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Memorial Day Recipe Ideas Round Up!

Memorial Day Recipe Ideas! I cannot believe we are already starting summer this weekend! Let’s kick off the season right with some of my favorite bbq classics. Scroll through to see recipe ideas for bbq side dishes, frozen cocktails, and more! 

Salmon filet with pineapple glaze and topped with pineapple salsa in a blue bowl.

Pineapple Salmon

This juicy, grilled pineapple salmon is brushed with a mouthwatering sweet and savory pineapple glaze. The salmon is topped with a fresh and easy pineapple salsa that gives all the tropical vibes. Serve this elevated summer dish for a weeknight dinner on top of a bed of your favorite rice. 

Frozen strawberry margaritas in a low glass with a lime wheel.

Frozen Strawberry Margaritas

This frozen strawberry margarita recipe is so. addicting. Each sip is incredibly smooth and filled with bright strawberry flavor with the most subtle hint of tequila. They truly taste like an adult summer slushy.


Peach cobbler that has been baked in a navy casserole dish.

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

This incredibly easy old fashioned peach cobbler recipe is the perfect after-dinner summer dessert. Fresh peaches baked with cinnamon and sugar and topped with a cobbler topping that tastes like a half baked snickerdoodle.

Pesto pasta salad in a white bowl with blue rim with burrata cheese and two spoons

Italian Pesto Pasta Salad

This Italian Pesto Pasta Salad is a quick and easy pasta salad with few ingredients. This pasta salad is made with pasta, pesto, cherry tomatoes, parmesan, basil and topped with a big ball of creamy burrata cheese.

A blue bowl filled with coleslaw mixture topped with avocado and pulled bbq chicken.

BBQ Chicken Coleslaw Bowls

This coleslaw BBQ chicken salad is a fresh summer salad that is a flavor powerhouse and a unique take on Mexican coleslaw A cool coleslaw base topped with juicy shredded BBQ chicken, creamy avocado, fire-roasted corn, red onion, jalapeño, blue cheese, and cilantro.

Mango daiquiris in a low glass with a lime wedge and a mint sprig.

Mango Daquiris 

This frozen mango daiquiri is bursting with tropical mango flavor. Made with aromatic coconut rum, frozen mango chunks, and orange liquor for a burst of citrus flavor.This seriously smooth frozen cocktail comes together with 5 ingredients in just one blender. It’s the perfect cocktail for sipping on a warm weekend afternoon. 

A long cheeseboard filled with a variety of Italian melons, prosciutto and mozzarella.

Italian Cheeseboard

This easy Italian style cheese board is filled with burrata, mozzarella balls, sweet yellow Tuscan melon, cantaloupe, prosciutto (aka Parma ham), cherries, nuts, and crackers! This summer snack board is perfect for appetizers at parties or before an easy Italian dinner at home!

Frozen aperol spritz in different glasses and garnished with citrus fruits and mint.

Frozen Aperol Spritz 

frozen Aperol spritz is the perfect hot summer day drink. Filled with Aperol, prosecco, orange juice blended up into a frozen frothy cocktail.

Two hands holding a stack of smores bars.

No Bake S’mores Bars 

These no-bake s’mores bars are a simple, no bake, 5 ingredient recipe that you will be making all summer long! These s’mores bars are made with three easy, no-bake layers filled with graham cracker crumbs, a creamy chocolate filling and toasted marshmallows. These s’mores bars are a must for any summer party! 

clams, shrimp, lobster, potatoes, corn on sheet pan

Sheet Pan Clambake 

An authentic New England Style Sheet Pan Clam Bake is loaded with lobster tails, corn cobs, red potatoes, shrimp, clams and andouille sausage all tossed in plenty of butter and old bay seasoning.

If you make these recipes from the Memorial Day Recipe Ideas Round-Up be sure to give it a 5-Star Review and tag me on Pinterest and Instagram!

I seriously love seeing what you guys are making and sharing your creations with the College Housewife community

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