Summer is full of long weekend / BBQ holidays! Don’t have your menu planned yet? No need to fret! We’ve got you covered with an all-star lineup of main dishes, side dishes, and epic desserts. Read on for a slew of options that will please everyone from your picky 5-year-old to your food snob BFF.
Let’s start with the main attraction at any barbeque — the meat! We’ve collected an array of options with everyone in mind. Even the burger-haters. (If they exist.)
1. Peach Caprese Grilled Chicken
Put a new twist on caprese by swapping tomatoes for peaches in this irresistible grilled chicken recipe.
2. Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Herb Sauce
Looking for something with a unique touch? Try pork tenderloin paired with the perfect acidic, herby sauce.
3. Knock Your Socks Off Tailgate Burgers
Burgers at a barbeque are nothing new, but these burgers might just set a new standard of greatness.
4. Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers
These juicy, tangy turkey burgers will change your mind about this healthy burger meat alternative.
5. Spice-Rubbed Grilled Tri Tip
If you’ve never tried this affordable, foolproof cut of beef, there’s no time like Memorial Day to make it happen.
While the majority of the crowd is ogling over the main dish, some people are all about the sides. Make sure you don’t disappoint them by pulling out all the stops with these delectable dishes.
1. Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad
Most people chop up a bunch of random fruits in a bowl and call it fruit salad. But this recipe takes fruit salad to new heights, with a splash of dressing and the perfect combination of fruits.
2. Smashed Potato Salad
Say goodbye to Grandma’s oftentimes-frightening potato salad, and hello to an elevated twist on an old classic.
3. The Best Baked Beans
Baked beans are a hit at any barbeque. Try the best baked beans on the internet this time around, and your friends will all be calling you a culinary genius.
4. Cheesy Grilled Garlic Bread
Garlic bread on the grill is as good as it sounds — gooey, crunchy, and smokey all in one bite.
5. Grilled Corn With Bacon Butter
Did somebody say bacon butter? Yes, yes they did.
And it’s finally time for dessert — if you still have room! Round out the meal with something delightfully sweet.
1. Fruit Pizza
Whip up this easy red, white, and blue dessert for the tastiest way to show your patriotism on Memorial Day.
2. Grilled Pineapple
When you’re full to the brim of other barbeque goodness, this lighter dessert fare might strike your fancy.
3. Fresh Strawberry Pie
Ah, nothing says summer like fresh strawberries. Put them to the best use in this gorgeous, from-scratch pie.
4. Blackberry Cobbler
A simple dessert that doesn’t sacrifice on taste? We’re in.
5. Chocolate Cream Pie
Those who will stand for nothing less than a rich, chocolatey dessert will love you forever when you bring this pie to the party.
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