21 Patriotic Memorial Day Recipes

It’s never too early to start planning the perfect Memorial Day celebration. Here are some amazing recipes that would be perfect for any backyard BBQ.

1.Coca-Cola BBQ Ribs

Nothing says BBQ like perfectly seasoned ribs. If you want to try out a new and exciting recipe, check this one out from Oh So Savvy Mom.

2.BLT Pasta Salad 

Of course we think of salads as the perfect side dish to accompany any barbecued meal. This BLT pasta salad will definitely shake things up at your next BBQ.

3.Berry Trifle

This isn’t any old trifle, it’s the perfect one to serve at you Memorial day celebration. This patriotic dessert will not only satisfy your guests, but look pretty doing so.

4.Firecracker Popcorn


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If you don’t have any ideas for an easy snack, why not try out this firecracker popcorn. The recipe is provided by Foodie Fun and is a delicious way to keep your food within a theme.

5.Deviled Eggs


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It wouldn’t be a Memorial Day celebration without deviled eggs. They are a staple to any outdoor gathering. This recipe from Mom Dot shows you how you can dye your eggs to fit within the patriotic theme. However, if you want to make it easy on yourself, regular deviled eggs will suffice!

6.Red, White, and Blue Sangria

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your cocktail table, why not make your own sangria. Here is a super simple recipe for sangria that would fit in at any patriotic celebration.

7.Personal Patriotic Pies


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If you’re planning on having a more intimate Memorial Day celebration, why not splurge and make these personal pies. Not only are these adorable, but you could customize them so everyone has their favorite flavor.

8.Fruit Quinoa Salad

If you’d like to make this holiday a bit healthier, check out this delicious recipe for quinoa salad. Added bonus, this will please any vegetarians that will attend your party!

9.Fried Chicken


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Maybe burgers aren’t your thing, that’s okay. You don’t have to BBQ on Memorial Day, instead try out a new recipe for fried chicken. This yummy recipe isn’t your regular run of the mill fried chicken, it’s rosemary fried chicken. Delicious, right? Well you and your guests won’t be able to get enough of this delicious meal.

10.Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

We have to include a couple pasta salads on this list. Here is an awesome one from Simply Stacie for Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad.

11.Hibiscus Ice Tea Sparkler


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Here is a non alcoholic drink that everyone will enjoy. Provided by Diet Hood, this will be a refreshing beverage to keep you and your guests cool.

12.Mason Jar Salads

Again, if you’re planning a more intimate gathering, check out these delicious mason jar salads. These will be an adorable addition to any backyard party. Added bonus, these are easy to carry and eat so you won’t have to worry about the mess.

13.Pesto Chicken Kebabs

You want to make sure that when you’re barbecuing you have a wide variety of proteins to choose from. Not everyone will want chicken, but not everyone will want burgers. So please everyone with these perfectly seasoned kebabs.

14.Baked Beans

Of course you were planning on having baked beans at your party. However, this year try out this exciting recipe for Dr. Pepper baked beans.

15.Shrimp Skewers

Speaking of having a variety, why not add some seafood to your menu. Here is another easy kebab recipe, but this time with shrimp.

16.Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers

If you’re looking to be adventurous this burger recipe is the perfect place to start. Spend with Pennies provides this mouth watering recipe for this stuffed burger.

17.Strawberry Icebox Cake

This simple dessert is a great recipe to try when you’re running short on time. Don’t worry about creating something elaborate, your guests will think you spent hours making this yummy dessert.

18.Pea Salad

This sald is filled with peas, bacon, and cheese. Love Bakes Good Cakes provides this delicious and easy recipe that would be the perfect addition to you backyard BBQ menu.

19.Berry Swirl Cheesecake

Wine and Glue created this delicious recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

20.Loaded Baked Potato Salad

You thought we forgot about the potato salad didn’t you? Well of course not! Instead of a traditional recipe we’ve provided one for a loaded baked potato salad that will satisfy your taste buds.

21.Jicama Salsa


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Spice things up with this delicious salsa that includes blueberries, strawberries, and jicama. Serve with some tortilla chips and enjoy!