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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes

by Sidney Yang – Updated Jun 7, 2022
45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
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Best Memorial Day Recipe Ideas – Summer might not start until the end of June, but Memorial Day is the unofficial start to cookout season, so it’s the perfect time to fire up the grill and make plans for delicious Memorial Day recipes. These easy Memorial Day recipes will fit your menu, whatever your cooking style, from corn salads to grilled chicken thighs! We didn’t forget the drinks too! And with some amazing side dishes, desserts, and appetizers to round out your backyard bash, you’ll have a Memorial Day menu your guests will be talking about all summer long. Enjoy!

Memorial Day Recipes: 45 Best Recipes for Memorial Day

1. Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs

Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-lemon-chicken-thighs-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
Marinated and seared chicken thighs come out perfectly juicy and tender every time. This boneless skinless chicken thighs recipe will be your new dinner routine!
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

2. Slow Cooker Honey-Garlic BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooker Honey-Garlic BBQ Pork Tenderloin - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/slow-cooker-honey-garlic-bbq-pork-tenderloin
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin Dinner is done just when you walk the door at night!
Cooking time: 240 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

3. Strawberry Iced Tea Cooler

Strawberry Iced Tea Cooler - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/strawberry-iced-tea-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This dreamy goodness will cool down any warm afternoon.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

4. Healthy Tomato Potato Salad

Healthy Tomato Potato Salad - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/tomato-potato-salad-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This easy tomato potato salad recipe is light, nourishing, and super delicious. Bring the potato salad to your next potluck and prepare yourself for rave reviews!
Cooking time: 12 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

5. Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Foil Packets in Oven

Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Foil Packets in Oven - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/chicken-foil-packets-in-oven-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
These baked chicken in foil packets are easy and packed with tons of flavor. You’ll love the simplicity!
Cooking time: 35 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

6. Strawberry Lime Soda

Strawberry Lime Soda - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/strawberry-lime-soda-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This strawberry lime soda recipe is a refreshing drink to sip on a sunny spring afternoon.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

7. Roasted Potato Salad

Roasted Potato Salad - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/roasted-potato-salad-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This roasted potato salad recipe is super nourishing and packed with flavor. The perfect side dish for your BBQ menu.
Cooking time: 30 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

8. Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/strawberry-cheesecake-mousse-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
Smooth and creamy, these strawberry cheesecake mousse cups are the ultimate dessert for a 4th of July dinner!
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

9. Salsa Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Salsa Chicken Lettuce Wraps - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/salsa-chicken-lettuce-wraps-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
These chicken lettuce wraps are so delicious - Perfect for a quick lunch, dinner, or meal prep!
Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

10. Perfect Marinated Tomatoes with Mozzarella

Perfect Marinated Tomatoes with Mozzarella - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/marinated-tomatoes-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
These marinated tomatoes make a perfect hors d’oeuvre full of fresh summer flavors!
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

11. Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad with Avocado, Tomato, and Basil 

Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad with Avocado, Tomato, and Basil  - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/healthy-chicken-pasta-salad-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
Healthy chicken pasta salad is packed with flavor, protein and veggies. Try this pasta salad recipe for a quick lunch or a light dinner!
Cooking time: 10 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

12. Cilantro Lime Watermelon Feta Salad

Cilantro Lime Watermelon Feta Salad - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/watermelon-feta-salad-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
Sweet, fresh and juicy - This Cilantro Lime Watermelon Feta Salad recipe is a definite crowd pleaser!
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

13. The Easiest Creamy Cucumber Salad

The Easiest Creamy Cucumber Salad - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/creamy-cucumber-salad-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This creamy cucumber salad recipe is delicious and refreshing — Great for grilling or a light dinner!
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

14. Easy Tomato Cucumber Salad

Easy Tomato Cucumber Salad - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/tomato-cucumber-salad-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This tomato cucumber salad is light and refreshing - perfect for a casual dinner or feeding a crowd at a potluck party.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

15. Marinated Cucumber Salad with Creamy Dill Sauce

Marinated Cucumber Salad with Creamy Dill Sauce - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/marinated-cucumber-salad-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This fresh cucumber salad is here to help you conquer your cravings!
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

16. Apple Bacon Coleslaw

Apple Bacon Coleslaw - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/apple-bacon-coleslaw-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This coleslaw recipe only takes a few minutes to make and is packed with bright and delicious flavor! Super creamy, crunchy, and fresh coleslaw you can make in a cinch!
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

17. Chunky Strawberry Guacamole

Chunky Strawberry Guacamole - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/strawberry-guacamole-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
Dazzle your guests with this last-minute appetizer.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

18. Blueberry Crumb Bars

Blueberry Crumb Bars - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/blueberry-crumb-bars-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
These blueberry crumb bars are made with a sweet blueberry filling, a buttery shortbread crust and a crumbly topping! The blueberry bars are delicious for brunch, dessert, or snack!
Cooking time: 40 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

19. Garlic Butter Steak & Potato Foil Packs

Garlic Butter Steak & Potato Foil Packs - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-steak-potato-foil-packs-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
These steak and potato foil packets make a quick and nourishing meal perfect for any occasion.
Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

20. Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Melting Parsley Butter

Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Melting Parsley Butter - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/grilled-ribeye-steaks-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
Reward yourself with this juicy, flavorful weeknight indulgence.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

21. Grilled Asparagus & Steak Fajita Roll-Ups

Grilled Asparagus & Steak Fajita Roll-Ups - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/asparagus-steak-fajita-roll-ups
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
A gourmet steak dinner with bold Southwestern flavors!
Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

22. Fried Baby Potatoes with Garlic Brown Butter

Fried Baby Potatoes with Garlic Brown Butter - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-browned-butter-baby-potatoes-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
These epic Fried potatoes baby with garlic brown butter are the perfect side dish to practically anything!
Cooking time: 25 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

