As Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer grilling season, let’s take a minute to refresh our menus. Here are over 50 of our favorite “Grillin’ & Chillin'” recipes for an ultimate Memorial Day weekend menu. They’re all easy, family-friendly, and downright delicious! Grill on!
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Oh boy how time flies!  Can you believe we’re on the precipice of the unofficial kick-off of summer weekend already?? And I don’t know about you but this has been the craziest of weeks so far! I have a few extra days off from work this and next week so I’ve been in a tizzy this week trying close up projects and prep my team for meetings and work while I’m out. Needless to say, I can just about smell quitting time on Thursday afternoon and I can’t WAIT to fire up the grill this weekend!

In order to help you celebrate, I also wanted to get some of my favorite Grillin’ and Chillin’ Recipes out to you before you finalize your summer kick-off menus with the hope of inspiring you to be as stoked as I am about this long weekend.

I’m dying to know what you guys have planned to make this weekend too, so by all means, post ’em in the comments!  Happy almost summer/weekend!!

apps + snacks

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grilled crostini 3 ways | crispy baked zucchini fries + homemade ranch dressing | crock pot cheesy corn, bacon + jalapeño dip | sun-dried tomato pesto/spread | black bean dip | cheesy chorizo + caramelized onion dip | bacon, scallion + caramelized onoin dip | restaurant-style spinach + artichoke dip | grilled corn guacamole

salads

Ultimate Memorial Day Menu

blt panzanella | broccoli slaw (vegan) | roasted veggie, feta + orzo | warm pasta with ricotta + peas | kale, white bean + farro (vegan) | strawberry poppyseed chicken | carrot, chickpeas + spicy turkey meatballs | chimichurri steak + grilled potatoes | grilled sweet corn + zucchini panzanella + fresh herb vinaigrette (vegan)

burgers + dogs

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bacon burgers + bacon balsamic onion jam | black bean | tex-mex hot dogs | sausage burgers + garlicky spinach + sun-dried tomato pesto | cheddar jalapeño chicken burgers + guacamole | bbq chicken | reuben hot dogs | pressed cuban | chorizo,  romesco + manchego

sandwiches
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baked ham + swiss sliders | smashed avocado + chile tartines | roasted shrimp + asparagus salad | roasted tomato, whipped herbed feta + bacon | apple + pecan chicken salad | bacon, pesto, tomato + fresh mozzarella | shrimp po’ boys | pulled pork + slaw | grilled chicken, kale + bacon caesar

chicken + beef + pork + shrimp + fish

The Ultimate Memorial Day Menu

herb grilled chicken with creamy broccoli orzo | grilled margarita fish tacos | smoky grilled shrimp + sausage skewers | grilled gingered pork + pineapple kebobs | korean country spare ribs | honey chipotle grilled chicken | grilled chicken fajitas + guacamole | quick-brined barbecue chicken thighs | grilled chicken gyros

desserts
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caramel frappe cupcakes | strawberry crumb bars | peanut butter oreo ice cream | blueberry buttermilk upside down cake | peanut butter oreo ice cream cake | no-bake s’mores bars | peach + strawberry cobbler | peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bars | roasted strawberry milkshakes | classic peach cobbler | fresh raspberry curd-filled lemon cupcakes | s’mores popsicles | giant s’mores stuffed chocolate chip cookies | blackberry lime crumb bars | homemade waffle cones | blueberry galettes