26 Simple Labor Day Recipes: The Ultimate Labor Day Menu
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Our collection of simple Labor Day recipes will help you end summer with a bang. These easy summer recipes cover your entire Labor Day menu, including appetizers, grilling recipes, potluck side dishes, and irresistible desserts. Labor Day weekend never looked tastier now that you've got so many different kinds of recipes to choose from. Invite over neighbors, family, and friends, and watch as you start receiving compliments on your fine taste in food!
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Labor Day Appetizer Recipes
Deviled eggs are an American classic! Whether you're heading to a picnic, tailgating, or entertaining during the holidays, everyone needs some great Labor Day recipes like this one for Easy Classic Deviled Eggs.
What a novel dip to serve when you're expecting company. Our Fresh Corn Dip that we suggest serving in an edible bread bowl is a super change of pace from traditional dip recipes.
Want to be the "top tomato" at your next potluck party? Then whip up our easy, cheesy Tomato Pesto Potluck Pie that's packed with yummy Italian ingredients sure to make you a hero.
Bring home the bacon and be the top tomato in the kitchen when you make these novel bite-size BLT Bites as super appetizers or snacks! It's one of those Labor Day recipes that'll really catch the crowd's eye on the table.
Welcome friends with these zesty snacks. They're easily made ahead, so when the gang arrives, all you have to do is pull these festive bits out of the fridge for all to enjoy!
A winner every time, Six Layer Dip has got lots of tasty layers without taking lots of work! If you've been looking for fabulous Labor Day recipes that you can use any time of year, this is just the recipe you've been looking for.
Labor Day Side Dish Recipes
This fun spin on the classic meatball recipes that you know and love is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. You see, the pineapple and the bell pepper mix together to make the best Hawaiian Meatballs that you've ever tasted!
When it comes to summertime get-togethers, there are some absolute essentials you're going to want--like our Backyard Bean Bake! Made with canned baked beans, sweet molasses, smoky crumbled bacon, and more, it's a go-along that everyone will want the recipe for!
Good old-fashioned coleslaw. It's right any time of year with any kind of meal. Country Coleslaw is the creamy mayonnaise kind of coleslaw that we all loved as kids. A collection of our best Labor Day recipes just wouldn't feel right without a creamy coleslaw recipe like this.
We've got what we think is the Best Broccoli Salad, and we're betting you'll agree! This garden-fresh broccoli salad that's tossed in a creamy homemade dressing and livened up with a few surprises is sure to be one of your favorite easy salad recipes for potluck parties!
Have a lot of fresh cucumbers on hand? Every Mama's Favorite Cucumber Salad is a great go-along for any meal. You can throw it together in a jiffy, which is perfect for your Labor Day menu.
Nothing beats a homemade deli-style potato salad, and nothing compares to our Seven Layer Potato Salad! With layer after layer of colors, textures, and flavors, this one will be the talk of your picnic or grill-fest!
Chilled Stacked Salad is a colorful and easy make-ahead layered salad that is perfect for summer entertaining. It's among our favorite easy salad recipes for potluck parties. We know once you start stacking, you'll never want to stop!
Cool, creamy, and full of fruit, this is one of those recipes that you find yourself eating morning, noon, and night. We love the bright red color too; it makes it fit right into your collection of Labor Day recipes!
Labor Day Dinner Recipes
Traditionally, ribs are one of the ultimate finger foods; but these over-sized Gooey Country Ribs that are smothered in a rich maple glaze may just have us breaking out our forks and knives!
Nothing is more all-American than steak sizzling on the grill. Our All-American Steak recipe takes grilled steak to new heights. Check out our flavorful homemade seasoning recipe and awesome creamy Blue Cheese Topping that finishes it off perfectly.
This is no ordinary grilled chicken sandwich! You're gonna love the reaction when everyone tastes the tangy tastes and crunchy textures in our awesome Barbecued Chicken Stack.
Not your usual kebabs, these hot dog kebabs are fun and colorful, and they taste great, too! You'll love the flavor-packed sauce over bite-sized pieces of hot dogs, bell peppers, corn and onions for a sure-fire hit with the kids and everybody!
Our Fiery Onion Cheese Burgers are smothered with melted pepper jack cheese and sweet golden onions for a great flavor combo you're never gonna forget! So fire up your grill and get ready for the juiciest and most flavorful cheeseburger you'll taste this summer!
In the South, there's a barbecue joint on every corner and each one boasts the best pulled pork sandwiches. The Southern cooks in our test kitchen helped create a version that comes pretty close to that authentic flavor, but with a shortcut or two.
Labor Day Dessert Recipes
You'll be the "apple of your gang's eye" when you bake up these scrumptious Apple Pie Bars. Whether they eat them on the run, or savor them right at home, these portable treats are always a hit!
Four simple ingredients are all you'll need for this show-stopping patriotic dessert. Perfect for the 4th of July, our American Berry Trifle is so easy to make and it's big enough to feed a crowd!
Hooray for the red, white, and blue! Our All-American Pudding Cake will surely earn you your baking stars and stripes! This scrumptious homemade poke cake, filled with creamy pudding, is a delight for your senses!
The strawberry ice cream syrup that gets drizzled over our creamy, crunchy, and fruity Mixed Berry Bars adds another flavor of berry-perfection to this potluck-perfect dessert bar. Or, you can always bake up a batch and have dessert ready for every day of the week!
Grilling is certainly American, and so is apple pie. Team them together for our super patriotic dessert Apple Pie on the Grill.
Don't forget to also check out more sweet treats you'll love in our collection of Top 15 Perfectly Patriotic Desserts!
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Now that you've got Labor Day all set, get ready for your next barbecue blowout!
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