These are all my favorite memorial day weekend recipes! There are snacks, cocktails, salads, pastas, burgers, hot dogs and more – everything to make the unofficial kick off of summer super delicious!

I have so many delicious memorial day weekend recipes for you!

42 recipes for memorial day weekend

I know we’re still a week and a half out, but I could NOT be more excited for the kick off to summer this year. MDW is one of my favorite weekends of the entire year and right now I’m feeling so much more hopeful and great about this season to come! Today I have a ton of my favorite recipes for Memorial Day weekend for you – not just burgers and hot dogs, but amazing salads, snacks, appetizers and dips, side dishes, grilled meals, cocktails and treats. It can’t get any better than this!

For a million years we have always gone to a Memorial Day parade on Monday then walked through the cemetery – it’s a tradition. The days before, we do tons in preparation for summer and just have a lovely little weekend. I love it!

Do you have any plans for next weekend? What delicious things are you making?

60 Memorial Day Weekend Recipes

Definitely make a cheese board! Whether it’s large or small…

And don’t forget the pimento cheese.

Hello red, white and pickled blueberry burrata!

The strawberry crunch salad is my absolute favorite thing this year. So good!

My blueberry summer salad from last year is also amazing!

This cucumber melon chopped salad is so refreshing.

So is this watermelon crunch salad!

My caramelized onion dip is everything. You can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge!

This mango avocado shrimp salsa is a huge favorite. Just add chips!

Put some strawberries in your strawberry mint salad.

Or in your strawberry avocado salsa!

We are obsessed with my grilled bruschetta.

Hot crab dip is where it’s at! With old bay crostini, YES.

Jarlsberg cheese dip is unreal. And can easily be made ahead of time.

So can my creamy chilled queso. It’s shockingly delicious.

Tortellini caesar salad for the win!

Grilled asparagus caesar is my favorite take on veggies at the moment.

But this grilled broccoli crunch salad is also amazing.

The melon mosaic salad can’t be beat. Can you say hot honey vinaigrette?!

Or make cantaloupe caprese skewers!

Triple melon salad is the cutest.

Peach bruschetta is always a big hit.

Make this asparagus pasta salad with honey mustard dressing!

Or the strawberry black pepper pasta salad.

Or the ramen noodle crunch salad! Great texture here.

My fresh green bean salad is also wonderful.

Bruschetta pasta salad is an all-time favorite.

Our favorite baked beans are the absolute best.

So are these grilled gorgonzola potatoes. ADORE.

No one can pass up a hot dog bar!

Or flaming hot cheetos hot dogs.

Or my mom’s veggie pizza from the 90s.

Grilled portobello burgers are sublime!

This coffee crusted strip steak with herb corn salsa is a huge fave.

So are these steak and potato skewers with rosemary chimichurri!

Chimichurri grilled chicken with couscous salad is also fantastic.

Make a grilled whole chicken with cola BBQ sauce.

My grilled cauliflower salad is life changing.

If you want something lighter, go with this grilled chicken strawberry poppyseed salad.

My cheeseburger salad with dill pickle vinaigrette is also a fun spin on a burger.

Speaking of burgers, nothing beats a smash burger.

Or the ULTIMATE veggie burger!

Pimento cheese grilled chicken sandwiches!!

Grilled chicken caprese pasta salad is amazing.

So it this grilled gorgonzola chicken pasta salad!

Black bean smashburgers!!!

Lemonade frosé is the best way to kick off the season.

Or make an orange crush! I can’t wait to have one later this year.

Summer tequila fruit punch. It’s the best.

Cherry lime vodka sodas are also everything.

So is this lavender mint lemonade!

I love a rosé aperol spritz.

We all win with mango frosé.

Everyone loves this triple berry trifle.

And this red white and blue vanilla sheet cake.

Red white and blue mini hand pies are also CUTE!

This triple berry cheesecake galette is fantastic.

And triple berry ice cream cake is stunning yet simple!

Oreo peanut butter pie is so amazing because you can make it ahead of time!

Make a batch of ritz cracker peanut butter cups too.

Use festive red, white & blue m&m’s to make this party mix!

This strawberry shortcake trifle is dreamy.

So are my salted brown butter cookie bars!