Recipes to Try for Your Memorial Day Cookout

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We typically associate Memorial Day with the kick-off of summer, full of pool parties and cookouts. It’s important to keep its true meaning in mind: a day of remembrance for those who have died in service for our country. With that being said, it’s still a day many gather with family and friends over good food to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Check out these recipes to try for your Memorial Day cookout!

Spicy Southwestern Turkey Burgers

Switch it up from the typical burger with these Spicy Southwest Turkey Burgers by Self Proclaimed Foodie! Not only do these turkey burgers have a delicious flavor, but they’re a healthier alternative to traditional beef. Packed with flavors of onion, garlic, chipotle adobo sauce, and green chili, you simply can’t go wrong. Top your spicy burgers with a slice of cheddar cheese, avocado, and any other desired condiments!

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

Who says vegetables have to be boring? These Grilled Vegetable Kabobs are both delicious and nutritious! This recipe by A Spicy Perspective includes zucchini, bell peppers, red onions, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, and corn. Once the kabobs are grilled to perfection, you’ll top them with fajita butter. Fajita butter is Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning Mix, butter, and lemon juice. In no time, you’ll have tasty kabobs!

Homemade French Onion Dip

This french onion dip by Food Folks and Fun will have everyone lingering by the food table! Not to mention, it’s better than any dip you could buy at the store. Not only is it delicious, but it’s versatile! Dip veggies, potato chips, pretzels, and more. Additionally, you can make this dip 24 hours in advance to prep for your gathering.

Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad

Take the typical potato salad to the next level with this recipe by Spicy Southern Kitchen. Both spicy and flavorful, this recipe is made with cream cheese, bacon, and of course, pickled jalapeños for a little spice! This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make, and let’s face it — you really can’t go wrong with cheese, potatoes, bacon, and a hint of spicy.

Cream Cheese Pie with Summer Fruit

No cookout is complete without dessert. This cream cheese pie with summer fruit by Kitchn is the perfect option. It’s fresh, sweet, and doesn’t require baking! With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll have a dessert everyone will love in no time. You won’t be able to have just one slice!

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From entrees and side dishes to appetizers and desserts, these recipes will be perfect for your Memorial Day cookout. Perhaps you can make a few of them! While we’re enjoying our time with family and friends, it’s important to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day as well: honoring and remembering those who lost their lives serving our country.

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