Labor Day Recipes is a collection of the best 25 recipes to celebrate the holiday. In addition, these recipes can be made to celebrate any patriotic holiday with friends and family. Finally, I hope this collection inspires you to try something new, honor and celebrate those who sacrificed for this day, and enjoy the ones around you. Happy Labor Day!
What is Labor Day?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Labor Day “is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. When Labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being,” the first Monday of September was recognized as this day. Finally, many Americans celebrate this holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics, parades, and parties. This is similar to how other patriotic holidays are celebrated!
Labor Day Recipe Collection
Carnitas is juicy and tender shredded pork with crispy, flavorful edges. Furthermore, it is a staple in Mexican cuisine and easy to make at home. Let your slow cooker work the magic after tossing in all of the ingredients. Finally, pop the shredded pork under the broiler to get that crispy, caramelized edge. In conclusion, if you’re looking for an easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing main course for a Labor Day gathering, this is the recipe to save!
Pesto Chicken and Avocado Bacon Salad Wrap is the perfect grab-and-eat wrap for any Labor Day pool party. Grilled chicken wrapped up with Caesar salad tossed greens, avocado, bacon, and basil pesto. Furthermore, this colorful grilled chicken wrap is simple to make, wholesome, and delicious. Finally, these wraps can be served warm, at room temperature, or cold. Enjoy!
Tomato Bruschetta and Chicken meet in this delicious, bright, and vibrant recipe. Furthermore, Chicken Bruschetta makes the perfect light, summery, and flavorful dish that is filled with garden fresh ingredients. Serve this as a main course during Labor Day weekend, and watch your family request it year-round!
Chipotle Cheddar Chicken Burgers is smoky, slightly spicy, chipotle-seasoned chicken burgers grilled until crispy with melty cheddar cheese. In addition, the burgers are then sandwiched between toasted buns and topped with creamy, spicy-sweet, smoky mayo. Finally, these burgers are simple to make, full of flavor, and a delicious Labor Day weekend meal.
Are you looking for a way to simplify your Labor Day menu? Save this Chicken Salad Melt recipe! Furthermore, it is the perfect sandwich for an easy party meal. Fresh Chicken Salad topped with your favorite cheese and perfectly squished between two, tender slices of Sourdough Sliced Bread makes this sandwich hard to resist.
Ham and Cheese Sliders are the easiest and tastiest party food ever! Furthermore, you can serve these little sandwiches for an easy kid-friendly meal or appetizer. Finally, Ham and Swiss cheese are layered between sweet Hawaiian rolls and topped with a buttery poppy seed sauce. You won’t want to miss out on this scrumptious recipe.
BBQ Chicken is insanely juicy, perfectly charred, and glistening with a secret homemade BBQ sauce. Furthermore, this foolproof method will have you shining at your Labor Day cookout.
The Venison Burger Salad is lean, flavorful, and simple. In addition, this meal comes together easily and is a Lean and Green-friendly meal for Labor Day. Ground Venison and Ground Pork come together to create this lean game-meat burger that will keep your guests wondering how it is so good.
Sourdough Hamburger Buns are easy to make with your sourdough starter and a few simple ingredients. In addition, you can mix the dough in the morning and bake them fresh for dinner the same day! Finally, these Sourdough Hamburger Buns are the perfect addition to any juicy burger you may BBQ on Labor Day weekend!
Fair food meets kid-friendly holiday food with this Sourdough Corndog recipe from Ballerina Farms. Bratwurst is dipped in a Sourdough cornmeal batter and fried until perfection. Serve this as a kid-friendly meal on Labor Day and watch smiles as bright as the sun fill the faces of the sweetest hearts around.
If you’re a Vegetarian, you will LOVE these Veggie Fajitas! This is a hearty, healthy vegetarian recipe. Serve them with fresh guacamole, homemade Sourdough Tortillas, or on top of a green salad for an easy-to-make main course.
