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

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

Get the Recipe  

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!

Get the Recipe  

Best Grilled Burgers

Grilled Burger on a Wood Cutting Board with Slices of Fresh Tomatocipe

The best grilled burgers I make all season… and in fact, all year. Delicious and a perfect way to celebrate Labor Day!

Get the Best Grilled Burgers recipe
 

Get the Recipe  

Easy Mexican Corn Salad

Closeup of Mexican Corn Salad on a blue star plate
“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.”

Get the Recipe  

Slow Cooker Ribs

Slow Cooker Ribs So Tender They Fall Off the Bone | 31Daily.com
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.

If a slow cooker isn’t your thing, you might want to try our easy Grilled and Tender Foil Wrapped Baby Back Ribs. If you’re a pressure cooker fan, see our Easy Instant Pot Ribs recipe for quick-fix ribs.

Get the Recipe  

Old Bay Shrimp

End of Summer Labor Day Food Ideas | 31Daily.com
“Because what’s the end of summer without a grilled shrimp dish?”

Get the Recipe  

Bunless Burger Bites

End of Summer Labor Day Food Ideas | 31Daily.com
“Move over, sliders. This adorable appetizer is your new favorite way to eat a cheeseburger.”

Get the Recipe  

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.

Get the Recipe  

6 Ways to Top Grilled Corn

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

Get the Recipes  

Zucchini Tomato Bake

End of Summer Labor Day Food Ideas | 31Daily.com
“This easy side is the most delicious way to use up your summer vegetables.”

Get the Recipe  

Baked Beans

End of Summer Labor Day Food Ideas | 31Daily.com
With mustard, molasses and a dash of heat, I made these beans absolutely delicious.

Get the Recipe  

Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans

boston baked beans with spoon
“Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans, an easy and historic crockpot dish rich with molasses, a hint of maple, and smokey with crumbled bacon.” A favorite side Labor Day side!

If you’d rather make them in the pressure Cooker, see our Smokey Instant Pot Baked Beans recipe.

Get the Recipe  

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.”

Get the Recipe  

Smokey Instant Pot Baked Beans

Two bowls of Instant Pot Baked Beans
Smokey Instant Pot Baked Beans recipe is the perfect side for summer BBQs or game time food. And cook in a fraction of the time. Smokey, sweet, and tender beans cooked with bacon and pure maple syrup.

Get the Smokey Instant Pot Baked Beans recipe.

Get the Recipe

 


Sweet Corn Salad with Green Beans and Hazelnuts

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

Get the Recipe  

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.”

Get the Recipe  

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!

Get the Recipe  

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!

Get the Recipe  

Simple Plum Cake

A Plum Cake You'll Want to Make Time and Again | 31Daily.com
Plums are always in season during Labor Day in my neck of the woods. I can’t pass up an opportunity to make this simple cake for the holiday!

Get the Recipe  

Easy Spiced Peach Galette

peach galette slice with ice cream
A simple dessert everyone will love this Labor Day! Season fresh peaches with a cinnamony flavor that makes you think of the season to come!

Get the Recipe  

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Closeup of Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Rich and dense and chocolaty muffins are so delicious, you’ll want to make a double batch!

Get the Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins recipe.

Get the Recipe  

Simple and Classic Ice Cream Pie


There is no dessert easier than this simple Ice Cream Pie. Cool down with this quienticentially summer ice cream pie!

Get the Recipe  

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.