5 Memorial Day Recipes to Kick Off Summer!

The unofficial kick-off to the summer season is upon us — can you believe it? It is time to break out your best Memorial Day Recipes and start planning your Memorial Day menu.

5 memorial day recipes to start summer

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Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial day is a federal holiday where we honor and mourn those in the military who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Most people have this day off and it is now the official start of summer.

What better way to start your summer by planning your Memorial Day menu. Most people celebrate and commemorate with cookouts and picnics and these 5 Memorial Day Recipes to Kick Off the Summer and will get you through any BBQ or picnic this weekend!

 Summer dishes for kids that they will love like these hotdogs on a stick wrapped in bread!
Hotdogs on a stick is one of the summer dishes for kids that they will absolutely love.

Hot Dogs on a Stick

This is ones of the easier Memorial Day dishes and a hit among kids. The bread is warm and fluffy and who doesn’t like hot dogs?

Supplies Needed To Make Hot Dogs On A Stick:

  • Hot Dogs (makes 16 or 2 packages)
  • A can refrigerated bread stick dough
  • Skewers
  • Mustard or ketchup for dipping

How To Make Hot Dogs On A Stick:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stick skewer in each of the hot dogs, all the way through.
  3. Wrap one piece of dough around each hot dog.
  4. Put in oven for 20 minutes, or until the dough is cooked and browned.
  5. Serve with mustard or ketchup.
 Looking for things to cook for memorial day? This potato salad in a white bowl with potatoes, celery, mayonnaise, boiled eggs, salt, pepper, and paprika is perfect.
Looking for things to cook for Memorial Day? This potato salad will be a hit!

Dee’s Potato Salad

Nothing goes better with hot dogs and hamburgers than Dee’s Potato Salad, from Burnt Macaroni! It soooo good!

It is a traditional potato salad, but it is delicious!

Supplies Needed To Make Dee’s Potato Salad:

  • 4 medium potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 1.5 cups mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1.5 teaspoon pepper

How To Make Dee’s Potato Salad:

You can find how to make Dee’s delicious potato salad here!

Kids Memorial weekend recipes that includes this watermelon blueberry salad with lime juice, avocado, and feta cheese.

This is delicious kids memorial day weekend recipe is sweet with a hit of savory.

Watermelon Blueberry Salad

Need more summer dishes for kids? We got you! They will love this sweet fruit salad! It’s sweet, citrusy, with a bit of salty cheese, it is the perfect Memorial Day recipe.

Ingredients To Make Watermelon Blueberry Salad:

  • 1 Mini Watermelon, cubed
  • 1 cup Fresh Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Feta, crumbled
  • Mint Leaves, chopped
  • 2 Limes, juiced

How To Make Watermelon Blueberry Salad:

  1. In a serving bowl, combine watermelon, blueberries, mint, and cheese.
  2. Pour the lime juice on top and mix.
  3. Serve, and enjoy!
Pinterest memorial day recipes like this patriotic brownie recipe with white frosting and red and blue m&ms on top.
This is a fun and patriotic Memorial day recipe.

Patriotic Marshmallow Crunch Brownies

This is not only a fun Memorial Day recipe, but an important Memorial day dish. Many times people forget the patriotic side of this holiday, and I think this sweet treat does it justice.

Supplies Needed To Make Patriotic Marshmallow Crunch Brownies:

Head on over to Back for Seconds for this fun recipe!

Fun memorial day recipes like this red, white, and blue juice drink with ice and a twizzler straw.
Looking for a fun memorial day recipe? This red, white, and blue drink is refreshing and sweet!

Memorial Day Punch

No cookout is complete without a refreshing drink! This is one of the more fun Memorial day recipes. It is patriotic with red white and blue, sweet, cold, and tart. Perfect for a hot day!

Supplies Needed To Make Memorial Day Punch:

How To Make Memorial Day Punch:

  1. Using a mason jar as a glass, fill the glass 1/4 the way up with the red Cran-Cherry Juice, then fill the glass with ice.
  2. Next, water down the lemonade, so the color is closer to white than yellow. Fill the glass another 1/4 the way with lemonade.
  3. Finally, top with the blue color (Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid) the rest of the way to the top.
  4. Cup the tip of the Twizzlers candy to use as a straw.
  5. Serve.

More Delicious Summer Recipes

Memorial day food ideas for your bbq with a mom, dad, son, and grill.

One of my favorite things about summer is all of the yummy food! Check out these dishes:

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What are you doing on Memorial Day? Comment below! 

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