Home Tips: Memorial Day Menu Ideas

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here! The unofficial start of summer means family, friends, fun and, of course, lots of yummy food! If you’re hosting the big cook-out this year, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of delicious barbecue, scrumptious sides, sweet desserts and cold drinks. Looking for inspiration? Here’s your perfect Memorial Day cook-out menu.


Grilling is a Memorial Day must. Instead of (or in addition to) regular old burgers and hotdogs, try kicking things up a notch with this delicious recipe for BBQ Chicken Breasts from Damn Delicious! Everyone loves some good barbecue and you can’t beat homemade sauce!

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Appetizers and Sides

In the spirit of kicking things up a notch, try this Mexican Corn Dip, also from Damn Delicious! It’s a unique dip that your guests will love. Serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer/side.

Mexican Corn Dip - The traditional Mexican street corn is turned into the best dip ever. It's so good, you won't even need the chips here!

(Image Credit: Damn Delicious)

Another great side option that both adults and kids will love is this Kid Friendly Pasta Salad from Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. Kids will love the fun shaped pasta and cheese cubes and adults will appreciate the fresh basil – everyone will love the bacon!

Kid Friendly Pasta Salad

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Time for everyone’s favorite part of any party – dessert! You can’t go wrong with classic chocolate chip cookies! With no fuss and no mess, cookies are great for Memorial Day parties because you can set them out and let your guests help themselves (as many times as they want). This Tried and True Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from A Bountiful Kitchen is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Tried and True Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Last but not least, you can’t forget the drinks! Hopefully we will have a warm, sunny Memorial Day weekend and you will need something cold and delicious for your guests. This homemade Raspberry Lemonade from Like Mother Like Daughter is sweet and refreshing.


There you have it! Your Memorial Day menu all planned out for you! Hoping for sunshine and good times this long weekend!

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