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Best Memorial Day Recipes

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Looking for great Memorial Day recipes? Choose from 89 of my most popular, easy recipes that will have everyone coming back for seconds!

The unofficial start of the summer season – Memorial Day – is almost here! Warm days, sunshine, boating, pool parties, vacations. I do love summer! The days are long and lazy and we all seem to relax and enjoy ourselves so much more. That’s definitely a reason for celebration!

89 Best Memorial Day Recipes

After all the canceled plans of the last two years, lots of you will be cooking for friends and family, so I’ve put together this list of my favorite summer recipes to help you with your Memorial Day menu planning.

Sandwiches, Burgers & Fries

1. Juicy Meatloaf Burgers

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Juicy Meatloaf Burgers
Juicy Meatloaf Burgers are your favorite comfort food transformed into tender, juicy burgers served on toasted buns.
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2. Turkey Burgers

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Juicy Grilled Turkey Burgers with Gruyere Cheese and Dijon Mustard
Juicy, delicious, lightly seasoned and grilled turkey burgers – an indulgent ground turkey patty made with gruyere cheese, tangy Dijon mustard and breadcrumbs to bind it all together.
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3. BeeBop’s Bacon Cheeseburger

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BeeBop’s Bacon Cheeseburger
A luscious burger topped with bacon and bleu cheese.
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BeeBop's Bacon Cheeseburger is a unique burger that has the bacon cooked right on top of the burger. It's totally delicious and really easy to make! https://www.lanascooking.com/beebops-bacon-cheeseburger/

4. Air Fryer Taco Burgers

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Air Fryer Taco Burgers
Change up your Taco Tuesday with these easy, juicy Air Fryer Taco Burgers! In less than 30 minutes you'll sit down to burgers full of flavor, perfectly juicy, and deliciously seasoned
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5. Air Fryer Meatball Subs

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Air Fryer Meatball Subs
Air Fryer Meatball Subs packed with hearty meatballs, marinara, and cheese are an easy 15-minute meal that will become a weeknight favorite!
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Must Have Air Fryer

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Cosori 5.8QT Air Fryer

6. Crockpot Mississippi Chicken Sliders

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Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken Sliders
These delicious Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken Sliders, made with very simple ingredients and 5-minute prep time, are a multi-purpose recipe that works for both an appetizer and an entree.
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7. Roasted Tomato Sandwich

A Roasted Tomato Sandwich on a ciabatta roll layered with a flavored mayonnaise, Kalamata olives, and fresh basil. https://www.lanascooking.com/roasted-tomato-sandwich/
Roasted Tomato Sandwich
Use some of your garden fresh tomatoes to make this delicious Roasted Tomato Sandwich!
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8. Asian Style Barbecue Chicken Sandwich

Asian barbecue sandwich with coleslaw on a bun.
Asian Style Barbecue Chicken Sandwich
Asian Style Barbecue Chicken Sandwich – chicken breasts are marinated with Asian flavors, then grilled and topped with an Asian style coleslaw.
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Asian barbecue sandwich with coleslaw on a bun.

9. Mediterranean Pressed Sandwich

This Mediterranean Pressed Sandwich with its lovely bright flavors is just perfect for a late summer picnic. https://www.lanascooking.com/mediterranean-pressed-sandwich/
Mediterranean Pressed Sandwich
A pressed sandwich filled with all the brightest flavors of the Mediterranean
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This Mediterranean Pressed Sandwich with its lovely bright flavors is just perfect for a late summer picnic. https://www.lanascooking.com/mediterranean-pressed-sandwich/

10. Oven Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy

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Oven Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy
A bit healthier version of the traditional fried shrimp Po’ Boy sandwich made famous in New Orleans. A baguette is topped with a lively remoulade sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and oven “fried” shrimp.
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Oven Fried Shrimp Po' Boy - A classic New Orleans Shrimp Po' Boy made a little lighter by oven frying the shrimp. A grand Southern treat! https://www.lanascooking.com/oven-fried-shrimp-po-boy

11. Buffalo Chicken Dogs

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Buffalo Chicken Dogs
Use purchased Buffalo chicken to make this quick and easy weeknight meal.
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These Buffalo Chicken Dogs make an easy and quick weeknight dinner. Brats topped with purchased Buffalo style chicken topped with blue cheese and celery. https://www.lanascooking.com/buffalo-chicken-dogs/

