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Memorial Weekend BBQ Recipes

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These recipe ideas for a Memorial Weekend BBQ are festive enough for any summer BBQ, pool party or picnic! It’s grilling season and a nice time of year to cook and enjoy the outdoors. 

These recipes are not just great for Memorial weekend, but any summer weekend when you want to grill outdoors.

Memorial Weekend BBQ Recipes


I cannot believe that Memorial Day weekend is nearly here! That means that the warm, sunny days of summer are almost upon us. It is truly time to fire up the grill and get a Memorial Day gathering going this weekend. If you are looking for some inspiration I have gathered some wonderful recipes for a Memorial Weekend BBQ.

These tasty recipe ideas are not just meant for Memorial Day and can be made for 4th of July gatherings, family reunions, potluck suppers and summer picnics.

We will definitely be at a barbecue this weekend that our friends are hosting. Being outside with friends is one of the best ways to celebrate the day. We strive to be your planning resource and have compiled this awesome list of Barbecue recipes for the weekend. 


Grilled Main Dishes Recipes

Easy Grilled Burgers

Grilled Hamburgers Recipe


Grilled Steak Kebobs

grilled steak kebobs

Grilled Hawaiian Steak Kabobs from Savory Tooth

Recipes for a Weekend BBQ

Balsamic Baby Back Ribs from Taste and See

BBQ recipe ideas for Memorial Weekend


Homemade Teriyaki Marinade


Greatest Grilled Chicken from Strength and Sunshine

Recipe Ideas for a Memorial Weekend BBQ

T Bone Steak with Compound Butter from My Fearless Kitchen

BBQ Recipes for the weekend

Grilled Rosemary Lemon Chicken Thighs from Taste and See

BBQ recipe ideas for Memorial Weekend

Steak and Chicken Kabobs from My Heavenly Recipes

Recipe Ideas for a Barbecue

Green Chili Veggie Burger

Green Chili Vegetable Burgers-1




Side Dish Recipes for A Barbecue

Best Potato Salad Recipe

Potato Salad Recipe Easy


Smokey Sweet Peanut Slaw from Strength and Sunshine

Recipe Ideas for a Memorial Weekend BBQ or 4th of July picnic!


Cucumber Salad with Lime Vinaigrette from Small Time Woman

Summer Orzo Pasta Salad from V Nutrition

Recipes for a Weekend BBQ



Harissa Potato Salad from Strength and Sunshine

recipe ideas for a summer barbecue

Classic Creamy Coleslaw from Organized Island

Classic coleslaw recipe - perfect for picnics, festivals and BBQs!

Sweet Tomato & Corn Salsa from My Fearless Kitchen

recipe ideas for a summer barbecue

Bacon Pepper Broccoli Salad



Cheesy Bacon Potato Salad Recipe from Ann’s Entitled Life

Recipes for fourth of July BBQ

Creamy Macaroni Salad from Organized Island


Easy Ambrosia from Temecula Blogs

Barbecue Recipe Ideas


Pineapple & Melon Fruit Salad with Citrus Mint Dressing from Certified Pastry Aficionado

Recipe Ideas for a Memorial Weekend BBQ or 4tth of July!

Dill Pasta Salad

Cold Pasta Salad.


Dessert Recipe Ideas for A Barbecue

Tropical Fruit Salad

how to make fruit salad

Patriotic No Churn Ice Cream from Organized Island

Made with fresh strawberries and blueberries, this no churn ice cream recipe is really simple to make and tastes delicious! Perfect for a 4th of July dessert!

























BerryMartini from Desserts Required


recipe ideas for a summer barbecue


Yogurt Cake with Roasted Strawberries and Rhubarb from Making Healthy Choices

4th of July Firecracker Jello Cups from Cincy Shopper

Recipe Ideas for a Memorial Weekend BBQ


Healthy Strawberry Blueberry Yogurt Parfait from Mama Likes to Cook

Recipes for a Weekend BBQ

none;”>Easy Patriotic Cupcakes from Let’s Celebrate Everything

recipe ideas for a summer barbecue

Patriotic polka dotted cupcakes from Me and My Inklings

 Memorial day barbecue recipes

Spiral Sparkler Cookies from the Monday Box

 4th of July Recipe ideas

Easy S’mores Cookies

 BBQ Shish Kabob Cupcakes from Life of a Southern Mom

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There are so many great Memorial Weekend activities too! I truly wish to thank those that paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Check out your local region for parades and memorial services.


If you are going on a picnic, be sure to check out these great Picnic Recipe Ideas as well.

Picnic Salad Recipe Ideas for your next outing.


Chicken cooked on the grill

What do you have planned for this weekend?


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Weekend BBQ Recipes

Classic Coleslaw Recipe -

Thursday 28th of May 2020

[…] We had it a lot with fried chicken and while I do not make it often enough, it goes perfectly with ribs, pulled pork and beef. It also is a nice weekend BBQ side dish.  […]

Refreshing Watermelon Agua Fresca -

Saturday 23rd of May 2020

[…] more great summer recipes, check out our weekend BBQ recipes and we have some lovely summer cocktail […]

Mixed Berry Muffins -

Thursday 7th of May 2020

[…] you can see I have been finding some fun summer items at my favorite stores. We are planning for our long weekend later this month and I am also gearing up for some traveling this […]


Tuesday 30th of May 2017

I'm too late for Memorial Day, but not for great recipes! By the way, I made those same grilled cupcakes and will post about them soon. They are so cute!!

Betsy @ Desserts Required

Thursday 25th of May 2017

What an incredible roundup of terrific recipes! It's going to be very difficult deciding which one to make first.

Thanks so much for including Desserts Required's Berry Martini. Sharing on Desserts Required's FB page.