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Labor Day Recipes – Your Labor Day Menu!

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A collection of Labor Day Recipes for entertaining, including grilling, side dishes, and desserts.

Whether you’re grilling for Labor Day, going over to someone’s house for a cookout, or just having a few people over, here are a few easy Labor Day Recipes.

On this list I have a few grilling favorites (that can also be made without a grill!), a few appetizers and side dishes using seasonal veggies, and easy desserts.

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Labor Day Recipes

Labor Day Grilling Ideas and Meats

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A few of my favorite grilling recipes. If you don’t have a grill, all of these can be made on the stove top or on the oven as well.

And here is an amazing ribs recipe for good measure. It’s not grilled, but it is a crowd pleaser: Maple Glazed Ribs

Labor Day Appetizers

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As good as the main course recipes look above, appetizers are my favorite part of any meal. Here are a few fresh, colorful, festive appetizers that are super easy to make and are perfect to start of your Labor Day party.

I’m including a few vegan or gluten free options if you have guests with dietary restrictions.

Easy Labor Day Side Dishes

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A few super easy side dishes that are easy to scale up if you’re cooking for a crowd. 

Easy Labor Day Desserts

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Not everyone has room in their belly for pies and cakes after a big barbecue. A simple fruit salad, an easy dessert dip, and a scoop of ice cream is plenty of dessert for a Labor Day party.

  • Watermelon Salad with a honey lime mint dressing. This one is ALWAYS a popular recipe on my blog in the summer.
  • No-Bake Key Lime Pie Cheesecake Dip – 5 minutes of prep and you’ve got a dip that tastes as good as a laborious cheesecake. (Labor Day pun there!)
  • Fruit Salad – this one is a little different than most fruit salads, with a lovely honey lime dressing.
  • 10 Minute Tropical Trifles – use store-bought pound cake and fresh fruit to whip up these individual mini desserts in no time. Looks so fancy but it really couldn’t get any easier!

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