A collection of summer-inspired recipes to celebrate this Memorial Day deliciously. From THE BEST Roasted Salsa to fire-roasted shishito peppers that are a crowd favorite; I have you covered this holiday!
Oh hello, 3-day long weekend! I so am looking forward to your sexy, carefree attitude, your grilling scents, and your tempting dishes! For most folks, Memorial weekend signifies the start of summer.
And while most of us attribute Memorial day to food and bbq, remember that’s about giving thanks to those that have served and still serve to protect you, your family, and your friends and keep our country safe. It is because of their selflessness that we live free and are kept out of harm’s way.
With love and thanks, let’s eat! Today I’ve rounded up some of my most popular recipes for Memorial Day and summer! Enjoy!
Triple Pepper Roasted Salsa
Get ready for THE BEST roasted salsa you’ll ever have! 3 types of peppers make up this crave-worthy, chip-loving, need-to-have, salsa!
Crispy Baked Cheesy Salami Appetizer Bites
Crunchy, cheesy, and oh so delicious are these baked salami cups! Crispy baked salami cups stuffed with cheese, pepper jelly, and basil, and topped with a crunchy bagel toast bite!
Watermelon Berry Feta Salad
Say HELLO TO SUMMER YUM with this Watermelon Berry Feta Salad! Watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries are mixed into a refreshing & delicious salad topped with fresh mint, feta cheese, and a honey-lime glaze. Kick it up a notch with a balsamic drizzle too!
Cheesy Stuffed Kielbasa & Saukerkraut Bombs
Warm pizza dough stuffed with cheesy-filled kielbasa, mustard sauce, and sauteed sauerkraut. Easy, scrumptious, perfect for parties & absolutely irresistible!
The Ultimate Charcuterie Board
Be a hosting guru with this delicious, easy, crowd-pleasing Ultimate Charcuterie Board featuring meats, cheese, fruits, veggies and so much more!
Mexican Street Corn Dip – The BEST Elote
This Elote (Mexican Street Corn) is truly the best dip ever. Grilled corn mixed with a luscious creamy spicy mixture, spices, fresh cilantro, and Cotija cheese!
Whipped Parmesan Peppercorn Ricotta Spread
Light, airy, cheesy with a peppercorn zing, this whipped ricotta spread whips up in 5 minutes with just a handful of ingredients. Elevate your crostini and dip appetizer with this paired with your favorite meat, cheese, and veggie boards!
Pulled Banana Pepper Beef
Stuffed Banana peppers are a summer cookout must! Stuffed with 3 types of meats, an amazing spicy banana pepper sauce, and lots of melted cheese!
Puff Pastry Salami Bundles
These Puff Pastry Bundles are filled with grilled asparagus, salami, smoked gouda, & garlic herb cheese spread and topped with Smoked Sea Salt Flakes. They are such an easy and elegant appetizer, brunch dish, or perfect for meal prep!
The Best EVER Stuffed Cabbages!
My Mom’s Stuffed Cabbages are LEGENDARY! No summer cookout is complete without a tray of stuffed cabbages! Tender cabbage leaves stuffed with rice, seasoned ground meats, and a rich tomato sauce make this the perfect summer comfort food. Plus this freezes beautifully!
Pizza Stuffed Baked Potato Skins
Fire up the grill for these babies! Crispy potato skins stuffed with zesty pizza sauce, Italian herbs, lots of cheese, and pepperoni. It’s the perfect 5 ingredient dish!
Salsa Fresca (Pico de gallo)
This Farm-Fresh Salsa Fresca is the perfect mixture of chopped tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, garlic, avocado, jalapeno, and a kiss of lime!. Use it with chips, add it to burgers for a fiesta topping, spoon it over chicken or pork.
Chipotle Maple BBQ Sauce
Lip smackin’, pork basting, burger topping sweet, and heat bbq sauce! Make a double batch. You can thank me later!
Homemade French Onion Dip
This Homemade French Onion Chip dip is THE BEST dip you’ll ever have! Make up a big batch of this, grab some chips/pretzels, and head on over to the party! You’ll be a huge hit!
Chilled Shrimp Cucumber Cups
Crunchy cucumber cups are the base for chilled shrimp in a creamy lemon & fresh herb sauce! It’s the perfect summer and party appetizer!
Candied Hatch Chile Seasoning
One of the best spice blends that you’ll ever have in your pantry! A blend of sweet heat to liven up your poultry, seafood, and burgers!
Campfire Cheesy Hot Dog & Baked Bean Pizza with Tots
All the amazing flavors of campfire beans and weenies but pizzafied! Homemade pizza dough topped with a cheddar-mozzarella blend of cheese, baked beans, sliced hot dogs, tater tots, and more cheese for one killer campfire cheesy pizza!
Grilled Super Juicy Greek Turkey Burgers
These Greek Turkey burgers are juicy and loaded with incredible Greek flavors like oregano, dill, lemon, feta, and tzatziki. Make your next meal a delicious burger!
Strawberry Frosting Filled Madeleine Sandwich Cookies
A luscious fresh strawberry vanilla frosting spread between two tender cake-like vanilla madeleine cookies that are perfect anytime!
Nectarine Crisp with Cinnamon Oat Pecan Streusel
This juicy nectarine crisp topped with a cinnamon oat pecan streusel captures summer deliciousness in every single bite!
Blistered Shishito Peppers
Just a few ingredients, a cast iron pan, and a hot fire are all you need to make these Wood-Fired Blistered Shishito Peppers. One truly addictive dish that’s ready in minutes!
Spicy Three Meat Banana Pepper Meatballs
These meatballs are seriously insane! Super juicy, super tender, and loaded with all kinds of deliciousness thanks to 3 types of meat and banana peppers!
Cheesy Dill Pickle & Bacon Cheese Ball
Chopped dill pickles mixed with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and seasonings make this dish the life of any party!
The BEST Cold Veggie Pizza
Thin and chewy pizza dough topped with a creamy everything bagel cream cheese spread, minced fresh veggies, and shredded cheese. Skip the tubed stuff and make this from scratch for a pizza that’s perfect for any occasion!
Honey Mustard Coleslaw
Just 5 ingredients are needed to make one of the best coleslaws you’ve ever had! Perfect as a side, snack, or on sandwiches!
Mexican Veggie Rice Bowl Salads
These Mexican Veggie Rice Bowls are flavor-packed with seasoned rice, roasted corn, black beans, garden-fresh salsa fresca, Cotija, and a kiss of lime. Perfect for meal prep and light, and healthy lunch!
Sriracha Honey Candied Pecans & Pretzels
Sweet heat flavored with sriracha and honey, these candied pecans & pretzel bites are an addicting snack that’s perfect for a crowd.
The Best Pulled Pork
One of the best bbq pulled pork recipes out there! Bold, flavorful, tender, and perfect for weekly meal prep, freezer meals, or a killer pulled pork sandwich! Find out how to make it in no time thanks to the pressure cooker!
This Pittsburgh coleslaw is tangy with just the right amount of bite. It’s perfect on pulled pork and pretty much any sandwich you get while visiting the ‘Burgh!
Candied Kielbasa Bites
These 3-ingredient Candied Kielbasa bites are one of the most requested cookout snacks! Super easy and delicious to make!
Best Broccoli Slaw Salad
This is a new spin on a classic broccoli salad slaw. Crispy and packed with veggies, seeds, cranberries, and bacon topped with my Grandma’s amazing old-fashioned boiled dressing. Every cookout needs this dish!
Grandma-Style Pepperoni Pizza
The PERFECT RONI CUP pizza at home!