Summer Salads

12. Southern Potato Salad

Southern potato salad on a white plate with a hamburger and slice of watermelon.
Southern Potato Salad
This Classic Southern Potato Salad Recipe is great to take to a potluck. It's made with tender, steamed potatoes and a mayonnaise dressing.
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13. Creamy Grape Salad

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Creamy Grape Salad
Creamy Grape Salad is a study in contrasts – sweet and creamy, crispy and soft, nutty and fruity in one recipe. A hit for potluck dinners!
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14. Mexican Street Corn Salad

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Mexican Street Corn Salad
Great summer side dish with chicken, pork, burgers…you name it!
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15. Broccoli Salad

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Broccoli Salad
Pure vintage comfort food and the perfect side dish for any summer party. Guests always ask for the recipe!
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16. Blueberry Pineapple Congealed Salad

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Blueberry Pineapple Congealed Salad
This Blueberry Pineapple Congealed Salad is topped with sweetened cream cheese, sour cream, and walnuts for a wonderfully sweet and tart dish.
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17. Tomato and Avocado Salad

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Tomato and Avocado Salad
The very essence of summer! A light, refreshing, and healthy Tomato and Avocado Salad. Ready for the table in just 10 minutes.
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The very essence of summer! Light, refreshing, and healthy Tomato and Avocado Salad. 10 minute prep time. https://www.lanascooking.com/tomato-and-avocado-salad

18. Black Eyed Pea Salad

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Black Eyed Pea Salad
Southern marinated Black Eyed Pea Salad is a versatile and effortless side dish for your next picnic or potluck dinner. 15 minutes to make!
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19. Sunshine Salad

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Sunshine Salad
Sunshine Salad is a traditional gelatin salad, or congealed salad, made with lemon jello, pineapple, carrots, and chopped nuts.
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20. Lemon Dill Potato Salad

Lemon Dill Potato Salad - A warm potato salad dressed with a mixture of olive oil, lemon, and dill. No mayo makes it safer for picnics! https://www.lanascooking.com/lemon-dill-potato-salad/
Lemon Dill Potato Salad
Lemon Dill Potato Salad – a warm potato salad dressed with a mixture of olive oil, garlic, lemon, and dill. No mayo makes it safer for picnics!
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Lemon Dill Potato Salad - A warm potato salad dressed with a mixture of olive oil, lemon, and dill. No mayo makes it safer for picnics! https://www.lanascooking.com/lemon-dill-potato-salad/

21. Sweet and Sour Cucumber and Vidalia Onion Salad

Sweet and Sour Cucumber and Vidalia Onion Salad - This cucumber and Vidalia onion salad is light, refreshing, and perfect for springtime. https://www.lanascooking.com/sweet-and-sour-cucumber-and-vidalia-onion-salad/
Sweet and Sour Cucumber and Vidalia Onion Salad
A light, refreshing springtime salad featuring baby Vidalia onions
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Sweet and Sour Cucumber and Vidalia Onion Salad - This cucumber and Vidalia onion salad is light, refreshing, and perfect for springtime. https://www.lanascooking.com/sweet-and-sour-cucumber-and-vidalia-onion-salad/

22. Fire and Ice Tomatoes

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Fire and Ice Tomatoes
A sweet-tart salad with fresh summer tomatoes, bell peppers and sweet Vidalia onions .
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23. Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Grapes - a surprising combination for a refreshing summery pasta salad. Great for a cookout or picnic! https://www.lanascooking.com/bow-tie-pasta-salad-with-tomatoes-and-grapes/
Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Grapes
Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Grapes – a surprising combination for a refreshing summery pasta salad. Great for a cookout or picnic!
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Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Grapes - a surprising combination for a refreshing summery pasta salad. Great for a cookout or picnic! https://www.lanascooking.com/bow-tie-pasta-salad-with-tomatoes-and-grapes/

24. Texas Caviar

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Texas Caviar
Texas caviar combines black-eyed peas, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and cilantro for a light yet substantial summer dip or salad.
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Texas caviar combines black-eyed peas, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and cilantro for a light yet substantial summer dip or salad. Serve with tortilla chips. https://www.lanascooking.com/texas-caviar/

