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!
“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
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
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
“Because what’s the end of summer without a grilled shrimp dish?”
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Bunless Burger Bites
“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 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
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
“This easy side is the most delicious way to use up your summer vegetables.”
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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
“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
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
“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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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
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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