15 Awesome Memorial Day Recipes for your BBQ!

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15 Awesome Memorial Day recipes perfect for your BBQ and easy enough to make ahead of time so you aren’t cooking when guests come over!

15 Awesome Memorial Day recipes for your BBQ

1. Roasted Potato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette: Easy to make in the oven and tossed with vinegar and mustard, this 5 ingredient recipe will be a hit at the party. Roasted Potato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette is the perfect summery side dish to you BBQ menu with just five ingredients!

2. Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream Potatoes: Skip the chips and make your own version with these potatoes. If you want you can also fry the potatoes or even slice them thinly and make chips topped with the cheddar powder and sour cream powder for your own homemade version! Cheddar and Sour Cream Roasted Potatoes have all the flavors of Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips on freshly roasted potatoes! Made with 100% natural powdered cheddar and sour cream and totally craveable!

3. Chipotle Chips and Guacamole: What could be more popular than a big bowl of fresh homemade chips and perfect guacamole that doesn’t cost $1.00 for every little cup? You've had the Barbacoa Beef Burrito, now you can enjoy the Chips and Guacamole that go with it! Salty Lime Tortilla Chips just like you love at Chipotle served with their authentic guacamole. You'll never want premade chips or dip again!

4. Tony Roma’s Coleslaw: There are two cole slaws I swear by, this one made with celery seed and my favorite KFC copycat. Make this one at home in just a few minutes the day before!

Tony Roma's Cole Slaw - Sweet, Tangy, Delicious Cole Slaw with a hint of celery seed. Part of the perfect BBQ meal this summer!

5. Tony Roma’s Onion Loaf: This one may be a bit more hands on but you can still finish in the oven before guests arrive. The best onion rings for a crowd, people will be fighting for every last piece. Onion Loaf

6. Honey Bacon Baked Beans: My favorite bean recipe and it DOESN’T start with a can of pre-made baked beans like most “homemade” recipes do! These baked beans are sticky, salty [from the delicious bacon!] and sweet and a perfect addition to your BBQ or picnic

7. 10 Minute Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad: This recipe does have an easy mix-in shortcut but it has been the very first side dish to go at all birthday parties and bbqs since I started making it. Oh and leftovers (if you have any!) microwave into a deliciously cheesy melty bowl of goodness! 5 Minute Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is so quick to make and so delicious you will put this in your regular rotation for lunches, parties, picnics and bbqs! It comes together in just minutes and is just 5 ingredients! Cold chicken breast, Litehouse Caesar Caesar Dressing, croutons, Parmesan cheese and grape tomatoes are all you need to enjoy this meal. Meant to be eaten cold, I have also been known to microwave it so the Parmesan cheese melts together and guess what, the dressing is amazing warm too.

8. Yukon Gold and Green Onion Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette: Long name I know, but so MANY awesome flavors in this amazing grilled potato salad.
Yukon Potato Bacon Salad Top

9. Honey Roasted Apples: Not a typical side dish for a BBQ, but amazing next to grilled chicken or chicken sausage hot dogs. It’s a fun take on applesauce easy to eat while standing up and holding your plate and a beer! Honey Roasted Apples Close

10. Chipotle’s Jalapeno Lime Corn Salad/Salsa: Easy, HEALTHY (no oil or fat added) and quick to make, this salad/salsa can be made the night before and will add an awesome kick to your menu! Chipotle's Jalapeno Lime Corn Salad

11. Crispy Salt and Vinegar Potatoes: Not in the mood for Cheddar and Sour Cream? Try these amazing Salt and Vinegar potatoes! Salt Vinegar Potatoes Angle

12. Mexican Avocado BLT Pasta Salad: Add some avocados and bacon to your party in this awesome pasta salad! Easy to make and with an awesome homemade cilantro dressing!

Avocado BLT Pasta Salad with avocados blended into a cilantro lime dressing and chunks for a delicious creamy bite with bacon, lettuce and tomatoes.

13. Cuban Pork Party Sliders: Time for some sandwiches! These bake in the oven to a crispy crust and are made with just a few ingredients! Baked Cuban Pork Party Sliders have pork shoulder, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, brown mustard and a butter whole grain mustard topping make these party sliders a perfect gameday treat and put the standard ham and cheese versions to shame.

14. Honey Mustard Pulled Pork Sliders: Want something a bit meatier? These pulled pork slides with an awesome homemade honey mustard will wow every guest with their drippy sauce and pretzel buns! Tender Pulled Pork covered in a homemade raspberry honey mustard sauce with whole mustard seeds served in a toasted pretzel roll. Perfect for your tailgate or gameday party.

15. Pressed Pepperoni Pizza Party Rolls: Last but certainly not least, one of the more popular recipes on the blog, these Pizza party rolls are always one of the first things to disappear. Pressed Pepperoni Pizza Party Rolls are crispy, cheesy, dippable and perfect make ahead for serving a crowd!

Hope you all enjoy your long weekend! I’ll be recovering from the whirlwind trip to San Fransisco yesterday for the Macy’s event and enjoying a wonderful two days off before working an event Monday. See you all Tuesday!


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