25. Summertime Pasta Salad

Summertime Pasta Salad - a cold pasta salad packed with fresh veggies and lightly dressed with a parmesan and garlic dressing. https://www.lanascooking.com/summertime-pasta-salad/
Summertime Pasta Salad
A cold pasta salad packed with fresh veggies and lightly dressed with a parmesan-garlic dressing.
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Summertime Pasta Salad - a cold pasta salad packed with fresh veggies and lightly dressed with a parmesan and garlic dressing. https://www.lanascooking.com/summertime-pasta-salad/

26. Lime Congealed Salad

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Lime Congealed Salad
An old fashioned southern favorite, Lime Congealed Salad stands in as a fantastic salad, side dish, or dessert.
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27. Easy Creamy Cucumber Salad

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Easy Creamy Cucumber Salad
This Easy Creamy Cucumber Salad is a favorite summer side dish perfect for all your cookouts and takes only 10 minutes of hands-on time!
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28. Strawberry Banana Jello Mold

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Strawberry Banana Jello Mold
A refreshing summer jello mold with strawberries, bananas, pineapple, sour cream, and nuts.
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This Strawberry Banana Jello Mold is a refreshing summer-y jello salad with strawberries, bananas, and pineapple. https://www.lanascooking.com/strawberry-banana-jello-mold/

29. Black Bean and Corn Salad

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Black Bean and Corn Salad
Low in fat, high in flavor, with a healthy dose of protein from the beans, this Black Bean and Corn Salad is a tasty side for a picnic.
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30. Watermelon Salad with Mint

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Watermelon Salad with Mint
This minty watermelon salad is a light, refreshing combination of watermelon, berries and grapes with a minty, ginger syrup.
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This Minty Watermelon Salad is a light, refreshing combination of watermelon, berries and grapes with a minty, ginger syrup. https://www.lanascooking.com/minty-watermelon-salad/

31. Fresh Salad Green with Classic Vinaigrette

Fresh salad greens tossed with class vinaigrette dressing.
Fresh Salad Greens with Classic Vinaigrette
Tender, fresh salad greens dressed simply with a classic French vinaigrette.
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Fresh Salad Greens with Classic Vinaigrette - lovely fresh salad greens dressed simply with a classic French vinaigrette recipe. https://www.lanascooking.com/fresh-salad-greens-with-classic-vinaigrette/

Must Have Salad Bowl

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Meaty Dishes (Ribs, Wings, Steaks, and More!)

32. Grilled Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Grilled steak salad on a large white platter.
Grilled Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Grilled Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing is a show stopping main dish for your Fourth of July celebrations This main dish salad features grilled Romaine lettuce and steak topped with blue cheese dressing.
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33. Machaca Burritos

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Machaca Burritos
A delicious, meaty burrito made with marinated skirt steak, peppers, and onions.
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34. Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos are a set-it-and-forget-it dinner perfect for busy weeknights. Be sure to try the red onion garnish!
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35. Citrus Marinated Ribeye

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Citrus Marinated Ribeye Steaks
Citrus Marinated Ribeye Steaks add excitement to your cookout with an orange, lemon, rosemary, and garlic marinade for over-the-top flavor.
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Must Have Gas Grill

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Weber Portable Gas Grill

36. Carne Asada Tacos

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Carne Asada Tacos
Succulent grilled, marinated flank steak, sliced thin and served with taco toppings.
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Carne Asada Tacos - Succulent grilled, marinated flank steak, sliced thin and served with taco toppings. https://www.lanascooking.com/carne-asada-tacos/

37. Fried Catfish with Cheese Grits

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Fried Catfish with Cheese Grits
You’ll find Fried Catfish and Cheese Grits at the center of any southern fish fry. It's one of the foundations of southern comfort food!
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38. The Best Marinated Pork Loin

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The BEST Marinated Pork Loin
A simple, savory marinade creates a roasted pork loin that is moist and flavorful every time!
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39. BLT Pizza

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BLT Pizza
This BLT Pizza serves up a thin, crisp pizza crust topped with garlicky Alfredo sauce, mozzarella, grape tomatoes, bacon, and arugula.
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Must Have Pizza Stone

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Emile Henry Pizza Stone

40. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Pulled pork barbecue sandwich on a white serving plate.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Fool-proof recipe with 5-minute prep for making southern style Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. Great for feeding a crowd or dinner on busy days!
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41. Slow Cooker Barbecued Ribs

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Slow Cooker Barbecued Ribs
These luscious, perfectly tender ribs are prepped in about 10 minutes and cooked long and low for maximum flavor.
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42. Real Simple Fried Chicken

