Our 10 Favorite Labor Day Recipes

September 2, 2015

Whether you choose to host a festive barbecue or a low-key gathering this Labor Day, this is the perfect opportunity to put good food at the center of your celebration.

Here is a list of our 10 favorite Labor Day recipes that will satisfy everyone from the simplest of chefs to the most adventurous of guests.

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Appetizers, Salads and Sides

Mini BLT Crostini

This bite-sized twist on an American favorite is great to put out as pre-meal finger food. Who doesn’t love a BLT?


Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

One of the folks on our team loves cooking for his family whenever they come to visit. This recipe is one of his favorites during football season, but it’s perfect for any holiday that calls for your grill.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Tomato and Bread Salad with Italian Sausage

Our salad is a variation on the classic panzanella but is made heartier with the addition of grilled sweet Italian sausages and corn. You can serve this as a side dish or the main course.

Tomato Bread Salad

Ham Mini Roll-Ups

Saveur helps take care of your overflowing garden zucchini with a toothpick in this recipe. Don’t have prosciutto? Try our Jambon Ham instead.

Ham Mini Roll Ups

Grilled Cabbage Wedges

This recipe from The Kitchn is easy – take a cabbage, slice it into four-quarters, then drizzle on the spicy lime dressing.

Cabbage Wedge

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Rachael Ray is famous for her quick and easy recipes. This one comes together in less than 15-minutes!

Corn and Bean Salad

 Main Course

Uncle Rich’s Thick-Cut Pork Chops

This guide to cooking the perfect bone-in pork chop can be used on the grill or in the kitchen.

Uncle Rich's Pork Chop

The Pork Burger

We have our own pork burger recipe we’ve already shared a few times this summer. Here’s another one to add to the list, this time from Tasting Table.

Pork Burger

Grilled Hamburger Salad

This main course is great for anyone who’s gluten-free. You still get the joy of grilling a burger, but without the bun!

Hamburger Salad

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

This recipe is from Mark Bittman’s award-winning cookbook, How to Cook Everything. All you need to do is marinate the steak, grill for 10-minutes, then slice it thin before serving.

Labor Day Recipes

Pimento-Jalapeño Cheeseburger

We’ve never seen anything quite like this. Thank you, Serious Eats, for the recipe!

Pimento Cheeseburger

Extras: Sauces and Rubs

Bo’s BBQ Sauce

Spice Rub for Beef

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