101 Easy Recipes for the Perfect Memorial Day Celebration

Tasty + Super Easy Memorial Day Recipes for the Perfect Celebration

Celebrate Memorial Day with easy recipes for a backyard BBQ, a Memorial Day brunch, charcuterie and cocktails and so much more…


This collection of 101 of the Easiest Recipes for the Perfect Memorial Day Gathering.

We are the land of the free because we are the home of the brave. Celebrate Memorial Day with these super easy recipes.  There is nothing better than getting the gang together for a Memorial Day gathering.

These super easy Memorial Day recipes guarantee everyone will have a great time and you’ll have time to spend with family and friends instead of slaving away in the kitchen.

From easy appetizers and snacks to classic grilled favorites, sides, drinks, and desserts, this Memorial Day recipe collection has a variety of all-American favorites to make your Memorial Day BBQ the perfect kick-off to summer.

Put together the perfect Memorial Day menu with these easy and stress-free recipes.



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Easy Recipes for Memorial Day

Breakfast + Brunch

Featured Recipe: New Orleans Beignets 

Memorial Day Breakfast & Brunch

Fresh & Healthy Breakfast Menu

This is the perfect menu to celebrate if you love fresh juices and eating healthy.  This features a fresh fruit juice bar and Mermaid Smoothie Breakfast Bowls + blueberry lemon scones.

Fresh Fruit juice Bar
Mermaid Smoothie Breakfast Bowls
Lemon Blueberry Scones


Pancake Breakfast Menu

Everyone loves pancakes!  They make the perfect dish to serve an easy-breezy Memorial Day breakfast.

Everything about this menu is delicious and easy.

The hashbrowns casserole cooks overnight so it’s ready when breakfast rolls around and the bacon cooks in the oven while you make the pancakes.

Easy Breezy Tip

To make it even easier – skip the juice bar and serve OJ and coffee.

Fresh Fruit Juice Bar
Perfect Best-ever Pancakes
Easy Crispy Peppered Bacon
Overnight slow cooker Cracker Barrel Copycat Hashbrown Casserole


Easy Elegant Brunch Menu

Brunch conjures up images of long leisurely meals filled with conversation and a cocktail or two.

I like to begin brunch around 11 AM and just let them go well into the afternoon.

With everyone chilling and chatting we’ve been known to let brunch ease into dinner.

So I’ll usually have a cajun spiced brisket or Italian roast pork in the slow cooker, to make the transition seamless.

A perfect way to spend Memorial Day with Family and Friends

Mom-osa Bubbly Mimosa Bar
Mini Quiche
Grilled Nectarine and Arugula Salad


Creole Jazz Brunch Menu

If a jazz brunch is a favorite thing to do this year you might need to get creative and create your own.

Create a Pandora channel and choose Zydeco, Dixieland Jazz, and some smooth jazz or a throw in a little bit of blues for good measure.

Kick this brunch off with a spicy little Bloody Mary like this Ragin’ Cajun Bloody Mary.  Loaded with lots of good stuff like bacon and shrimp this could be a meal in itself.

Easy Breezy Tip

This is a hearty brunch menu and could easily be served for lunch or dinner.

Kick back and relax – Laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll!
Spicy Cajun Bloody Mary
Mr. B’s Famous Cajun BBQ Shrimp
Southern Skillet Cornbread with Bacon, Spinach and Cheddar
Morning Call Beignets

Easy Recipes for Memorial Day


South of the Border Burger with Guacamole. Delicious burger with fresh avocado and guacamole
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Memorial Day Appetizers

Memorial Day BBQ Appetizers and Snacks

Get the party started and keep your guest happy and satisfied by serving one of these super easy Appetizers or snacks.


Slow Cooker Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Simple Grilled Chicken Wings

These are so easy to make and since they are naked, just whip up a couple of dipping sauces so everyone can enjoy dunking the wings in the sauce of their choice.

Try one of these wing sauces:

Anchor Bar Buffalo Sauce (the original)

Sweet & Spicy Orange Glaze

Tropical Coco Loco

Honey BBQ

Chili Sesame Soy Sauce

Buffalo Chicken Beggars Purse

Hot Crab Dip

House of Blues Copycat Voodoo Shrimp

Homemade Hummus & Veggies

Easy Chili Con Queso Party Dip

Best Ever Easy Shrimp Dip

Grilled Peach with Prosciutto Appetizer

Loaded Ultimate Nachos with Salsa Verde Chicken

Crab Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

15 Quick and Easy Appetizer Bite Recipes