Memorial Day is a time for remembrance, summer celebrations, and of course, food with friends and family. So this article focuses on the latter. Here are some Memorial Day recipes that are sure to be a hit with any grilling crowd while remembering those who made this country what it is. Choose your favorite menu items from the list below.

”Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” - Mark Twain

Beer Can Burgers

Imagine a burger stuffed with cheese and delight
Melted cheese speaks wonders when it comes to food. Source: Delish

Coming in first for our Memorial Day grilling recipes is the beer can burger. Here, you’re literally creating a hollow, open faced burger around a beer can, stuffing it with goodness, and cooking that. Mold the meat around the can to form the hollow burger, then wrap that securely with bacon. You can top with whatever you want, but our suggestions are as follows:

Cheddar and Jalapeno

  1. 2 cups diced cheddar cubes
  2. 1 sliced Jalapeno
  3. Stuff into burger mold
  4. Cook over low heat for 30 min

Provolone Surprise

  1. 1 onion sliced
  2. 1 bell pepper sliced
  3. Provolone
  4. Stuff into burger mold
  5. Cook over low heat for 30 min

Easy Fruit Flag Dessert

Here's a great way to celebrate a flag of dessert
Red, white, and blue has never been more tasty. Source: Country Living

Here’s a colorful addition to any buffet table or patriotic dinner. The Easy Flag Dessert Tray can be a healthier alternative to cake or ice cream, while still giving off a certain delectable flair that only Memorial Day desserts can. Construct one of your own by layering the following in the shape of a flag:

  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cranberries
  • A bowl of blueberries, blackberries, or purple grapes
  • White chocolate pretzels
  • White chocolate treats

Caprese Bites

Just because it's tasty doesn't mean it's hard to put together
Just some basil, mozzarella, tomatoes, and balsamic. Source: Good Housekeeping

This is the perfect appetizer to bring to any Memorial Day party, especially for vegetarians who won’t be partaking as much on the grilled items. Caprese bites only require three ingredients, excluding a toothpick: mozzarella balls, grape tomatoes, and basil. Feel free to add in some balsamic vinaigrette if you desire. It’s such an easy easy Memorial Day menu item that anyone’s sure to enjoy.

Creamy Potato Salad

All it takes is a little bit of kitchen know-how
Delicious and creamy, the way mashed potatoes were meant to be. Source: Daring Gourmet

What would an American cookout be without potato salad? It’s a staple in not just cookouts, but picknics and holidays as well. It works for both outdoor and indoor Memorial Day recipes. You won’t need much either, just chop up some potatoes and add the following ingredients to make it special.

  • Chopped celery
  • Chopped chives
  • 2 tsp horseradish
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Red, White Sauce, and Bleu Cheese Mac and Cheese

Another example of delicious patriotic food
Mac and Cheese, the American way. Source: Taste

Another colorful spin on the holiday is to create macaroni and cheese to perfectly compliment the grilled items on the menu. This dish may not be a healthy memorial day recipe, but it definitely tastes delicious!

This Mac and cheese plate goes the full monty. Start by boiling the pasta of your choice, and then add the following ingredients:

  • 10 oz blue cheese
  • 1 ¾ cups extra sharp cheddar
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Splash of (Red) hot sauce

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