Looking for some easy recipes for celebrating Labor Day with family and friends? I can’t believe how fast the month of August flew by and it’s already time to start planning for a Labor Day 3-day weekend. Moms, if you need some easy meal planning ideas for your Labor Day picnic or backyard barbecue, I’ve got lots of recipes that are simple and should help you out. We may be saying good-bye to summer, but think of all the fun you’ve had together with family and friends, and I encourage your family to make more sweet family memories this weekend.
Appetizers for our Labor Day are always going to be simple, affordable and have lots of flavor. Those of you who have followed along with my recipes will be familiar with my go-to favorites below, including this recipe for Bread Bowl Artichoke Dip. A rich, creamy and flavorful taste in every bite.
- Bread Bowl Artichoke Dip
- Hawaiian Chicken Wings
- Brie with Mango and Apricots
- Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Baked Tortilla Chips
Main dishes for your Labor Day get together need to be easy, and keep you out of the kitchen so you can spend more time celebrating with your family and friends. We’ve been doing some renovations out back and have our bbq station set up so I’ll be outback using the grill. I don’t miss out on any of the fun going on outdoors. Another option that will keep your hands-on cook time to a minimum is using your crock pot.
- Veggie Beef Burgers (pictured above)
- Bacon Guacamole Burgers
- Perfect BBQ Ribs
- Fall Off The Bone Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs
- Pioneer Woman’s Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork
- Family Style Chili
- Garlic Lime Chicken
- Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese (pictured above)
- Crispy Potato Wedges
- Slow Cooker Baked Beans
- Loaded Potato Salad
- Ranch Chicken Pasta Salad
Desserts to celebrate this all-American holiday can be as traditional, easy and simple as a homemade apple pie or a blueberry pie. (Not nearly as hard as you think!) You can also keep it super simple with ice cream topped with fresh berries (in season and on sale).