23 Memorial Day Weekend Recipe Ideas (For the Grill, Desserts, & More)

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These Memorial Day recipes are going to be a hit at your next barbeque!

watermelon punch recipe

Looking for some Memorial Day food inspo?

It’s Memorial Day! We’re sure many of you have some BBQ plans for the celebration. If you need barbeque ideas, sweet treats, and everything in between, we’ve come up with a list for you to try making this Memorial Day!

Take a peek at these Memorial Day recipes:

1. Mexican Grilled Corn (Must Try Recipe for Your Next BBQ)

holding a tray of mexican grilled corn

This idea takes very little preparation and promises to be the HIT of your next BBQ!

2. 30 Minute Pressure Cooker Ribs

pressure cooked ribs

Mouthwatering BBQ ribs that literally fall off the bone are made in UNDER one hour by using an electric pressure cooker and this tasty smoky & sweet rub seasoning recipe!

3. Honey BBQ Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

Honey BBQ Baked Wings

If you’re searching for a winning wing recipe, check out these delicious baked honey BBQ chicken wings!

4. Easy Foil Packet Potatoes on the Grill

grilled potato in foil

Next time you fire up the BBQ for a summer cookout, consider preparing these easy and delicious roasted potatoes in foil packets.

5. Grilled Foil Packet Frozen Cheese Fries

grilled fries recipe

Don’t let the summer end before you try this recipe for Grilled Frozen Cheese Fries!

6. Campfire Cones (Fun & Easy Summer Dessert)

campfire cones

Gooey marshmallow-filled campfire cones are a fun twist to a traditional S’more and can be customized with endless possibilities!

7. Frozen Fruit Wine Smoothie Recipe

frozen wine smoothie

Beat the heat this summer with a refreshing Wine Smoothie!

8. Watermelon Punch Recipe

watermelon bowl punch

In addition to being a very affordable beverage to serve, this delicious punch just looks so pretty in the punch bowl.

9. Adult White Claw Slushie Cocktail

man holding up can of white claw and slushie

If you’re looking for the perfect summer cocktail, these adult slushies are the perfect way to unwind and cool down! Made from White Claws (or the hard seltzer of your choice), you can create various slushy flavors.

10. 3 Ingredient Peach Cobbler Dessert

No need to spend a ton of time in the kitchen for a fancy Peach Cobbler when you can whip this one up in just a few minutes!

11. Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie

strawberry pie

This crowd-pleaser can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge – then just garnish with whipped cream when ready to serve.

12. Yogurt Cream Pie

slice of frozen yogurt pie

This is an easy dessert that only takes five minutes to make. It’s inexpensive and everyone will love this cool treat!

13. Strawberry Pretzel Salad

strawberry pretzel salad dessert on spatula

Strawberries are always a summer sweet treat, but this recipe takes that statement to a whole new level! Both salty and sweet, it’s a unique combination of berries, cream cheese, and Jell-O.

14. Patriotic Trifle

holiday trifle recipe

Memorial Day is a patriotic holiday, so why not make this patriotic trifle? It’s made of pound cake, strawberries, blueberries, and a can of whipped cream and looks stunning! We can’t think of a more fitting Memorial Day recipe!

15. Easy Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sliders

ham and cheese party sliders

These cheesy sliders are almost impossible to only have one! Consisting of a combination of Hawaiian rolls and irresistible seasonings, they’re the perfect appetizer or snack.

16. Burger Sliders

oven baked hamburger sliders on a plate

You can’t have a Memorial Day BBQ without a few burgers! These little sliders are a perfect size, and everyone will be a fan once they’re thrown on the grill.

17. Philly Cheesesteak Party Sliders

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders - closeup of a slider

Philly Cheesecakes somehow taste better when they’re bite-sized! With this recipe, everyone will be racing to have seconds (or thirds).

18. Chicken Parmesan Sliders

chicken parm sliders in hand

Chicken Parm sliders are so convenient to make and absolutely incredible! If you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser, it’s this dish.

19. 4 Different Cheese Dips on 1 Sheet Pan

4 cheese dip appetizer on pan

If you can’t decide on a single dip, why not prepare four?! Each dip uses four melted cream cheese dips and balls of pizza dough you can use to both separate the dips and dig in with!

20. Velveeta Queso Dip

melted cheese dip on grill

This Velveeta dip is both cheesy and spicy! If you don’t get the chance to finish it, you can easily reheat it for leftovers!

21. Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

dipping chip into Frank's buffalo chicken dip

Perfect for any large occasion, you can’t go wrong with Buffalo chicken wing dip… ever!

22. Sour Cream French Onion Dip

adding green onion to dip

This sour cream French onion dip features a blue cheese twist that is perfect for dipping your veggie platter! Try dipping some BBQ wings in it, too. 🤤

23. Summer Corn Salad

Easy Fresh Summer Corn Salad – close up

There’s nothing boring about this fresh corn salad! Perfect for summer and sharing, it’s filled with flavor. It features corn, peppers, tomatoes, basil, and more, but feel free to modify it to your liking. Plus, it’s a gorgeous presentation!

pressure cooked ribs

Get ready for the best Memorial Day BBQ yet!

These Memorial Day weekend recipes are sure to be a big hit for all your family and friends. 🎉

Looking for a fun dessert? Here are some cake pops made out of sugar cookies!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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  1. Jai


  2. Raedev

    The campfire comes and the foil packet dishes especially caught my eye. I can’t wait to try them out!!!😍

  3. W. Thiel

    Thank you for this!

  4. SoCalLemon

    That corn looks especially delicious. So does the 4-in-1 dip. So does the strawberry pie. Someone come make me some food 🙂 😉

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Haha yes! Thanks so much.

  5. acgold

    I have made the s’mores cones for a few years for July 4th- the kids love them. The adults always want them so now we make enough for everyone!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay! That is so fun to hear <3

  6. Kay

    All the food looks good. Thank you.

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