Labor Day Cookout Recipes

Labor Day is around the corner, which means it’s the perfect opportunity for you to put on the, “Kiss the Cook” apron and fire up the grill. In some cases, your Labor Day party may even be the final send off for summer before everyone goes back to the cooler days of fall.

Whatever the case may be for your Labor Day cookout, it’s important that you have some recipes that will fill the bellies of your guests. To do just that, here are some excellent options to consider for Labor Day cookout recipes.

7-Layer Pasta Salad

This 7-layer pasta salad is a favorite because it offers a ton of light options that are ideal as a side dish. In addition, this salad will also be perfect if you have vegetarian guests who can’t enjoy the meatier options that will be listed later.

Labor-Day-CookoutGrilled Corn with Mango-Habanero Butter

Your guests will dig into this plate thinking it’s nothing more than corn on the cob, but they’ll be in for a sweet surprise when they taste the mango-habanero butter you marinated them in. The final touches of the recipe also include a cute pull of the stock to the top, which will make for a nice presentation for your guests.

Dijon Chicken Wings

You’ll have all of your guests licking their fingers with these Dijon chicken wings. Seriously tasty and incredibly easy to eat, offering chicken wings at your BBQ lets you show off your cooking skills, while also keeping things modest for an after-party cleanup.

Sticky Ribs

No Labor Day cookout will be complete without a hefty portion of meat, right? And now that you’ve stumbled across this recipe for sticky ribs, you’ll have plenty of meat for everyone to enjoy. These fall-off-the-bone ribs do take some time to prepare and a moderate level of skill on the grill. But once you serve them up to your guests and start seeing their reactions, it’ll be well worth the effort.

Herb-Stuffed Zucchini

Another ideal option for your vegetarian guests, this herb-stuffed zucchini is a quick and easy option that will impress. With just a few zucchinis and some additional ingredients, as well as 40 minutes of time, you’ll be serving these up and having everyone interested in trying them out.

Mango-Peach Sangria

Along with all of the tasty food options on this list, you’ll also want to quench your guest’s thirst during your Labor Day cookout as well. This mango-peach sangria will do just that. Slightly sweet and tons of taste, a white sangria mixed with fruit and poured over ice is the perfect refreshment on a hot end-of-summer day.

Or if you like Sangria, but aren’t crazy about mixing it with peach, consider this alternative. It mixes Sauvignon Blanc with green tea vodka for drink with a potent kick. If the sun goes down and it turns from mid afternoon to late evening, be sure to have plenty of drinks like this Zen Sangria readily available to keep the party going.

Your Labor Day cookout will be one that your guests never forget with these great recipes.

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