25 Fantastic Recipes to Celebrate Memorial Day

25 Fantastic Recipes to Celebrate Memorial Day!

When we first came to the USA, nearly 12 years ago, one thing that truly struck us was the patriotism of Americans. In the small town where we used to live in Michigan so many houses have the American flag hoisted in their front lawn.

In the Philippines, we only do this, if at all, during our own Independence Day and after that, the flag goes back to the closet and won’t be taken out again until the next year. But here, it’s there pretty much the whole year through. 

The patriotism is even more evident during Memorial Day and of course, the 4th of July (which incidentally is celebrated in the Philippines as Filipino-American Friendship Day, though am not certain if it is still declared as an official holiday there, it was when I was in elementary but I won’t reveal the particular years, lest I inadvertently reveal my young (???) age.  🙂

Anyway, we religiously watched the Memorial Day Parade every year when we lived in Michigan and it was always so touching to see how much the people honored the veterans as they walked along the streets of Downtown Holland. Some members of our former church are veterans so we always looked forward to seeing them parade down the street every year. It is such a special day, indeed.

Of course, after the parade has finished it’s time for picnic at the park or a get-together. For those who are planning to connect with friends and loved ones this Memorial Day here’s a wonderful round-up of delicious recipes that’s sure to make everyone smile! Pick and choose the recipe that you fancy and am sure, they’ll all be yummy! Happy Memorial weekend for now! 

Please note: To find the recipe, find the photo of the yummy dish you are looking for and then click on the link underneath. That should lead you to the recipe. This is a collection of recipes from our blog and other amazing food bloggers. 

Memorial Day Firework Cupcakes by +Culinary Ginger 

Patriotic Mini Fruit Pizza by Manila Spoon

Grilled New York Strip Steaks with Homemade Spice Rub by +Roti n Rice 

Salmon with Lemon Dill Butter Sauce by +Manila Spoon 

Sausage Stuffed Grilled Jalapenos  by +Ericas Recipes 

Patriotic No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles by +Who Needs A Cape? 

The Ultimate Burger by +Cooking On A Budget Blog 

Buf-A-Cue Shrimp by Life Currents

Grilled Tri-Tip Roast with Caramelized Onions  by +Meal Planning Maven 

Super Low Calorie Caesar Salad on a Stick by +Skinny Kitchen 

Red, White and Blue Yogurt Parfait by Manila Spoon

Bacon and Chipotle Venison Burgers by Recipes from a Pantry

Red and Blue Berry Pie Bars  by +Manila Spoon 

Easy Beef Kabobs by +Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog 

Jerked Beef by +Platter Talk 

Red White and Blue Frozen Yogurt Bark by Honey and Birch

Berries and Oranges Spring Salad by Manila Spoon

Delicious Beef Kafta by Manila Spoon

Cornelle Chicken Barbecue by Manila Spoon

Chipotle Copycat Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas by +Manila Spoon 

Tortellini Caprese Pasta Salad by +foody schmoody 

Grilled Baby Back Ribs by In the Kitchen with Jenny

Easy Cherry Holiday Squares by Manila Spoon

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Millionaire Pie by Manila Spoon

Blueberry Pecan Coffee Cake  by Manila Spoon

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Last updated on May 23rd, 2023 at 04:09 pm



  1. May 16, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    What a fabulous collection! I can't wait to try all of these. I love grilling season. Thanks for all the work on this, and thanks as well for featuring my Buf-a-Que Shrimp.

    • May 19, 2015 / 12:57 am

      It's my pleasure Debi and thank you for your delicious contribution!

  2. May 16, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    What a great Memorial Day menu this would be. Thank you so much for including my cupcakes.

    • May 19, 2015 / 12:58 am

      Glad you shared one of your delicious recipes, Janette! Thanks.

    • May 19, 2015 / 12:58 am

      Thank you for sharing that amazing burger, Florian! Yum!

  3. May 17, 2015 / 10:33 am

    I'm so excited to experience my first Memorial Day and this looks like a great round up! 🙂

    • May 19, 2015 / 12:59 am

      Yay!! That's awesome Arman! Hope it's a lovely and memorable one!

  4. May 17, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    What a wonderful collection of recipes! Thank you for including me.

    • May 19, 2015 / 12:59 am

      You're welcome Patty! Am glad you shared that delightfully delish ultimate burger!

  5. May 18, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    What a great assortment of recipes. I can put together my entire holiday menu from this list.

    • May 19, 2015 / 1:00 am

      I cannot agree more – these recipes are all great! Thanks, Joanie!

  6. May 19, 2015 / 4:35 am

    So many lovely dishes! I love your Red and Blue Berry Pie Bars! Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. May 19, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    What an amazing collection for the Memorial Day weekend. Thanks so much Abby for including my Super Low Calorie Caesar Salad on a Stick. I've pinned, tweeted, stumble, yummed and G+ this fabulous post.
    My best,

    • May 21, 2015 / 1:22 pm

      That is so very sweet and kind of you Nancy! Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. May 20, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    Abby, What a stunning collection of Memorial Day weekend recipes! Each one is absolutely mouthwatering…I don't know which one to try first! Thank you so very much for including my Grilled Tri-Tip with Caramelized Onions 'n Peppers as well as for all your hard work!

    • May 21, 2015 / 1:22 pm

      It was my pleasure and thank you for your wonderful recipe Linda.

  9. May 22, 2015 / 3:13 am

    Wow, that Ceasar Salad on a Stick is so unique. I can't wait to try it!

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