A Memorial Day Picnic Recipe Round-Up

Memorial Day Recipe Round-Up

Can you believe Memorial Day is almost here?!  In less than two weeks, we’ll be embarking on the first holiday weekend of the summer!  Memorial Day is typically the sign that summer is starting and a great time to get together with family and friends for a picnic!  There are so many delicious recipes, but how tasking to go from website to website finding the perfect ones!  I decided to snag some of my favorites of my own and also some of my blogger friends to share with you in one handy place!

Snacks

Everyone knows that a good picnic has plenty of snacks on hand!  So, why not start off with these yummy snack mixes from my friend Val over at Corn, Beans, Pigs, & Kids?!

Sweet & Salty Corn Chips

Kid-Friendly Trail Mix

Image courtesy of Corn, Beans, Pigs, & Kids

 Caramel Crispix Mix

Sides & Salads

When you’re grilling, you’ve got to have some good sides and nothing says picnic like this delicious coleslaw from In the Kitchen with Jenny!

Creamy Coleslaw

Creamy Coleslaw, Image courtesy of In the Kitchen with Jenny

Of course, another staple of picnics is some yummy baked beans, I’ve got you covered there!

Sweet & Smokey Baked Beans

If neither of those do it for you, check out these:

Rigatoni Macaroni Salad

Broccoli Salad

This is T’s favorite salad, so it will definitely be making an appearance at our picnic!

Spring Pasta Salad

Spring Pasta Salad, image courtesy of In the Kitchen with Jenny

And just in case you want to be a bit healthier, you can make these packets over a fire or on the grill!

Oven Packet Asparagus

Main Dishes

Now, it’s time to get to the really good stuff because really, isn’t a picnic all about the meat/main dishes?!  I know the boys would love it if we grilled up these ribs from Jenny!

Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Whiskey BBQ Sauce, image courtesy of In the Kitchen with Jenny

You can also check out:

Meatloaf Patties

BBQ Chicken

This Easy Chicken Marinade adds a little punch to your chicken breast and is super easy!

Or maybe these French Onion Pork Burgers sound good to you!

French Onion Pork Burgers

Sticking with the pork theme, these Beer Soaked Pork Chops would be a nice variety and surprise on traditional grilling!

And just in case you aren’t the grilling type, crock pots are fantastic for picnics too and these Saucy Beef Sandwiches are sure to be a hit!

Saucy Beef Sandwiches

Desserts

Of course, you must have something sweet to follow the savory food!  It’s the holiday so you don’t want to work too hard!  Check out these Easy Bars for something quick and tasty!

Want a fun and healthy popsicle that the kids will love?  Check out these Healthy Firecracker Popsicles from Kristen at Make the Best of Everything!

Or, you can prep this Guilt Free Strawberry Freeze prior and pull out at serving time!

These Honey Glazed Almonds are perfect for something sweet, but not frozen!

If cake is more your speed, check out this Ice Pick Lemon Cake from Farm Girl Cookn!

I hope this list helps you decide what delicious yumminess to take or make for your Memorial Day Picnic!  Do you have picnic favorite?  I’d love to hear about it!

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