7 Labor Day Recipe Ideas Your Family Will Love

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As hard as it is to believe, Labor Day is right around the corner! If you're looking for new recipes to try during your celebration with your loved ones, we've got you covered. Here are seven exciting Labor Day recipe ideas for you to make to wow your friends and family this year.!

1. The Real Mojito

Let’s start off with something to drink! And what better way to kick off a summer celebration than with the quintessential, refreshing drink: the mojito. This recipe is refreshing and will get any party going. You can even make it without alcohol for a refreshing beverage for your little ones.

2. Missouri Miner Pulled Pork

Do you love pulled pork sandwiches? This easy summer recipe uses pork shoulder and hickory brown sugar barbeque sauce you can prepare for yourself and your loved ones this Labor Day. Make sure to cook a lot of it, because your guests will definitely help themselves to seconds!

3. Caesar Potato Salad

Potato salad is a staple for any Labor Day celebration, but this recipe puts a modern spin on the classic. Combining Caesar salad flavor with the comfort of a traditional potato salad will definitely make your guests hungry for more. Fellow cooks say that it’s a recipe they’ll come back to again and again — the perfect side dish to your pulled pork!

4. Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

Bring your family and friends a classic, shareable appetizer with these delectable nachos. Made in a foil packet to lock in their immense flavor, these nachos will be the hit of any celebration. Though, watch out, because once you start eating them, you may not be able to share them after all! 

5. Grilled Summer Squash with Lemon-Scallion Dressing

Who ever said vegetables were boring? Certainly not us! This is a fresh, original recipe that will help you make summer squash and zucchini in a way that is both delicious and healthy — served with lemon-scallion dressing. It’s a great way to make sure that everyone (even your kids!) eats their vegetables.

6. The Labor Day Burger

That name just says it all! Full of flavor and protein, this is the perfect burger to include on any Labor Day barbeque menu. It’s not just any burger; this version calls for bacon, red pepper flakes, Colby-Jack cheese, avocado, and more! The best part? It’s cooked in bacon grease. Does it get any better than this, meatlovers? 

7. Juicy Peach Crisp

To cap off your Labor Day celebration, serve this amazing dessert! Peach is a sweet, fresh summer fruit that pairs well with this recipe’s streusel topping. This juicy peach crisp will help you “savor” this final taste of summer.

Don’t feel like cooking for your Labor Day party? Check out our catering menu and get a selection of appetizer minis delivered right to your door. From mac and cheese and tacos to chicken piccata cups, we have a variety of handheld appetizers available for the whole family to enjoy. And of course, don’t forget dessert with our menu of classic and premium Cookie Cups flavors!

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