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:
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!
34 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!
"A Smash burger is exactly what you think it is; balls of ground beef smashed onto a hot griddle. You'll want to smash them pretty thin so they cook quickly, but it also gets you those crispy, browned edges while still keeping the interior nice and juicy. "
"They’re simple and delicious grilled cherry tomato skewers. But when we were grilling these little red jewels the term “tomato skewers” sounded so mundane. After plucking these super sweet cherry tomatoes from their vines, they were so cute and plump, it sounded more appropriate (and fun) to call them lollipops."
“A quick and easy Mexican Corn Salad will be a favorite side all summer long. It’s healthy, a simplified version of elotes, robust with the warm and spicy flavors of cumin and red pepper. Serve warm or cold, it’s simply delicious.”
Macaroni Salad is a classic and delicious pasta salad recipe every summer cookout, BBQ, potluck, and picnic deserves! Incredibly simple to make, it's filled with fresh vegetables and macaroni tossed in a tangy, slightly sweet, and creamy homemade dressing.
This easy Cowboy Caviar, or Texas Caviar, is a fresh and simple dip or side dish that's ready in 15 minutes or less. Utterly delicious, it's perfect for picnics, BBQs, taco Tuesdays, or anytime you're craving flavor-packed, healthier food!
Easy Grilled Vegetables with Burrata is a centerpiece of summer grilling. With a simple balsamic glaze drizzled over delicious and slightly charred vegetables, it's a feast for the eyes and the palate.
Tuscan Tortellini Salad is a simple pasta salad perfect for cookouts, potlucks, and gatherings all summer. This easy salad is filled with Italian ingredients like tomatoes and salami and is tossed with a homemade Italian Vinaigrette. Utterly delicious!
This Blueberry Slab Pie recipe is an easy way to make your favorite pie for a season of berries, festivities, and gatherings. Oh-so-delicious, its berry filling is packed with sweet bright flavors and warm spices.
This Pear Upside Down Cake is an incredibly moist and tender cake with amazing fall-inspired flavors of maple, cinnamon, and cardamom. It's a simple cake with a delicious flavor you'll love during pear season.
If you're looking for an easy dessert, this Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler is packed with summer fresh flavor, warmed with cinnamon and rich with buttery goodness. A golden, crusty top with melty vanilla ice cream is a summer treasure you won't soon forget.
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