Find inspiration for your holiday weekend menu with these 32 Memorial Day recipes. Whether you’re searching for classic side dishes, grilling favorites, or sweet treats, this list has everything you need to make your Memorial Day gatherings a delicious one!

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Memorial Day Weekend Plans

Whether you’re hosting family and friends or a guest and need to bring dessert, everyone appreciates something homemade. This list of Memorial Day menu items has a recipe for everyone!

30 Memorial Day Recipes

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Greek Pasta Salad

This Greek pasta salad is so full of fresh flavor! All the traditional Greek salad components, plus pasta. A flavorful, full meal in a bowl.
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Spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, served in a white ceramic bowl with copper salad serving utensils.

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

A true classic, this spinach salad features hard-boiled eggs, red onion, mushrooms, and a mouthwatering bacon and red wine vinaigrette.
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Red velvet chocolate chip cookies with white and dark chocolate chips.

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red velvet chocolate chip cookies that bake up so incredibly soft & tender, and stay that way! With a hint of tangy cream cheese & cocoa.
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Scooping corn dip from a hot skillet with a corn chip.

Corn Dip

Hot & Cheesy Mexican Corn Dip! Loaded with meat, veggies, & ooey-gooey, creamy, melted cheese. An epic game-day recipe!
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Scooping crab dip from a bowl with a cracker.

Chilled Crab Dip

This chilled crab dip recipe is perfect for your next party! So easy to make, & it's served cold. So refreshing! You'll love it with a glass of champagne!
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7-Layer dip in a square glass dish, with a green napkin.

7-Layer Dip Recipe

This 7-layer dip recipe is perfect for your next party. Made with beans, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and cheese, it's got tons of yummy Mexican flavor!
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Ridiculously Good Bacon Cheeseburgers

Ridiculously Good Bacon Cheeseburgers

A twist on classic bacon cheeseburgers; we’re kicking it up a notch by incorporating savory bacon and rich cheddar cheese to the ground beef. Just one bite and you’ll know why this is the ultimate bacon cheeseburgers recipe!
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Baked beans served in a casserole dish and topped with bacon.

Baked Beans

Real-deal Boston baked beans in a fraction of the time! Made with just a handful of simple ingredients & such rich, traditional flavor.
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A scoop of potato salad on a paper plate with a hot dog in the background.

Potato Salad

Old fashioned potato salad- just like mom used to make! Tangy, creamy, and a perfect summer side dish for your barbecue!
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Cobb Salad

This Cobb salad recipe is such a delicious classic! All of the components compliment one another in the most incredible way. Make it for dinner tonight!
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Dipping a corn chip into a bowl of simple guacamole.

Best Guacamole Recipe

How to make guacamole! This is the best homemade guacamole recipe you’ll ever try. Simple and easy to make, with the most incredible fresh flavor!
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Cherry pie with a few slices cut, on a wire cooling rack with fresh cherries in the background.

Cherry Pie

Old-fashioned cherry pie! Loaded with fruit swimming in a jammy glaze, baked in a buttery, flaky crust. Use fresh or frozen fruit, sour or sweet cherries!
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The Best Black Bean Burgers

The Best Black Bean Burgers

This is my favorite easy black bean burger recipe– featuring BIG, thick, hearty patties bursting with flavor. The burgers stay together beautifully without becoming too mushy. You can bake these in the oven or toss on the grill.
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Easy No-Bake Banana Pudding Pie

Easy No-Bake Banana Pudding Pie

Get ready to fall in love with this no-bake banana pudding pie recipe. It starts with a buttery Nilla Wafer cookie crust, a layer of fresh banana slices and creamy vanilla pudding, and finished with homemade whipped cream. After the first bite you’ll immediately know why it’s loved by many!
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Square image of a bowl of blueberry cobbler topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Blueberry Cobbler

This recipe is everything you could ever want in a blueberry cobbler! Sweet, jammy fruit on the bottom, & a fluffy, cake-y topping!
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Extra Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Extra Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

When I say these are crispy baked chicken wings, I mean it. You’d never know these weren’t deep fried! Tossed in a flavorful dry rub, baked at a very high temperature until the exterior is crispy and the inside is tender with meat that falls of the bone.
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Cheddar Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

Cheddar Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

Move over traditional cheeseburgers– these juicy cheddar jalapeño turkey burgers are the star now! Loaded with flavor from the jalapeño peppers, garlic, smoke paprika, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce stuffed with gooey melted cheddar cheese throughout. This jalapeño turkey burger recipe will be favorite in no time!
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Peach pie recipe prepared and served with a slice cut out, displaying the juicy filling.