23. Baked Shrimp and Broccoli Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Baked Shrimp and Broccoli Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/shrimp-and-broccoli-foil-packs-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This baked shrimp foil pack meal is ready in under 30 minutes. Shrimp is seasoned to perfection with garlic and herbs. The easiest way to bake shrimp in your oven!
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

24. Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/sheet-pan-shrimp-fajitas-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
Sheet pan shrimp fajitas make an easy weeknight dinner that tastes amazing. Make this baked shrimp fajita recipe once and you'll make it over and over!
Cooking time: 10 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

25. Grilled Garlic Mushroom Skewers

Grilled Garlic Mushroom Skewers - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/grilled-mushroom-skewers-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
These grilled garlic mushrooms on skewers are so good, you’ll want to make them every single day of the week!
Cooking time: 10 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

26. The Ultimate Grilled Chicken Thighs

The Ultimate Grilled Chicken Thighs - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/chicken-thighs-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This grilled chicken thighs recipe is the bomb, perfect for a festive cook out! Everyone RAVES about these delicious grilled chicken thighs!
Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

27. Grilled Chili Lime Butter Corn on the Cob

Grilled Chili Lime Butter Corn on the Cob - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/grilled-corn-on-the-cob-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
A flavor-packed side dish for your backyard bbq — So easy and flavorful!
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

28. Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Tart

Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Tart - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/strawberry-cheesecake-cups-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This Shortbread mini strawberry cheesecake Tart recipe is filled with homemade cheesecake filling, fresh strawberry. This is an easy dessert that everyone loves.
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

29. Grilled Honey Chili Lime Cilantro Chicken

Grilled Honey Chili Lime Cilantro Chicken - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/grilled-chicken-with-honey-chili-lime-cilantro
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This is the perfect chicken recipe for your Summer cookouts.
Cooking time: 10 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

30. Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/chicken-bruschetta-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This chicken recipe is a winning dish for a weeknight dinner for two!
Cooking time: 10 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

31. Cheesy Chicken Fritters

Cheesy Chicken Fritters - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/cheesy-chicken-fritters-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
Stack these chicken fritters up in your lunch box for easy meal prep during the week!
Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

32. Mediterranean Salad with Cucumber, Tomato and Onion

Mediterranean Salad with Cucumber, Tomato and Onion - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/mediterranean-salad-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
Our easy Mediterranean salad recipe comes together in 10 minutes with just a handful of ingredients. This chopped salad recipe works as a side dish but also makes a vegetarian meal on its own.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

33. White Bean and Carrot Salad

White Bean and Carrot Salad - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/white-bean-carrot-salad-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
A warm white bean carrot salad recipe with a 2-ingredient lemon maple sauce as a dressing! This white bean carrot salad is easy to make and full of bright flavors!
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

34. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/mediterranean-chickpea-salad-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This Mediterranean chickpea salad recipe is a bright, colorful, and delicious salad perfect for hot summer days.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

35. Salmon Salad with Avocado, Tomato, and Cucumber

Salmon Salad with Avocado, Tomato, and Cucumber - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/salmon-salad-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This salmon salad recipe is filled with veggies for a vibrant meal. What’s even easier to love? The salmon salad on the table in less than 25 minutes!
Cooking time: 10 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

36. Grilled Corn with Garlic and Parmesan

Grilled Corn with Garlic and Parmesan - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/grilled-corn-with-garlic-and-parmesan-cheese
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
This grilled corn recipe is perfect as a side for your barbecue parties, or as salad for a quick lunch on the go!
Cooking time: 10 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

37. Watermelon Fries with Cream Cheese Marshmallow Dip

Watermelon Fries with Cream Cheese Marshmallow Dip - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/watermelon-fries-recipe-with-cream-cheese-marshmallow-dip
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
These watermelon fries with cream cheese and marshmallow dip are a great and refreshing Summer snack!
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

38. 2-Ingredients Peach Popsicles

2-Ingredients Peach Popsicles - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/peach-popsicles-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
These peach popsicles celebrate the delicious fruit of summer in a juicy, sweet, and refreshing blend.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

39. Strawberry & Blueberry Margarita Popsicles

Strawberry & Blueberry Margarita Popsicles - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/margarita-popsicles-recipe-with-strawberry-blueberry
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
Show your colors this summer!
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

40. Grilled Chicken Breasts with Lemon Garlic

Grilled Chicken Breasts with  Lemon Garlic - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/grilled-lemon-garlic-chicken-skewers
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
Make the juiciest grilled chicken skewers with this easy chicken recipe. These grilled chicken breasts kabobs are made with marinated chicken and served with crisp asparagus for a complete low-carb, Keto-friendly dinner!
Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

41. Grilled Steak Kabobs

Grilled Steak Kabobs - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/grilled-steak-kabobs-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
So juicy and delicious - Your BBQ parties just won’t be the same without them!
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

42. Grilled Peaches with Honey and Almond Mint

Grilled Peaches with Honey and Almond Mint - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/grilled-peaches-recipe
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45 Best Memorial Day Recipes
The perfect healthy dessert.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

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What food is the most eaten on Memorial Day?

Barbecue is the favorite food for any great outdoor gathering, especially on Memorial Day. So anything that goes on the grill will work: chicken, pork, shrimp, beef, fish, peppers, corn, and any other veggies!

What to bring to a Memorial Day gathering?

Besides these easy Memorial Day recipes, some items are always welcome to a Memorial day cookout:

  • Bags of ice
  • Coal for the barbecue
  • Watermelons
  • Ice cream
  • Jars of homemade condiments
  • Extra paper towels or toilet paper
  • Extra paper plates and recyclable cutlery
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