes. These Memorial Day recipes include everything from layered pasta salad to air fryer fried chicken to strawberries and cream angel food cake. We even added some fun drink options that go along with the patriotic theme of the holiday.

Our Best Recipes

We are so excited to bring you another week of “Our Best Recipes” with 3 of our food blogger friends.  Each Wednesday, we take turns with CrisLiz and Leah sharing some of the best recipes from our blogs. Other “Our Best Recipes” posts you may have missed are:

The recipes we will be sharing each week are some of our best tried and true recipes that we know you will love.



Use the pin button below to pin the link to all of these great recipes.

We are so excited to share this series and the recipes from the trusted home-cooks we are blessed to also call friends. Now, let’s get down to business. This week we are sharing a great selection of Memorial Day foods that will be a hit at any holiday pitch-in.

These Memorial Day recipes are easy to put together and are easily doubled or tripled to feed a crowd. From sides to main dishes to desserts, we have your start-of-the-summer party covered!

Memorial Day Foods

No Memorial Day gathering is complete without some great sides that can feed a crowd! From salads to baked beans, these recipes are crowd pleasers.

Ranch Cauliflower Salad

Layered Pasta Salad

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Crock Pot Baked Beans with Pineapple

At any party, you want your entrees to wow the guests…and be easy to make! We have included main dish recipes fixed in all sorts of ways, including in the slow cooker, air fryer or on the grill.

Low Carb Crock Pot BBQ Cola Ribs

Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken

Grilled BBQ Chicken

Memorial Day Desserts

No pitch-in is complete without some delicious desserts! We’ve included some great options for your Memorial Day gatherings, and you won’t go wrong with any of them.

Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake

Crock Pot Blondies

Red Velvet Texas Sheet Cake

Crock Pot Peach Cobbler

Hopefully your Memorial Day gathering is outside so folks can enjoy fun activities where they are sure to work up a powerful thirst. Here are come family-friendly (and some adult) beverage options. These drinks are perfect to match the red, white and blue theme of the holiday!

Blueberry Lemonade

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

Bay Breeze Cocktail for a Crowd

Jalapeno Cape Codder Cocktail


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