Memorial Day Recipes

Kick off summer with our Memorial Day recipes and potluck ideas. We’ve got grilling recipes, main dishes, appetizers and more to make the ultimate party menu.

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      85 Easy Dessert Ideas

      Looking for something sweet? We've rounded up our top-rated easy dessert ideas, like strawberry pretzel salad and homemade ice cream, from home cooks across the country.

      Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...


      40 Last Minute Potluck Ideas Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

      If there's a potluck that you totally forgot about until the last minute, don't worry—we've been there. Here are easy...


      Cubano Macaroni Salad

      One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...


      Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

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      Need to bring a dish to pass this weekend? This make-ahead strawberry pretzel salad will disappear quickly at any potluck....

      Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

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      I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....


      Caprese Macaroni Salad

      When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...

      Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

      This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


      Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

      After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that eggs are the key to making a smooth and creamy vanilla...


      Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

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      Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


      Barbecue Macaroni Salad

      My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...

      Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


      Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

      Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...


      Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

      I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


      Spicy Cowboy Beans

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      These spicy cowboy beans are a perfect contribution to a potluck buffet any time of year. Instead of hours on...


      Hummus Pasta Salad

      This hummus pasta salad is a hearty side dish, but it could be a nice meatless main dish as well....

      Lemony Layer Bars

      One of my favorite cakes is a white chocolate cake with coconut lemon filling, dark chocolate frosting and almonds. This...


      Watermelon Cupcakes

      My granddaughter and I bake together each week. She was inspired by her mommy's flavored syrups, so we came up...


      Coleslaw Waldorf Salad

      Potlucks tend to have a lot of heavy dishes, so this bright, fresh Waldorf salad coleslaw recipe is a welcome...


      Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

      This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...


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      Stuffed Smoky Pork Burgers

      These smoky pork burgers are far from ordinary. The ground pork makes them juicy and extra flavorful. Stuffing them takes...


      No-Bake Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

      These chocolate Rice Krispies treats are crowd pleasers! The secret to making them soft and chewy is bringing the sugar...


      Easy Hamburgers

      These easy hamburgers come together in a snap. Grill and then add your favorite toppings. —James Schend, Taste of Home...


      Baked Cannellini Beans

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      My sister developed this baked cannellini beans recipe after a Christmas holiday. We were still all together but nobody wanted...

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      41 Red, White and Blue Desserts

      Show your patriotic spirit with red, white and blue recipes perfect for July 4th and Memorial Day picnics. Find patriotic...


      Broccoli Almond Salad

      This colorful broccoli almond salad is easy to make in advance. Add the nuts and bacon just before serving so...


      How to Make Pasta Salad

      It's so easy to learn how to make pasta salad. All you need is your favorite pasta shape, a tasty...


      Memphis Barbecue Sauce

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      I created this Memphis BBQ sauce recipe for our summer picnics because we love to grill. It can be made...


      30 Gorgeous Memorial Day Desserts

      Looking for Memorial Day desserts? Try these tasty treats in bright shades of red, white and blue.


      How to Have a Small Memorial Day Gathering

      If your Memorial Day plans look a little different this year, that's OK. We'll show you how to make the...