Summer is coming to a close, and before we know it, Labor Day will be here! Although you may not be able to enjoy the typical festivities, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have an end of summer celebration. Why not whip up an extra special meal for the occasion, and perhaps have a small cookout with your family? If you aren’t sure where to start, check out some of the best cookout recipes for Labor Day.
Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp
We all know hot dogs and hamburgers are a cookout staple, but why not switch it up? This mouthwatering Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp recipe by Taste and See is sure to satisfy. The rich flavors of paprika, garlic, and honey are topped off with zesty lime juice, making for an incredibly delicious dish. Put them on kabobs, or purchase supplies to make tacos or burritos with them — the options are endless!
Cheesy Corn Fritters
Crispy on the outside and warm and cheesy on the inside, this delicious recipe for Cheesy Corn Fritters by eatwell101 is the perfect side dish for a cookout. Full of flavor with green onions, paprika, and cilantro, mixed with tasty parmesan cheese, everyone will love this dish!
Loaded Red Potato Salad
This loaded red potato salad by Finding Zest puts a twist on the traditional potato salad side dish. Bacon bits, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, and of course, red potatoes — the combination doesn’t get much better than that. Not to mention, this dish is simple to make! It will be your go-to side dish from here on out.
Grilled Chicken Pineapple Skewers
Another alternative to the traditional hot dog and hamburger combo, these Grilled Chicken Pineapple Skewers by A Southern Soul are the perfect balance of sweet and savory. The grill gives this dish an extra crispy texture and a rich, smoky flavor. You’ll want to give these flavorful skewers a try!
Sweet Chili Bacon Pasta
This delicious recipe for Sweet Chili Bacon Pasta by This is Not Diet Food will certainly be a fan favorite! Macaroni tossed with crispy bacon, peppers, and green onions, topped off with thick, creamy, mayo and Thai Chili Sauce — this recipe is packed full of flavor. Slivered almonds add a bit of crunch to this scrumptious side dish. It will be hard not to go back for seconds of this tasty macaroni salad!
Whether you’re looking to make a unique entree or a tasty side dish, these cookout recipes will make for the perfect end of summer celebration. Not sure which one to make? Perhaps you could try them all!
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