Peach Pie

This peach pie recipe is absolute perfection! Juicy summer peaches slicked in a sweet glaze and cradled in a buttery, flaky crust. You'll swoon!
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Baked oven fries sprinkled with salt and served on a tray with ketchup.

Incredibly Crispy Oven Fries

These oven fries bake up so incredibly crispy! I've combined the best tricks from all over the web to create this quick & easy recipe.
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Brownie recipe, baked, cut into bars, and arranged in a tall stack with a blue kitchen towel in the background.

Simply Perfect Brownies from Scratch

Gooey, fudgy brownies, with the deepest, darkest, most intense chocolate flavor EVER! Easy, one-bowl recipe, from scratch, pantry staples, no mixer needed.
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Removing a slice from a rainbow fruit pizza.

Fruit Pizza

Make this easy fruit pizza and watch their eyes pop! Soft sugar cookie crust topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting & a mosaic of gorgeous glazed fruit.
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Best S'mores Pie Recipe

S’mores Pie

Indulge in this easy s’mores pie! With a buttery, crunchy graham cracker crust, a fluffy milk chocolate mousse filling, & toasty marshmallows on top.
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Red, White, and Blue Velvet Zebra Bundt Cake

Surprise your July 4th guests with this jaw-dropping patriotic cake! Ribbons of red, white, and blue velvet cake swirl beautifully in this zebra bundt recipe, drizzled with a tangy Greek yogurt glaze and crowned with fresh summer berries.
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Turkey Burgers (That Aren’t Dry!)

Turkey Burgers (That Aren’t Dry!)

If you’re craving BIG flavor, you need to make these turkey burgers. This grilled turkey burger recipe proves that ground turkey can produce a flavorful, juicy burger just like a traditional beef burger. Trust me, these turkey burgers will exceed your expectations and become a favorite!
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Cherry Vanilla Cake with Red, White, & Blue Swirl Frosting

Celebrate July 4th or Memorial Day with this easy cherry vanilla sheet cake! The patriotic red white and blue swirl frosting is so festive!
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Blueberry crisp served in a shallow dish with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Blueberry Crisp

This easy blueberry crisp recipe bakes up jammy & thick with tons of summery fruit, blanketed under a thick layer of buttery, crunchy streusel.
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A slice of blueberry pie with thick filling and a lattice top crust, presented on a lacy white plate.

Classic Blueberry Pie Recipe

Perfect blueberry pie recipe! Use fresh or frozen berries, homemade or store-bought crust. No fail-blueberry pie filling that's never runny!
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A perfect slice of no-bake cheesecake with whipped cream and berries, on a dark blue plate with a vintage silver fork.

No-Bake Cheesecake

This no-bake cheesecake recipe is so easy! You only need 5 ingredients + a graham cracker crust to make this cool, fluffy, and silky-smooth dessert.
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Strawberry cheesecake on a wooden cake pedestal.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake: New York-style cream cheese filling, crunchy graham cracker crust, and the most gorgeous strawberry topping!
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Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers with Pineapple Salsa

Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers with Pineapple Salsa

Fire up the grill for these homemade teriyaki burgers! These juicy burgers burst with fresh Hawaiian flavors, featuring fresh cilantro and teriyaki sauce mixed into the beef patties and brushed on top. Finished with a sweet and spicy pineapple salsa– these teriyaki burgers are sure to become a favorite!
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Easy key lime recipe from scratch

Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe

Celebrate summer with this authentic Key Lime Pie recipe! It’s so easy to make, and the combination of tangy citrus, fluffy whipped cream, and buttery graham cracker crust is the best!
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No-Drip Fudge Pops

These homemade fudge pops are such a fun frozen treat! And they’re mess-free because they don’t drip and leave stains like the regular kind. Your kids will love ’em and so will you!

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    Christina is a contributor to Baking A Moment. She is a recipe creator, food photographer and author of Simple Everyday Recipes sharing easy, approachable recipes for the everyday family.

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