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Real Simple Fried Chicken
Real Simple Fried Chicken – My simplest and most authentic southern recipe for real southern fried chicken. Quick and easy for a family dinner or special occasion.
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43. Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wrap

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wrap
This Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wrap uses all the classic components of Buffalo wings and wraps them up in one nice, neat whole wheat wrap.
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44. Fried Chicken Fingers

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Nana’s Fried Chicken Fingers
Nana’s Fried Chicken Fingers are ridiculously easy to makeand come with a choice of two dipping sauces – honey mustard and spicy ketchup.
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45. Perfect Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

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Perfect Baked Buffalo Wings
The Perfect Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings have all the classic taste with no messy frying and no added fat! Serve these at your next football party and enjoy the compliments.
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Summer Side Dishes and Snacks

46. Alabama Fire Crackers

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Alabama Fire Crackers
Alabama Fire Crackers, soaked through with butter, red pepper, and hot sauce are always a hit at parties and perfect with salads and soups.
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47. Sausage Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

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Sausage Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
Decadent Sausage Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos are stuffed with a cheese and sausage filling, wrapped in bacon, and baked to perfection.
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Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers on a serving platter with a bowl of ranch dressing on the side.

48. Garlic Butter and Herb Popcorn

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Garlic Butter and Herb Popcorn
Popcorn coated with garlic infused butter and tossed with herbs and celery seed.
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Offer your guests a bowl of Garlic Butter and Herb Popcorn. It's popcorn coated with garlic infused butter and tossed with herbs and celery seed. https://www.lanascooking.com/garlic-butter-and-herb-popcorn/

49. Boiled Peanuts

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Boiled Peanuts
A true Southern delicacy – boiled green peanuts.
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50. Parmesan Garlic Baked Potato Wedges

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Parmesan Garlic Baked Potato Wedges
Crispy, herbed, cheese-coated Parmesan Garlic Baked Potato Wedges
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51. Spicy Cheese Crackers

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Spicy Cheese Crackers
Cheesy crackers coated with spices and butter.
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Must Have Serving Bowls

Save space on the buffet with thess stackable tiered serving bowls.

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Collapsible Three-Tier Serving Bowls

52. Asiago Cheese Crisps

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Asiago Cheese Crisps
Crispy chips of baked asiago cheese, minced sage, and chopped pine nuts.
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Asiago Cheese Crisps - Crispy chips of baked asiago cheese, minced sage, and chopped pine nuts. https://www.lanascooking.com/asiago-cheese-crisps/

53. BBQ Beans

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BBQ Beans
Take plain baked beans to the next level with these delicious BBQ Beans full of onion, bacon, and seasonings in a tangy tomato sauce.
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54. Old Fashioned Brunswick Stew

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Old Fashioned Brunswick Stew
A classic Southern barbecue side dish combining meat and a variety of vegetables.
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55. Refrigerator Pickled Peppers

Glass canning jars filled with refrigerator pickled peppers.
Refrigerator Pickled Peppers
Make these quick refrigerator pickled peppers to enjoy with summer meals!
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56. Refrigerator Kosher Dills (Claussen Copycat)

Glass jars of refrigerator dill pickles.
Refrigerator Kosher Dill Pickles
Delicious, crispy Refrigerator Kosher Dill Pickles without the canning process! You'll love my copycat recipe of the famous Claussen brand of dill pickles found in your grocery store's refrigerator case.
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57. Traditional Southern Deviled Eggs

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Traditional Southern Deviled Eggs
Traditional Southern Deviled Eggs are just about perfect for any party, barbecue, or holiday. This classic recipe is easy and delicious!
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Delicious Dips and Spreads

58. Refried Bean Dip

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Refried Bean Dip
Creamy refried beans and hearty seasoned beef are combined with salsa, black olives, and green onions topped with sour cream and cheese to make this Refried Bean Dip the absolute best!
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59. Blue Cheese Dip

Blue cheese dip in a decorative bowl with celery sticks alongside.
Blue Cheese Dip
A delicious dip for raw vegetables or to serve with Buffalo chicken wings.
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This delicious Bleu Cheese Dip is perfect with raw vegetables or alongside Buffalo chicken wings. You could even put a dollop on your burger! https://www.lanascooking.com/bleu-cheese-dip/

60. Beer and Three Cheese Dip

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Beer and Three Cheese Dip
Beer and three cheeses make this dip exceptionally delicious.
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61. Sausage Cheese Dip

