UPDATED May 17, 2021: Everyone loves a great meal on Memorial Day, and it’s the unofficial beginning of grilling season. On this important day of remembrance, we honor those who served in the armed forces, as Memorial Day is, most importantly, a day to honor the veterans that gave their lives for our country. At cookouts and celebrations across America, we hope everyone remembers how our service men and women proudly served and sacrificed for us. Happy Memorial Day.
From burgers to trifle and hotdogs to pasta salad, we rounded up 12 of our favorite Memorial Day weekend cookout recipes:
Layers of red, white and blue – strawberry, vanilla and blueberry. Does it get any more patriotic than that?
2. Basic burger
Sometimes basic is best. A good old-fashioned grilled cheeseburger is quintessential American cookout fare.
Keep your energy up with a power smoothie to kickstart your long weekend.
This corn and bean salad is a lighter, more refreshing alternative to macaroni salad.
Really impress your guests when you slice into a perfectly grilled flank steak, flavored to perfection in our signature marinade.
A patriotic-looking dessert everyone will love, topped with a summery whipped cream and fresh berries.
Skip the ketchup! These light and juicy turkey burgers are perfectly paired with a refreshing cucumber sauce.
A classic favorite. Use your slow cooker to make enough to go back for seconds.
Another beautiful dessert with fresh summer berries. This pound cake makes for a fantastic dessert and looks beautiful on the table.
10. Banana pudding
Everyone remembers having banana pudding at family get-togethers from years gone by. Bring back this cookout staple when you make our test kitchen’s version.
You might want to make a double batch because many will return to the table for another helping.
A delicious and seasonal side dish.