34 Easy Labor Day Recipes and Menu Ideas

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These easy Labor Day recipes are perfect for your end-of-summer grilling party or cookout. From burgers to salads, ribs, sides, and, of course, delicious Labor Day desserts.

Smash burger with lettuce, tomato and cheese

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Celebrating the End of Summer with Labor Day Recipes and Ideas

You worked hard for this weekend. These Labor Day recipes for main dishes, salads, amazing sides, and desserts will help you make the most of a fabulous weekend!

You might also like Easy Labor Day Dessert Ideas. Or… read up on the history of Labor Day.

What is Labor Day and why do we celebrate?

More than just a 3-day long weekend, and the unofficial ending of summer, Labor Day is a holiday set aside to pay tribute to the contributions of American workers.  It’s traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. The U.S. Department of Labor says:

“The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century, when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.”


Labor Day Recipes

While back to school season is in full swing, game days have already begun, and fall is within view, celebrating the end of summer is rite of passage for the season to come.

So kickback, make some delicious food, and enjoy this last unofficial ending of a rather wonderful summer season.

Here’s some ideas I hope you’ll love.

Happy Labor Day!

48 Easy Labor Day Recipes to Celebrate the End of Summer

Easy and simple Labor Day food ideas and recipes to kick-start your end of summer cookouts and parties. From grilling to slow cooker, no bake and more!

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