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Sausage Cheese Dip
My Sausage Cheese Dip recipe is like the famous cheese and salsa dip with a little something extra! You'll love it, guaranteed!
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62. Hot Baked Crab Dip

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Hot Baked Crab Dip
For the ultimate party indulgence, serve your guests this luscious Hot Baked Crab Dip that's ready in under 30 minutes.
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63. Spicy White Bean Dip

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Spicy White Bean Dip
A spicy white bean dip great for enjoying along with your favorite college football game!
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Add this Spicy White Bean Dip to your next tailgate menu or serve as an appetizer or snack for any occasion. https://www.lanascooking.com/spicy-white-bean-dip/

64. Hot Artichoke Dip

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Hot Artichoke Dip
This cheesy, Hot Artichoke Dip will have everyone asking for your recipe. Serve it with crackers or crostini and it will be the hit of your holiday parties!
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65. Warm Turnip Green Dip with Bacon

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Warm Turnip Green Dip with Bacon
Warm Turnip Green Dip with Bacon is a taste-tempting mixture of cream cheese, bacon, and turnip greens. Great for your game day spread!
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66. Caraway Cheese Spread

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Caraway Cheese Spread
Delicious combination of flavors with cream cheese, green onion, capers, and caraway seed. Great for snacks, football games, or movie watching.
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67. Ricotta Veggie Spread

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Ricotta Veggie Spread
This ricotta and fresh veggie combination is a great hors d’oeuvres served with cocktails or just as an afternoon snack.
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Ricotta Veggie Spread - this delicious spread of ricotta cheese and veggies is great served with cocktails or as an afternoon snack. https://www.lanascooking.com/ricotta-veggie-spread/

Desserts and Drinks

68. Strawberry Jello Pie

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Easy Strawberry Jello Pie
This easy, no-bake Strawberry Jello Pie is full of delicious fruit flavor and the perfect ending for a summer party!
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69. No Bake Banana Fudge Pie

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No-Bake Banana Fudge Pie
With just 20 minutes of prep time, this No-Bake Banana Fudge Pie is a winner with its layers of chocolate, pudding, and fresh bananas!
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70. No Bake Cheesecake Cups

Finished individual no bake cheesecake cups topped with strawberries.
No Bake Cheesecake Cups
Make these easy mini No Bake Cheesecake Cups for your next party! You'll only need 10 minutes of prep time and a few very basic ingredients.
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Finished individual no bake cheesecake cups topped with strawberries.

71. Old Fashioned Southern Caramel Layer Cake

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Old Fashioned Southern Caramel Layer Cake
This old fashioned southern Caramel Layer Cake with an easy homemade caramel frosting tastes like a little slice of heaven!
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72. Old Fashioned Southern Tea Cakes

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Old Fashioned Southern Tea Cakes
Old Fashioned Southern Tea Cakes is a classic, vintage recipe. A cross between a cookie and cake, not too sweet, and utterly delicious.
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73. Southern Blackberry Cobbler

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Southern Blackberry Cobbler
Southern Blackberry Cobbler is the best of southern summer desserts. You'll love its warm, buttery dough and tart-sweet blackberries with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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74. Grilled Peaches

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Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Lime Glaze
What better way to celebrate delicious summer produce than with these spectacular Grilled Peaches ready in less than 15 minutes? Serve them drizzled with vanilla, lime, and brown sugar glaze.
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75. Real Deal Banana Pudding

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The Real Deal Banana Pudding
The original and best Banana Pudding recipe. Layers of luscious vanilla custard, crunchy vanilla wafers, and sliced bananas topped with a golden meringue.
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The original and best Banana Pudding recipe. Layers of luscious vanilla custard, crunchy vanilla wafers, and sliced bananas topped with a golden meringue. https://www.lanascooking.com/the-real-deal-banana-pudding/

76. Mississippi Mud Cake

A vintage recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake - a brownie cake base topped with melted marshmallows and drizzled with chocolate frosting. https://www.lanascooking.com/mississippi-mud-cake/
Mississippi Mud Cake
Learn to make vintage Mississippi Mud Cake, a cross between brownies, cake, and s'mores! Delicious, decadent, and suitable for any occasion!
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A vintage recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake - a brownie cake base topped with melted marshmallows and drizzled with chocolate frosting. https://www.lanascooking.com/mississippi-mud-cake/

77. Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Creamy, cold and delicious homemade peach ice cream with sweet, fresh Georgia grown peaches and rich with eggs, heavy cream, and whole milk. https://www.lanascooking.com/homemade-peach-ice-cream/
Homemade Peach Ice Cream
Southern summers wouldn’t be complete without a churn of homemade peach ice cream.
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Creamy, cold and delicious homemade peach ice cream with sweet, fresh Georgia grown peaches and rich with eggs, heavy cream, and whole milk. https://www.lanascooking.com/homemade-peach-ice-cream

78. Texas Sheet Cake

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Texas Sheet Cake
A fabulous chocolate sheet cake. Always a hit at parties and gatherings.
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Texas Sheet Cake is a rich chocolate sheet cake spread with a delicious chocolate and pecan icing. https://www.lanascooking.com/texas-sheet-cake/

79. Strawberry Icebox Cake

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Strawberry Icebox Cake
This easy no-bake Strawberry Icebox Cake is a vintage treat that features layers of graham crackers, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream for a delicious dessert with no baking required.
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80. Nutella Ice Cream Sandwich

This Nutella Ice Cream Sandwich is the perfect treat for busy kids (and grown-ups, too!) on a hot summer afternoon. Quick to make and fun to eat. https://www.lanascooking.com/nutella-ice-cream-sandwich/
Nutella Ice Cream Sandwich
This Nutella Ice Cream Sandwich is the perfect treat for busy kids (and grown-ups, too!) on a hot summer afternoon. Quick to make and fun to eat.
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This Nutella Ice Cream Sandwich is the perfect treat for busy kids (and grown-ups, too!) on a hot summer afternoon. Quick to make and fun to eat. https://www.lanascooking.com/nutella-ice-cream-sandwich/

81. Banana Split Icebox Cake

Banana split icebox cake on a serving plate.
Banana Split Icebox Cake
Easy no-bake icebox cake featuring everything you enjoy about a banana split!
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Banana Split Icebox Cake - an old fashioned dessert with layers of whipped cream, banana, strawberries, and pineapple. https://www.lanascooking.com/banana-split-icebox-cake
Strawberry pie on a decorative vintage plate.
Fresh Strawberry Pie with Chocolate Cookie Crust
Glorious fresh strawberries top a whipped cream and cream cheese layer over a chocolate cookie crust.
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Fresh Strawberry Pie with Chocolate Cookie Crust - A glorious fresh strawberry pie with a whipped cream and cream cheese layer over chocolate cookie crust. https://www.lanascooking.com/fresh-strawberry-pie-with-chocolate-cookie-crust/

84. Traditional Southern Egg Custard Pie

Traditional southern egg custard pie on a serving board with a kitchen towel in the background.
Egg Custard Pie
Eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla with a little nutmeg make this traditional southern Egg Custard Pie a dessert loved by both kids and adults.
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Traditional southern egg custard pie on a serving board with a kitchen towel in the background.

85. Lemon Meringue Pie

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Classic Lemon Meringue Pie
This Classic Lemon Meringue Pie has a tart lemon filling balanced with a sweetened meringue topping and buttery, flaky pie crust.
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86. Strawberry Lemon Limeade

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Strawberry Lemon Limeade
A 15-minute recipe for the tastiest, most refreshing drink for all your summer activities.
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87. Southern Iced Sweet Tea

A glass of southern iced sweet tea with lemon and mint.
Southern Iced Sweet Tea
Southern Iced Sweet Tea, a strong infusion of black tea that is sweetened and served over ice, is an essential element of southern cuisine.
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A glass of southern iced sweet tea with lemon and mint.

88. Infused Water (Agua Fresca)

A glass of agua fresca infused water.
Infused Water
Infused Water with the flavors of cucumber, strawberry, andpink grapefruit is a delicious way to cool down in the summer heat.
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A glass of infused water with strawberries, grapefruit, and cucumbers.

89. Watermelon Cherry Limeade

Two glasses of watermelon cherry limeade.
Watermelon Cherry Limeade
Deliciously refreshing summer time drink – a mix of watermelon juice, sparkling cherry juice, and lime.
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So there you have it! A roundup of some of my very best recipes for your Memorial Day menu planning. Here’s wishing you and your family a fantastic long weekend full of fun and great food!

89 Best Memorial Day Recipes

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  1. Thanks for including our round up! Yours look AHHHHH-mazing! Those baked beans and potato salad are calling my name :)