30 Cookout, Grilling, and Party Recipes for Labor Day Weekend
We are headed to Hilton Head this weekend for one last beach trip before summer ends – not to worry – the house won’t be vacant. We have a pet sitter coming so the dogs won’t be running amuck and doing water ballet in our living room like in those Farmers Insurance commercials. Hilarious if not in your own house. I thought I’d leave you with a recipe roundup to cover all your cookout, grilling, and party needs for the long weekend. Party on!
Stuffed Mushrooms – Beer Girl Cooks (pictured above)
Texas Caviar – The Beach House Kitchen
Smoked Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon, Apple, and Brie – Tasty Ever After (pictured above & photo credit)
Baba Ganoush – Cook With Manali
Fig, Goat Cheese, Bacon + Honey Crostini – Feast and West
Bacon-Wrapped Brats – Spiced Blog (pictured above & photo credit)
SIDES AND SALADS
Bourbon & Brown Sugar Baked Beans with Candied Bacon – No Spoon Necessary (pictured above & photo credit)
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Spicy Lime Seasoned Salt -Ciao Chow Bambina
Peach & Chickpea Salad – Girl Heart Food
Quinoa Spinach Salad with Pesto – Family Food on the Table
Smoked Gouda Mac ‘n Cheese – Beer Girl Cooks (pictured above)
Parmesan and Pea Pasta Salad – Tasty Ever After (pictured above & photo credit)
Grilled Potato Salad with Everything Bagel Seasoning and 7 Minute Eggs – No Spoon Necessary (pictured above & photo credit)
Easy Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad with Mint and Balsamic Reduction – Beer Girl Cooks (pictured above)
Easy 7 Layer Salad – Tasty Ever After (pictured above & photo credit)
Sundried Tomato and Gorgonzola Burgers – Spiced Blog (pictured above & photo credit)
Grilled Country Style Pork Shoulder Ribs with Blueberry Peach Salsa – Cooking LSL
Honey Mustard Grilled Salmon – Kevin is Cooking
Roasted Vegetable Grilled Pizza with Garlic Herb Oil – Ciao Chow Bambina
Honey Balsamic Chicken Skewers with Strawberry Kiwi Salsa – No Spoon Necessary (pictured above & photo credit)
Bacon and Feta Stuffed Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce – Beer Girl Cooks (pictured above)
Banana Pudding in Jars – Beer Girl Cooks (pictured above)
S’mores in Jars – Beer Girl Cooks (pictured above)
Butterscotch Blondies – Just About Baked
Grilled Pound Cake with Mascarpone Cream and Blueberries – Pumpkin ‘n Spice
Marshmallow Fruity Pebble Bars – Baked by an Introvert
Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Brownies – Beaming Baker
Blueberry Coconut Milk Popsicles – Beer Girl Cooks (pictured above)
Honeydew Kiwi Coconut Popsicles – Beer Girl Cooks (pictured above)
Strawberry Kiwi Coconut Popsicles – Beer Girl Cooks (pictured above)
Boozy Root Beer Float Popsicles – Beer Girl Cooks (pictured above)
Ok. Yes, I know that lawyers can’t do math, but I’m well aware that there are actually 31 recipes in this post of 30 recipes for Labor Day. I just felt like the booze wasn’t well represented, so I had to add that last popsicle.
Y’all have a safe and fantastic Labor Day Weekend! Fingers crossed that we all stay dry on the east coast and this hurricane spins back out to sea!
David @ Spiced
What a great collection for the long weekend! One last celebration of summer…even if the summer weather looks like it’s sticking around for a while. (Hey, I have no shame…I’ll pull out the pumpkin spice even if it’s warm outside!) Thank you so much for including my recipes here, Rachelle! I hope you guys have a great long weekend! (And I hope a couple of good beers are involved in there somewhere, too.)
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
Yay for the long weekend!!
Quite the delicious collection you have here, Rachelle! If any combination of these made its way to our table this weekend, I’d be one happy girl ;). Thank you SO MUCH for including my recipe. Really appreciate that!!
Sounds like your off for a fun weekend and your fur babies are well taken care of. All I’m thinking now is that movie ‘Secret Life of Pets’ where once the owners leave, the animals party, lol.
Enjoy your weekend, my friend! Cheers 🙂
WOW! Just WOW! We have no excuse not to eat well this weekend thanks to you!! Thanks for including my corn, dear!! Have a great time! See you next week!
Yum! This all looks delish. Baba ganoush? Banana pudding in jars? I know what I’m going to be craving all day!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Ohhhh SO jealous of your beach trip… but you already know that. AND you already promised to have enough fun for me too, so I certainly hope that is exactly what you are doing right now!! This round u is beyond fabulous, Rach! I would love to eat ALL of this over the weekend… if only there was enough time and my belly had enough room. 😉 Thank you so much for including me!! Cheers, sweets! xoxo
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
**Sorry my “p” key keeps sticking, so I apologize if there are any missing in my comment!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
This is such a delicious collection of recipes! I am sad that summer is ending, but I am still making the most of it with recipes like this!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Awesome list Rachelle! Happy Labor Day!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
So I’m the big a-hole 🙁 I forgot about you posting this and didn’t social media it (or anything) this past weekend. I’m still going to share it because it’s a freakin’ delicious recipe roundup! Plus there are plenty of grilling and party days ahead of us, right? Thank you so much for including a few of my recipes too. You are the sweetest tart ever!
Thanks for sharing. Texas Caviar, Peach & Chickpea Salad, and Easy 7 Layer Salad are my favorites. Have a nice weekend.s