55 Labor Day Recipes That Will End Summer on a Delicious Note
Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, meaning there’s no better way to celebrate than with lots of seasonal produce, cookout staples, picnic favorites and barbecue fare. We’re talking all the essentials, from mac and cheese to ribs to baked beans. Here are 55 easy Labor Day recipes that are as simple as they are impressive.
11. Slow-Cooker Baked Beans
These beat the canned kind by a mile. Think chopped bacon, ketchup and dark brown sugar.
18. Grilled Zucchini Caprese Salad
We’ll never get sick of the OG, but thin slices of charred summer zucchini are a total game changer.
28. Loaded Baked Potato Chips
Wouldn’t it be cool if potato chips and nachos had a delicious baby? We made it happen—and it’s amazing.
29. Bacon Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Burgers
With chopped bacon, shredded cheddar and Worcestershire sauce in the patty mix, these handhelds are beyond juicy and flavorful.
31. Grilled Peach, Chicken and Ricotta Pizza
No one’s passing on a slice fresh off the barbecue. We’re betting it tastes just as good eaten cold the next morning too.
34. Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
Don’t look now, but the ground beef in your fridge is getting jealous. Don’t be shy about the homemade yogurt sauce.
37. Broiler S’mores
Forget about rounding up a million skewers so everyone can toast their own marshmallows. Try this once and you'll change backyard bonfires at your place forever.
39. Grilled Asian Garlic Steak Skewers
Once you have this recipe is in your back pocket, you’ll save a fortune on takeout. Finish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
41. Oven Barbecue Ribs
Homemade dry rub *and* sauce? You’re quite the grill master.
44. Baked Sesame-Ginger Salmon in Parchment
She’s light, she’s healthy, but most importantly, she only takes 30 minutes to make. Use the oven or trade parchment for foil and upgrade to the grill.
45. No-Bake Berry Tiramisu
Red, white and wow. It doesn’t get any simpler than store-bought ladyfingers, raspberry jam and fresh fruit.
51. Easiest-Ever Blueberry Biscuit Cobbler
The three best things about summer: 1) beach days, 2) balmy nighttime bonfires and 3) in-season berries. Blueberries star in this decadent skillet dessert that boasts an impossibly fluffy biscuit topping. (We won't tell if you substitute store-bought biscuit dough, though.)
55. Strawberry Galette with Whipped Cream
Three delicious secrets are hiding inside this flaky strawberry-filled wonder. Zingy balsamic vinegar brightens up the fruit filling, while rosemary in the crust and sour cream in the whipped cream add additional nuance and tang.
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