End of Summer Labor Day Food Ideas

End of Summer Labor Day Food Ideas | 31Daily.com

Easy Labor Day food ideas to kick-start your end of summer cookouts and parties.

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

Burger Americana

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“Go on a burger road trip in your own backyard. Grill the patties and load them sky-high. Peanut butter and bacon make them Southern style; coleslaw and tomatoes, a Northern version.”
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Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken BBQ Sliders

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders | 31Daily.com

Incredibly easy, with almost no prep, these sliders are juicy and tender, and almost melt in your mouth. Perfect, easy idea for Labor Day!
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Slow Cooker Ribs

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Weekends and summers and game days… and Labor Day… were made for ribs. And Slow Cooker Ribs are the easiest, most delicious, tender ribs you’ll ever, ever have.
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Old Bay Shrimp

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“Because what’s the end of summer without a grilled shrimp dish?”
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Bunless Burger Bites

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“Move over, sliders. This adorable appetizer is your new favorite way to eat a cheeseburger.”
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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs | 31Daily.com

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs is a savory and sweet BBQ favorite. Easy to prep ahead and perfect for Labor Day.
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6 Ways to Top Grilled Corn

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Liven up your Labor Day table with freshly grilled corn on the cob. Here are six magical ways to top that quintessentially favorite Labor Day food!
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Zucchini Tomato Bake

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“This easy side is the most delicious way to use up your summer vegetables.”
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Baked Beans

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With mustard, molasses and a dash of heat, I made these beans absolutely delicious.
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Classic Potato Salad

Classic Potato Salad for Delicious Summer Cookouts | 31Daily.com

“There is no substitute for a Classic Potato Salad. Especially when it’s made in the style of grandma’s potato salad. It’s creamy, and sweet, and comforting… just a little bit addictive.”
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Sweet Corn Salad with Green Beans and Hazelnuts

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This is a lovely late-summer salad that can be made almost entirely from produce from the farmers’ market. The combination of flavors is clean and crisp: sweet corn kernels, juicy tomatoes, snappy green beans and toasted hazelnuts.
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Simple Creamy Cucumber Salad

Simple Cucumber Salad with Creamy Greek Yogurt Dressing | 31Daily.com

“A simple Cucumber Salad with Creamy Greek Yogurt is a salad you’ll fall in love with. Distinctly crisp, refreshingly… and almost sweet. It’s a bit like a yogurt tzatziki that often accompanies spicy dishes.”
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Peach Kuchen

German Peach Kuchen: A Perfect Seasonal Treat | 31Daily.com

With peaches in full season — a Peach Kuchen is an easy and delicious treat for Labor Day!
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Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Espresso

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Espresso | 31Daily.com

Because Labor Day wouldn’t be Labor Day without some kind of decadent chocolate. And this, my friend, is decadent. And oh-so-good!
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End of Summer Labor Day Food Ideas | 31Daily.com

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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