Are you looking for a side that’s refreshing and cool on a hot, Labor Day weekend? Then, save this Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe! Furthermore, it is made with fresh dill, sour cream, and onions! Finally, this summer salad is ready in 5 minutes and is perfect for BBQs and picnics!
Grilled Jalapeño Peach Quinoa Salad is filled with sweet, summer peaches, corn, and tomatoes tossed together with quinoa, avocado, and spicy and sweet candied jalapeños. In addition, you can add a yummy herb dressing and lots of crumbled feta for a colorful salad that will lure your guests to the dinner table. It’s the combination of grilled and raw corn, sweet, juicy peaches, and herb-based dressing. Finally, this hard-to-beat combo is the ultimate salad for your Labor Day weekend festivities.
Tomato Bruschetta is bright, bursting with flavor, and the perfect appetizer for any holiday or party gathering. In addition, this recipe is excellent to make ahead and comes together within minutes. Finally, spoon this flavorful Tomato Bruschetta over Sourdough French Bread Crostini slices for a crowd-favorite appetizer for your Labor Day weekend!
Sweet Tomato Peach Crostini with Hot Bacon Dressing is the perfect appetizer to highlight summer holidays, such as Labor Day. Fresh, sweet, summer peaches and tomatoes, tossed in a spicy, sweet, and tangy bacon dressing. Finally, this is served over grilled garlic bread with goat cheese and plenty of fresh basil. Surprise your guests with an elevated appetizer at your next holiday gathering.
Simple and refreshing Watermelon Salad has all the Summer flavors you’re craving! Juicy and sweet watermelon with cucumber, red onion, basil, mint, and dairy-free feta cheese tossed in a super simple vinaigrette. Finally, it’s healthy, paleo, vegan, and perfect for Labor Day festivities!
Are you a fan of Mexican Street Corn? If yes, try this Mexican-Inspired Grilled Corn Salad! It is made with grilled summer corn, Tajin (chili-lime seasoning), and cotija cheese, only made lighter with no mayo.
Classic Broccoli Salad will delight you year-round! Simply toss broccoli, bacon, red onion, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and goat cheese with a creamy mayonnaise yogurt dressing for the best year-round salad.
Baked Zucchini Fries are ultra cheesy and flavorful with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and an Italian spice blend. In addition, these are an easy substitution for potato fries if you’re trying to reduce your carbohydrate intake. Finally, they’re gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly for a delicious, healthy snack recipe.
Strawberry Pretzel Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are sweet and salty! Every bite of this dessert is layered with berries, and sweet vanilla ice cream, and has a delicious salty pretzel crunch. Finally, this is an easy dessert to make ahead and it will be a kid and adult favorite for any Labor Day party!
Nectarine Panna Cotta is the most scrumptious and light dessert you’ve ever tasted! It is also dairy and refined-sugar free which makes it a delectable dessert for a holiday celebration.
Classic Cherry Crisp is irresistibly delicious and an easy Labor Day dessert! A sweet, gooey cherry filling is topped with a toasty crumble that will make everyone come back for seconds. Finally, it’s paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. This is a MUST-make dessert to celebrate any holiday.
Blueberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream is dairy-free, creamy, delicious, and the perfect cool-off treat for any Labor Day celebration. Made with freshly-picked blueberries, creamy Coconut Milk, and a few other ingredients, this ice cream comes together quickly.
Easy Strawberry Tiramisu is a deliciously fun summer twist on a classic Italian dessert. Store-bought ladyfinger cookies, dipped in sweet honey ginger syrup and layered with whipped mascarpone cream and strawberry jam. Fresh strawberries finish off this sweet treat. This no-bake, creamy, berry-filled tiramisu is a delicious and simple treat to celebrate Labor Day with family and friends!
Blueberry Basil Lemonade is tart, sweet, and herby! Furthermore, this lemonade is perfect for both kids and adults for a Labor Day celebration! Finally, serve this lemonade as it is, or add a splash of your favorite liquor to turn it into a cocktail.